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City Council Names New President, President Pro Tempore

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Council Names New President, President Pro Tempore

As former Columbus City Council president Zach Klein begins his role as City Attorney, council has selected its new president and president pro tempore. Councilmember Shannon Hardin was named Council President, and Councilmember Michael Stinziano is now President Pro Tempore. The announcement came at a council meeting on Tuesday, January 2. Hardin and former president […]

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Who’s that Candidate? Shannon Hardin, Columbus City Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Who’s that Candidate? Shannon Hardin, Columbus City Council

With less than 70 days left before election day on November 7, CU is taking a better look at the candidates vying for a spot on Columbus City Council. Shannon Hardin is an incumbent endorsed by the Franklin County Democratic Party. As a current member of Columbus City Council, Hardin has prioritized improving the quality […]

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East Main Street Business Owners Seek Neighborhood Improvements

Walker Evans Walker Evans East Main Street Business Owners Seek Neighborhood Improvements

There’s a one mile stretch of East Main Street between the cities of Bexley and Whitehall that some know as being a part of the Eastmoor neighborhood, but most people simply confuse it as being a part of one of those two separate municipalities. The City of Columbus could soon be changing that with the […]

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Opinion: Progressives Need to Stay Engaged Throughout Trump Administration

Shannon Hardin Shannon Hardin Opinion: Progressives Need to Stay Engaged Throughout Trump Administration

"It would be insincere to say that I’m optimistic about the next four years. I most certainly am not. But nor am I fatalistic."

With only hours until the inauguration, I remain shocked and disoriented by what happened on November 8th. A candidate who broke all the rules of politics — and most of the rules of decency — was elected, attracting more than 46 percent of the national vote. As a Democrat living in a very blue city […]

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Mayor, City Council Announces Charter Review Committee Members

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Mayor, City Council Announces Charter Review Committee Members

The Mayor and City Council announced this week the nine people who will review the city government structure. The Charter Review Committee was created in response to the ballot measure that failed in August. The measure would have transformed Columbus City Council from its current seven-member at-large structure into one with 10 district representatives and […]

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Mayor Announces Committee to Evaluate City Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Mayor Announces Committee to Evaluate City Council

Come September, a mayor-appointed seven member committee will evaluate current city council structure and determine how it should be modernized. Mayor Andrew Ginther and City Councilmember Shannon Hardin announced the Charter Review Committee’s creation on Wednesday afternoon. Ginther and Hardin, both opponents of Issue 1 — a ballot measure intended to add ward representation to […]

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Columbus Opens City’s First Protected Bike Lane to the Public

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Opens City’s First Protected Bike Lane to the Public

While cyclists have already been utilizing some of the completed portions of the new bike lanes along Fourth and Summit Streets for several weeks, the new project officially opened to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony held yesterday afternoon by city leaders. The new installment includes the first protected lane in the City of […]

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