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Mayor Announces Pick for Columbus Police Chief

 Taijuan Moorman Mayor Announces Pick for Columbus Police Chief

The next Columbus Chief of Police has been announced. Thomas Quinlan, who has served as acting interim chief of police for the division after former Chief Kim Jacobs retired in February of this year, will be the next Columbus Division of Police chief. In early November, the city announced two finalists for the position: Quinlan […]

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City Proposes Area Commission Code Changes

 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 Announces $15 Hourly Wage for Full-Time Employees

 Taijuan Moorman City Announces $15 Hourly Wage for Full-Time Employees

Amidst the local and national debate surrounding $15 an hour minimum wage, today, Wednesday, Oct. 16, Mayor Andrew Ginther and President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown announced all full-time, permanent city employees will make a minimum wage of $15 an hour. The City of Columbus has 8,498 permanent, full-time employees. “Closing the wage gap has been […]

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City’s ‘Invest in US’ Bond Program Returns

 Taijuan Moorman City’s ‘Invest in US’ Bond Program Returns

Last year, the City of Columbus introduced “Invest in US,” a program that allows residents to earn tax-exempt income by buying into the city’s debt portfolio. This year that program returns, with an increase in the number of firms and new projects to be funded. In an effort to eliminate barriers to investing, the program is […]

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City Awarded Grant to Create Financial Empowerment for Women

 Taijuan Moorman City Awarded Grant to Create Financial Empowerment for Women

The City of Columbus is one of seven municipalities to be awarded a $20,000 CityStart grant from the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund to create financial empowerment strategies for women and families. Each city will receive $20,000 for planning and an intensive six to nine-month “technical assistance engagement partnership” with the fund. The application was […]

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$100 Million Allocated to Affordable Housing in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans $100 Million Allocated to Affordable Housing in Columbus

Central Ohio is lacking in affordable housing (ie: low-income housing), but a new fund hopes to change that. Local civic and business leaders announced today that a $100 million Housing Action Fund would help address that need. “We know that more than 54,000 people in central Ohio live at or near poverty and spend more […]

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City Government, Local Cultural Institutions Offer Relief for Federal Employees

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Government, Local Cultural Institutions Offer Relief for Federal Employees

It’s day 33 of the government shutdown, and 800,000 federal employees are going on a month without pay. As the shutdown has gone on, businesses have announced deals offering free food, movie tickets, and even visits to the Columbus Zoo. Since then, the City of Columbus, the Columbus City Auditor and a handful of cultural […]

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The 6th Annual Columbus Dessert Festival Returns!

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