Members of the Downtown Leadership Council and the Downtown Community Improvement District met in January to discuss a potential merger between the two. The City Council will consider each group's call for increased cooperation at its meeting Monday night.
The approval of the ordinance would make the designated taxi stands in downtown Columbia permanent.
Tony Lewis was found not guilty for the October 2010 robbery and fatal shooting of Aaron Hobson.
Through surveys and meetings, Columbia residents are invited to share their opinions on the city's future growth and development.
The agency, which provides services for those with developmental disabilities, says it hopes a Short Street option will allow it to meet space requirements while preserving the North Village's residential character.
City leaders are searching for a solution to Columbia's snow removal problem, and strict enforcement of ordinances doesn't seem like a viable option. Instead, Mayor Bob McDavid calls on Columbia's "culture of volunteerism."
Boone County Family Resources — established in 1976 — served 1,392 clients in 2011 through 202 agencies, therapists and other professionals to provide 44 different services for clients.
Max Lewis — who still runs his own family law practice even after he became paralyzed — relies on Boone County Family Resources, Services for Independent Living and Medicaid for support.
The agency has helped Isaac Pasley, a teenager with Asperger's syndrome, learn to drive, find a job, make friends and, most importantly, gain his independence.
At a forum Thursday hosted by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, candidates answered questions about the airport, crime and balancing the budget.
To a crowd of supporters Wednesday night, Sixth Ward candidate Bill Tillotson stressed economic growth and job production as the major tenets of his campaign.
The Adapted Community Recreation Program received $10,000 from a disabilities rights group.
The city government says Google cloud technology will protect data accessibility and will help inform and engage residents in a new way.
The budget for the Percent for Art program is still up in the air because the price of the Short Street garage keeps increasing.
The proposed toll would be about 10 to 15 cents per mile for cars and twice that for trucks. The panel will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Activities and Recreation Center.
The city will test several strategies for reducing stormwater pollution and runoff at the Public Works Department building north of Business Loop 70. Some of the money for the project will come from a federal grant to Boone County.
At its meeting Tuesday, members of the Downtown Leadership Council expressed concern about a staff report that would dissolve its duties into the Downtown Community Improvement District.
New jobs and more funding for education could result from REDI's plans to create an enhanced enterprise zone. Business developments and expansions within the zone would benefit from a 50 percent tax abatement for the next 10 years.
MU officials are in search of a consulting firm to address the transportation needs of students.
The Columbia Hospitality Association is opposing a proposed increase in the city's lodging tax that would be used to pay for improvements at Columbia Regional Airport, warning that it could cause occupancy rates to drop.