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May 2, 2017

Most Influential Students: Andrew Hutchinson reflects on city council campaign and One Mic

Most Influential Students: Andrew Hutchinson reflects on city council campaign and One Mic

The Columbia native felt it was his responsibility to create change in the community.

Feb. 23, 2017

City council approves community policing resolution

City council approves community policing resolution

The new initiative tasks a “diverse stakeholder group” with changing CPD culture to be more engaged with citizens, especially minorities.

Feb. 14, 2017

In City Council run, senior Andrew Hutchinson focuses on students

In City Council run, senior Andrew Hutchinson focuses on students

Hutchinson highlights affordable housing and student voter turnout as central parts of his campaign.

Jan. 24, 2017

The Briefing: MU student and professor file for City Council

The upcoming Columbia City Council race will include two members of the MU community. Senior Andrew Hutchinson is running against incumbent Clyde Ruffin and Pat ...

Oct. 26, 2016

Task force tackles downtown parking

Task force staff representative Leah Christian: “There are a lot of conflicts on the task force, I think, a lot of divergent perspectives and not a lot of agreement on where we want to go."

Aug. 23, 2016

Yearlong street closures to make way for new housing

Yearlong street closures to make way for new housing

The city will not charge the developer, Catalyst Design Works, to close portions of Elm, Fifth and Sixth streets.

June 8, 2016

How the housing freeze will affect developments near MU

How the housing freeze will affect developments near MU

The administrative delay on approving building permits near campus will be in effect until Dec. 1.

April 5, 2016

Karl Skala and Ian Thomas re-elected to city council

Skala and Thomas won with 57 and 66 percent of the votes, respectively.

April 5, 2016

Treece elected mayor, Skala and Thomas stay in council

Treece elected mayor, Skala and Thomas stay in council

Issues of concern cited by the candidates were public safety, infrastructure and downtown development.

March 5, 2016

City Council candidates talk about expanding student housing

City Council candidates talk about expanding student housing

Three City Council candidates express their opinion and future plans in face of increasing student housing in Columbia.

March 2, 2016

Law student starts petition to preserve historic downtown

Law student starts petition to preserve historic downtown

The petition, which would create new zoning ordinances, has gained over 2,000 signatures to date.

Feb. 17, 2016

Land for 10-story student housing complex approved

City Council voted to approve the consolidation of two lots into one for the complex.

Sept. 25, 2015

Fraternities request sprinkler deadline extension

Fraternities Sigma Nu and Delta Tau Delta ask for an extension beyond the March 2016 deadline in order to build a new house.

Sept. 8, 2015

'Repeal 6214' sues the city

The group is fighting downtown development using funds from tomato sales and weekend car washes.

June 3, 2015

Editorial:

While crime rates haven’t increased in recent years, students deserve to feel safe.

Although MUPD’s statement on the recent burst of Clery reports is accurate, not all is said and done.

April 29, 2015

New CID intends to improve neglected Business Loop

New CID intends to improve neglected Business Loop

Residents worry CID will improve Business Loop district at expense of surrounding neighborhoods.

April 15, 2015

Ruffin excited to advocate for First Ward from the inside

Ruffin excited to advocate for First Ward from the inside

“It’s the same work I’ve always done, but now I’m on the other side of the table,” Ruffin said. “I’ll have a more complete vision and understanding of how decisions are made.”

April 8, 2015

First, Second and Sixth Ward elections bring fresh faces to City Council

Rev. Clyde Ruffin took the First Ward with 327 votes.

March 10, 2015

Plastic bag ban off the table, for now

Plastic bag ban off the table, for now

The debate pits convenience and practicality against environmental concerns.

Feb. 25, 2015

Crowded City Council race focuses on development, police

The election will be held in April.

Feb. 18, 2015

Consultant would create ‘master plan’ for COMO Connect

Consultant would create ‘master plan’ for COMO Connect

Falling ridership on COMO Connect spurs desire to create master plan for public transportation in Columbia.

Feb. 11, 2015

City Council may ban most plastic grocery bags

The proposal would fine stores for using single-use plastic bags.

Jan. 7, 2015

Chadwick resigns to allow special election in April

Chadwick left office less than a month after her "Tobacco 21" initiative took effect.

Dec. 16, 2014

City Council passes Tobacco 21

The bill passed 6-1.

Nov. 5, 2014

COMO Connect adjusts schedules and stops

COMO Connect adjusts schedules and stops

The change was implemented Nov. 3.

Oct. 29, 2014

Chadwick under fire for dissenting vote on marijuana ordinance

The proposed ordinance failed 4-3 during a City Council meeting Oct. 20.

