The two candidates hoping to be Columbia’s next Fifth Ward councilperson fielded questions Tuesday night about accountability for police and city staff, and about short-term rentals.

The forum, co-hosted by the Columbia Public Library and the League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County, was the fourth held for the candidates ahead of the April 4 election.

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