Carrie Carroll

Jefferson City

The Jefferson City Council voted last night to move forward with two proposals for a new convention center, effectively putting off making a decision on which plan to choose.

The council plans to spend more than $9 million on the new convention center, but Fourth Ward City Council member Carrie Carroll said neither proposal is up to par. She was one of the four council members in the minority that voted against moving forward with both.

Jefferson City Council approves 2014 city budget

Sep 5, 2013
Jefferson City aerial view
/ Missouri Department of Tourism

The Jefferson City Council officially approved the 2014 city budget at its meeting on Tuesday. 

The Jefferson City City Council has taken on a debate about smoking in public housing.  A subcommittee of the City Council has announced a special meeting to discuss smoking regulations in public housing and whether the council has any power to change them. Several citizens from public housing and Smokefree Jefferson City asked the council earlier this month to strengthen regulations on smoking in public housing.

Jefferson City residents could see a half-cent sales tax increase as early as February of next year.