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Jefferson City School Board Looking for More Transparency

Mar 22, 2016
Jefferson City Public Schools

Some members of The Jefferson City School Board are pushing for more transparency.

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Columbia City Council held a third public hearing at noon on Wednesday to discuss three contested student housing development proposals, approving the first two and tabling the third.

The council voted unanimously to approve a proposal by Collegiate Housing Partners for a 351-resident development on the south side of Conley Ave., between 4th and 5th Street, and voted 4-3 to approve Opus Development Company's plan for a 256-resident building on the north side of Locust Street between 7th and 8th streets. Both developers hope to be finished in time for fall semester 2015.

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Missouri's Senate has endorsed an overhaul of the state's open meetings and records law, commonly called the Sunshine Law.