Major changes are likely coming to the city of Columbia and Columbia Public Schools because of the April 4 municipal election.

At minimum, more uncertainty is likely to come from the two elected bodies. The City Council will have two new members who, when combined with the two new members and new mayor elected last year, will leave only the Ward 6 council member, Betsy Peters, with more than one term of experience.

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David Webber joined the MU Political Science Department in 1986 and wrote his first column for the Missourian in 1994.

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