Rusty Strodtman joined Columbia's Planning and Zoning Commission as its newest member in October. He reflects on his background and current planning issues.
Downtown Community Improvement District board members have initiated a campaign effort in support of the tax. They say the money raised could be used for projects such as sidewalk snow removal and setting up Wi-Fi downtown.
Jason Thornhill was elected in 2009. His term expires in April.
The small energy systems aren't allowed in parts of downtown because The District's board thinks the turbines wouldn't be compatible with the area's designation as a National Historic District.
During its next meeting, the Columbia City Council might consider an ordinance approved by the Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission to allow skateboarding in more parts of the city.
A grant from the Federal Transit Administration will allow Columbia to make upgrades to its bus system.
Boone County Southern District Commissioner Karen Miller began a bid to keep her seat at a dinner event Wednesday night. Miller, who has served on the commission since 1993, was forced to cook herself after the caterer came down with an illness.
One proposal from the city for meeting new electric demand in south Columbia would stretch utility lines along county roads.
The three-year terms of Second Ward Councilman Jason Thornhill and Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe will end in April.
The Boone County Commission will begin the reviewing process soon with TAG Events, the only company applied to manage the Boone County Fairgrounds permanently.
A recent demolition by Boone County Family Resources exposed the murky territory of zoning authority between the quasi-governmental agency and the city of Columbia. Residents in the North Village Arts District are asking if the demolition or the agency's planned developments conflict with city zoning ordinances and, if so, what they can do about it.
A half-cent sales tax proposed by the Downtown Community Improvement District will be the subject of an election by mail. One hundred and fifty downtown residents are eligible to vote on the measure.
The filing period runs through Nov. 22. The primaries are scheduled for February, that's a month sooner than what national guidelines allow.
The annexation and zoning, which would pave the way for plans to build a 181-home subdivision to be known as Creek's Edge, is subject to the final approval of the Columbia City Council.
The Mayor's Council on Physical Fitness and Health aims to recognize outstanding leaders who are interested in increasing health and physical fitness in Columbia and Boone County. Award winners are nominated in the categories of fitness, mentor, weight loss and youth.
Although the petitioners failed to collect the necessary signatures to recall Dudley, the petition leaders say the passage of Trial E means the petition was a success.
The Public Works Department revealed snow removal policy changes at a Columbia City Council work session Monday. The department eliminated the "critical street" designation to allow a quicker response to residential streets during snowfall.
The registry makes it easier for homosexual couples or unmarried heterosexual couples to gain access to benefits such as health insurance. It also makes it easier to designate a partner as a beneficiary in a living will.
Trial E, which expands the First Ward to the west, was approved by a 6-1 vote. The trial redraws the city's political boundaries based on the 2010 census.