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First Ward City Council Candidates Hold Second Forum

Mar 13, 2015

Questions were more focused and answers were more coherent at the second forum for First Ward City Council candidates last night. The forum was split into two parts, one for questions about development in the First Ward and one for questions about infrastructure. The questions went deeper and the audience held the candidates to their answers more than in the first forum, which was completely audience driven and was open to any topic.

  Candidates for Columbia’s First Ward City Council seat came together for the first time Friday after the deadline to enter the race passed last week. Seven of the eight candidates spoke at the first of three public forums before the April election.

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Ginny Chadwick resigned from her seat as Columbia’s 1st Ward councilmember this week. 

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An effort is underway to recall a Columbia councilmember who voted against a proposal to lessen penalties for marijuana cultivation. 

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As of this afternoon, people under 21 years of age will not be able to purchase tobacco products or electronic cigarettes within Columbia city limits. 

PM Newscast for December 10th, 2014

Dec 10, 2014

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Volunteers offer helping hand during holiday season
  • Dangerous chemicals released during fracking
  • Petition for removal of councilwoman filed
  • Columbia Star Dinner Train shutting down

Petition to recall councilwoman enters next phase

Dec 10, 2014
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A petition that could potentially remove Ginny Chadwick, Columbia's First Ward councilwoman, is now being reviewed by the city clerk.

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Columbia shoppers could be looking at an extra charge when they get to the end of the checkout line in the grocery store. The Missouri Chapter of the Sierra Club proposed an ordinance at Monday’s city council meeting that would ban single-use plastic bags. The ordinance would require shoppers to bring their own reusable bags or pay for paper bags to use at checkout.

The Sierra Club is proposing this ordinance because of the harm single-use plastic bags cause the environment. Jan Dye is the chairperson of the Columbia chapter of the Sierra Club.

"Our initial proposal is to ban plastic single-use bags at any rental store that sells perishable food items," said Dye.  

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After more than 80 minutes of public testimony, the Columbia City Council voted Monday night against a proposed ordinance that would have decriminalized the cultivation of medical and non-medical marijuana.

For a while, it appeared the ordinance would pass. 


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In its first meeting of fiscal year 2015 last night, the Columbia City Council approved the rezoning of a property on Tiger Avenue that will allow the lot to be used for surface parking by the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. The five to one decision requires the statement of intent for the property be amended to remove parking garages from its proposed uses.

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The “idea” of a new anti-smoking ordinance was introduced at a Columbia city council meeting Monday.

Columbia residents set to pay more for parking violations

Sep 16, 2014
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The Columbia City Council passed parking-fine rate hikes as part of the annual budget for 2015 last night.

The decision increases initial parking fines to $15 in un-metered locations and to $30 in metered locations. The city projects that the new fines will create $320,000 in new revenue.

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Seventeen million gallons of waste flow through Columbia's sewers every day. Beneath the streets, large metal pipes snake and twist their way across the city. 

Ultimately, they wind their way to Columbia's wastewater treatment plant in the southwest part of the city. Altogether, Columbia has about 695 miles of sewer pipes servicing the city. That's longer than a round trip to Chicago. 

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First Ward Columbia City Council Member Ginny Chadwick announced Friday her opposition to a new referendum petition stated to be in favor of repealing improper downtown development.

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The Columbia City Clerk announced the petition by Repeal 6214 fell short of the required number of signatures.

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The Opus Group announced plans to drop the threat of legal action surrounding its controversial downtown Columbia student housing project. The real estate group had been granted permission to begin construction on a new high rise apartment complex, but concerns from some Columbia residents cast the future of the building into doubt.

Ginny Chadwick sworn in as First Ward representative

Apr 15, 2014
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  Ginny Chadwick was sworn in Monday as the new First Ward representative to the Columbia City Council. Although, last night was a time to celebrate, today, her first day on the job, has been very busy.

Ginny Chadwick wins Columbia City Council’s First Ward

Apr 9, 2014
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University of Missouri graduate student Ginny Chadwick won Columbia city council’s first ward seat. She hosted a watch party at Trey Bistro.

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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.