Local Government

Boone and Callaway county courthouses closed Tuesday

The Boone and Callaway county courthouses will be closed Tuesday. The decision to open Wednesday will be made Tuesday afternoon.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Crime statistics

Find crime statistics for MU, Columbia, Boone County and Missouri.

Keene Street project leads council to re-evaluate tree preservation plan

A plan to remove protected trees off Keene Street in exchange for off-site mitigation has led the city council to reconsider how urban forests could be preserved.

Council to review Special Business District sales tax proposal

Revenue generated by the proposed sales tax increase would be used to make The district cleaner, bolster public safety programs, jump-start marketing efforts and enhance the beautification process

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Financial trends and budgets for Columbia

Find out how the city has been spending your tax dollars for the past 10 years.

City interested in financing parking garage at downtown hotel

The city has taken interest in establishing a parking garage near the Regency Hotel.


Funding for Bike, Walk & Wheel Week decreases

Budget for the 10th annual event will decrease from $108,000 to $5,000 because of the cut of $103,000 from GetAbout Columbia, which has supported the event. However, Janet Godon believes the loss of funding will not affect the support from community businesses and organizations.

Commission releases plans for Bonnie View Park

The nearly 90-acre park will try to preserve the natural landscape.

Planning and Zoning Commission approves new apartment complex

The more than 12.5-acre complex will feature two- to four-bedroom apartments.

City Council to hear rezoning request for College Ave. apartments

The North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association is asking the council to change the request to restrict what the developer can do.

City Council approves stream bank stabilization project

The council voted 7-0 for the project, hoping it will help prevent erosion from damaging sewer pipes.

City Council to consider creating improvement district downtown

The creation of the district could allow for a  half-cent sales tax, if approved by residents, that would generate an estimated $2.5 million to fund projects in the area.

Bill preventing parking by mailboxes tabled again

The city manager recommended tabling so the council could talk to stakeholders.

City Council puts $49.5 million bond issue on April ballot

The bond will be used to purchase the remainder of the natural gas-fueled Columbia Energy Center from Ameren Energy Marketing.


City Council approves ecological restoration project

The project, expected to get under way in April, will be done on a former city sewer site.

Council approves Ridgeway Cottages sewer line construction

Approval of the sewer line installation allows developer Amir Ziv to go ahead with a central Columbia housing project.

Bill to remove Blue Ridge Road stop sign goes to council

The bill would remove the all-way stop at Blue Ridge Road and Skylane Drive and the crosswalk at the intersection, as well as install a new crosswalk at Blue Ridge Road and Deer Run Drive.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Missouri unemployment statistics by county

Search Missouri unemployment statistics from 1990 to the present by year, month and county.

TIF funding approved for Regency Hotel

A tax increment finance funding resolution was approved for the redevelopment of Regency Hotel by the TIF Commission.

Columbia four months away from sixth red-light-traffic camera

Columbia's net revenue from tickets issued as a result of red-light cameras was $18,046.94 for the fiscal year 2010.