Columbia's Downtown Parking Task Force recommended a test of two parking payment systems on Ninth Street. Both options would increase the number of ways downtown visitors can pay for a spot, including the use of credit and debit cards.
City Manager Mike Matthes submitted a report recommending the merger and elimination of some of the city's boards and commissions. The City Council, at Mayor Bob McDavid's suggestion, decided to seek the input of the boards involved.
Chris Mangano, whose home was burglarized during the Thanksgiving holiday, expressed concern about holiday-season crimes to the Columbia City Council on Monday night.
The City Council's decision Monday to close the street paves the way for the planned development of a parking garage for downtown businesses and the construction of a new hotel.
Third Ward Councilman Gary Kespohl wants the Columbia City Council to repeal a provision requiring that owners of mobile home parks give tenants three months of free rent when they decide to close them.
The City Council passed an ordinance granting free parking to veterans who display special license plates. The free parking applies to city-owned spaces, but not MU parking spaces.
In addition to offices being closed, residential refuse and curbside recycling will not be collected Monday. City buses will run every 80 minutes.
Almost 5,000 passengers have boarded the train since it began round trips from Columbia to Centralia in July.
Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren hopes overseas and military voters' opinions will be reflected in elections before they end.
The council's decision is meant to rectify what some officials saw as an unfair billing practice. But the utility's supervisor thinks the change could have unintended consequences.
The "Free to Tweet" contest, sponsored by 1 for All, encourages students to celebrate free expression. The contest helps promote the First Amendment and the free flow of ideas.
Different MU organizations are gearing up to get students more involved and registered to vote in the upcoming elections.
Large piles of debris, trash and tires at the park caused the violation of the ordinance. The Public Health and Human Services Department said it has received complaints about the property since October.
The rearrangement of state House and Senate districts provides candidates with new opportunities. Candidates may choose which district to run in for the 2012 election but must live in the new district for a year to be eligible for re-election in that district in 2014.
The Columbia Comprehensive Plan Task Force completed its series of six community meetings Monday night in the Sixth Ward at Shepard Boulevard Elementary School.
Kelly, D-Columbia, had a choice to represent any district in Boone County because the districts were redrawn earlier this month.
Chris Stevens will take over for Connie Kacprowicz as manager of the Office of Cultural Affairs.
Still, the current Democratic Party representative of the 25th District in the Missouri House of Representatives, will face incumbent Republican Kurt Schaefer in the 2012 election.
The Missourian used computer-mapping software to determine the demographic characteristics of Columbia's six wards after reapportionment.
Despite an appeal by the Boone County Commission, Whirlwind Properties has no plans to keep the El Ray Mobile Home Park open until June 1. Whirlwind is currently being cited for public nuisance violations.