Barbara Hoppe

4:50 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Columbia commemorates 25th anniversary with Japanese city

Delegates from Hakusan City prepare to cut the ribbon on a new exhibit displaying photos and gifts sent from Hakusan City on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 in Columbia, Missouri. The gifts are given in a formal exchange between Columbia and Hakusan City with each delegation visit.
Credit Elizabeth Tontz / KBIA

Columbia shares connections with many international cities, including its sister city of Hakusan City in Japan.

City officials welcomed delegates this week from Columbia’s sister city Hakusan City in Japan. The visit commemorated the 25th anniversary of the relationship between the two cities. City Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe and Chairman Fukuda Hiroshi each gave a speech renewing the commitment between the two cities and exchanged gifts from each locality.

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4:48 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

City council votes against rezoning for proposed CVS pharmacy

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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.

Resident Rosie Gerding expressed her thoughts on the suburban look of the pharmacy would bring to the downtown area.

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3:21 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Collegiate Housing Partners seeks parking variance for project

At a city hall meeting last night, a St. Louis company looking to set up a new housing complex in downtown Columbia addressed several issues it’s facing regarding the construction plans.

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1:00 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

How zoning laws shape downtown Columbia

The vast majority of downtown Columbia is zoned C-2

  An influx of student housing downtown has Columbia wondering what will become of its beloved District, for better or worse. And the Niedermeyer house, the city’s oldest building, was almost demolished to make way for another high-rise apartment building. But why is this happening?

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CoMo Explained
2:12 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

How C-2 zoning could make or break Columbia

Downtown Columbia
Credit Chris Yunker / Flickr

Most of downtown Columbia is zoned for "central business."  But the same zone that lets developers build small boutiques with loft apartments lets in huge, disruptive housing complexes like the Brookside Apartments.

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11:58 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Moratorium on demolitions in downtown Columbia fails

The Niedermeyer building
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the Columbia City Council voted Tuesday night against an ordinance that would have put a created a six-month moratorium on demolition permits in downtown Columbia.

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Science, Health and Technology
7:50 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Columbia to study city use of fluoride in water

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The city of Columbia is now reviewing the use of fluoride in the city’s water supply.

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8:55 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Hoppe dominates Sixth Ward race

Supporters of Barbara Hoppe congratulated her for her victory in the 6th ward council race at her watch party in downtown Columbia. After hearing the final results, Hoppe said her victory shows what kind of campaign the citizens want.

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Talking Politics
9:17 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Columbia 6th ward council race gets contentious

The race for a seat on the city council from Columbia's sixth ward has become surprisingly heated.

This week on Talking Politics we investigate the claims and accusations made during a surprisingly contentious race for Columbia's sixth ward city council seat.

9:24 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Taxi stands to stay in Columbia

The Columbia City Council voted to keep taxi stands on local streets.
File photo KBIA

Columbia’s City Council unanimously voted to make downtown taxi stands and no-pick-up zones permanent on Monday night.  

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4:49 pm
Tue December 20, 2011

City Council considers repeal of eviction relief

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A provision that offers three months of free rent to evicted mobile park residents in Columbia is now facing a challenge.

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6:11 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Offer on Table to Buy Out Mobile Home Residents

The residents of the Regency Mobile Home Park are left with few options after a meeting with a potential buyer this week.

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