Mayor Bob McDavid named the 13-member task force at a news conference Monday morning.
The Columbia City Council unanimously approved an amendment Monday evening to the annual action plan for funding of two federal housing and community development grants.
If the ballot issue is approved, sewage rate would increase about $3 over a five-year period to pay for sewage infrastructure improvements. First Ward Councilman Fred Schmidt said people are asking for this measure and the increase in rates is cheap.
JJ Musgrove will be replacing Chris Stevens as manager of Columbia's Office of Cultural Affairs, effective Aug. 29.
In order to watch the on-air event users will need to create a Google+ account. The broadcasts are free and open to the public.
The planned route will run from the MKT Nature and Fitness Trail north to Parkade Plaza. Residents are invited to attend the informal meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in meeting room B at the Columbia Public Library, 100 West Broadway.
A news conference is scheduled the same day Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid is expected to appoint a task force to address youth violence in the city.
Ridership is down for Columbia Transit. Several proposals hope to boost the number of riders.
City Manager Mike Matthes said changes to the city's pension plan for police officers has enabled the hiring of three new officers.
City Manager Mike Matthes intends to release his proposed budget Friday morning, a day after the Columbia Police Officers' Association called for the city to hire additional officers.
Boone County plans to hire six full-time positions to expand 911 services using the funds from a three-eighths-cent sales tax passed in April.
The video has been shared by other fire departments across the country and by Facebook users around the world.
Some members of the Downtown Columbia Leadership Council have raised concerns about CVS's plan to build a drive-thru pharmacy at Providence Road and Broadway.
The Parks and Recreation Department plans improvements with a "time machine" theme for Cosmopolitan Park's sprawling playground. Residents suggested adding a water feature to the plans.
Mayor Bob McDavid said the plan needs to remain general and flexible into the future due to uncertain growth patterns.
The Parks and Recreation Department held its last public meeting on the Grindstone Trail before the matter goes to the Columbia City Council next month.
Public meetings on playground plans are scheduled for Thursday evening and Saturday morning. The goal is to have the project complete in summer 2014.
The city hopes to start broadcasting council meetings on Google Hangouts on Aug. 5.
The sirens can be used for events other than tornadoes, including severe weather and chemical incidents.
At a public information meeting Tuesday evening, CVS proposed a zoning change to allow a new store at the intersection of Providence Road and Broadway in downtown Columbia.