Conflicting recommendations from the city staff and Planning and Zoning Commission will make it difficult for the City Council when it considers the Richland Road rezoning request.
The mandate would have required the police chief to notify City Council before changing SWAT team procedures.
Personal Tasers are defined as "arms" by the Supreme Court. If Proposition 2 passes, the ordinance could conflict with the Second Amendment.
Candidates were asked about nursing homes, habilitation centers and Medicaid.
Topics addressed during the debate include planning strategies, county budgeting practices and funding for social services and mental-health programs.
With the East Area Plan in hand, the City Council will have to weigh the differences between its recommendations and plans for a large development along Richland Road.
Chad Michael Harvey pleaded guilty Tuesday to kidnapping and killing James William Boyd McNeely and then abandoning his body in December 2009.
The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission did not send a representative to the council's work session Monday night. The council now must decide how the plan applies to the Richland Road rezoning request.
A truck displaying advertisements is raising objections from some members of the Columbia City Council, but others question whether to try to outlaw the practice.
Even though the job might not be well known through the community, the presiding commissioner's position has a rich history defined by constant meetings and bureaucracy. Ken Pearson will retire from the position at the end of the year.
Blake Logan pleaded guilty Thursday at a pretrial conference a day before the one-year anniversary of Nicole Crumby's murder..
The commission felt its positions on the East Area Plan and Richland Road rezoning request were clear. The work session is the first time the City Council will consider the East Area plan. The commission voted twice not to recommend the Richland Road proposal to the council.
Carey was a featured speaker at the Boone County Pachyderm Club's Tuesday meeting. There, he urged voters to reject a proposition on the November ballot that would ban Tasers in Columbia.
City Manager Bill Watkins, with a total of 26 years of service to the city working in various positions, gave the Columbia City Council five months' notice of his retirement.
New emergency rooms and an expanded nurses station and waiting room are just a few of the improvements that came with the $1.8 million renovation.
Making changes in SWAT raid policy a matter of city code would put an undue burden on his officers, Police Chief Ken Burton said.
Candidates Ed Robb and Scott Christianson ended the night civilly, but not before hashing out significant differences of opinion regarding how to address Boone County's budget issues.
Folks who have worked with City Manager Bill Watkins say he will be missed when he retires next year.
Bill Watkins' had held posts in Ohio, Illinois and Missouri.
Columbia will be pursuing two awards for excellence in business quality and leadership, including the Missouri Quality Award and the Malcolm Baldrige Award.