The registry makes it easier for homosexual couples or unmarried heterosexual couples to gain access to benefits such as health insurance. It also makes it easier to designate a partner as a beneficiary in a living will.
Trial E, which expands the First Ward to the west, was approved by a 6-1 vote. The trial redraws the city's political boundaries based on the 2010 census.
The attorney of the development asks that the request to rezone Columbia Regency mobile home park be tabled until Nov. 21.
The City Council voted against allowing former Columbia police officer Rob Sanders to buy Fano, the dog he patrolled with. All but one council member supported the city manager's recommendation against selling the dog.
A rundown of Monday's City Council meeting includes topics addressing the Columbia Regency mobile home park, winter snow removal, Rainbow Softball Center renovations and the Grindstone sewer project.
Columbia will be entering the third year of a five-year plan meant to improve access to affordable housing, but it is falling behind in roughly half of 42 objectives in the 2012 Housing and Community Development Action Plan.
MU students have benefited from lenient bus drivers since the City Council rejected contracts with apartment complexes.
The family of a woman who died while trying to rescue a man from floodwaters on a Clark Lane detour in 2008 says the city of Columbia and several groups connected to The Links were negligent.
Councilmen Daryl Dudley and Gary Kespohl have supported the plan to move certain precincts out of their current wards, but some opponents of the move claim that the councilmen only support it because of the potential political gains.
Here is a summary of the ongoing debate on how to redraw the ward boundaries, based on the results of previous reporting, meetings and hearings.
Council members expect a long meeting, as they have not reached a consensus on the best way to redraw the city's voting districts for the next 10 years.
An amendment to the rezoning of Columbia Regency mobile home park, suggested by the company that wants to buy the property, would require the city to give residents six months' notice and provide $1,200 to trailer owners. Some residents say that isn't enough.
Columbia Regional Airport manager Andrew Schneider was replaced on Thursday. Don Elliott has accepted an interim appointment to the job.
The council is set to vote whether the mobile home park will be displaced by a student apartment complex.
Columbia residents opposed to Fourth Ward Councilman Daryl Dudley's proposed redistricting plan met at two separate meetings Thursday to discuss a recall petition. Organizers hope to gather 2,000 signatures to place the recall initiative on the ballot and send a message to the City Council.
Columbia's city hall expansion and renovation project received gold certification from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
Representatives from TAG Events, LLC — the company temporarily contracted to manage the fairgrounds — were the only people to attend an informational meeting for contractors interested in bidding on a permanent management position.
The Columbia Police Department pulls over more blacks than whites — but it's hard to tell if the police are as biased as the data suggest.
A petition, which will begin circulating Tuesday, accuses the councilman of gerrymandering and ignoring public opinion, among other things.
The Columbia City Council will consider asking contractors to bid on sidewalk improvements along Providence Road, including the intersection with Business Loop 70 East.