Columbia's newest fire station was LEED-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The guys in orange vests walking around downtown and staring at the sidewalks are looking at how accessible they are for people with disabilities.
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.
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.
Prop C is passing. J. Scott Christianson is in the lead for Boone County Presiding Commissioner.
If the proposed Transportation Development District on Grindstone Parkway is approved, those who shop at a new commercial development will have to pay a slightly higher sales tax.
The City Council held a public hearing about extending the park sales tax during its Monday night meeting. Citizens who spoke to the council showed wide support for the extension.
Several trails in Columbia are nearing completion, though others are still not ready for bikers and runners.
The city's financial picture is stable as a result of good foresight, said City Manager Bill Watkins. Future stability will depend on preparing for trouble yet to come.
The 1/8-cent sales tax is citywide and voters first passed it in 2000. It was extended by the voters in 2005, and the tax will raise an estimated $12 million dollars if extended for another five years.
State Public Defender Deputy Director Cat Kelly said Missouri would have needed to more than double the number of defense lawyers to keep up with caseloads.
Council sets Oct. 18 as decision day for two annexation proposals along Richland Road. The requests were first made in November 2008.
Council members expressed concern over the design before voting 6-1 to approve it.
As you walk or drive around Columbia, you will see a variety of public art. Some of it has been created through the city's Percent for Art program. The most recent is "Keys to the City" at Eighth Street and Broadway. There are nine others works installed and six more planned.
The City Council plans to swear in the new Water and Light director, Tad Johnsen, and discuss two annexation proposals along Richland Road.
Columbia bus routes and schedules are set to undergo major changes beginning Aug. 2. The hope is that the increased north, east and west routes will allow individuals greater employment opportunities and Saturday services will mirror weekday schedules to lessen confusion.
The presiding Boone County Commissioner is Ken Pearson, who has held the position for four years.
The ordinance, if passed, would regulate the size, height and distance of the piles from homes, among other things.
A design was unanimously recommended by the Commission on Cultural Affairs and is set to be presented to the City Council on Monday.
All bus routes will be modified, new areas of service will be added and the Saturday service will mirror the weekday schedule.