The Army veteran's top priority for the First Ward is increasing the job market. He would also like to work with the police and schools to enhance public safety.
A council appearance and service record shed light on First Ward candidate Tyree Byndom's views.
Sewer and electric system expansions are the two improvements most needed to accommodate additional population downtown, according to a presentation given by city staff to members of the Downtown Columbia Leadership Council Infrastructure Subcommittee.
The MU graduate student is the only First Ward candidate who has raised money for a City Council campaign.
In their last public forum together before the April 8 elections, Ginny Chadwick, John Clark and Bill Easley addressed public safety, downtown development and public health.
Here are the candidates who have filed to run in the Boone County elections. The primary will be held Aug. 5, and the general election is Nov. 4.
Columbia Transit is participating in Earth Hour by offering free bus service on Saturday.
When a tornado warning is issued for anywhere in Boone County, outdoor warning sirens sound across the entire county — as many Columbia residents learned Thursday night. But this system might be changing, according to the Office of Emergency Management.
Columbia residents are circulating a petition designed to rescind the city's agreement with Opus Development Co. The petitioners need more than 3,000 signatures by April 8 to send the ordinance back to Columbia City Council.
Candidates for the First Ward seat on the Columbia City Council answered questions Tuesday at the Columbia NAACP Candidate Forum.
The Downtown Columbia Leadership Council discussed drafting a long-term strategy for funding downtown utility infrastructure.
It takes public confidence to ask voters to issue millions of dollars in bonds, Mayor McDavid said.
Long-time ward resident making fourth bid for Columbia City Council.
The third housing project, proposed for Providence Road by American Campus Communities, was tabled for a later vote.
City Council members and Columbia residents voice their wariness toward the expedited timeline to bring three student-housing proposals to a council vote.
First Ward Columbia City Council candidates received air time on KFRU/1400 AM at the League of Women Voters' candidates forum.
One of the city's agreements with a student-housing developer, American Campus Communities, has already fallen through. That leaves the city saddled with a $300,000 bill, Deputy City Manager Tony St. Romaine said.
During the next 20 years, the city will lay a concrete base under Columbia's brick streets to even them up. The city will also develop a list of asphalt-covered brick streets to uncover.
Ian Thomas expressed frustration about the city staff not bringing up the development agreements earlier and the resulting midday meetings that had to be scheduled.
Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe is sponsoring an amendment to city ordinances that would decriminalize the cultivation of up to six marijuana plants and expand protections for seriously ill people.