Oct. 29, 2014

Columbia hires new economic development director

She will begin her position in January.

Oct. 22, 2014

City Council votes ‘no’ on Columbia marijuana ordinance

“I think the proper way to do this is at the state level,” Mayor Bob McDavid said.

Oct. 22, 2014

Housing report outlines future of student housing in Columbia

In fall 2013, there was an oversupply of 902 beds.

Oct. 9, 2014

On Campus:

MSA passes resolution regarding bus ordinance, confirms SJC chair

The Missouri Student Students Association Senate passed Resolution 54-06 on Oct. 8 to express student opinion against Columbia Ordinance 21390, section 14-180, which mandates that ...

Oct. 8, 2014

Same-sex spouses to be recognized in city retirement plans

Council voted Sept. 15 to recognize same-sex spouses as beneficiaries.

Oct. 8, 2014

Columbia City Council approves two percent raise for employees

It’s the first pay increase for city employees since the recession.

Oct. 7, 2014

MSA takes stance on city bus ordinance

Next week, at the request of Ward, all parties involved will have a meeting to create a university-wide stance.

Oct. 1, 2014

Renovations to hopefully improve East Campus issues

The proposals include a barrier and disabled accessible crosswalks.

Sept. 24, 2014

City considers raising legal age for tobacco

City considers raising legal age for tobacco

As a college town, the new rule could majorly affect Columbia.

Sept. 23, 2014

Funding local charities considered in city budget

The application process will close in November.

Sept. 23, 2014

Making city streets safer for pedestrians

Planned changes will have “significant safety impacts."

Sept. 17, 2014

‘Protest Opus’ vows to block expensive student housing

‘Protest Opus’ vows to block expensive student housing

Volunteers have twice gathered adequate signatures to force a vote on the project.

Sept. 17, 2014

City budget plan to include spending cuts, increased rates

The budget is currently in the negative.

Sept. 17, 2014

City to expand solar fields despite mayor’s dissent

City to expand solar fields despite mayor’s dissent

The panels would add to an already existing collection

Sept. 9, 2014

Editorial:

Absurd bus ordinance only revs up trouble

City Council’s failure to seek and consider outside input has resulted in another ruckus.

Aug. 27, 2014

City council repeals Opus project

The project has been debated for several months now.

June 4, 2014

Petition circulates to repeal new Opus development agreement

City Council approved a development with Opus for a student complex downtown, 5-1.

April 30, 2014

Second agreement proposed for The Opus Group

The new agreement will go to City Council.

April 22, 2014

Council approval sends food trucks to city streets

The new regulations for mobile food service designate new areas of operation.

March 24, 2014

Student housing coming downtown after agreements with the city

The developers will fund infrastructure improvements near their sites.

March 19, 2014

Columbia considers decriminalizing marijuana cultivation

As Columbia considers decriminalizing marijuana cultivation, advocates see it as a step toward eliminating what they see as a social injustice. An amendment to city ...

March 18, 2014

Housing developments debated at city council

Some residents worried the council was rushing toward a decision.

March 12, 2014

City considers options to fund downtown infrastructure repairs

Student housing proposals could be on track for August 2015 development.

Feb. 19, 2014

Council approves CoMO Connect bus network

The city will replace the current orbital pulse busing system with expanded routes set to be completed by summer 2014.

Feb. 5, 2014

Plan to construct luxury housing in rezoned property struck down by Columbia City Council

Housing developers Park 7 had planned to build a new off-campus housing facility for students.

Jan. 22, 2014

Council approves Clark Lane proposal for pedestrian walkways

The road improvements along Clark Lane are set to be completed in 2014.

Nov. 6, 2013

City Council hears requests to change cannabis laws

City Council hears requests to change cannabis laws

Residents spoke out at the last City Council meeting to ask members to consider relaxing city ordinances on the drug.

Nov. 5, 2013

Continued debate ends in unanimous City Council vote in favor of fluoridation

The city will persist in adding controlled amounts of fluoride to the water supply for dental health benefits.

Oct. 22, 2013

Council defeats plan to build CVS pharmacy

The proposed plan was tabled following citizen opposition.

Oct. 8, 2013

Council expresses support of walking shoulder

A walking shoulder along Clark Lane to provide non-motorized access would be built in the next construction season.

Sept. 17, 2013

City Council approves Parkside Estates proposal

City Council approves Parkside Estates proposal

The council only approved the proposal after amending the percentage of impervious surface land allowed.

Sept. 4, 2013

City Council approves compressed natural gas fueling station contract

The council approved the contract in a 4-3 vote.

