The rearrangement of state House and Senate districts provides candidates with new opportunities. Candidates may choose which district to run in for the 2012 election but must live in the new district for a year to be eligible for re-election in that district in 2014.
The Columbia Comprehensive Plan Task Force completed its series of six community meetings Monday night in the Sixth Ward at Shepard Boulevard Elementary School.
Kelly, D-Columbia, had a choice to represent any district in Boone County because the districts were redrawn earlier this month.
Chris Stevens will take over for Connie Kacprowicz as manager of the Office of Cultural Affairs.
Still, the current Democratic Party representative of the 25th District in the Missouri House of Representatives, will face incumbent Republican Kurt Schaefer in the 2012 election.
The Missourian used computer-mapping software to determine the demographic characteristics of Columbia's six wards after reapportionment.
Despite an appeal by the Boone County Commission, Whirlwind Properties has no plans to keep the El Ray Mobile Home Park open until June 1. Whirlwind is currently being cited for public nuisance violations.
Fifth Ward Councilwoman Helen Anthony said infrastructure was important to the residents in her ward.
An amendment to the Columbia city code will protect transgender people from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations.
The City Council passed an ordinance that will restrict car access, making the alley more friendly to pedestrians.
Columbia is trying to narrow the "technology gap" for public housing residents, starting with Paquin Tower.
Some smaller cities in Missouri have more council members than Columbia because they have more wards or they choose to employ at-large members.
Residents could be able to request birth and death certificates online if the City Council signs contract with LexisNexis.
Boone County representatives see significant boundary changes as the Missouri Appellate Apportionment Commission filed new maps for state representatives and senatorial districts.
The members of the Comprehensive Plan Task Force plans to reach out to residents to draw a bigger attendance at meetings for the next phase of the plan.
The Columbia Comprehensive Plan Task Force continued to present the framework in each of the city's six wards by meeting with residents in the Third Ward on Wednesday night.
A new budget amendment will provide the Boone County Fairgrounds with an additional $85,192 for maintenance and utility costs until the end of this year.
Boone County residents have the chance to comment on the county's proposed 2012 budget during the County Commission meetings from now until the budget is approved in January.
Parks and Recreation proposed purchasing 30.18 acres of land north of Battle High School for future park development.
City Manager Mike Matthes chooses interim director Amy Schneider for the permanent position.