After being hospitalized with an abnormal heart rhythm Wednesday, the man elected presiding Boone County commissioner in November will not attend the official swearing in ceremony Saturday. However, he will still be sworn in sometime this weekend.
Mitch Richards' interest in city government was piqued when he participated in last spring's campaign to oppose security cameras downtown.
The city's five red-light cameras generated $18,000 in net revenue during fiscal 2010. The cameras aren't meant to make money, city officials say.
Citizens may apply for several boards and commissions, including the Citizens Police Review Board and the Downtown Columbia Leadership Council.
David Shorr has represented Columbia, Boone County and MU in criticizing EPA recommendations for Hinkson Creek. But a letter from his law firm suggests he was hired just to appeal a state stormwater permit.
The chamber's 11-member Recruitment Task Force is looking to encourage citizens to run for open City Council seats.
Boone Electric Cooperative and the City of Columbia Utilities Department are receiving complaints from customers who are getting suspicious calls asking for credit card information.
Sara Parker Pauley will fill the position vacated in August, pending Senate approval.
Draft recommendations from the EPA call for a reduction of stormwater runoff into Hinkson Creek by 39.1 percent.
Commissioners reviewed their work over the last year and divided up responsibilities for the coming year.
Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton said he questioned whether being more forthcoming about the circumstances surrounding the resignation of his deputy chief would have served any purpose.
The announcement by Columbia Deputy Police Chief Tom Dresner on Tuesday that he would retire Dec. 17 was prompted by his disclosure to Police Chief Ken Burton that he had an affair with a female officer.
Some officials from less populous municipalities in Boone County think the proposed new county road tax formula is unfair.
Between Oct. 1 and Nov. 15, the Office of Neighborhood Services offered an amnesty period for landlords to register rental units in compliance with city laws. The office registered 225 new units in that time.
The Red Flag Rule, a city government effort to prevent identity theft, has been renewed for a second year. So far, the program has found no problems with the protection of municipal records.
According to several City Council members, voters will once again consider whether city government should be a paid gig.
A proposal by Daryl Dudley might soon make the Pledge of Allegiance a staple of City Council meetings.
The controversial 181-acre Richland Road rezoning request was ultimately approved Monday after two years of debate.
The stipends — $6,000 for ward representatives and $9,000 for the mayor — would be put to a vote of the people. Not all members agree they're appropriate.
Accountant Fred Schmidt has decided to declare his candidacy for the First Ward and plans to tackle issues such as the city's budget, financial issues and the pension system.