Candidates from the first, second and sixth wards shared their views on the proposed switch to roll carts.
The Columbia City Council will vote on plans for a 321-unit, 849-bed student housing complex on April 20. Columbia Planning and Zoning commissioners approved the rezoning of 32.5 acres of land for The Avenue at Columbia, a new student housing development in south Columbia.
Boone County's new 911 call center and emergency management facility was scheduled to start construction in late February and be completed April 26, 2016. Delays because of weather and soggy terrain have pushed the project's end date into May 2016.
Six candidates attended the Columbia City Council Candidate Forum on Clean Energy, Climate and the Environment, where they answered questions about city government's role in managing issues of climate and energy efficiency.
As the debate over whether to switch to an automated system of trash collection continues, the Missourian as part of its reporting on the issue asked three Columbians to try the carts and see how they work.
Second and Sixth Ward Columbia City Council candidates and Columbia School Board incumbents running for re-election in April addressed a variety of concerns at the League of Women Voters forum Tuesday night.
The Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners unanimously passed the ban despite criticism from several residents who called the measure unfair.
The Columbia City Council voted for the Public Works Department to hire a consultant to analyze and suggest improvements to the COMO Connect bus system that launched in August.
Columbia's City Council voted to approve the construction of a trail that will connect a larger network of trails all over Columbia.
CHA meeting agendas and reports to be discussed are available to the public.
Proposition 1 seeks $63.1 million to pay for power projects. In April, Columbia voters will have the opportunity to vote on the bond issue, which Water and Light officials say would prevent possible blackouts, update the city's utility infrastructure and prevent a steep hike in utility bills.
Two city commissions, the PedNet Coalition and dozens of residents have weighed in with their preferences in advance of a decision on trail that would connect Rollins Street to Shepard Boulevard.
Those in the race for First, Sixth and Second ward city council seats attended forums held by Peoples' Visioning, Boone County Muleskinners and the Columba Pachyderm Club.
Chad Phillips, a senior at MU, joins eight other candidates running in the April 7 election for the Columbia City Council's First Ward seat.
The council will take up issues of school violence, homelessness and health and wellness. It was created to give the youth of Columbia a voice in matters that concern them.
The Community Services Department is issuing its second request for proposals on how to put new sales tax to work.
Candidates for First, Second and Sixth wards answered questions about infrastructure funding, downtown student housing, airport upgrades and form-based zoning.
The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission approved a request from Columbia Public Schools to annex 116 acres of land located north of St. Charles Road and east of Battle Avenue at its meeting on Thursday. The commission approved the annexation of about 146 acres of land in total.
City staff and the Solid Waste Advocacy Group gave presentations and fielded questions on the hotly contested issue.
Martha Stevens, a community organizer at Missouri Rural Crisis Center, announced her candidacy for the seat held by Stephen Webber, D-Columbia, in a news release Monday.