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Regular City Council Meeting

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Regular City Council Meeting

The meeting begins at 5pm and will conclude when all legislative business is complete, Zoning meeting begins at 6:30pm Location: Council chambers

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Realtor Emmanuel Remy Appointed to Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Realtor Emmanuel Remy Appointed to Council

During their Monday night meeting, Columbus City Council voted unanimously to appoint Emmanuel Remy as their newest member. Remy has been a realtor with Coldwell Banker King Thompson for the last six years and Northland Council President for the last five years. He was selected from a pool of 13 finalists, narrowed down from 36 […]

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Yes We Can to Rally Against Columbus’ Appointment Process

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Yes We Can to Rally Against Columbus’ Appointment Process

Columbus City Council will appoint a new member to fill its vacancy this Monday, January 8, but not without some opposition from Yes We Can, the local group of Democrats behind appointment candidate Jasmine Ayres. The group will speak against council’s appointment process, through which more than 30 of the past 36 council members were […]

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Park Street Cantina Calls City Liquor License Objection a “Witch Hunt”

Walker Evans Walker Evans Park Street Cantina Calls City Liquor License Objection a “Witch Hunt”

On Monday, December 4, Columbus City Council voted to object to the renewal of eight local liquor licenses in Columbus. This annual review process is a common step taken toward shuttering businesses where illegal activity is frequent and problematic. “People who hold liquor permits hold them not as a right, but at the pleasure of […]

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National Political Organizer Shaun King Endorses Yes We Can Candidates for City Council and School Board

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega National Political Organizer Shaun King Endorses Yes We Can Candidates for City Council and School Board

Yes We Can: Columbus Working Families, the group endorsing City Council candidates Jasmine Ayres and Will Petrik as well as School Board candidates Erin Upchurch, Abby Vaile and Amy Harkins, was recently backed by political writer, thought leader and speaker Shaun King. It started with a video released on YouTube, featuring King in front of […]

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Yes We Can Candidates Will Move Forward to the General Election

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Yes We Can Candidates Will Move Forward to the General Election

The two Yes We Can candidates running in the Columbus City Council primary election will be moving forward to the general this November. Although coming in with fewer votes than Democratic incumbents Priscilla Tyson, Shannon Hardin and Mitchell Brown, YWC’s Will Petrik and Jasmine Ayres’ platforms resonated with 17 percent of voters combined. “The voice of Columbus […]

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Over 70 Activists, Organizers Rally to Bring New Leadership to City Hall

Madeline Stocker Madeline Stocker Over 70 Activists, Organizers Rally to Bring New Leadership to City Hall

On Earth Day, 10 days before Columbus’ primary election, over 70 grassroots volunteers from across Columbus gathered at Yes We Can Columbus’ new campaign office to meet the organization’s endorsed candidates and participate in a citywide canvass. The activists, many of whom had never volunteered for a political campaign before, engaged in a Yes We […]

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