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Coalition Submits Petition for Campaign Finance Reform

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Coalition Submits Petition for Campaign Finance Reform

The Columbus Coalition for Responsive Government submitted a petition Tuesday afternoon calling for campaign finance reform in mayoral and city council elections. According to a press release sent out by the Coalition, 16,205 people signed the proposal, which is designed to create fairer and more competitive local elections through the creation of a Fair Campaigns […]

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Columbus Plans to Add Equal Rights Amendment to City Charter

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Plans to Add Equal Rights Amendment to City Charter

The annual Columbus Pride Festival officially kicked off today, and local leaders are taking the opportunity to show support for the advancements of LGBT rights in Columbus. Mayor Michael Coleman and City Council President Andrew Ginther announced their support for an Equal Rights Amendment that would boost non-discriminatory laws and add civil rights protections to […]

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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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