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Elections

McDavid, Skala, Thomas sworn in to Columbia City Council

Bob McDavid, Karl Skala and Ian Thomas took their oaths of office Monday to begin their new terms as mayor and Third and Fourth wards councilmen, respectively.

COLUMBIA ELECTION: McDavid, Skala, Thomas prevail

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid was re-elected to a second term Tuesday, but challengers Karl Skala and Ian Thomas defeated incumbents to win seats on the City Council.

Ian Thomas wins Fourth Ward Columbia City Council seat

Ian Thomas, former director of the PedNet Coalition, defeated incumbent Daryl Dudley and Bill Weitkemper with more than 47 percent of the vote.

Bob McDavid tops Sid Sullivan, wins second term as Columbia's mayor

Bob McDavid won with 60.9 percent of the votes and plans to focus a lot of attention on the growth of the business community.

Karl Skala reclaims Third Ward Columbia City Council seat

Challenger Karl Skala defeated incumbent Gary Kespohl with 54.2 percent to take back a seat on the Columbia City Council.

Boone County voters approve 911 sales tax

The three-eighths-cent tax takes effect Oct. 1. Boone County officials said they'll start working toward upgrades as soon as this week.

Columbia voters approve amendment to restrict use of eminent domain, blight

The ballot measure passed by 70 percent to 30 percent. The final vote tally was 8,950 in favor to 3,851 against.

Voters offer thoughts on Tuesday's municipal election

In Columbia, three seats on the City Council are up for grabs. Voters also cast ballots for mayor and for a Boone County amendment that would increase sales tax to pay for an overhaul of the 911 and emergency management operations.

VOTERS GUIDE: What you need to know for Tuesday's election

Get caught up on the candidates and issues on Tuesday's ballot.

VOTERS GUIDE: Fourth Ward City Council candidates' views on Columbia issues

Daryl Dudley, Ian Thomas and Bill Weitkemper are candidates for the Columbia City Council Fourth Ward seat in Tuesday's municipal election. This chart summarizes the candidates' views on several issues.

VOTERS GUIDE: Mayoral candidates' views on Columbia issues

Bob McDavid and Sid Sullivan are candidates for Columbia mayor in Tuesday's municipal election. This chart summarizes the candidates' views on several city issues.

VOTERS GUIDE: Third Ward City Council candidates' views on Columbia issues

Gary Kespohl and Karl Skala are candidates for the Columbia City Council Third Ward seat in Tuesday's municipal election. This chart summarizes the candidates' views on several issues.

Columbia charter amendment would restrict the use of eminent domain

Proposition 1 would prohibit the use of eminent domain to promote private redevelopment. It also would preclude the use of blight designations as a rationale for the city to condemn and acquire property.

 

What you need to know before you go the polls on Tuesday

Voters will elect a mayor, fill the Third and Fourth ward seats on the Columbia City Council and cast ballots on a charter amendment. Here's what voters need to know before they go to the polls.

Prop 1 seeks sales tax for 911, emergency centers

The three-eighths-cent sales tax would generate about $9.3 million per year and would be used to finance a new building for 911 and emergency management operations as well as staffing and equipment upgrades.

 

Candidates discuss 911 tax, policing at final public forum

Candidates for the City Council debated a host of issues Thursday evening at the last public forum before Tuesday's election.

City Council candidates discuss city, ward priorities

Missourian reporters asked candidates for the Columbia City Council nine standardized questions on city government issues. Here are their verbatim answers to a question about city and ward priorities beyond those addressed in previous questions.

Council candidates, 911 tax committee file finance reports 8 days before election

Mayor Bob McDavid leads all candidate fundraisers, while Citizens for Effective Emergency Response reports raising more than $17,000 to campaign for the 911 and emergency management sales tax.

City Council candidates discuss increasing MU enrollment

Missourian reporters asked candidates for seats on the Columbia City Council nine standardized questions on city government issues. Here are their verbatim answers to a question about MU's increasing enrollment.

City Council candidates discuss street, sidewalk and trail needs

Missourian reporters asked candidates for seats on the Columbia City Council nine standardized questions on city government issues. Here are their verbatim answers to a question about streets, sidewalks and trails.

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