Local Government

Community Improvement District votes to approve Tiger Town street closure

District board members approved Tiger Town's street closure plans. However, this proposal and one that would allow for open containers of alcohol in the closed-off area must still go before the City Council on Monday.

City Council discusses foundation for three-year strategy

The City Council's annual retreat focused on forming a three-year plan of strategic objectives for city officials. City Manager Mike Matthes said work would continue on the plan and a final version should be before the council at the same time as the budget.

City Council approves amendments to Brookside rezoning request

The Brookside developers requested that their rezoning request be tabled until the June 18 City Council meeting.

Historic Preservation Commission discusses demolition of buildings in North Central neighborhood

The Historic Preservation Commission on Tuesday evening discussed demolition of the Heibel-March Building and two houses on St. Joseph Street.

City looks for possible occupants for Heibel-March Building

In its Monday meeting, the City Council put out a request for proposals to seek possible occupants for the Heibel-March Building. Potential occupants have until Oct. 1 to submit a proposal.

Columbia Imagined to hold phase four summary meeting

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Daniel Boone City Building. A series of 35 goals will be subject to deliberation and a vote.

FastCAT transit proposal set to go before Columbia City Council

The FastCAT Express proposal, intended to revive the bus transportation system in Columbia, is geared toward bringing in more students.

Intersection improvements at Providence and Business Loop begin

GetAbout Columbia is funding the improvements to make the intersection safer for pedestrians and drivers.

City manager addresses mayor, city council in State of the City message

In the annual State of the City message on May 25 City Manager Mike Matthes discussed the growth of Columbia's economy and population.

Columbia officials voice support for FastCAT route proposal

Two city councilmen and the executive director of the PedNet Coalition are in favor of Mayor Bob McDavid's FastCAT proposal, which aims to create a campus and downtown bus route targeted at students.

UPDATE: FastCAT proposal intended to revitalize ailing bus system

The FastCAT route proposal is aimed at increasing student ridership, with 11 stops completing a circuit through MU and the downtown area.

Mayor proposes FastCAT bus route catering to student population

The proposed FastCAT (Campus Access Transit) route would have 11 stops completing a circuit through MU and the downtown area.

Scott Olsen named interim Emergency Management Director

The Boone County Fire Protection District Chief will fill the position left empty after Capt. Zim Schwartze was placed on administrative leave May 9.

Restaurant will occupy space in Fifth and Walnut parking garage

The city is still seeking a tenant for another suite on the ground floor of the Fifth and Walnut streets parking garage.

Environment and Energy Commission reviews recommendations from rental efficiency report

Columbia's Environment and Energy Commission may propose plans for a website that would provide renters with more accurate and understandable information on energy costs.

Public, businesses chime in on proposed changes to commercial tent regulations

City staff and members of the community met Tuesday evening to discuss proposed changes to the city's commercial tent regulations.

Three neighborhoods in line for early snow removal

The pilot project requires that all vehicles be off the street before snowfalls of 4 inches or more.

Columbia City Council passes ordinance to create new EEZ board

The Columbia City Council voted Monday to establish a new advisory board for the planned enhanced enterprise zone. Mayor Bob McDavid announced his appointees to the new board. 

Heibel-March Building in line for demolition

The Parks and Recreation Commission recommends that the building be razed to create more green space at Field Park.

Mayor to announce 'FASTCAT' transit initiative Thursday

Mayor Bob McDavid's Thursday announcement follows a series of public forums about restructuring Columbia’s current bus system.