The week in comments: Candidate funding revealed, legalizing horse slaughter and gathering signatures for a Taser-free city
Every week, readers of ColumbiaMissourian.com offer their opinions on the news and the Missourian's coverage of it.
Resident Bonnie Bourne explains why Jerry Wade's experience and personal characteristics make him the best choice for mayor of Columbia.
The Leagues of Women Voters supports the Columbia School Bond Issue, Proposition 2 and Proposition 4.
Downtown cameras not practical because the majority of crime occurs elsewhere in Columbia.
Resident Daniel Jordan says Tracy Greever-Rice's experience and desire for the facts will make her an asset as the Fourth Ward councilwoman on the Columbia City Council.
Resident asks that campaigning focus on real issues, not attacks on other candidates.
Tracy Greever-Rice has an extensive track record of public service and will encourage local businesses to grow.
The clout of cash in the City Council races is visible but there isn't any correlation that money translates into votes given past local election results, George Kennedy says.
Some ideas for reshaping Missouri government can be more helpful than harmful, while others need further study before decisions can be made. Five interesting and five not-so-good ideas also made the list.
Sarah Read suggests that Barbara Hoppe is misrepresenting the facts about the Crosscreek Development mediation.
Debate about the bond issue concerns future funding if the issue passes and overcrowding in schools if it doesn't pass. The measure is before voters in the April 6 election.
Money for surveillance cameras could be better spent on attracting businesses or improving public transportation.
Working to revise the territorial agreement between the city and Boone County Fire Protection District is one example of Wade's skill at governing and mediation.
Proposition 1 is a scare tactic to allow "big brother" to watch us and cost us money as taxpayers.
A campaign called "Queer the Census" is lobbying for the next census to include an option for people to mark their sexual orientation.
Barbara Hoppe would like readers to know about Sarah Read's involvement with Crosscreek Development mediation process.
A background in education and an ability to listen to another's perspective makes Jonathan Sessions an ideal candidate.
The group of 22 PTA/PTSA units encourages Columbians to vote in support of the school district's bond increase.
A resident who has worked with both Bob McDavid and Jerry Wade in the past now supports Jerry Wade for mayor.