The public was invited to take a look at the finished plan for the development of downtown Columbia on Tuesday afternoon.
Foster said he wants to increase transparency and address crime, unemployment, poverty, polarization and discrimination in the First Ward.
The deadline for filing for two open seats on the City Council was 5 p.m. Monday. In the end, six candidates submitted petitions to get their names on the ballot.
The city plans to communicate with the state Department of Natural Resources to discuss changes in the recommended levels of fluoride in drinking water.
Columbia officials and municipal league members have expressed concern about a potential red-light camera ban and sales tax proposals.
Applications for the city finance director post will be accepted until the position is filled.
Helen Anthony joins Glen Ehrhardt in running for the Fifth Ward seat.
Pam Forbes turned in the required 50 signatures to be nominated as a candidate for the First Ward City Council seat. The election will be in April.
Five council members side with the staff position saying a 40 percent reduction in stormwater runoff is unreasonable.
City officials are interested in buying the rest of the Columbia Energy Center, a natural-gas generator that would boost the city's capacity to produce its own electricity. The measure, if approved, would appear on the April 5 ballot.
The proposal to pay the mayor $9,000 and other council members $6,000 a year will appear on the April 5 municipal ballot.
The Columbia City Council work session minutes contain information about concerns over local zoning issues and health insurance options and costs, and even include graphics.
The city code has been amended to require that the Pledge of Allegiance be recited before council meetings and work sessions.
The long-running dispute about an EPA proposal for controlling pollution in Hinkson Creek will come to the City Council after criticism that it had not been adequately involved in establishing policy on the matter.
Despite a health emergency Wednesday, Ed Robb was sworn in as Presiding Commissioner of Boone County at the ceremony Jan. 1. "When I say I'm very happy to be here, I really mean it," Robb said.
Fourth Ward's Daryl Dudley asked for the measure
City Council will hear a report on a plan for taxi restrictions in downtown Columbia, but some cab companies think it is a bad idea.
After being hospitalized with an abnormal heart rhythm Wednesday, the man elected presiding Boone County commissioner in November will not attend the official swearing in ceremony Saturday. However, he will still be sworn in sometime this weekend.
Mitch Richards' interest in city government was piqued when he participated in last spring's campaign to oppose security cameras downtown.
The city's five red-light cameras generated $18,000 in net revenue during fiscal 2010. The cameras aren't meant to make money, city officials say.