The candidates answered audience questions at a forum hosted by the Muleskinners. Topics included Common Core State Standards, tax increment financing and preschool education in the district.
The four candidates campaigning for the three open seats on the Columbia School Board took questions Thursday during their first public forum.
Three candidates will be on the April 8 ballot to replace Fred Schmidt as the First Ward representative on the Columbia City Council.
Money would go toward equipment replacement and new facilities for the fire district. The issue will go to voters April 8.
Ginny Chadwick and Bill Easleyanswered questions from Chamber of Commerce members. Tyree Byndom, the third candidate, said he could not participate in the forum on religious grounds.
Tom Rose will not seek re-election, and incumbent Helen Wade has not filed so far. The deadline is Jan. 21,2014.
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 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, former director of the PedNet Coalition, defeated incumbent Daryl Dudley and Bill Weitkemper with more than 47 percent of the vote.
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.
Challenger Karl Skala defeated incumbent Gary Kespohl with 54.2 percent to take back a seat on the Columbia City Council.
The three-eighths-cent tax takes effect Oct. 1. Boone County officials said they'll start working toward upgrades as soon as this week.
The ballot measure passed by 70 percent to 30 percent. The final vote tally was 8,950 in favor to 3,851 against.
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.
Get caught up on the candidates and issues on Tuesday's ballot.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.