Sept. 2, 2013

Downtown Leadership Council, Historical Preservation Commission object to rezoning request

The rezoning request has been tabled to be presented until the Sept. 5 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

Aug. 21, 2013

City council, CPD tackle increase in violent crime

City council, CPD tackle increase in violent crime

From January to June, uniform crime reporting statistics show 274 reported violent incidents.

July 30, 2013

Columbia Parks and Recreation Department plans to propose updated Master Plan

Updates include new trick bike area and BMX track.

July 9, 2013

Columbia City Council approves another housing complex, The Residences, for construction

The apartments are slated to open August 2015.

July 7, 2013

Columbia public safety satisfaction is less than national average

Columbia public safety satisfaction is less than national average

Analytics show the highest concentration of incidents involving the police occurred between Fifth and Hitt streets from Ash to Locust streets.

July 7, 2013

Skala proposes new method for funding road maintenance

Skala proposes new method for funding road maintenance

The proposal would have developers pay for the amount of traffic their site generates during peak hours.

June 27, 2013

City Council and CPD divided over crime prevention, statistics

Police chief suggested a curfew, but only the mayor also supported it.

Jan. 25, 2013

City Council defeats demolition moratorium

City Council defeats demolition moratorium

The moratorium would have given the council a chance to investigate C-2 zoning regulations.

Jan. 25, 2013

Columbia Board of Health subcommittee discusses fluoridation of drinking water

Fluoridation and fluorosis are concerns among Columbia citizens.

Sept. 3, 2012

City, State and Nation :

Area businessman reaches out to jumpstart Tiger Town

Andrew Ouart, a Columbia resident and his company, Game Day Entertainment, LLC, has formally offered to finance the currently shelved Tiger Town project, according to ...

Aug. 24, 2012

Council tables proposed collection plan

Council tables proposed collection plan

The council will wait to decide to switch to a rolling cart system of trash collection.

Aug. 21, 2012

Citizen proposes solutions to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Columbia’s emissions increased by 4.6 percent from 2000 to 2010.

Jan. 17, 2012

Increased lodging tax proposed to fund new airport terminal

If approved, the current tax would increase from 4 to 7 percent.

Dec. 2, 2011

Aspen Heights development to begin construction in Columbia

The luxury housing development will replace the Regency mobile home park.

Nov. 8, 2011

City Council votes to extend eviction notices for tenants

City Council votes to extend eviction notices for tenants

The council also discussed pension funding for firefighters and police officers.

Oct. 7, 2011

Parking Garage, ‘gateway to arts district’ coming to Walnut and Broadway

New parking garage meant to help stimulate economic and cultural growth.

Oct. 4, 2011

City council moves ahead with plans for new parking garage

City council moves ahead with plans for new parking garage

The garage will cost approximately $9 million.

Aug. 26, 2011

Citizens Police Review Board meeting sparks debate

Several residents spoke in favor of making police policy more accessible.

Aug. 23, 2011

Matthes’ city budget to affect MU, reshape Columbia Transit

Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes’ proposed budget will be voted on prior to Oct. 1 and includes cuts to Columbia Transit.

May 6, 2011

MSA passes resolution opposing parking meter increase

Paid parking meter hours might be extended four hours.

April 19, 2011

Council considers expanding, increasing parking rates

Council considers expanding, increasing parking rates

City Council members approved a pilot program restricting taxi pickups downtown.

April 19, 2011

Editorial:

City Council out of touch with needs, wants

Last night marked the first time the new Columbia City Council members met, and saying they aren't off to a good start is being ...

April 5, 2011

City, State and Nation :

Schmidt, Anthony win, Prop 1 and 2 both pass

The count is in: Fred Schmidt won the First Ward race with 60.06 percent of the vote. Mitch Richards finished with 23.52 percent ...

April 5, 2011

City, State and Nation :

Schmidt will win, Anthony pulls ahead

With 6 of 7 precincts counted, Fred Schmidt looks like a guarantee to win the First Ward seat with 54.05 percent of the vote ...

April 5, 2011

City, State and Nation :

Schmidt, Anthony still lead, more precincts counted

With three of seven precincts now counted, Fred Schmidt leads the First Ward race with 55.81 percent of the vote. Mitch Richards has closed ...

April 5, 2011

City, State and Nation :

Schmidt ahead in early polls

With 0 precincts reporting, Fred Schmidt has an early lead in the First Ward with 61.29 percent of the votes counted thus far. Mitch ...

April 5, 2011

Tuesday's city elections: What you need to know

The polls will close at 7 p.m. tonight.

