Columbia First Ward council candidates answer development, infrastructure questions

Candidates Ginny Chadwick and Bill Easleyanswered questions from an audience of more than 30 people at a candidate forum hosted by the Boone County Muleskinners on Friday.Tyree Byndom, the third candidate, did not attend.

Muleskinners to host First Ward candidate forum

Columbia City Council First Ward candidates Ginny Chadwick and Bill Easley will address audience's questions and concerns at the Muleskinners' lunch-time forum.

Columbia candidates for school board, City Council discuss disability issues

Tuesday's forum was an opportunity for candidates in the April 8 election to share their views and knowledge of disability issues in Columbia. About 50 people attended.

Want to vote in the April 8 election? Wednesday is the last day to register

Registration must be completed online or postmarked by 5 p.m. Wednesday to be valid for the general municipal election on April 8.

School Board candidates discuss Common Core, school safety at Muleskinners forum

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.

School Board candidates find common ground on funding, achievement gap

The four candidates campaigning for the three open seats on the Columbia School Board took questions Thursday during their first public forum.

FIRST WARD CITY COUNCIL: Meet the candidates

Three candidates will be on the April 8 ballot to replace Fred Schmidt as the First Ward representative on the Columbia City Council.

Boone County Fire Protection District to ask for $14 million bond issue

Money would go toward equipment replacement and new facilities for the fire district. The issue will go to voters April 8.

First Ward City Council candidates address Columbia transportation, crime

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.

Two file for Columbia School Board seats

Tom Rose will not seek re-election, and incumbent Helen Wade has not filed so far. The deadline is Jan. 21,2014. 

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.