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Recently, one of the biggest issues on the Columbia City Council's plate has been the proposed demolition moratorium on buildings in downtown Columbia, such as Shakespeare's Pizza.  KBIA’s Jason Hoffman tells us why the debate still matters even though the ordinance failed. 


Michael Trapp was reelected as the ward 2 councilmember with 52% of the vote.  He defeated Paul Love who also ran for Columbia mayor in 2010.  Trapp said he ran this campaign on his process of listening to all points of view before he makes a decision.  He knows there will always be critics but believes as a whole, the people of Columbia are happy. 

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Members of the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Violence discussed possibly bringing Juvenile Assessment Centers to Boone County at their meeting Wednesday night.

Juvenile Assessment Centers are designed help families with at-risk children get connected with services that can help their kids.

Second Ward Councilman and Task Force Co-Chair Michael Trapp said it provides options for families with troubled kids.

“It becomes an alternative way to provide access to resources to parents and kids who are struggling to help keep them on the right path,” Trapp said

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The Columbia City Council voted to not pass a bill to rezone 1.39 acres on the corner of Providence Road and East Broadway to build a CVS pharmacy Monday evening. The pharmacy would have consisted of a 13,000 square foot building, drive-thru pharmacy, 65 parking spaces, and more efficient sidewalks along Broadway.

Resident Rosie Gerding expressed her thoughts on the suburban look of the pharmacy would bring to the downtown area.

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In Columbia, the mayor’s Task Force on Community Violence met for the fourth time on Thursday to discuss measures for city crime prevention.

A survey to gauge at-risk youth in Columbia was discussed in new business, with the hopes of gaining an understanding into how the task force can implement purposeful and helpful activities to take Columbia youth away from a path toward violent crime.

“We are not looking for scientific validity [with the survey], but cross-checking our own ideas and seeing what we have to work with,” Second Ward Council member Michael Trapp said.

Trapp takes 2nd ward race

Apr 4, 2012
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Columbians elected Michael Trapp as the next Second Ward Councilman. Trapp led with 44 percent of the votes against candidates Bill Pauls and Mike Atkinson who came in second and third respectively.