With the pandemic waning, downtown Columbia is seeing increasing levels of outdoor events on public property.

The uptick in the events is welcomed by those boosting the city as a destination, but there have been complaints about the accompanying crowds and noise.

  • City/County Government and Neighborhoods reporter, fall 2022. Studying journalism with a focus on reporting and writing. Reach me at erikgalicia@mail.missouri.edu, or in the newsroom at 573-882-5720.

  • Fred Anklam manages city and county government reporters. He can be reached at anklamf@missouri.edu or in the newsroom at 573-882-5720.

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