Converting Columbia's infrastructure to cellular technology was the topic of a discussion at a recent meeting of the Building Construction Codes Commission.
Grants are a possibility, but Mayor Bob McDavid and others say the city has to find a more sustainable source of revenue.
The public access television channel has faced decreased funding from the city and is looking to diversify its revenue streams.
The Columbia City Council has asked city staff to explore options for the project.
Under a new Missouri law, medical school graduates who don't get a residency will be eligible to become "assistant physicians" and can provide primary care in underserved rural and urban communities. But the devil seems to be in the details.
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.