The commission voted unanimously Thursday to accept a plan that creates a road map for the expansion of east Columbia, whose population has grown in recent years.
Mayor Bob McDavid said unclear language could affect voters' opinions of a proposal to continue the city parks sales tax. The proposal will be on the ballot Nov. 2.
About 30 people gathered at The Blue Note on Wednesday night to listen to a panel discussion about civil forfeiture laws. The gathering was sponsored by the Americans for Forfeiture Reform.
City Manager Bill Watkins informed Green Aid in a letter that he supports Columbia's police officers' actions during a SWAT team raid in February. Green Aid said it was disappointed in the city's actions and the message it sends.
Hamilton said he does not know who Gov. Jay Nixon will choose to replace him. In 1989, Hamilton presided over the state’s first case to accept DNA evidence. After retiring, he will begin conducting arbitration mediation for Fulton law firm Riley and Dunlap.
A lawsuit filed by the Whitworth family claims the city and police officers violated their constitutional rights during a Feb. 11 SWAT raid at their Columbia home.
The Columbia City Council unanimously approved the budget for fiscal year 2011. It also approved the hiring of four firefighters, one police officer and two joint communications operators.
The council asked the Police Chief Ken Burton to provide more specific information regarding the camera model and price before it chooses how to proceed.
The budget for the 2011 fiscal year of the division, which works on vehicles and equipment for the city, was approved Monday night.
Bill Watkins first proposed a $385.5 million budget in July. The city council must now make its final decision on the fiscal 2011 budget.
The trail heads between Stadium and Forum boulevards will be the main beneficiary of $40,000 donation from the Columbia 3M plant.
Police and IT departments and Columbia Water and Light will feel the most impact as the City Council pushes for tighter travel and training budgets.
Two groups say the Columbia Star dinner train should be accessible to those with disabilities, but the company that owns the train says that would be too expensive and that the train is exempt from the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton proposed placing surveillance cameras at four downtown locations.
Four locations for downtown cameras were proposed to the City Council and will be considered at its next Monday night meeting.
Frank Graham, who donated land for the Boone County Extension Center office in 1984, gave his name Thursday night to a fund meant to maintain the same building.
Without much of an audience, the Columbia and Boone County Planning and Zoning Commissions presented a final draft of the East Columbia Area Plan.
Residents should watch for loose rocks on freshly resurfaced roads.
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.