Randy Minchew decided to pull out of the race after he determined that he and another candidate, Ryan Euliss, have similar political stances.
The new system would encourage recycling, reduce workers' compensation claims and charge more for those who generate more trash, city officials said.
The PedNet Coalition has voiced its support for building a level trail connecting the Grindstone Nature Area and Stephens Lake Park. PedNet has asked the Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission to support options that avoid a large hill along Old 63.
Tom Wright and Dan Dreckmann of Wright Construction Services attended Thursday's Boone County Commission meeting and delivered a presentation to the commission. They claimed some of the information in the county's review of their bid was inaccurate.
Columbia expects $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and wants residents to offer advice on how to spend it.
The project will cost about $750,000, to be paid from city revenue funds.
The attorney who led the charge against the Opus student apartment project is driven by the ideals of justice and democracy.
Fourth Ward Councilman Ian Thomas said he didn't think switching to other kinds of bags would be difficult for people in Columbia, if they were pushed to do so.
The Walton building, constructed in 1986, is home to the Chamber of Commerce, the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Office of Cultural Affairs.
The Columbia City Council voted unanimously Monday night to put a $63.1 million bond issue for the electric utility upgrades and proposed increases in stormwater utility bills on the April 7 ballot.
The Airport Advisory Board recommended changes to Columbia Regional Airport that would accommodate increased passenger loads resulting from the introduction of larger aircraft earlier this month.
With three weeks to go before the filing deadline, the central City Council vacancy continues to attract candidates.
The Columbia City Council's regular meeting was moved to Tuesday night because of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday.
The Office of Cultural Affairs received 84 contest entries. Several of the finalists incorporated the city logo in their designs.
The commission cites the environmental hazards proposed by the bags in a report submitted to the Columbia City Council. The council will review the report at its Tuesday meeting. If approved, the ban would likely be the first in Missouri.
Those running for Columbia City Council seats must collect at least 50 signatures from registered voters in their wards.
Filing closes Tuesday for the Second and Sixth ward races. Four candidates have shown interest in Ginny Chadwick's vacated First Ward seat with just less than a month left to file.
Owners of smaller houses end up picking up the tab for peak electric use by those in larger houses, according to data presented by Columbia Water and Light Advisory Board member Dick Parker.
The $2.6 million sewer line was included in a 2013 bond issue, but some council members think companies that would benefit should help pay for it.
City officials said legal action against Uber is the next step if the ride-share company continues to ignore regulations.