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Energy Review Committee will Study Aggregation Possibilities

Walker Evans Walker Evans Energy Review Committee will Study Aggregation Possibilities

Mayor Michael Coleman and City Council President Andrew Ginther announced the creation of a six-person advisory group that would provide the City of Columbus with guidance on energy aggregation. The committee is tasked with determining whether or not Columbus should create a local buying group for electricity and natural gas. The group will meet to study […]

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2014 Capital Budget Proposal Unveiled

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2014 Capital Budget Proposal Unveiled

Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman announced his proposed $268 million 2014 Capital Improvements Budget today, which includes investments in parks, bikeways, street resurfacing, rec centers and other projects. “The lives and the neighborhoods of our residents are enhanced when we invest in our parks and in our recreation facilities,” said Coleman during today’s announcement at […]

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City Hall Meeting Addresses New Transportation Model to Hit Columbus

Wes Burden Wes Burden City Hall Meeting Addresses New Transportation Model to Hit Columbus

An agenda meeting held within a packed City Hall Chamber Tuesday night signified the separation between those who support and oppose peer-to-peer transportation within the city of Columbus. Held in accordance by City Council’s Development Committee, chaired by councilmember Michelle Mills, the meeting was designed to explain the proposed peer-to-peer transportation network services and how […]

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Food Truck Regulation at a Standstill

Wes Burden Wes Burden Food Truck Regulation at a Standstill

Columbus City Council last week proposed new legislation regulating specific provisions food trucks in the city would have to abide, specifically meeting parameters on truck sizes and whether trucks would be able to operate on specific grounds. Facing backlash from an array of people and organizations involved, City Council has ushered in a new tone […]

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Harsher Penalties Planned for Negligent Property Owners

Walker Evans Walker Evans Harsher Penalties Planned for Negligent Property Owners

Property owners that ignore orders from code enforcement may soon face harsher penalties. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman is asking City Council to approve an update to City Code that double the maximum fine from $500 to $1000 and triple the maximum jail time from 60 days to 180 days. Business penalties would also jump from […]

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City Council Member Ginther Re-Elected as President

Walker Evans Walker Evans City Council Member Ginther Re-Elected as President

Columbus City Council has re-elected Andrew Ginther as Council President for a second term. Ginther has served on council since 2007, and as president since 2011. “I want to thank my fellow councilmembers for their vote of confidence in me, and the community for its strong support of this Council,” said President Ginther in a […]

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Coleman Becomes Columbus’ Longest Serving Mayor

Walker Evans Walker Evans Coleman Becomes Columbus’ Longest Serving Mayor

On January 1st, 2014, Michael B. Coleman will begin his 15th year as Mayor of the City of Columbus, marking the longest tenure of any mayor in the city’s history. Mayor M.E. Sensenbrenner held the previous record of 14 years during two separate terms from 1954 to 1959 and 1964 to 1971. “Serving as mayor […]

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