columbia fourth ward http://kbia.org en 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