Money from 2012 budget surplus would help buy property for the center, which provides an array of services for people who are homeless.
While neighborhood opposition carried into a public hearing at the City Council meeting Monday evening, the council approved a proposed transmission line route recommended by Columbia Water and Light.
Conversations with City Council members suggest significant reservations about a possible youth curfew ordinance.
Columbia Parks and Recreation staff and engineers from Allstate Consultants will be able to discuss possible bridge locations at a July 17 meeting.
Contractors are scheduled to finish milling West Boulevard on July 15 and will start resurfacing the street on July 16 said Steven Sapp, spokesman for Columbia Public Works.
Some streets will be closed beginning at 3 p.m.. Parking is free but some lots are restricted. Entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m. with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
The Museum Associates president said he is hopeful that the Museum of Art and Archaeology will be brought back to MU's main campus and moved into a newer, bigger facility.
In June, the Columbia City Council voted to move forward with Option VIII-A without the previously planned conversions to Bingham and Brandon roadways.
The Columbia City Council dealt with a new comprehensive plan, rezoning for a six-story apartment building and other matters at its regular meeting Monday night.
The Columbia City Council voted 7-0 Monday night in favor of a plan to build a six-story, 103-apartment structure on Conley Avenue between Fourth and Fifth streets.
The Columbia City Council tabled a vote Monday night on implementing "Columbia Imagined," a 17-year comprehensive land-use plan for growth and development.
The document, which has been three years in the making, is intended to guide the city's growth through 2030. Major themes include mixed land use and a focus on infill development to prevent sprawl.
The city formed a partnership with Rain Water Solutions to distribute more than 400 rain barrels to homeowners and others as a step toward reducing stormwater runoff.
A curfew for juveniles would be only one component of an effective strategy, the city manager said.
Members of the Street Crimes Unit made an arrest in relation to the June 15 downtown shooting after a special City Council meeting where officials discussed crime prevention techniques.
Eleven city staff members were recognized for their completion of a Green Clean Institute course.
The total cost of the vehicles for Parks and Recreation, Public Works and Water and Light departments is estimated to be $3.5 million.
Changes are coming to the Parking Utility. Parking tickets will now be larger and brighter with green accents. Agents will use smartphones to issue tickets.
The Columbia City Council is in the process of reviewing two city ordinances requiring disclosure of residential properties' zoning designation and occupancy limitations.
At the City Council meeting Monday, Councilwoman Laura Nauser proposed creating a joint task force and getting rid of graffiti. The suggestions were a response to the shooting downtown Saturday.