Columbia City Council has approved a plan that narrows the lanes on Columbia’s busy Clark Lane, and adds a shoulder to the road.
A city council report of possible road construction on Clark Lane in Columbia was met with protest at the City Council meeting Monday night. The plan calls for narrowing the 12 foot lanes of Clark Lane by one foot in each lane and adding at six foot shoulder.
Missouri drivers are paying less at the pump than drivers in any other state right now. Missouri is currently home to the cheapest gas in the nation with the average gas price in the state at $3.05 per gallon.
The 6th annual Citizen Jane film festival kicked off Friday at Stephen’s College. The festival will celebrate women filmmakers and—this year—adds a participatory summit to kick start a conversation about getting more in filmmaking.
This year, the festival held the first ever “Citizen Jane Summit” on Thursday.
Programming Director, Kerri Yost, told Thursday’s crowd she was proud of this cadence of friendliness.
“I really feel that everybody here creates what it is for us,” Yost said. “And it sounds really silly, but we’re trying to make a large change right now in the film industry and we truly believe that could come from the people.”
The summit is just one of the many events at the Citizen Jane festival that is not film.
Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid announced the appointment of a citizens committee Thursday. The group’s job will be to inform the community of a proposed tax increase to improve the city sewage system. Third Ward City Councilman Karl Skala says Columbia needs this proposal.
“Our sewer system is just wearing out in some places, in particular on the West side in the fourth Ward there are a lot of common collectors, as they’re known and those have the responsibilities of the home owners to maintain those sewer lines,” Skala says.
Youth Empowerment Zone is scheduled to have its first annual fashion show on September 23. YEZ is a program that focuses on teaching life skills needed to be successful in the business world. The fashion show will help distinguish what is and what is not appropriate for young adults to wear to a job interview. YEZ Director Lorenzo Lawson says that appearance is an important aspect of the interview process.
“We teach that you can’t go to an interview when you’ve got your pants sagging and you are showing all of your tattoos,” Lawson said.
The Columbia Police department says officers arrested three Columbia teenagers yesterday and this morning in connection to the July 14th homicide of 17-year-old Tre’Veon Marshall.
Police arrested 18 year old Joshua Dewayne Murray and 19 year old Nicholas Raheem Thomas for first degree murder and armed criminal action. 17 year old Kimberly Makayla Huett-Linzie was arrested for felony hindering prosecution.
The Missouri state auditor says dozens of transportation tax districts – including some in Columbia - could owe millions of dollars of fines for not properly reporting their finances. But Auditor Tom Schweich says Missouri law is unclear about who should collect those fines.
Mayor Bob McDavid speaking at a press conference on Aug. 5, during which he outlined his plan for creating a crime taskforce. The Columbia City Council approved his plan at their meeting later that night.
The Columbia City Council approved a proposal from Mayor Bob McDavid to create a taskforce to look at youth crimes in the city by a vote of six in favor to none against. Councilmember Ian Thomas did not attend the meeting.