mike matthes http://kbia.org en City of Columbia considers retail surveyors for sales tax revenue http://kbia.org/post/city-columbia-considers-retail-surveyors-sales-tax-revenue <p>The City of Columbia may hire a company to survey sales tax revenue within the retail economy of the city.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:16:25 +0000 Desiree Seals 51702 at http://kbia.org City of Columbia considers retail surveyors for sales tax revenue Columbia City Council will not support TIF proposal http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-will-not-support-tif-proposal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Monday night, Columbia City Council voted 5-2 against a plan for a tax increment financing district that City Manager Mike Matthes had been promoting. The TIF would’ve paid for infrastructure projects in the downtown area.</p><p>Council member, Ian Thomas, had been hearing a lot of concern about the TIF the week prior to the meeting. He says people did not fully understand it and that they felt it was not constant with community plans. He says this concern was echoed in the meeting.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:27:30 +0000 Heather Adams & George DuMontier 48369 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council will not support TIF proposal TIFs and downtown development in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/tifs-and-downtown-development-columbia <p></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At a meeting tonight, members of Columbia’s City Council are expected to vote on a resolution offering preliminary support for a downtown </span>TIF<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> district. The idea, which would fund downtown infrastructure improvements, would freeze sales and property taxes for up to 23 years – money from any additional future revenue increases would then be diverted to a special fund for those improvements.</span></p></div><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:39:15 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 48302 at http://kbia.org TIFs and downtown development in Columbia Columbia Airport adds second daily flight to Chicago http://kbia.org/post/columbia-airport-adds-second-daily-flight-chicago <p>The Columbia Regional Airport is adding a second daily flight to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:11:00 +0000 Mark Bergin 43271 at http://kbia.org Columbia Airport adds second daily flight to Chicago Columbia City Council’s Clark Lane plan raises safety concerns http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-s-clark-lane-plan-raises-safety-concerns <p>Columbia City Council has approved a plan that narrows the lanes on Columbia&rsquo;s busy Clark Lane, and adds a shoulder to the road.</p><p>A city council report of possible road construction on Clark Lane in Columbia was met with protest at the City Council meeting Monday night. The plan calls for narrowing the 12 foot lanes of Clark Lane by one foot in each lane and adding at six foot shoulder.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:22:07 +0000 George Varney 41747 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council’s Clark Lane plan raises safety concerns Columbia City Council renews CAT-TV funding http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-renews-cat-tv-funding <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Columbia Access Televisio</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">n is set to receive funding once again under the city's newly proposed budget.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">CAT-TV, was not originally included in the fiscal year 2014 budget proposed by the Columbia City Council. But now, because of a $200,000 surplus from last year, the city council has amended the budget to provide that money to CAT-TV. Council members made the change during Tuesday's city council meeting.</span></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 20:33:32 +0000 Mark Bergin 39965 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council renews CAT-TV funding Columbia city manager discusses proposed 2014 budget http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-manager-discusses-proposed-2014-budget <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 22:04:30 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 39460 at http://kbia.org Columbia city manager discusses proposed 2014 budget Columbia city council discusses infrastructure at annual planning retreat http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-discusses-infrastructure-annual-planning-retreat <p>Columbia residents identified improvements to public safety, roads and storm water infrastructure as key priorities in a survey conducted by the city council. The council met Friday and Saturday in its annual planning retreat to discuss future payment options.</p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:46:52 +0000 Tori Meador 35216 at http://kbia.org Columbia city council discusses infrastructure at annual planning retreat Boone County: 130 calls to 911 each month unanswered for more than 60 seconds http://kbia.org/post/boone-county-130-calls-911-each-month-unanswered-more-60-seconds <p>On April 2, Boone County residents vote on whether the county should increase its sales tax to fund improvements to its 911 dispatch center.</p><p>Boone County Presiding Commissioner Dan Atwill said there haven’t been any major changes to the center since 1990s. Currently in Boone County, 130 calls each month take more than 60 seconds to answer, while industry standard dictates that most calls are processed within 15 seconds.</p><p>Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes said the joint communications and 911 dispatch center needs to keep up with Boone County’s growing population.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 13:56:15 +0000 Olga Khrustaleva 30710 at http://kbia.org Boone County: 130 calls to 911 each month unanswered for more than 60 seconds I-70 construction to start at Stadium Blvd. http://kbia.org/post/i-70-construction-start-stadium-blvd <p>Construction of a new interchange on Interstate 70 at Stadium Boulevard will start next week. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:39:45 +0000 Yuqing Pan 30497 at http://kbia.org I-70 construction to start at Stadium Blvd. Niedermeyer fate sparks conversation about CoMo's C-2 zoning http://kbia.org/post/niedermeyer-fate-sparks-conversation-about-comos-c-2-zoning <p></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:43:34 +0000 meredith turk 30328 at http://kbia.org Niedermeyer fate sparks conversation about CoMo's C-2 zoning Delta service ends, American begins at Columbia Regional Airport http://kbia.org/post/delta-service-ends-american-begins-columbia-regional-airport <p>Delta Airlines discontinued its service at Columbia Regional Airport today, while American Airlines will launch its daily non-stop flights to Chicago and Dallas tomorrow. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:19:00 +0000 Hilary Niles 28864 at http://kbia.org Delta service ends, American begins at Columbia Regional Airport Columbia Police Department names Deputy Chief finalists http://kbia.org/post/columbia-police-department-names-deputy-chief-finalists <p>The Columbia Police Department says even though it conducted a nationwide search to find the new Deputy Chief of Police, the three finalists for the job are all officers currently with the department. