Bob McDavid http://kbia.org en Columbia City Council members no longer volunteers http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-members-no-longer-volunteers <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Columbia City Council members will receive some compensation for their service, beginning in May.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:08:08 +0000 Associated Press 51672 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council members no longer volunteers City Council denies rezoning request for student-housing complex http://kbia.org/post/city-council-denies-rezoning-request-student-housing-complex <p>Land northeast of Stadium Boulevard and the Cinnamon Hill Lane, Maguire Boulevard intersection will stay agricultural, at least for now, after a failed rezoning request.</p><p>The Columbia City Council voted 4-3 last night in opposition of New York City developers Park7 Group’s request to change the land from agricultural to a planned unit development, which would’ve been the site of an 899-bed luxury student-housing complex, The Avenue.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:08:46 +0000 Kelly Skehen 47619 at http://kbia.org City Council denies rezoning request for student-housing complex Columbia City Council approves renovation plan for Douglass Park http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-approves-renovation-plan-douglass-park <p>Columbia City Council members have approved phase one renovations for Douglass Park. The renovations include an outdoor amphitheater, more green space, a relocated parking lot, and a small shelter.</p><p>About 25 young people were at Monday's city council meeting to support the inclusion of a skate park in the initial phase one renovations.&nbsp; The city plans to build the skate park at a later date.</p><p>Christopher Bailey is owner of Parkside Skateshop. He spoke to the council during the public comment portion.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:37:42 +0000 Angela Pearson 44708 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council approves renovation plan for Douglass Park City council votes against rezoning for proposed CVS pharmacy http://kbia.org/post/city-council-votes-against-rezoning-proposed-cvs-pharmacy <p>The Columbia City Council voted to not pass a bill to rezone 1.39 acres on the corner of Providence Road and East Broadway to build a CVS pharmacy Monday evening. The pharmacy would have consisted of a 13,000 square foot building, drive-thru pharmacy, 65 parking spaces, and more efficient sidewalks along Broadway.</p><p>Resident Rosie Gerding expressed her thoughts on the suburban look of the pharmacy would bring to the downtown area.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:48:40 +0000 Samatha Ware 42546 at http://kbia.org City council votes against rezoning for proposed CVS pharmacy 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 Columbia City Council approves mayor's plan to form crime taskforce http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-approves-mayors-plan-form-crime-taskforce <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Columbia City Council approved a proposal from Mayor Bob&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">McDavid</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to create a&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">taskforce</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to look at&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">youth crimes in the city by a vote of six in favor to none against. </span>Councilmember<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ian Thomas did not attend the meeting.</span></p><p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:38:58 +0000 Casey Morell 38346 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council approves mayor's plan to form crime taskforce Newscast for August 5, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-august-5-2013 <p></p><p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Columbia Mayor McDavid announce plan too add police officers</li><li>Ellis Library, Stephen College arsonist to represent self in court</li><li>Missouri State University's beef now sold at specialty meat store Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:43:46 +0000 Kristofor Husted 38311 at http://kbia.org McDavid announces plan to reduce crime in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/mcdavid-announces-plan-reduce-crime-columbia <p>Speaking before a crowded conference room at City Hall, Columbia Mayor Bob&nbsp;McDavid opened his press this morning conference bluntly.</p><p>"Columbia has too much crime," he said, as a slide behind him read the same. &nbsp;"Nobody here disputes that."</p><p>Crime in Columbia has been a growing concern among residents and government officials – so much so that McDavid has come up with a six-point plan he thinks could lessen violent crime in Columbia.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 18:08:23 +0000 Casey Morell 38287 at http://kbia.org McDavid announces plan to reduce crime in Columbia Columbia’s new council members look ahead http://kbia.org/post/columbia-s-new-council-members-look-ahead <p>Karl Skala and Ian Thomas were sworn into office at a special city council meeting Monday evening in Columbia.</p><p>Fourth Ward Council member Ian Thomas said he wants to bring a more research based and analytical approach to policy making to the council. Thomas said he’s looking forward to working on finding a solution to the Providence Road congestion problem.</p><p>Third Ward Council member Karl Skala said he has many plans for the future.