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Independent Investigations, Expanded Background Checks Among Council Public Safety Legislative Steps

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Independent Investigations, Expanded Background Checks Among Council Public Safety Legislative Steps

Throughout the month of July and before members go on recess, Columbus City Council will advance a legislative package in an effort to reimagine public safety, per a press conference on Thursday, June 25. City Council announced a package that will include independent investigations into lethal force, limiting or banning no-knock raids, instituting background checks […]

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Council President Pro Tem Brown Announces Police Demilitarization Hearings

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Council President Pro Tem Brown Announces Police Demilitarization Hearings

On Sunday, June 21, over three weeks of protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death culminated once again in violence. Just five days after Mayor Andrew Ginther issued a directive prohibiting the use of tear gas for crowd control measure and limiting pepper spray to “clear instances of violence,” Columbus police once again released […]

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City Proposes Area Commission Code Changes

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Proposes Area Commission Code Changes

Update as of 12/10/2019 at 11:25 a.m: On Monday, Dec. 9, City Council passed Ordinance 2952-2019, putting proposed changes to city code and Area Commissions into effect. One proposed change, the capping of the number of Area Commissioners on one commission to 17, was omitted as a result of public feedback. Columbus’ Department of Neighborhoods […]

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City Council Candidate Profile: Scott Singratsomboune

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Council Candidate Profile: Scott Singratsomboune

When Scott Singratsomboune tells people he’s running as an independent, people are immediately skeptical. He says the wheels start turning in people’s heads, trying to figure out whether he’s a “closet Democrat” or “closet Republican.” “They’re trying to figure out, well if he says it this way or uses this word, this is an indicator […]

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City Council Candidate Profile: Tiffany White

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Council Candidate Profile: Tiffany White

The Wendy’s at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Nelson Road is the only restaurant in the Shepard neighborhood in North Central Columbus. It’s one of the things Columbus City Council candidate Tiffany White has witnessed the effect of in her neighborhood. And as a member of the North Central Area Commission, those problems are […]

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Q&A with City Council Candidate Liliana Rivera Baiman

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Q&A with City Council Candidate Liliana Rivera Baiman

Since 2016, Yes We Can has promoted a progressive platform in the City of Columbus. The group says it represents working families, and is pushing policies for more affordable housing, $15 minimum wage, and implementing a ward system, among other issues. The group is currently endorsing three Columbus City Council candidates for the upcoming election […]

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Opinion: City Council Coincidence?

River Righter River Righter Opinion: City Council Coincidence?

Like many citizens, I believe I have a valid concern. In my opinion, Columbus City Council has made some disappointing decisions lately that have left me thinking, “why don’t I have a vote on who these people are that are supposed to be representing me?” The appointment process is frustrating for active citizens alike, especially […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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