city council http://kbia.org en Columbia City Council Candidates Meet to Discuss Disability Issues http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-candidates-meet-discuss-disability-issues <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Candidates for the Columbia City Council and School Board met today to discuss disability issues at a Forum at city hall.</p><p>Multiple Mid-Missouri disability services agencies hosted the forum to get the candidates talking about accessibility in the city. Community members submitted questions online, and the candidates discussed a range of issues, from playground accessibility, to inclusive hiring processes and expansion of the para transit system.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:22:13 +0000 Kate Grumke 49431 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council Candidates Meet to Discuss Disability Issues Columbia council approves renewable energy mandate bump http://kbia.org/post/columbia-council-approves-renewable-energy-mandate-bump <p></p><p>The Columbia City Council voted Monday night to increase the city’s renewable energy mandate. By 2018, Columbia Water and Light will now need to get 15 percent of its energy from renewable sources – up from 10 percent as spelled out in the renewable energy mandate passed by Columbia voters in 2004. The future goals were also increased to 25 percent by 2023 and 30 percent by 2029. The previous goal for 2023 was 15 percent and there was no goal set for 2029.</p><p>First Ward Councilmember Fred Schmidt was one of the councilmembers that voted to pass the change 5-2.</p><p>“The energy future and the environmental future calls for this – for doing something and I believe this is the right step. We don’t know what the future is going to hold, so we shoot for a multiplicity of sources,” Schmidt said. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 22:44:47 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 46340 at http://kbia.org Columbia council approves renewable energy mandate bump Unitarian church hopes to extend homeless shelter until Dec. 31; volunteers needed http://kbia.org/post/unitarian-church-hopes-extend-homeless-shelter-until-dec-31-volunteers-needed <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px; line-height: 24.96527862548828px;">The Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia is working to recruit enough volunteers to keep its temporary homeless shelter open until Dec. 31 –&nbsp;a week and a half longer than originally planned.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:01:22 +0000 Kellie Moore 45597 at http://kbia.org City task force on violence to discuss solutions for community http://kbia.org/post/city-task-force-violence-discuss-solutions-community <p></p><p>A new city task force on violence will meet for the second time this week. The group was put together by Mayor Bob McDavid and is looking at ways to reduce violence in Columbia. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:31:18 +0000 Kate Grumke 40177 at http://kbia.org City task force on violence to discuss solutions for community Kirksville pays fine to Environmental Protection Agency http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-pays-fine-environmental-protection-agency <p></p><p><span style="font-size:11.0pt">&nbsp;The city of Kirksville is paying a fine to the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to keep up on water inspections. The city is being fined because they did not follow the inspection guidelines at its industrial water treatment sites for the last several years. </span></p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:39:19 +0000 Alexandra Olgin & Associated Press 37261 at http://kbia.org Kirksville pays fine to Environmental Protection Agency Columbia City Council holds annual retreat http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-holds-annual-retreat <p>Members of Columbia’s city council gathered at the Activity and Recreation Center Friday to discuss the city’s strategic planning. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 23:08:13 +0000 Joyu Wang 35100 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council holds annual retreat Columbia housing ordinance put in place to address overcrowding http://kbia.org/post/columbia-housing-ordinance-put-place-address-overcrowding <p>As of February, landlords in Columbia are required to maintain a list of all tenants. It’s part of a new occupancy limitation disclosure ordinance recently passed by the City Council.</p><p>That the ordinance was put in place partially to deal with several overcrowding issues concerning neighbors.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:23:38 +0000 Andrew Yost 29220 at http://kbia.org Columbia officials meet for two-day retreat http://kbia.org/post/columbia-officials-meet-two-day-retreat <p>Columbia government officials met on Friday for the first of a two-day retreat. Fri, 08 Jun 2012 23:34:11 +0000 Jamie Crockett 15605 at http://kbia.org Columbia officials meet for two-day retreat Jefferson City to vote on tax measures http://kbia.org/post/jefferson-city-vote-tax-measures <p>A measure that would reduce property taxes and slightly increase sales tax is going to Jefferson City voters this August.</p><p> Tue, 22 May 2012 14:08:32 +0000 Abby Spudich 14562 at http://kbia.org Jefferson City to vote on tax measures Columbia municipal elections http://kbia.org/post/columbia-municipal-elections <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> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 23:21:59 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 11680 at http://kbia.org Columbia municipal elections Columbia 6th ward council race gets contentious http://kbia.org/post/columbia-6th-ward-council-race-gets-contentious <p>This week on <em>Talking Politics </em>we investigate the claims and accusations made during a surprisingly contentious race for Columbia&#39;s sixth ward city council seat.</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:17:10 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 11306 at http://kbia.org Columbia 6th ward council race gets contentious Springfield group pushes discrimination ban http://kbia.org/post/springfield-group-pushes-discrimination-ban <p>The Springfield City Council is being asked to consider ordinances that would ban discrimination against gay people. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 20:46:27 +0000 Associated Press 9144 at http://kbia.org Taxi stands to stay in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/taxi-stands-stay-columbia <p>Columbia&rsquo;s City Council unanimously voted to make downtown taxi stands and no-pick-up zones permanent on Monday night.&nbsp;&nbsp; Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:24:06 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 8429 at http://kbia.org Taxi stands to stay in Columbia Council Approves Regency Rezoning http://kbia.org/post/council-approves-regency-rezoning <p>olumbia City Council voted 5-to-2 Monday night to rezone the Regency mobile home park for a new student housing development. Tue, 22 Nov 2011 16:16:37 +0000 4116 at http://kbia.org Eviction Process Changes Approved by City Council http://kbia.org/post/eviction-process-changes-approved-city-council <p>The City Council has approved two new measures that affect the way evictions are carried out in Columbia.</p><p> Tue, 08 Nov 2011 23:40:00 +0000 3247 at http://kbia.org Eviction Process Changes Approved by City Council