Jefferson City city council

Columbia has a new mayor and city council incumbents swept the night in mid-Missouri as the state took to the polls for municipal elections. 

Jefferson City aerial view
/ Missouri Department of Tourism

The City Council of Jefferson City unanimously approved six ordinances Monday that set the framework for $6.2 million in renovations to the city's airport.

The city will secure $6.1 million in funding for a runway and taxiway improvement project through the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission and will match 6 percent of the total cost, approximately $400 thousand, through sales tax revenues.

Jefferson City Transit Division

Jefferson City residents might soon see improvements coming to their public transit system after the city council voted unanimously to approve the creation a Public Transit Advisory Committee.

According to the ordinance the committee will be in charge of relaying public feedback of the transit system to city officials while promoting improvements and ways to expand ridership of JeffTran.

Missouri Department of Tourism

After a long process of meeting with developers and finalizing each proposal, the Jefferson City council is expected to decide between two convention center proposals at Monday night’s meeting.

Jefferson City convention center opposition group disbands

Sep 30, 2013
Missouri Department of Tourism

A local resident’s group has decided to disband after the Jefferson City County Clerk’s Office struck down two petition proposals.

Jefferson City

The issue of whether or not to build a convention center in Jefferson City with taxpayer funds has been a contentious one.  At a public forum Monday hosted by the Jefferson City council, there was debate over proposed locations and whether or not the city should fund the project.  The expected cost of over $9 million dollars is to come from existing lodging tax revenue.