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Update: Mayor Ginther Directs Christopher Columbus Statue to be Removed from City Hall

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Update: Mayor Ginther Directs Christopher Columbus Statue to be Removed from City Hall

Mayor Andrew Ginther has announced that the Christopher Columbus statue at City Hall will be removed as soon as possible. “For many people in our community, the statue represents patriarchy, oppression and divisiveness. That does not represent our great city, and we will no longer live in the shadow of our ugly past,” said Mayor […]

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Christopher Columbus Statues Fall in Other Cities, Remain Intact in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans Christopher Columbus Statues Fall in Other Cities, Remain Intact in Ohio

The darkest parts of America’s history are often glossed over in grade school — from the slave ownership of George Washington to the white terrorist massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma — and few historical icons stand taller in that regard than Christopher Columbus. Our city’s namesake was best known for “Discovering America” (he never actually set foot outside […]

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Everyday People Again Seeks Ballot Issue to Amend At-large Council

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Everyday People Again Seeks Ballot Issue to Amend At-large Council

Citizen ballot issue committee Everyday People for Positive Change has announced that it has submitted a pre-circulation petition to the city clerk for a proposed ballot issue to reform City Council. The charter amendment has been proposed in response to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s claim that the current council make-up violates the Voting Rights […]

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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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Public hearing on the proposed 2019 operating budget for City of Columbus

Anne Evans Anne Evans Public hearing on the proposed 2019 operating budget for City of Columbus

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther presented his proposed 2019 Operating Budget to Columbus City Council on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The $912 million general fund budget reaffirms the Mayor’s commitment to neighborhoods with multi-million dollar investments in early childhood education, New Americans initiatives, infant mortality, code enforcement and community crisis intervention. “We appreciate the detailed work […]

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Columbus to Invest $400 Million in Neighborhood Programs

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus to Invest $400 Million in Neighborhood Programs

On Monday, Columbus City Council passed ordinances to authorize a new bond sale totaling just under $400 million, which would be invested into infrastructure, public safety, public housing and other neighborhood-centric programs throughout the city. “Our 2018 capital investments enhance the quality of life for all our residents by upgrading critical infrastructure needs and neighborhood […]

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9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Anne Evans Anne Evans 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Council President Shannon Hardin invite you to attend a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to honor first responders and remember those we lost on September 11, 2001. Let’s join together in unity to reignite American kinship. Tuesday, September 11, 2018 City Hall Commons Corner of Front and Gay Streets Noon to 1 […]

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