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Elections

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.

Candidates address infrastructure, minority issues at NAACP forum

About a dozen people listened to candidates for mayor, Third and Fourth wards council races address issues related to minorities, infrastructure problems in Columbia.

 

City Council candidates discuss the Police Department

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 the Police Department.

City Council candidates discuss crime

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 crime.

Fourth Ward candidate Bill Weitkemper says he would be 'tough but fair' leader

The longtime superintendent of the city's sewer division said dissatisfaction with city leadership prompted his bid for City Council.

Optimism fuels Fourth Ward Councilman Daryl Dudley in campaign

Despite the surprises of council service, Fourth Ward incumbent Daryl Dudley is enthusiastic about seeking a second three-year term.

Ian Thomas strives to bring his ideas and energy to Fourth Ward council seat

Ian Thomas has studied physics, been a substitute teacher, worked in the media and is most well known in Columbia for his involvement in the PedNet Coalition.

Proposition 1 defines when city can determine "blight," eminent domain for development

The charter amendment would prevent the city from using eminent domain to acquire property for economic development with the intention of transferring seized property to private entities.

City Council, mayoral candidates discuss youth violence, solutions at forum

Around 40 attendees gathered to hear the candidates address how they would lower unemployment, reduce youth violence and enhance youth development.

City Council candidates discuss Columbia bus system

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 the Columbia bus system.

City Council candidates discuss ideas for Columbia Regional Airport

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 Columbia Regional Airport.

Boone County, 911 officials prepared to launch new facility plans

Changes would begin immediately if voters approve Proposition 1 on the April 2 ballot, officials say.

Numbers drive Gary Kespohl's City Council re-election campaign

Gary Kespohl, the one-term incumbent running for re-election in the Third Ward, cites fiscal responsibility, job growth as priorities in his campaign.

Third Ward council candidate Karl Skala wants to reaffirm committment to Columbia

The former council member has remained active in city government since he lost his seat three years ago, and shows persistence and resiliency on the campaign trail.

City Council candidates discuss development incentives

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 incentives for development.

City Council candidates discuss downtown zoning

Missourian reporters asked candidates for seats on the Columbia City Council nine standardized questions on city government issues. Here are their answers to a question about downtown zoning.

 

Sid Sullivan runs for mayor in a bid for change in a diverse community

The mayoral candidate, who has run for public office in mid-Missouri three times before, says he's simply seeking a position that will allow him to make a difference.

Chamber of Commerce endorses sales tax for 911, emergency management services

Proposition #1 on the April 2 ballot would generate about $9.3 million per year.

 

Mayoral, City Council candidates field questions on disabilities at forum

Several issues addressed at Thursday night's Como Disabilities Advocacy Network Candidate Forum related to improving city transit and retaining affordable housing options for persons with disabilities.

Incumbent Mayor Bob McDavid offers focus, economic development in second term

Bob McDavid has never considered himself a politician, but since his election in 2010, he has come to relish his role as mayor and spokesman for Columbia, those close to him say.

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