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City of Columbus Implements CROWN Act

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City of Columbus Implements CROWN Act

The City of Columbus has implemented the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair or CROWN Act. The legislation, intended to ensure protection against discrimination based on hair texture and race-based hairstyles like braids, locs, and twists, went into effect on Friday, Jan. 16. The ordinance was sponsored by Councilmember Priscilla Tyson with Councilmember Shayla Favor, […]

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Applications for Civilian Review Board Now Being Accepted

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Applications for Civilian Review Board Now Being Accepted

Applications for Columbus’ civilian review board are being accepted now through Jan. 15, 2021. Since August, community members from the Civilian Review Board Work Group have met over a half-dozen times to review best practices from boards in other cities, and outline recommendations for the board’s powers and roles, as well as board member qualifications […]

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Zoning Code Update Could Lead to Big Changes in Development Process

Brent Warren Brent Warren Zoning Code Update Could Lead to Big Changes in Development Process

In the last few years a handful of cities – led by Minneapolis and Portland, Oregon – have receive national attention for making changes to their zoning codes. Although zoning reform is not typically the kind of story that makes it past the local paper, the New York Times, Politico and many other national outlets […]

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City Repeals Bar and Restaurant Curfew

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Repeals Bar and Restaurant Curfew

The 10 p.m. curfew on bars and restaurants to curb the spread of COVID-19 has been repealed. Restaurants and bars will be able to remain open and serve food after 10 p.m., however, a statewide ban on alcohol sales after 10 p.m signed by Governor Mike DeWine in July is still in effect. Restrictions on […]

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Civilian Review Board Issue Formally Launches Campaign

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Civilian Review Board Issue Formally Launches Campaign

The campaign to create a Civilian Review Board in the City of Columbus has officially launched. Columbus Issue 2 will establish a Civilian Police Review Board and create an Inspector General for the Columbus Division of Police that will conduct independent investigations into police misconduct. “Issue 2 will hold law enforcement accountable and puts power […]

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Grant to Expand Reproductive Health Programming in CCS

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Grant to Expand Reproductive Health Programming in CCS

Nationwide Children’s Hospital was recently awarded a $2.5 million grant to support and expand its school-based teen healthcare services within Columbus City Schools. With partners including CCS, The Ohio State University, the City of Columbus and CelebrateOne, Nationwide Children’s will lead the initiative. 7,000 seventh and eighth-grade students in Franklin County are expected to be […]

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City Heads Up Fight Against Trump Administration’s Assault on Postal Service

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Heads Up Fight Against Trump Administration’s Assault on Postal Service

Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein has announced that the City of Columbus and other municipalities have filed an amicus brief opposing recent U.S. Postal Service changes that have “slowed critically important mail delivery,” according to a press release from the city attorney’s office. The brief, filed by 32 local and tribal governments and the Public […]

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