Keep Columbia Free is collecting signatures for petitions against City Council's decision to increase the purchasing age of tobacco and vapor products as well as banning the use of e-cigarettes indoors.
In April, Columbia voters could see a ballot with a proposed stormwater utility rate increase and an electric utility bond issue of $60 million.
Here's a look at the Columbia City Council's agenda with notes on what the council did Monday night.
The idea, which emerged from a class at Battle High School, will be introduced Monday night and go up for a vote by the Columbia City Council in January.
First Ward Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick introduced the proposals in September, and the Board of Health has endorsed it. Convenience store owners are worried the measures will hurt their businesses.
The city applied for a parking audit tool that will teach the community how to generate reliable information about parking spaces downtown during a two-day workshop.
The current deputy chief will take the reins when Charles Witt retires on Jan. 31.
City Clerk Sheela Amin will review the signatures to determine whether the petition to recall First Ward Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick is valid. Readers can review the petition to see who signed it.
Any ride-sharing services are illegal in Columbia until the City Council votes on regulations of the services.
The First Ward councilwoman is being targeted for her votes in favor of the Opus development project and against a marijuana decriminalization bill, along with her proposal to ban alcohol in Douglass Park.
The opposition to The District Flats, a residential high-rise to be built by Opus Development Co., continued Thursday with a protest outside the apartment building's leasing office.
Alberta Smith, the wife of then-Mayor Rodney Smith, was tapped in an emergency to hand-sew a flag 26 years ago.
The total cost of the proposal would exceed $60 million, including a transmission project at Mill Creek, Grindstone and Perche substations at an estimated cost of about $21 million.
The city is tweaking a proposal for ride-sharing regulations in order to keep taxi companies competitive. In the meantime, Uber will be barred from Columbia until at least Feb. 2.
American Airlines will begin using 65-passenger jets for flights to and from Chicago and Dallas, beginning in January.
The Columbia City Council also tabled a proposal that would regulate ride-sharing services, such as Uber. In the meantime, the company won't be allowed to operate.
The City Council is scheduled to discuss changes to street parking hours, parking meter payments via mobile devices and the "ban the box" ordinance at the meeting on Monday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. It also will introduce an ordinance that would impose additional restrictions on tobacco products and e-cigarettes.
The Columbia City Council will consider investing another $50,000 in Our Natural Legacy, a plan put together by the Greenbelt Land Trust of Mid-Missouri.
Larry Potterfield acknowledges that he and Texas Gov. Rick Perry have spoken in person about a possible move and said the Lone Star State is not his company's only suitor.
The annual survey is mailed to randomly selected residents; others can participate online.