Eight of the 12 candidates for Columbia City Council submitted their campaign finance reports. The reports detail the money raised from the candidates supporters, how the candidates are spending the money, and who is financially supporting the candidates. Second Ward candidate Paul Love and First Ward candidates Rob Rasmussen, Nate Brown and Sal Nuccio did not file reports.
On Tuesday, the Boone County Commission signed an agreement with Ameren to collaborate in the event of a nuclear meltdown at the Callaway Energy Center. Boone County Northern District Commissioner Janet Thompson said signing Ameren's "FLEX" plan indicates the county would coordinate with other agencies, including state emergency management authorities and first responders.
The former Missouri state representative will be the chairman of the Foundation for Columbia's Future, a committee formed to support the passage of Propositions 1 and 2 on the April 7 ballot.
Boone County and Columbia have high rates of alcohol-involved crashes, often ranking among the 10 highest such rates in Missouri. The Sheriff's Department hopes to reduce the number of drunken drivers and speeders with the help of some MoDOT grant money.
Loose rental codes, protracted enforcement and time tilt the scales against tenants.
Deputy City Manager Tony St. Romaine said the community needs more time to "fully grasp what is being proposed" and that the City Council will be asked to delay action.
The task force aims to be a temporary citizen advisory board that would directly advise the Columbia City Council on tree-related issues.
In the annual survey, Columbia residents noted increased levels of satisfaction with the street maintenance and customer service experiences. The city says it will use the findings to guide budget decisions and priorities.
Uber spokeswomen criticized the new regulations, suggesting that its own background checks are more thorough than Columbia's will be and that new regulations mean fewer drivers will be willing to work for the ride-sharing company.
Several Columbia residents voiced concerns about the cost of improving the infrastructure around Somerset Village and about the "urgency" behind annexing the property.
If approved, the project would put ride-sharing services on a level playing field with taxi operators.
Council hopefuls learn Saturday that, if elected, they would have to read the equivalent of 'War and Peace' every two weeks. The 12 candidates also learned bout "hot topics" in each ward.
Jake Loft, Dan Rader and Nate Brown add their names to the list of candidates for the Columbia City Council seat. Twelve people are seeking the three available positions.
Wary citizens ask city officials questions about the proposed roll-cart trash system at Tuesday night's Second Ward trash forum.
The Columbia City Council is tentatively set to vote on the annexation of Battle High School and Battle Elementary School April 20. The annexation vote date is tentative because the council must first approve the annexation of Somerset Village.
The new emergency management building will cost $9.93 million and be built by Columbia-based Little Dixie Construction.
Columbia is considering implementing a roll-cart system of trash collection, which is what the town of Ashland has used since 2012.
Shelton's career took him from Columbia to Kansas City to Greenville, North Carolina. He said he is happy to be back in Columbia, especially because he will be closer to his children and grandchildren.
Sal Nuccio, a downtown business owner, is throwing his hat into the crowded ring of election hopefuls for Columbia's First Ward. The seat was previously held by Ginny Chadwick, who resigned from her position in early January.
A development company hopes to build up to 449 homes east of Battle High School and develop about 16 acres each of office and commercial property. The proposed agreement was unanimously approved by the Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission.