ian thomas http://kbia.org en 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 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 Columbia city council to vote on Providence Road improvement plan http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-vote-providence-road-improvement-plan <p>On April 15th the Columbia City Council will vote to pass the Providence Road improvement plan.</p><p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:20:13 +0000 Olga Khrustaleva 31826 at http://kbia.org Columbia city council to vote on Providence Road improvement plan 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 Fourth Ward challenger Ian Thomas narrowly defeats incumbent http://kbia.org/post/fourth-ward-challenger-ian-thomas-narrowly-defeats-incumbent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Supporters cheered as Fourth Ward City Council challenger Ian Thomas defeated incumbent Daryl Dudley in a tight race. He won by almost 3 percent over his opponent. Bill </span>Weitkemper<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> trailed both candidates all evening, finishing with 7% of the vote.</span></p><p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 05:16:10 +0000 Bridgit Bowden & Andrew Yost & Harris Chang 31411 at http://kbia.org Fourth Ward challenger Ian Thomas narrowly defeats incumbent Columbia's Fourth Ward council race features familiar faces http://kbia.org/post/columbias-fourth-ward-council-race-features-familiar-faces <p></p><p></p><p>The three candidates vying for Columbia’s fourth ward seat have different priority issues and disagreements on governing and budget spending, but what incumbent Daryl Dudley and challengers Ian Thomas and Bill Weitkemper have in common is the desire to make Columbia better and serve its residents.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:28:52 +0000 Janet Saidi 31057 at http://kbia.org Columbia's Fourth Ward council race features familiar faces