After a controversial pick last year, Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones announced a new selection process in which Missourians have a louder voice. While Jones will nominate one inductee, the other two will be decided by the people of Missouri.
The city's first Ward Check-In will be held Wednesday for residents of the First Ward.
The meeting is expected to last about six hours and will cover some of the areas of City Manager Mike Matthes' proposed budget.
Residents dropped by the Activity and Recreation Center on Wednesday night to share their opinions about the city's plans for the Gans Creek Recreation Area.
The Columbia City Council unanimously rejected a proposal to raise property taxes to support the hiring of more police officers. Mayor Bob McDavid withdrew support of his own proposal last week.
Speaking to the Boone County Pachyderm Club on Tuesday evening, the councilwoman and co-chair of the Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence outlined issues the task force will address.
Only one council member opposed the trail construction, arguing it would violate the privacy of those living nearby.
Facing uncertainty over the impact a vetoed tax cut bill, Columbia City Council members avoided issuing a joint statement about the measure.
CVS Pharmacy wants to postpone a planning and zoning hearing to address concerns about traffic and historic preservation.
The Boone County Commission must act to eliminate the 911 land-line tax prior to Sept. 1, a state law requirement.
A grant for a new truck will allow Columbia's municipal composting program to flourish.
The agenda for Monday night's City Council meeting includes an ordinance that would put a property tax for additional police up to a public vote in November.
Several council members commented on the proposal put forth by the Columbia Police Officers Association to not put a proposed tax to pay for more officers on the fall ballot and the mayor's decision to no longer support the increased property tax proposal.
Mayor Bob McDavid retracted his support for a property tax increase after representatives of the Columbia Police Officers' Association held a public forum Tuesday at which they said the tax increase is unnecessary.
While a new task force sets out to examine violent crime in Columbia, and the mayor pushes for a property tax increase to pay for new officers, the Police is left to deal with the force it currently has.
At a public forum Tuesday night, the Columbia Police Officers' Association suggested more officers could be hired using funds already available.
The requested rezoning would allow for two residential units per acre, making more dense development possible. The land is currently under county zoning designations.
The Substance Abuse Advisory Commission has asked the Columbia City Council allocate funds for an additional officer dedicated to alcohol enforcement and prevention.
CVS changes proposed location of drive-thru exit from Broadway to Fourth Street, but there are still issues surrounding the proposal, city planner Steve MacIntyre said.
Columbia residents could have an opportunity to vote this November on a 20-cent property tax increase that would be used to hire new police officers.