Council members on Monday signed off on tax-increment financing for the redevelopment of the Regency Hotel. The total cost of project is estimated to be $17.5 million.
The council will vote on two bills: one on corrections to the original ordinance, and one on whether to accept the redevelopment proposal from Broadway Lodging LLC.
The deadline for applicants to apply for city manager is today at 5 p.m. Final candidates will be interviewed in March.
Broadway and Tenth, Cherry and Ninth streets might play host to taxi stands, which are designed for public safety.
The Boone County Public Works Department received a grant Thursday to help reduce pollution in Hinkson Creek. The money will be used to install rain barrels and other devices to help reduce the stormwater runoff into the creek.
The Parks and Recreation Commission voted unanimously to move ahead and present the plan to the City Council.
The candidates will participate in community events to become familiar with Columbia.
Interim Director John Blattel became the permanent director of the city's Finance Department.
The six candidates for two seats on the Columbia City Council talked about their priorities during a forum hosted by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce on Thursday.
Among the topics discussed were the proposed restrictions on tethering animals and regulating feral cats.
The Columbia Board of Health is holding a meeting Thursday to discuss changes to Columbia's feral cat policies.
City officials say they expect the perennial problem to be worse this year. Temporary patches are being applied, but the real fixes must wait till spring.
The unanimously approved request will enable developers to build twice as many apartments and a ground-level retail space.
The newly formed community improvement district could potentially collect an additional half-cent sales tax downtown.
Whether they're picking up trash, helping fight crime or teaching athletes to swim, Columbia volunteers are contributing their time to help others.
The last day to register to vote in the April municipal election is March 9.
The Boone and Callaway county courthouses will be closed Tuesday. The decision to open Wednesday will be made Tuesday afternoon.
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A plan to remove protected trees off Keene Street in exchange for off-site mitigation has led the city council to reconsider how urban forests could be preserved.
Revenue generated by the proposed sales tax increase would be used to make The district cleaner, bolster public safety programs, jump-start marketing efforts and enhance the beautification process