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Opinion: Washington Could Learn from America’s Mayors

Andrew Ginther and Bryan K. Barnett Andrew Ginther and Bryan K. Barnett Opinion: Washington Could Learn from America’s Mayors

Michigan and Ohio. Republican and Democrat. These may seem like unbridgeable divides these days, but when it comes to running cities, all that matters is what works. And Columbus is offering the country lessons for smart economic development that transcends politics.  That’s why this week, we brought the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors to Columbus, […]

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The Confluence Cast: Mayor Andrew Ginther

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Mayor Andrew Ginther

They say politicians are only as good as their last election, but after that, they’re already looking towards the next election. After serving four years as mayor of Columbus, Andrew Ginther is reflecting on the accomplishments of his first term, but since he’s running unopposed for reelection, now he’s thinking about what to get done in his second term. […]

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New Scooter Rules: No Sidewalks, No Speeding & More

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Scooter Rules: No Sidewalks, No Speeding & More

Just one week after the first round of scooter company regulations were established, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther rolled out a second announcement today with rules aimed at users of these new vehicles. A statement from the Mayor’s office said that the new rules are aimed at ensuring a safe experience for riders, as well as […]

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Columbus Receives $6.1 Million To Fight Youth Homelessness

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Receives $6.1 Million To Fight Youth Homelessness

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $6.1 million to the Community Shelter Board in Columbus today, to help fund the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). The funding came as a part of a larger announcement where $43 million was distributed across 11 cities in the U.S. “Young people who are victims […]

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Smart Columbus Launching Experience Center Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans Smart Columbus Launching Experience Center Downtown

Last week, representatives from the Smart Columbus program unveiled plans to open the Smart Columbus Experience Center along the Scioto Mile this summer, showcasing the program’s tech-centric transportation initiatives. “Our future is going to be big in ways that have yet to be imagined,” stated Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther. “Technology and innovation in transportation will grow […]

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More Details Unveiled on 22-Story Downtown Hilton Expansion

Walker Evans Walker Evans More Details Unveiled on 22-Story Downtown Hilton Expansion

A group of local leaders gathered at the Greater Columbus Convention Center this morning to officially announce the new 22-story Hilton hotel expansion, which was unofficially announced early, two weeks ago. The new building, which is slated for construction on the east side of High Street, directly across from the current 12-story Hilton hotel, would […]

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Lawsuit Filed to Keep The Crew in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lawsuit Filed to Keep The Crew in Columbus

Yesterday, the State of Ohio and City of Columbus jointly filed a lawsuit against Precourt Sports Ventures (the owner of the Columbus Crew SC) and Major League Soccer (MLS) as a preventative measure to keep the team from relocating to Austin. “Today I have filed a lawsuit in Franklin County to try to #SaveTheCrew and keep the […]

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