City Manager Mike Matthes intends to release his proposed budget Friday morning, a day after the Columbia Police Officers' Association called for the city to hire additional officers.
Boone County plans to hire six full-time positions to expand 911 services using the funds from a three-eighths-cent sales tax passed in April.
The video has been shared by other fire departments across the country and by Facebook users around the world.
Some members of the Downtown Columbia Leadership Council have raised concerns about CVS's plan to build a drive-thru pharmacy at Providence Road and Broadway.
The Parks and Recreation Department plans improvements with a "time machine" theme for Cosmopolitan Park's sprawling playground. Residents suggested adding a water feature to the plans.
Mayor Bob McDavid said the plan needs to remain general and flexible into the future due to uncertain growth patterns.
The Parks and Recreation Department held its last public meeting on the Grindstone Trail before the matter goes to the Columbia City Council next month.
Public meetings on playground plans are scheduled for Thursday evening and Saturday morning. The goal is to have the project complete in summer 2014.
The city hopes to start broadcasting council meetings on Google Hangouts on Aug. 5.
The sirens can be used for events other than tornadoes, including severe weather and chemical incidents.
At a public information meeting Tuesday evening, CVS proposed a zoning change to allow a new store at the intersection of Providence Road and Broadway in downtown Columbia.
Money from 2012 budget surplus would help buy property for the center, which provides an array of services for people who are homeless.
While neighborhood opposition carried into a public hearing at the City Council meeting Monday evening, the council approved a proposed transmission line route recommended by Columbia Water and Light.
Conversations with City Council members suggest significant reservations about a possible youth curfew ordinance.
Columbia Parks and Recreation staff and engineers from Allstate Consultants will be able to discuss possible bridge locations at a July 17 meeting.
Contractors are scheduled to finish milling West Boulevard on July 15 and will start resurfacing the street on July 16 said Steven Sapp, spokesman for Columbia Public Works.
Some streets will be closed beginning at 3 p.m.. Parking is free but some lots are restricted. Entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m. with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
The Museum Associates president said he is hopeful that the Museum of Art and Archaeology will be brought back to MU's main campus and moved into a newer, bigger facility.
In June, the Columbia City Council voted to move forward with Option VIII-A without the previously planned conversions to Bingham and Brandon roadways.
The Columbia City Council dealt with a new comprehensive plan, rezoning for a six-story apartment building and other matters at its regular meeting Monday night.