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:30:23 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 22575 at http://kbia.org Columbia Police Department names Deputy Chief finalists Columbia Police Captains now "at will" employees http://kbia.org/post/columbia-police-captains-now-will-employees <p>The Columbia City Council has approved an amendment that changes the status of Columbia's Police Captains from classified to unclassified employees. Under the new classification the police captains lose their right to due process and are now "at will" employees under Police Chief Kenneth Burton. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:09:50 +0000 Sarah Hollins 21343 at http://kbia.org Columbia Police Captains now "at will" employees Columbia City Council passes 2013 budget http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-passes-2013-budget <p>The Columbia City Council <a href="https://www.gocolumbiamo.com/Council/Commissions/downloadfile.php?id=6506">passed its budget for the 2013 fiscal year</a> Monday night. Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes says one of the main focuses this year was to try to relieve the general fund by closing the gap between revenues and expenses by a million dollars. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:00:23 +0000 Sarah Hollins 21342 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council passes 2013 budget New Downtown Incubator attracts entrepreneurs and English teachers http://kbia.org/post/new-downtown-incubator-attracts-entrepreneurs-and-english-teachers <p>If you’ve got a sharp eye you might have noticed a new building in downtown Columbia. &nbsp;Last week the City of Columbia and local entrepreneurial group The League of Innovators officially opened the Brent and Erica Beshore&nbsp;Downtown Incubator.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 22:45:07 +0000 Scott Pham 21147 at http://kbia.org New Downtown Incubator attracts entrepreneurs and English teachers Columbia council approves consultant for zoning issues http://kbia.org/post/columbia-council-approves-consultant-zoning-issues <p>Columbia City Council voted Monday night to hire an outside consulting service to help with the revision of the city&rsquo;s zoning ordinances and subdivision regulations. Council members hope hiring an outside consultant to focus on city-specific zoning issues will help spur urban growth. Community Development Director Tim Teddy says the project would be a multiyear effort. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 19:36:41 +0000 Jon Ingram 18922 at http://kbia.org Columbia council approves consultant for zoning issues City Manager presents 2013 budget proposal http://kbia.org/post/city-manager-presents-2013-budget-proposal <p>Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes is asking council members to consider his recommended budget for the 2013 fiscal year. He says the proposal comes closer to balancing the city&rsquo;s budget gap by 2014.<br /> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 00:23:34 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 18141 at http://kbia.org City Manager presents 2013 budget proposal City planners seek feedback on adding more Tax Increment Financing districts http://kbia.org/post/city-planners-seek-feedback-adding-more-tax-increment-financing-districts <p>Columbia officials are seeking feedback from the public on TIFs &ndash; or Tax Increment Financing, and its impact on the city.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:24:07 +0000 Janet Saidi & Robert Abel 16678 at http://kbia.org City planners seek feedback on adding more Tax Increment Financing districts Farmers stick with corn despite challenges http://kbia.org/post/farmers-stick-corn-despite-challenges <p>This week on the show: Columbia&rsquo;s City Manager talks about the direction of the local economy. Plus, farmers continue to plant corn despite failing efforts to combat rootworm. Wed, 30 May 2012 22:26:27 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 15037 at http://kbia.org Farmers stick with corn despite challenges Newscast for April 26, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-april-26-2012-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">Regional news coverage from the KBIA&nbsp;newsroom, including:</span></p><ul><li>Columbia City Manager stands behind police chief Ken Burton.</li><li>A possible minimum wage increase.</li><li>Whistleblowers could face reduced protections</li></ul> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:59:14 +0000 Chris McDaniel 13112 at http://kbia.org Newscast for April 26, 2012 Columbia City Manager stands behind police chief http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-manager-stands-behind-police-chief <p>The Columbia Fraternal Order of Police, or FOP, is calling for the removal of Police Chief Ken Burton.&nbsp; The Mayor and City Manager were sent a 349-page complaint that detailed grievances against Burton and his alleged violations.&nbsp; City Manager Mike Matthes responded with his support of the embattled police chief.</p><p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:48:43 +0000 Shanley Reynolds 13111 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Manager stands behind police chief Report says Columbia Police Department environment is "approaching toxicity" http://kbia.org/post/report-says-columbia-police-department-environment-approaching-toxicity <p>Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes has announced plans to implement 14 recommendations made in a&nbsp;report highly critical&nbsp;of the Columbia Police Department. The report outlines problems within CPD,&nbsp;saying the department&#39;s&nbsp;reputation in the community has been steadily dropping.</p><p>&quot;The community has lowered the report card of the police department from a B to a D over the past&nbsp;six years,&quot;&nbsp;said&nbsp;City Manager Mike Matthes.</p><p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:34:51 +0000 Janet Saidi & Elizabeth Trovall 10061 at http://kbia.org Report says Columbia Police Department environment is "approaching toxicity" Columbia officials consider transit cuts http://kbia.org/post/columbia-officials-consider-transit-cuts <p>Columbia city officials are still discussing options for shoring up a projected one-million-dollar shortfall in the city&rsquo;s transit budget.</p><p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 16:16:40 +0000 8577 at http://kbia.org Columbia officials consider transit cuts Matthes says proposed tax increase could finance regional airport http://kbia.org/post/matthes-says-proposed-tax-increase-could-finance-regional-airport <p>A proposed tax increase on hotel rooms could help finance improvements to the Columbia Regional Airport, according to Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:32:46 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 7667 at http://kbia.org Matthes says proposed tax increase could finance regional airport Columbia Regional Airport expansion http://kbia.org/post/columbia-regional-airport-expansion <p><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); ">&nbsp;Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 01:33:50 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 7546 at http://kbia.org Columbia Regional Airport expansion