</p><p>“There’s lots of stuff that I want to do. I don’t want to rush things," Skala said. "We’re going to be talking about this for three years.”</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:24:43 +0000 Jenn Cooper 31716 at http://kbia.org Columbia’s new council members look ahead Hartzler, McDavid call for funding to keep airport tower open http://kbia.org/post/hartzler-mcdavid-call-funding-keep-airport-tower-open <p>A U.S. Congress member was not an airplane passenger at the Columbia Regional Airport on Tuesday. Instead, she visited to draw attention to an important safety issue.</p><p>Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri’s Fourth District said she does not agree with the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to close the air traffic control tower at the airport.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:47:06 +0000 Tony Nochim 31058 at http://kbia.org Hartzler, McDavid call for funding to keep airport tower open Mayor Bob McDavid asks for an apology for offensive Facebook post http://kbia.org/post/mayor-bob-mcdavid-asks-apology-offensive-facebook-post <p>Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid said he would like the Columbia Police Officers Association to issue a formal apology after an offensive status update was posted on the organization’s Facebook page this week.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Wednesday Facebook status joked about the police department’s possible acquisition of an armored Mercedes— and about the reaction from the “boys in the hood.”&nbsp; The post has since been taken down.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:26:58 +0000 Bridgit Bowden 30790 at http://kbia.org Mayor Bob McDavid asks for an apology for offensive Facebook post Columbia Mayoral candidates make their case http://kbia.org/post/columbia-mayoral-candidates-make-their-case <p></p><p></p><p>On this week’s Talking Politics, we hear from Columbia’s Mayoral candidates. We’re just two weeks away from the Municipal election on April 2<sup>nd</sup>. Republican Mayor Bob McDavid is running for re-election, and is being challenged by Sid Sullivan. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:23:23 +0000 Meredith Turk & Sydney Miller 30678 at http://kbia.org Columbia Mayoral candidates make their case Sam Allison drops out of Columbia's race for mayor http://kbia.org/post/sam-allison-drops-out-columbias-race-mayor <p>Columbia mayoral candidate Sam Allison has announced his withdrawal from the city-wide race. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:49:33 +0000 Kristofor Husted 27504 at http://kbia.org Sam Allison drops out of Columbia's race for mayor New air travel options take off in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/new-air-travel-options-take-columbia <p>The Columbia City Council unanimously approved a new plan with American Airlines for new routes to Dallas and Chicago from Columbia Regional Airport. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:53:08 +0000 Andrea Park 23230 at http://kbia.org New air travel options take off in Columbia Columbia leaders detail plan to address pension problem http://kbia.org/post/columbia-leaders-detail-plan-address-pension-problem <p>City leaders are asking Columbia city council to allow them to make significant changes to the city&rsquo;s benefit plans for new employees. It&rsquo;s an effort to address the city&rsquo;s ailing pensions. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 18:53:49 +0000 Jon Ingram 17444 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council creates new EEZ Board http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-creates-new-eez-board <p>The Columbia City Council approved a measure Monday creating a board that reviews the economic potential of underdeveloped city neighborhoods. Tue, 22 May 2012 14:02:25 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 14561 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council creates new EEZ Board Blight Decree proposal ramifications discussed by city council http://kbia.org/post/blight-decree-proposal-ramifications-discussed-city-council <p sab="818">Concerns about a &ldquo;blight&rdquo; designation in the city of Columbia are continuing to come out in public forums. Issues such as using outdated census data from the year 2000, incorporating the first ward in the blighted zone, and potential employment of felons in the new &ldquo;blighted&rdquo; areas are among concerns being raised.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 22:23:01 +0000 Janet Saidi & Katherine Biek 10647 at http://kbia.org Blight Decree proposal ramifications discussed by city council Columbia regional airport spreads its wings to Atlanta http://kbia.org/post/columbia-regional-airport-spreads-its-wings-atlanta <p>The Columbia Regional Airport will expand its reach beginning in June.&nbsp; Fri, 02 Mar 2012 22:41:05 +0000 Matt Veto 9892 at http://kbia.org Columbia regional airport spreads its wings to Atlanta Columbia Mayor aims to upgrade Columbia Regional Airport http://kbia.org/post/columbia-mayor-aims-upgrade-columbia-regional-airport <p>Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid says offering additional air service to travel hubs like Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta is a major goal of city and regional planners. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 22:57:51 +0000 Kylie Hennagin 9817 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council passes gender protection measures http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-passes-gender-protection-measures <p>A new group of Columbia residents now has protection against several forms of possible discrimination. Tue, 06 Dec 2011 23:41:12 +0000 4863 at http://kbia.org