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Recycling pickup adds customers despite rate hike

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The Dispatch wrote City’s curbside pickup adds customers despite 2008 rate hike Sunday, May 25, 2008 BY ROBERT VITALE Columbus officials who killed a $389,000 annual subsidy for curbside recycling worried that they might doom the program to a downward spiral of higher and higher costs and fewer and fewer customers. But since February, when […]

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New Urban Ventures / Communications Directors

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Press Release wrote Mayor Appoints Coordinator for Urban Ventures and Announces New Communications Director As Columbus moves forward in the rankings as one of the nation’s biggest and best cities, Mayor Michael B. Coleman today announced the hiring of a new Communications Director and the creation of a new position “Urban Ventures Coordinator,” to focus […]

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Citywide Curfew: Do You Know The Rules?

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NBC4i.com wrote Citywide Curfew: Do You Know The Rules? Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 Columbus officials are increasing efforts to enforce the recent curfew law — and Mayor Michael Coleman said there shouldn’t be any teens in the city who don’t know about the new rules. Starting on June 5, anyone under 18 years old caught […]

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City to Media: Quit being idiots about the snow

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Press Release wrote To our friends in Columbus’ media: Many local reporters know me as the Snow Lady, and I’ve had a great time working on snow-removal stories during the past eight years as a member of Mayor Coleman’s team at the City of Columbus’ Department of Public Service. Over this past weekend, we saw […]

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Columbus to stop footing cost of curbside recycling

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The Dispatch wrote Columbus to stop footing cost of curbside recycling Monday, February 25, 2008 BY ROBERT VITALE City Council members voted tonight to end a $389,000 annual subsidy for curbside recycling. “We can no longer afford the subsidy,” said Public Service Director Mark Kelsey, who noted that just 5 percent of his department’s customers […]

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Not on the brink: Columbus

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The Dispatch wrote On the brink: Columbus Sunday, December 9, 2007 BY JOE HALLETT, ALAN JOHNSON AND MARK NIQUETTE The aggressive growth policy Sensenbrenner spun in motion during a record 14 years as mayor, beginning in 1954, catapulted Columbus from a cowtown with a good football team to a dynamic urban gem that sparkled as […]

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