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Councilmember Brown Wins National Idea Challenge Competition

 Taijuan Moorman Councilmember Brown Wins National Idea Challenge Competition

City Council President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown has been announced as one of the winners of the 2019 New Ideas Challenge by national policymaker network NewDEAL. The competition was among state and local leaders, and Brown’s idea was one of five winners. Brown’s submission won in the “Expanding Access to Education” category and will address […]

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Candidates for City Council Debate Biggest Local Issues

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Candidates for City Council Debate Biggest Local Issues

Tax abatements, income inequality, affordable housing, jobs, and education – Columbus City Council candidates hit all the hot button issues during their debate at the Columbus Metropolitan Club on Wednesday, October 23.  Incumbent councilmembers Elizabeth Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, and Emmanuel Remy are all up for re-election this November, an opportunity for the progressive […]

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

 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: Metropolitan Club Debate Example of Working Families’ Exclusion from Columbus Politics

Liliana Rivera Baiman Liliana Rivera Baiman Opinion: Metropolitan Club Debate Example of Working Families’ Exclusion from Columbus Politics

Editor’s Note: In a press release from the campaign of Columbus City Council candidate Liliana Rivera Baiman, Baiman announced that she will not be participating in the Columbus Metropolitan Club’s Columbus City Council Debate forum at the Boathouse on Wednesday, Oct. 23, moderated by Columbus Underground Co-Founder Walker Evans. The press release reads as follows: […]

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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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City, School District to Improve Public Menstrual Product Access

 Taijuan Moorman City, School District to Improve Public Menstrual Product Access

Council President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown and Columbus City Schools Superintendent and CEO Dr. Talisa Dixon have announced a collaborative effort to expand public menstrual product access, by providing them in school restrooms. The City will also increase menstrual products access at recreation centers and municipal buildings around Columbus, starting Downtown. Columbus non-profit Free the […]

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Ticket Tax Opposition Group Falls Short on Signatures for Ballot Measure

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ticket Tax Opposition Group Falls Short on Signatures for Ballot Measure

Looks like the ticket taxes, as introduced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) last summer and passed by Columbus City Council in December, are here to stay. The two 5 percent fees were enacted on July 1, and the group hoping to overturn them on this year’s ballot has failed to submit enough valid […]

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