Local Government

Repeal group's second petition ruled to be 140 signatures short

In a letter to Repeal 6214, the group hoping to block the Opus Development agreement,  City Clerk Sheela Amin said the petition received only 3,069 signatures from registered Columbia voters, falling 140 signatures short.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Columbia's new pickleball courts plan available online

City Council approved four new pickleball courts at Albert-Oakland Park. The plans for the courts are available on the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department website.

Heroin overdose antidote bill awaits Gov. Nixon’s signature

If a bill passed by the Missouri General Assembly is signed into law, first responders in Missouri will be able to carry medication that reverses the potentially fatal effects of opioid overdose.

FROM READERS: Stephens aviation sign uncovered at former airport site

Columbia Municipal Airport was home to Stephens College Aviation Department from 1941 until about 1960.

UPDATE: Council votes to repeal first Opus agreement

The City Council repealed a development agreement it passed with Opus Development Co. in March. City leaders could still issue Opus a building permit without the development agreement.

Council approves final plat for Parkside Estates near Rock Bridge State Park

The final plat of the Parkside Estates development was approved Monday by the Columbia City Council with a 4-2 vote.

Columbia residents speak out about proposed state sales tax increase

Columbia residents shared their opinions Monday during an open house about the proposed sales tax increase that would fund transportation improvements in Boone County and throughout the state.

City Council scheduled to vote on repeal of Opus agreement

The Columbia City Council is scheduled to act during its Monday night meeting on a referendum petition designed to repeal a downtown student-housing development agreement. The petition has still not been ruled valid.

Final plat for Parkside Estates to be reconsidered

The Parkside Estates development will come before the council Monday for a vote on the revised final plat. 

Violence task force makes 3rd recommendation, looks at more projects

The task force passed its third recommendation at Wednesday's meeting, saying the Highsteppers, a local drill team, should "receive more robust support from the city."

Ballenger selected as GOP candidate for recorder of deeds

Lisa Ballenger, who is now the deputy recorder, is one of three employees of the recorder's office who are candidates for the position.

Repeal 6214 submits another petition to block Opus development

Petitioners turned in a referendum petition Monday designed to repeal Opus Development Co.'s amended agreement with the city.

Columbia zoning panel recommends change to boost population density downtown

The proposal would allow construction of secondary homes on some lots zoned for duplexes.

Residents file suit to halt Parkside Estates Development

A lawsuit was filed against the city of Columbia on Friday. Residents are concerned the Parkside Estates development is affecting the water quality in Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. 

Eat Local Month kicks off Saturday

The celebration's timing will give locavores-to-be ample time to get more involved this growing season.

What we know about the proposed Opus downtown development

Opus Development Co.'s downtown student housing project has undergone many changes and challenges. The Missourian breaks down the questions surrounding the issue. 

City counselor: Council 'in a holding pattern' on Opus

City Counselor Nancy Thompson outlined the current state of Opus Development Co.'s downtown student housing project. Thompson said the city will know more before the next council meeting on June 16.

Fourth Ward to see sewer repairs after years of poor conditions

The Columbia City Council on Monday night voted unanimously to approve two sewer projects that are intended to address sewer problems in 87 homes.

City Council prepares for future ballot initiatives

Columbia City Council met to discuss the terms and planning of the upcoming November ballot and future ballots.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: 2014 Renewable Energy Report

Columbia Water and Light released the report in March. It outlines Columbia Water and Light's energy purchases.