City Council members and Columbia residents voice their wariness toward the expedited timeline to bring three student-housing proposals to a council vote.
First Ward Columbia City Council candidates received air time on KFRU/1400 AM at the League of Women Voters' candidates forum.
One of the city's agreements with a student-housing developer, American Campus Communities, has already fallen through. That leaves the city saddled with a $300,000 bill, Deputy City Manager Tony St. Romaine said.
During the next 20 years, the city will lay a concrete base under Columbia's brick streets to even them up. The city will also develop a list of asphalt-covered brick streets to uncover.
Ian Thomas expressed frustration about the city staff not bringing up the development agreements earlier and the resulting midday meetings that had to be scheduled.
Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe is sponsoring an amendment to city ordinances that would decriminalize the cultivation of up to six marijuana plants and expand protections for seriously ill people.
Columbia City Council will decide this week whether 1,325 beds of student housing will become part of downtown. Here's a breakdown of the three proposed development agreements.
The Historic Preservation Commission has proposed to repair brick streets and uncover asphalt-covered brick streets in an effort to express Columbia's historic character and to beautify streets.
Candidates Ginny Chadwick and Bill Easleyanswered questions from an audience of more than 30 people at a candidate forum hosted by the Boone County Muleskinners on Friday.Tyree Byndom, the third candidate, did not attend.
If residents or officers aren't satisfied by the outcome of mediation, they can appeal the decision.
There is an estimated $6.7 million in downtown city sewer work payments left, even after possible contributions from development companies.
Public comment sparked a discussion about racial profiling at Wednesday night's meeting. Members also laid the foundation for future projects and meetings.
Columbia City Council First Ward candidates Ginny Chadwick and Bill Easley will address audience's questions and concerns at the Muleskinners' lunch-time forum.
Registration must be completed online or postmarked by 5 p.m. Wednesday to be valid for the general municipal election on April 8.
Three student-housing developers have agreed to fund the sewage, electric and water utility improvements that would otherwise hold up their projects. The Columbia City Council will read through the agreement Wednesday.
C-2 zoning requirements and lack of clear data describing the city's current infrastructure capacity were the focus of a Downtown Leadership Council subcommittee meeting Friday afternoon.
Three candidates will be on the April 8 ballot to replace Fred Schmidt as the First Ward representative on the Columbia City Council.
Attorneys at the Boone County Courthouse have started filing case documents online, opening the court documents up to public access.
Mayor Bob McDavid said funding for a $6.75 million sewer project is within reach.
The Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence discussed community policing and neighborhood watch programs, but did not make any formal recommendations at its Wednesday meeting.