The two candidates for the top job in Boone County government differ on the best way to budget, but auditors here and elsewhere say the current strategy is common.
The job pays more than $80,000, a sum that Republican contender Ed Robb said is too high. Most Boone County officials make about $20,000 more on average than their counterparts in nine other First Class counties in Missouri.
Mark Pfeiffer and Karen Mitchell are eligible for election to 12-year terms on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District.
The ballot measure would amend the state constitution to require First Class counties with charter governments to elect their assessors, but its immediate impact would be minimal.
John Cauthorn is running for office to be a voice for agriculture and the Republican Party in the state House. Kelly Schultz wants to make a connection between legislators and voters.
The pro-Proposition B group is far ahead of its main opponent in fundraising, but that might not be the best indicator of which side will win on Nov. 2.
The property will be rezoned for the construction of a one-story office building.
After a major revision by the developer late last week to the Richland Road rezoning request, the City Council decided to send it back to the Planning and Zoning Commission and consider it Dec. 6.
The Columbia City Council approved a request Monday to move the parade to noon. Typically, it begins at 8 a.m. on the Saturday of Homecoming.
Developer David Atkins and his attorney Robert Hollis decided to drop the rezoning request for Tract 1, 90 acres of commercial development in the Richland Road proposal.
The 1-70/Lake of the Woods interchange project will receive $1.5 million with the approval of Congress. The entire project is estimated to cost $133 million.
The business community came out strong for both candidates. J. Scott Christianson, though, raised almost twice as much money as Ed Robb.
Andrew Schneider, 27, was the airport manager in Jamestown, N.D. He will take over the Columbia airport on Nov. 8.
The Planning and Zoning and the Energy and Environment commissions submitted a draft ordinance to the City Council that could regulate the height and location of soil piles.
The proposed 271-acre development, which could be approved by the Columbia City Council on Monday night, would expand Columbia's borders to the east and force those looking for a rural lifestyle farther outside the city.
The city of Columbia and the members of the SWAT team involved in a February raid filed their response and counterclaim to the complaint issued by the family whose home was raided.
Columbia's plan for a sixth red-light camera is on hold in the wake of a MoDOT freeze of new cameras on state highways.
On Friday, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce provided a public statement regarding its stance on the TASER ban, Amendment 3 and the city parks sales tax extension.
Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton held a dialogue Friday night with a group that has often objected to police policies. He spoke to the local chapter of the ACLU about several controversial subjects, including SWAT enforcement and the use of Tasers.
The Weiss property is a 21.9 acre annexation and rezoning request that has followed the Richland Road proposal over the past two years.