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Local Government

Ad campaign proposed to promote city of Columbia

The Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau wants more than $100,000 for advertisements to promote the city.

Huntsdale mayor faces domestic violence charge

Huntsdale mayor Deborah Lancaster was arrested Saturday at her home in a domestic dispute involving her son and daughter-in-law.

Boone County Fire Protection District has set aside to pay FEMA, if need be

 The Boone County Fire Protection District approved a budget that will pay back $752,453 owed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and purchase new equipment.

GetAbout Columbia goes chic

“Cycle Chic" encourages participants to embrace their inner chic and place “style before speed.”

Columbia's garbage: where it goes and how it gets there

The City of Columbia processed 13,000 tons of trash in 2009. Where does it go?

Council approves Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival operating agreement

The agreement for this year's Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival are similar to last year's.

Columbia reviews city's Americans with Disabilities Act plan

The city is seeking input about the plan, which hasn't been reviewed in 18 years.

Parks and Recreation Commission considers land acquisition proposal

City departments are considering land acquisition criteria that would be used if a one-eighth of 1 percent parks sales tax is extended in a Nov. 2 election. The criteria will help the city identify the best sites for acquisition.

Columbia seeks nominations for notable properties

Applications are due in October for the city's Most Notable Properties program.

GetAbout Columbia to receive additional federal funds

The city is in line for $6 million from the federal government for programs promoting non-motorized transportation. Columbia has already received $22 million over the past four years.

City Clerk's Office accepting applications for boards, commissions

A number of positions are available for many of Columbia's boards and commissions. The deadline to apply is Sept. 3.

City Council limits who can appeal to police review board

Appellants to the Police Review Board must now be an alleged victim, personally connected to an alleged victim, a witness to alleged misconduct or a resident of Boone County.

Columbia Taser opponents rally before hearing on proposed ban

The Columbia City Council tonight will decide whether to ban Tasers or to allow voters to decide the question in the November general election.

City to hold first hearings on 2011 budget proposal

A $385.5 million budget proposal from City Manager Bill Watkins is entering the public hearing phase. The first of those hearings is Monday at 6 p.m.

Boone County budget stuck in four-year drought

The Boone County budget is facing another year of reduced revenue. More cuts will be made as the county struggles to balance the budget.

Citizens Police Review Board discusses SWAT raid, long waits for complaints

The board talked about the Feb. 11 SWAT raid and, for a second time, cleared the officers involved.

New fire station LEED certified

Columbia's newest fire station was LEED-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Sidewalks and crossings will be accessible to people with disabilities

The guys in orange vests walking around downtown and staring at the sidewalks are looking at how accessible they are for people with disabilities.

Three East Columbia road projects approved

The Federal Highway Administration approved three road projects, including a $40 million Stadium Boulevard extension, but the Missouri Department of Transportation doesn't have the money to begin any of them yet.

City Councilwoman Nauser looks to change nuisance law

Fifth Ward Councilwoman Laura Nauser wants to modify the rule about the number of unrelated people living in a house to make it a nuisance violation.

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