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Politics
4:16 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Jefferson City Council moves forward with proposals for convention center

Credit KBIA

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.

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Business
9:03 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Jefferson City Council gets feedback on conference center plans

Residents of Jefferson City continue to voice their concerns with the City Council’s proposal for a new conference center.

The Council held its second public hearing on Thursday, to listen to comments on two existing proposals.

The proposals came from two different local companies, the Farmers Holding Company and the Erdhardt Hotels Group.

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Business
7:52 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Jefferson City's new budget plan would de-fund city's public-access television

Credit Missouri Department of Tourism / Missouri Department of Tourism

Jefferson City leaders have approved a tentative budget for fiscal year 2014, and the budget would eliminate all funding for the city’s only public access television station. JCTV, which broadcasts city council meetings and other public programming, would lose all funding from the city under the tentative budget.  This comes as Columbia’s public access channel, CAT-TV, may also lose its funding from the city of Columbia because of an expiring contract with the city.  

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Politics
8:49 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Schulte, Hussey emerge as victors in Jefferson City Council races

In Jefferson City, the downtown watch parties for the Second and Third Ward city council candidates were small, but the support was evident.

Ken Hussey hosted his watch party at J.P Fenny’s Sports Bar and Pub on High Street, where friends and family gathered watching election results on television.

He emerged as the victor, with 70 percent of the vote according, to KRCG TV. Hussey said he’s glad to have the support of the Third Ward and he’s ready to get to work to help move Jefferson City forward.

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Politics
3:31 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Here's how the Jefferson City Council hopes to cover its budget deficit [infographic]

Veneta Rizvic and Christina Trester KBIA

It's been a busy week in Jefferson City. While the city was considering how to overcome a $1.68 million budget deficit, the Public Works Director and Communications Director both decided to resign on the same day this week.

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Business
12:54 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Jefferson City officials continue budget-shortfall discussions

Credit KBIA

Following recent discussions on budget shortfalls in Jefferson City and the resignation of two city employees, officials there say they have a plan that avoids layoffs of city staff.

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Politics
4:49 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Jefferson City Council to discuss noise ordinance

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Jefferson City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss a proposed noise ordinance today.

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Politics
4:40 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Jefferson City Council considers new noise ordinance

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The Jefferson City Council is considering a new noise ordinance. The city’s current noise ordinance doesn’t have a decibel level limit, so the new ordinance would make it clear to residents and businesses if they’re in violation.

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Politics
6:27 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Council considers proposal for $800,000 to boost Jefferson City Fire Department

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The Jefferson City Council is considering a proposal that would provide the fire department with more than $800,000 of funding.

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Politics
9:12 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Jefferson City considers smoking rules for public housing

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.

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