If elected, Karl Skala will push for developers to pay their fair share for needs created by the developments, such as roads and sewers, rather than placing an unfair burden on taxpayers.
Sid Sullivan will bring a data-driven, planned-growth approach to city governing, ensuring that Columbia remains and outstanding city for everyone well into the future.
Karl Skala has the experience and has proven his willingness to serve Third Ward on City Council.
Sid Sullivan, candidate for mayor, has the knowledge and commitment to listen to and be inclusive in addressing the needs of Columbia.
Karl Skala has an exemplary record of public service in Columbia.
Thomas would be a "bridge builder" and uniting force on the City Council, if elected.
Ian Thomas has a strong vision for our community.
Karl Skala will be advocate for sensible, sustainable growth in Third Ward and in Columbia.
Ian Thomas has worked to create healthier communities for families and children. He would work to make the city better as well.
It’s not exaggerating to say our current 911 system is out of date. Technology has changed and the system we rely on cannot adequately serve our community. Technology has changed in a way that gives citizens more opportunities to utilize the 911 system. Unfortunately, our current, antiquated 911 system can't take advantage of that greater citizen participation.
Mayor is committed to bettering our municipal systems, says former Second Ward councilman.
Karl Skala is valuable resource to the city concerning development, growth.
Karl Skala has proven record of support for responsible growth and respects the rights of individual property owners.
McDavid's talents, courage and ethics have been demonstrated while as hospital chairman and as mayor.
Ian Thomas has ability to work with others to make our community a better place to live.
The other candidates have not demonstrated very specific knowledge of city government. That should raise a big red flag to anyone who cares about effective representation and efficient governance.
Ian Thomas supports job growth and public safety. He has fresh ideas and takes a long view on infrastructure questions that involve transportation.
Ian Thomas is familiar with causes of concern to the city and has proven fiscal responsibility with public money.
Ian Thomas could represent well the residents of Columbia's Fourth Ward.