A three-eighths-cent sales tax on the April 2 ballot would provide millions of dollars to build and staff a new facility.
The Columbia City Council will have the final vote on a proposal that would accommodate plans for a medical park at Nifong and Forum boulevards.
Developers hope the convenience store and gas station will appeal to a growing base of students living in nearby housing complexes.
Candidates for the mayoral, Third Ward and Fourth Ward seats discussed the Columbia Regional Airport, job creation and economic incentives at Thursday's candidates forum.
If the city approves a request to rezone and annex the 26.4 acres, the mobile home park would add 16 spaces.
The Columbia City Council approved a resolution to hire a consultant to look into building a new airport terminal. Mayor Bob McDavid said a consultant is needed because the city is not sure of the cost of a new terminal.
Nancy Thompson will take over for Fred Boeckmann on April 8 as Columbia's city attorney.
A new shelter with a concession area and restroom, slated for construction this spring, is intended to accommodate football, lacrosse and soccer players at Cosmopolitan Park.
The forms, filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission, revealed patterns of support heading into the April 2 election.
A seven-person committee headed by City Manager Mike Matthes recommended the City Council approve Nancy Thompson for the job. The council will make a decision on Monday.
The air traffic control tower would be one of more than 100 that would be closed, but a city spokesman said American Airlines, Frontier Airlines and non-commercial service wouldn't be interrupted.
The candidates for the Fourth Ward seat on the City Council discussed infrastructure, experience and their visions for the city.
An annual renewal of a lease for the farmers market will probably continue until a permanent pavilion is built.
The tax, which appears as Proposition 1 on the April ballot, would generate more than $9 million a year.
Records show years of discussion, many discarded plans and a controversial email surrounding the Grasslands/Providence Road construction project.
City Council candidates discussed city plan implementation, the 911 tax and historic preservation at a forum Friday afternoon.
Delta Air Lines ends flights to and from Atlanta as American Airlines prepares to begin service to Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth.
The Board of Adjustment voted unanimously Tuesday to issue a conditional use permit that will allow the operation of a micro distillery in North Central Columbia.
Two properties on the Stephens College campus could be rezoned for office purposes.
Since 2008, Columbia Water and Light has offered residents air conditioner rebates. The department might extend the rebates to refrigerators as early as 2014.