Business owners want to make Alley A more pedestrian friendly after recent renovations. Columbia City Council gave the go-ahead for drafting legislation that would make the alley pedestrian only.
Residents will get to speak about transit issues including fare increases and service cuts at this week's City Council meeting. Although PedNet director Ian Thomas says his organization is supportive of many elements of the city's long-term public transportation plan, his group wants the city to hold off on these changes until a new system can be put in place.
Analytical Bio-Chemistry Laboratories, Inc., announced the retirement of its president and CEO on Friday.
A meeting will be held Sept. 15 to discuss ways to upgrade facilities at the Twin Lakes Recreation Area.
The city's fan page has received 493 likes in its first week. It will be used to communicate and engage community members with general information about things happening in Columbia.
The Boone County Commission has proposed a plan for the Boone County Fairgrounds that it hopes would lead to better management, financial oversight and maintenance over the next year.
Violations include failures to minimize runoff, follow a stormwater pollution prevention plan, comply with water quality standards and conduct site inspections.
Some members of the Commission on Cultural Affairs aren't so sure about moving offices to building that houses Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mike Matthes, the city manager, says there's lots of reasons to support the move.
A report by the Public Works Department is on the way to the City Council for review. If approved, an automated trash collection system will be in place sometime during or after 2013.
The new department would be a merger of the Office of Neighborhood Services, the Building and Site Development Division and the Planning and Development Department.
The Soybean Association plans to construct a facility that will allow them to conduct research on soybeans to help local farmers market them globally.
Karen Kahler's family said the sentence doesn't dispel the dark cloud that hangs over them.
A study done by MU's business school shows that ticketed events — including Tiger athletic events, state high school athletic competitions, concerts and shows — brought more than $118 million of revenue to the city in fiscal year 2010.
Traffic congestion at the intersection of Providence and Burnam roads creates problems for residents of the Grasslands neighborhood.
The law, designed to lessen synthetic drug use, makes possession of any amount of "bath salts" or more than 35 grams of synthetic marijuana a Class C felony.
The $500,000 HUD grant would provide funding for the city to explore various issues in low-income areas. The Office of Sustainability's proposal will be finalized in the next few weeks.
If the Columbia City Council approves the program, an estimated $20,000 per year in revenue will be used for infrastructure improvements at the airport.
The city manager has suggested sharing space to accommodate more cooperation by the departments.
City Manager Mike Matthes has proposed creating a Community Development Department to give residents a "one-stop shop" for all stages of the development process.
Issues such as defining police misconduct, the review board's independence from the Police Department and whether meetings should be closed when requested by a complainant or police officer were discussed.