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Politics
2:36 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Columbia council approves consultant for zoning issues

KBIA file photo

Columbia City Council voted Monday night to hire an outside consulting service to help with the revision of the city’s zoning ordinances and subdivision regulations. Council members hope hiring an outside consultant to focus on city-specific zoning issues will help spur urban growth. Community Development Director Tim Teddy says the project would be a multiyear effort.

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Politics
7:23 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

City Manager presents 2013 budget proposal

Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes said the budget brings the city closer to closing its budget gap.
Janet Saidi KBIA

Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes is asking council members to consider his recommended budget for the 2013 fiscal year. He says the proposal comes closer to balancing the city’s budget gap by 2014.

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Politics
11:24 am
Thu June 28, 2012

City planners seek feedback on adding more Tax Increment Financing districts

Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes, left, Feb. 9 of this year.
Matt Veto KBIA

Columbia officials are seeking feedback from the public on TIFs – or Tax Increment Financing, and its impact on the city. 

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Business Beat
5:26 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Farmers stick with corn despite challenges

Clay Masters Iowa Public Radio

This week on the show: Columbia’s City Manager talks about the direction of the local economy. Plus, farmers continue to plant corn despite failing efforts to combat rootworm.

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PM Newscasts
4:59 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Newscast for April 26, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Columbia City Manager stands behind police chief Ken Burton.
  • A possible minimum wage increase.
  • Whistleblowers could face reduced protections
Columbia Police Department
4:48 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Columbia City Manager stands behind police chief

The Columbia Fraternal Order of Police, or FOP, is calling for the removal of Police Chief Ken Burton.  The Mayor and City Manager were sent a 349-page complaint that detailed grievances against Burton and his alleged violations.  City Manager Mike Matthes responded with his support of the embattled police chief.

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Police Review
2:34 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Report says Columbia Police Department environment is "approaching toxicity"

Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes has announced plans to implement 14 recommendations made in a report highly critical of the Columbia Police Department. The report outlines problems within CPD, saying the department's reputation in the community has been steadily dropping.

"The community has lowered the report card of the police department from a B to a D over the past six years," said City Manager Mike Matthes.

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Politics
10:16 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Columbia officials consider transit cuts

Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes, left, addresses the Disabilities Commission alongside Deputy City Manager Tony St. Romaine Thursday, Feb. 9. Matthes said city transit is on track to exceed its budget by $1 million.
Matt Veto KBIA

Columbia city officials are still discussing options for shoring up a projected one-million-dollar shortfall in the city’s transit budget.

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Business
11:32 am
Wed January 25, 2012

Matthes says proposed tax increase could finance regional airport

A proposed tax increase on hotel rooms could help finance improvements to the Columbia Regional Airport, according to Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes.

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Intersection
7:33 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Columbia Regional Airport expansion

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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