With nine candidates on the ballot including write-in Chad Phillips, this is the busiest City Council election Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren can remember.
Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Two cardiologists are running for chair emeritus Barbara Weaver's position on the Boone Hospital Center's Board of Trustees. Robert Doroghazi and Jerry Kennett differ on the main issue facing the trustees: whether to renew a lease with BJC, which manages the county-owned hospital.
Candidates for three seats on the Columbia City Council respond to a question from the Missourian on specific issues in their ward they look to make a priority if elected to City Council — including infrastructure, affordable housing, tenants' protection, public safety and public parking.
The candidates for Columbia City Council said there are many causes — increased polarization in city council, transparent fiscal policy, improving infrastructure, diversity — that they hoped the council would resolve during their time on the council.
Incubators and new marketing strategies are intended to bring more employment opportunities to town.
The relatively open-ended C-2 zoning guidelines that govern downtown development might be a reason why student housing has sprouted up in recent years. An amendment to the zoning card was added by the Columbia City Council to restrict height of buildings and to require adequate parking.
The club selected Rob Rasmussen based on his responses to the club’s questionnaire about environmental issues.
Candidates from the First, Second and Sixth wards answered Missourian reporters questions regarding economic development strategies.
All 13 candidates for three open Columbia City Council seats weighed in on the future and past of downtown Columbia.
The commission wanted to wait to vote on the rezoning request until it had more information regarding the property's access point to Route Z.
Forty people filed into Second Missionary Baptist Church Tuesday evening for the NAACP-hosted forum.
Candidates for the three available council seats filed reports detailing funds raised and spent during their campaigns.
The physician and MU professor said polarization is hindering progress in city government.
The chief financial officer of Boone Electric Cooperative said the city isn't spending taxpayers' money as wisely as it could.
The president of the Parkade Neighborhood Association says the only way to change government is to get involved.
The Parkade neighborhood resident and interim director of Phoenix Health Programs says idealism must be balanced with pragmatism.
The results of the upcoming April 7 election could drastically alter the dynamic of the Columbia City Council and the debate over a potential ban on plastic bags. Of the thirteen candidates, many support the ban for environmental and economic reasons, others believe city council should not be involved in private enterprise.
Some candidates support putting the issue on a citywide ballot, others suggest a statewide vote is needed.
The co-owner and manager of Bengals says his work at the bar has given him unique insight, and he has ideas on how to solve some of the problems facing the city.