The city of Columbia received $32,644 from the Missouri Arts Council, which is the largest grant of any other city statewide. Collectively, various organizations in Columbia received $458,282.
Members of the Boone County Commission met Wednesday with the architectural and builder representatives for the renovation project.
After debating the merits of the strategies used by Habitat for Humanity and Job Point, the city's Community Development Commission proposed they each get a share of leftover federal money for affordable housing efforts.
The League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County is hosting a forum Wednesday about the effect of the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which prohibits limits on certain campaign contributions.
Police say the changes are intended to make the language in the ordinance more closely match the department's Internal Affairs policy.
Two-phase plan would add additional parking spaces and improve existing lots.
Low return on investments and other flawed assumptions have forced the city of Columbia to increase contributions to the police and fire pension fund. The city is considering several strategies to reverse the trend.
An attorney from the Boone County Public Defender's office urged the board that increased use of recording will provide an objective account of interactions between the police and citizens.
McCaskill talked about job creation and the importance of the coal industry.
Although Mediacom and Charter Communications are the targets of frequent complaints, a Columbia advisory board says city government is ill-equipped to address the problems and lacks the authority to require better service.
A roundup of other action from Tuesday night's City Council meeting.
The mayor also recommended a smaller electric rate increase at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
The Columbia City Council was ready to move forward with pedestrian improvements to a busy intersection, but the issue was tabled because all stakeholders were not given proper notification.
Columbia is one step closer to being more than $380,000 richer after the City Council accepted the terms of a settlement over back taxes that several Missouri cities say the wireless carrier owes them.
The City Council is wielding a sharp knife as it seeks to find enough money to pay for firefighters, police and emergency dispatchers in the fiscal 2011 budget, which is the subject of another public hearing on Tuesday.
The city's Office of Neighborhood Services wants a better accounting of rental properties in town and is encouraging unregistered landlords to comply without fear of prosecution.
Approval of tax-increment financing for the hotel's redesign will be discussed at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
Labor Day traditionally has marked the beginning of the fall campaign season, but candidates in local House races say they've been working hard since spring.
The Columbia City Council plans to review energy efficiency options for modifying the building code.
City and county planning officials call joint planning well worth the effort and long overdue.