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City Asking for Resident Input on Aquatics Capital Improvement Project

Susan Post Susan Post City Asking for Resident Input on Aquatics Capital Improvement Project

The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is looking for feedback from area residents to develop a long-term plan to invest in the City’s aquatics programs and facilities over the coming years. Residents can fill out an online survey here, to provide feedback about how frequently they use the aquatics facilities, which locations they visit, improvements […]

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Mayor Ginther Announces Appointments to Civilian Police Review Board

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor Ginther Announces Appointments to Civilian Police Review Board

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has announced his appointments to the city’s first Civilian Police Review Board. In November, residents overwhelmingly approved the creation of a Civilian Police Review Board and Inspector General for the Division of Police. A workgroup in December outlined recommendations for the board’s composition, roles and powers. The city reportedly reviewed more […]

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Project Update: Smart Columbus in 2021 And Beyond

Walker Evans Walker Evans Project Update: Smart Columbus in 2021 And Beyond

It’s been nearly five full years since Columbus was declared the winner of the Smart City challenge and awarded $50 million from the US Department of Transportation and Vulcan, Inc. While some of the projects completed over the past half-decade have been fairly prominent, many others have occurred behind the scenes. “There’s a number of […]

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Columbus Selected to Develop Resident Financial Counseling as Free Public Service

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Selected to Develop Resident Financial Counseling as Free Public Service

The City of Columbus has been selected to receive over two years of funding and technical support to develop and launch free financial empowerment programming for Columbus residents. Columbus will receive support from the national Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund to implement a plan for investing in free, one-on-one, professional financial counseling as a public […]

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Mayor Ginther Appoints New Chief Diversity Officer

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor Ginther Appoints New Chief Diversity Officer

Mayor Andrew Ginther has appointed Damita Brown Chief Diversity Officer in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, replacing Beverly Stallings-Johnson, who began in the position on February 1, 2020. Brown has been with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion since 2016, serving as deputy director and interim director. In a press release, Mayor Ginther said […]

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City’s Outdoor Seating Pilot Program Resumes March 15

Susan Post Susan Post City’s Outdoor Seating Pilot Program Resumes March 15

With warmer weather (hopefully) around the corner, the City of Columbus announced its Outdoor Seating Pilot Program will resume on Monday, March 15. Making its initial run last summer and fall, the program allows restaurants to use the right of way for temporary, on-street dining areas or their parking lots to expand seating. “The pilot […]

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Opinion: Columbus Climate Action Plan Not in Line With Climate Science

Cathy Cowan Becker Cathy Cowan Becker Opinion: Columbus Climate Action Plan Not in Line With Climate Science

Last December, the city of Columbus released the first draft of its long-awaited Climate Action Plan. The plan discusses not just how to adapt to a rapidly changing climate, but also how to keep the climate crisis from getting worse by lowering our carbon emissions.  That’s critical because cities are responsible for 70% of the […]

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