A lawyer representing Opus Development Co. has threatened legal action if a petition designed to halt the construction of a student-housing project is presented to Columbia City Council.
The Downtown Leadership Council will review the recommendation Tuesday and decide whether to present it to Columbia City Council.
First Ward Councilman Fred Schmidt said he was pleased to be followed by newly-elected Ginny Chadwick.
CoMO Connect, the city's new transit system, will stage a full practice run starting at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The task force heard two presentations and made its first official action since forming last fall. Both Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton and representatives from the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program addressed the group.
Chadwick's election to the City Council could shift votes to favor careful development and policies following Columbia Imagined.
A group of citizens handed in a petition Tuesday afternoon designed to repeal approval of a student-housing complex in downtown Columbia.
The Columbia City Council voted in February to deny Park 7 Group's proposal for a student-housing complex near Cinnamon Hill Lane. The developer can't resubmit its proposal until September, the council ruled Monday.
The Columbia City Council plans to revisit in August an amendment that would decriminalize growing up to six marijuana plants.
Under an ordinance that will be introduced to the council Monday, several spaces downtown would be designated for food trucks. Another ordinance would extend the hours alcohol could be served at sidewalk cafes downtown.
The Army veteran's top priority for the First Ward is increasing the job market. He would also like to work with the police and schools to enhance public safety.
A council appearance and service record shed light on First Ward candidate Tyree Byndom's views.
Sewer and electric system expansions are the two improvements most needed to accommodate additional population downtown, according to a presentation given by city staff to members of the Downtown Columbia Leadership Council Infrastructure Subcommittee.
The MU graduate student is the only First Ward candidate who has raised money for a City Council campaign.
In their last public forum together before the April 8 elections, Ginny Chadwick, John Clark and Bill Easley addressed public safety, downtown development and public health.
Here are the candidates who have filed to run in the Boone County elections. The primary will be held Aug. 5, and the general election is Nov. 4.
Columbia Transit is participating in Earth Hour by offering free bus service on Saturday.
When a tornado warning is issued for anywhere in Boone County, outdoor warning sirens sound across the entire county — as many Columbia residents learned Thursday night. But this system might be changing, according to the Office of Emergency Management.
Columbia residents are circulating a petition designed to rescind the city's agreement with Opus Development Co. The petitioners need more than 3,000 signatures by April 8 to send the ordinance back to Columbia City Council.
Candidates for the First Ward seat on the Columbia City Council answered questions Tuesday at the Columbia NAACP Candidate Forum.