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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
"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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]