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Politics
5:22 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Columbia City Council Candidates Meet to Discuss Disability Issues

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  Candidates for the Columbia City Council and School Board met today to discuss disability issues at a Forum at city hall.

Multiple Mid-Missouri disability services agencies hosted the forum to get the candidates talking about accessibility in the city. Community members submitted questions online, and the candidates discussed a range of issues, from playground accessibility, to inclusive hiring processes and expansion of the para transit system.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:44 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Columbia council approves renewable energy mandate bump

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The Columbia City Council voted Monday night to increase the city’s renewable energy mandate. By 2018, Columbia Water and Light will now need to get 15 percent of its energy from renewable sources – up from 10 percent as spelled out in the renewable energy mandate passed by Columbia voters in 2004. The future goals were also increased to 25 percent by 2023 and 30 percent by 2029. The previous goal for 2023 was 15 percent and there was no goal set for 2029.

First Ward Councilmember Fred Schmidt was one of the councilmembers that voted to pass the change 5-2.

“The energy future and the environmental future calls for this – for doing something and I believe this is the right step. We don’t know what the future is going to hold, so we shoot for a multiplicity of sources,” Schmidt said.

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Faith/Religion
11:01 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Unitarian church hopes to extend homeless shelter until Dec. 31; volunteers needed

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia is working to recruit enough volunteers to keep its temporary homeless shelter open until Dec. 31 – a week and a half longer than originally planned.

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Politics
8:31 am
Mon September 9, 2013

City task force on violence to discuss solutions for community

The Columbia City Council originally passed a measure in February declaring some parts of the city "blighted."
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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.

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Politics
4:39 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Kirksville pays fine to Environmental Protection Agency

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 The city of Kirksville is paying a fine to the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to keep up on water inspections. The city is being fined because they did not follow the inspection guidelines at its industrial water treatment sites for the last several years.

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Politics
6:08 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Columbia City Council holds annual retreat

Members of Columbia's city council gathered at the Activity and Recreation Center for its annual retreat.
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Members of Columbia’s city council gathered at the Activity and Recreation Center Friday to discuss the city’s strategic planning.

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Business
5:23 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Columbia housing ordinance put in place to address overcrowding

As of February, landlords in Columbia are required to maintain a list of all tenants. It’s part of a new occupancy limitation disclosure ordinance recently passed by the City Council.

That the ordinance was put in place partially to deal with several overcrowding issues concerning neighbors.

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Politics
6:34 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Columbia officials meet for two-day retreat

City Council members and department staff set goals that are expected to last for the next three years.
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Columbia government officials met on Friday for the first of a two-day retreat.

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Politics
9:08 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Jefferson City to vote on tax measures

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A measure that would reduce property taxes and slightly increase sales tax is going to Jefferson City voters this August.

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Intersection
6:21 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Columbia municipal elections

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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.
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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.

Politics
2:46 pm
Mon February 20, 2012

Springfield group pushes discrimination ban

The Springfield City Council is being asked to consider ordinances that would ban discrimination against gay people.

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

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Politics
10:16 am
Tue November 22, 2011

Council Approves Regency Rezoning

olumbia City Council voted 5-to-2 Monday night to rezone the Regency mobile home park for a new student housing development.

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Politics
5:40 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Eviction Process Changes Approved by City Council

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The City Council has approved two new measures that affect the way evictions are carried out in Columbia.

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