April 5, 2011

City Council focuses on SWAT, parking garage debate

City Council focuses on SWAT, parking garage debate

$27,000 in forfeited funds will be allocated to Columbia SWAT for tactical equipment.

April 5, 2011

Editorial:

Vote 'Yes' to Prop 1 and 2; Endorsement lies with Richards, Anthony

Tuesday’s elections in Columbia offer registered voters in Boone County a variety of issues to consider for our city. The two propositions and two ...

March 22, 2011

City Council names Matthes as new city manager

City Council names Matthes as new city manager

Mike Matthes replaces retiring city manager Bill Watkins.

March 21, 2011

City, State and Nation :

Mike Matthes announced new Columbia city manager

Mayor Bob McDavid announced Mike Matthes as the new city manager for Columbia today. Matthes was the assistant city manager and chief information officer in ...

March 18, 2011

Four candidates vie for city manager role

The three-day interview process begins Friday.

March 4, 2011

In their words: Fifth Ward candidate Helen Anthony

In their words: Fifth Ward candidate Helen Anthony

Helen Anthony is one of the two candidates running to represent the Fifth Ward in the Columbia City Council. The Maneater sat down with Anthony ...

Feb. 22, 2011

Council discusses new apartment complex, honors officers

Council discusses new apartment complex, honors officers

The Grove is a student-living apartment complex offering two-to-four-bedroom apartments.

Feb. 8, 2011

Council approves parking fine hike, downtown apartments

Council approves parking fine hike, downtown apartments

Minimum parking meter fines will increase in Columbia from $5 to $10.

Jan. 28, 2011

In Their Words: First Ward Candidate Mitch Richards

In Their Words: First Ward Candidate Mitch Richards

As part of the continuing series covering potential First Ward Council members.

Jan. 25, 2011

In Their Words: Pam Forbes

In Their Words: Pam Forbes

A part of a continuing series on Columbia’s First Ward election

Jan. 25, 2011

Million dollar decisions face city council candidates

Million dollar decisions face city council candidates

"We have a broken system," CPD Chief Ken Burton said of Columbia's record system.

Jan. 21, 2011

Four candidates vie for First Ward seat

The First Ward contains parts of MU and downtown Columbia.

Jan. 19, 2011

Council votes to enforce three tenants rule in rental properties

City code states no more than three unrelated tenants may live in a single family property.

Jan. 3, 2011

City, State and Nation :

Streetlights to be installed on Forum Boulevard

The Columbia City Council approved installation of streetlights on Forum Boulevard at the request of area residents. The new streetlights are designed to provide greater ...

Dec. 10, 2010

In their words: Frederick Schmidt

In their words: Frederick Schmidt

Schmidt sat down to speak with The Maneater about his goals as he runs for First Ward Councilman, a position that represents a part of MU's campus on the City Council.

Dec. 7, 2010

Council discusses parks, new bus color schemes

The new busses will be painted black and gold with a tiger tail on the back.

Nov. 16, 2010

City Council addresses SWAT search warrants

City Council addresses SWAT search warrants

The council voted to contract Affion Public to search for its next City Manager.

Nov. 9, 2010

Consulting firm to help select next city manager

City Manager Bill Watkins will retire in March.

Nov. 2, 2010

City Council discusses transportation, art

City Council discusses transportation, art

Discussion included restricting large trucks on a local scenic route.

Oct. 19, 2010

City honors Bond for Senate service

City honors Bond for Senate service

U.S. Sen. Kit Bond is retiring after 26 years as a senator.

Oct. 5, 2010

Council votes to change SWAT policy process

Council votes to change SWAT policy process

Columbia Police will have to approve changes with the council and city manager.

Oct. 1, 2010

Details on College Ave. medians emerge

Details on College Ave. medians emerge

The project will be partially paid for by the state.

Sept. 21, 2010

City Council approves city budget, College Ave. crosswalks

Members also heard a report on downtown safety cameras.

Sept. 20, 2010

Live blog: Columbia City Council Meeting (Sept. 20, 2010):

Council passes closed campus, police review board changes

The City Council just voted unanimously to pass all consent agenda items. This included the proposed ordinance which will restrict traffic on Rollins Street between ...

Sept. 20, 2010

Live blog: Columbia City Council Meeting (Sept. 20, 2010):

Council passes city budget unanimously

The council has just voted unanimously to approve the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2011. Immediately afterwards, the council voted unanimously to approve rate increases ...

Sept. 20, 2010

Live blog: Columbia City Council Meeting (Sept. 20, 2010):

Council pre-meeting: Burton reports on cameras

Tonight's meeting includes the final decision on the budget for Fiscal Year 2011 as well as a report over the feasibility of security cameras ...

