Dale Roberts reversed his message against Proposition 1 and endorsed it two days later. Proposition 1 would increase property taxes by 30 cents to hire 40 more police officers and 15 firefighters
The amendment conforms with the Supreme Court's 2013 ruling that repealed Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act.
Although many police departments have received armored vehicles, assault rifles, and grenade launchers from the Defense Logistics Agency's 1033 program, the Columbia Police have received non-tactical items.
Gary Ward, MU vice chancellor of operations, told county commissioners Monday afternoon about MU's master plan, which details possible construction projects across the 1,262-acre campus.
The general fund spending plan covers day-to-day operations of city government. It was approved as part of the larger $429 million budget for fiscal 2015 at the City Council's Sept. 15 meeting. The new fiscal year begins Oct. 1.
The Columbia City Council will get the final say on the request, which is scheduled for a final vote at the Oct. 20 meeting.
The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on the plan at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Demolition work on the site, which began Monday, continued for much of the protest as a backhoe cleared debris around the two remaining buildings on Locust between Seventh and Eighth.
The city is proposing an ordinance that will permit MU to enforce its smoking policy on city streets within campus.
The trash bag voucher program and Columbia Access Television both secured funding.
The Columbia City Council approved bids from Engineering Surveys and Services to design replacements for two of the four Flat Branch Watershed sewer projects.
Lack of restraining order means project can proceed.
Speed limit reviews, pedestrian and bike route analysis, parking issues and other projects related to traffic engineering are eligible for the grants.
A final public hearing is scheduled on the spending plan. The council will also consider a College Avenue median to improve pedestrian safety near MU.
Boone County Circuit Judge Kevin Crane issued and then lifted a temporary restraining order barring Opus Development Co. from working on its proposed downtown student housing building.
Stakeholders and city officials have failed to agree on one of four options for how to deal with overflow parking from MU. Permits and meters are among the proposed solutions.
A dip in collections from retail sales has council members reconsidering a use tax.
The city proposes to expand the coverage of the Contact Center to include customer concerns on streets and sidewalks.
The officers' group says the November ballot issue is a better proposal than one floated last year.
More than 10 neighborhoods in Columbia gathered to discuss the neighborhood planning on Wednesday evening. The city will assist neighborhoods to set up unique plans for future development.