Sept. 20, 2010

Live blog: Columbia City Council Meeting (Sept. 20, 2010):

Columbia City Council Meeting: Sept. 20

The Columbia City Council meeting has just begun. On the agenda tonight is passage of the final city budget, changes to the police complaint process ...

Sept. 17, 2010

Police complaint process under City Council review

The proposed changes to the process offer CPD more options when receiving complaints.

Sept. 14, 2010

TV task force sends City Council complaints

The two companies provide most of the service in town.

Sept. 10, 2010

Maryland Avenue becomes Tiger Avenue

Maryland Avenue becomes Tiger Avenue

The Alumni Association wanted a name with a stronger meaning for MU.

Sept. 10, 2010

Council votes on utility hikes, Maryland Ave. name change

Council votes on utility hikes, Maryland Ave. name change

Funding for the Citizens Police Review Board was also discussed.

Aug. 31, 2010

McDavid on city budget: 'Show us some savings'

McDavid on city budget: 'Show us some savings'

Proposals include cutting General Fund in half, reinstating firefighters.

Aug. 27, 2010

Students’ status as complainants unknown under new ordinance

A new ordinance limits who can file a complaint with the Citizens Police Review Board.

Aug. 24, 2010

Council sends Taser ban proposal to ballot

Council sends Taser ban proposal to ballot

The council also voted to restrict police complaints to county residents and family.

Aug. 17, 2010

City Council sends Taser ban proposal to ballot

City Council sends Taser ban proposal to ballot

The council also voted to restrict police review board complaints to Columbia residents and family.

Aug. 16, 2010

Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting:

Council restricts review board complaints to Columbians, family

The council has unanimously passed an ordinance limiting who can file a complaint with the Citizens Police Review Board. With the ordinance's passage, only ...

Aug. 16, 2010

Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting:

Public speaks out on Taser ordinance

Several people spoke out about an ordinance would ban Taser use by both private citizens as well as law enforcement. The ordinance was unanimously voted ...

Aug. 16, 2010

Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting:

Council to vote on budget at September meeting

The Council has decided to wait to vote on the budget for Fiscal Year 2011 until mid-September. They voted unanimously to approve of the uses ...

Aug. 16, 2010

Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting:

Budget talks result in emotional requests for funding of social services

The Council is currently hearing various groups within the community voice their opinions and recommendations for the budget in fiscal year 2011. Katherine Harris, chairwoman ...

Aug. 16, 2010

Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting:

City manager projects grim future for Columbia budget

Columbia City Manager Bill Watkins has started his presentation on the city’s budget for fiscal year 2011. In his opening remarks Watkins said the ...

Aug. 16, 2010

Budget, Tasers on City Council agenda

Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting:

Budget, Tasers on City Council agenda

The Columbia City Council meeting has just been called into session. Issues that will be covered tonight include the council’s decision on a ban ...

Aug. 16, 2010

Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting:

Live Blog: Columbia City Council meeting

Follow our constant coverage of the Columbia City Council meeting Monday as the board votes on a proposed ban on Taser use, the city's ...

May 17, 2010

Students voice SWAT concerns to council

Students voice SWAT concerns to council

The council also voted to change laws regarding MIPs.

May 4, 2010

CPD to receive license plate scanners from Boone County Sheriff

CPD to receive license plate scanners from Boone County Sheriff

The equipment automatically reads and stores license plates.

April 20, 2010

Council tables noise ordinance, talks downtown cameras

Council tables noise ordinance, talks downtown cameras

The council will reconsider the noise ordinance May 3.

April 13, 2010

McDavid, Kespohl and Dudley sworn into City Council

McDavid, Kespohl and Dudley sworn into City Council

The Chamber of Commerce backed all three members in their races.

April 9, 2010

Dudley, Kespohl elected to City Council

Dudley, Kespohl elected to City Council

Points of focus include safety, cutting spending and creating jobs.

March 16, 2010

City Council passes resolution for Google Fiber

City Council passes resolution for Google Fiber

Council hopes to push Columbia as technology capitol of the Midwest.

Feb. 16, 2010

City Council delays vote on noise ordinance amendment

The amendment would create new standards for downtown.

Jan. 29, 2010

Third Ward candidates discuss campaign platforms

Skala and Kespohl faced each other before in the 2007 election.

July 6, 2009

City reimbursed for Roots ‘N Blues expenses

A ticketed area was proposed to help pay for this year's event.

Feb. 3, 2009

Columbia City Council rejects tax holiday, discusses pedestrian safety

Columbia City Council rejects tax holiday, discusses pedestrian safety

The council said the tax would not benefit the city's economy.