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Delayed Policy Pitch Night Picks Idea Winner

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Delayed Policy Pitch Night Picks Idea Winner

On Wednesday, Sept. 2, five Columbus community members pitched their local policy ideas to three members of Columbus City Council for the city’s first-ever Policy Pitch Night, in partnership with Cincinnati-based community engagement and strategy company Cohear. The event, which was originally to take place in late March but was postponed due to the coronavirus […]

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Mayor to Issue Executive Order Mandating Investigations of Police-Involved Deaths

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor to Issue Executive Order Mandating Investigations of Police-Involved Deaths

Mayor Andrew Ginther announced he will issue an Executive Order to require all fatal use of force cases or cases of death in police custody in Columbus to the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The decision follows conversations between Mayor Ginther and Attorney General David Yost who has agreed to accept cases referred […]

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Council President Hardin, Community Leaders Comment on Thursday’s Protests

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Council President Hardin, Community Leaders Comment on Thursday’s Protests

On the evening of Friday, May 29, Columbus City Council called a press conference to comment on the events of last night’s protest. The general message from the conference was in support of protesting, however an urging for nonviolence continued throughout. City Council President Shannon Hardin, Columbus Urban League Young Professionals President Nick Bankston, Letha Pugh, […]

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Coronavirus Update: Increasing Testing Capacity, City Emergency Funding & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Increasing Testing Capacity, City Emergency Funding & More

The Numbers As of Tuesday, April 21, 1,155 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Columbus. In Franklin County, 1,557 confirmed and probable cases and 37 confirmed and probable deaths from COVID-19 have been reported. Statewide, 13,725 cases and 556 deaths have been confirmed or are probable, and over 94,000 people have been tested so […]

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Pro Tem Brown to Host First Columbus Policy Pitch Night

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Pro Tem Brown to Host First Columbus Policy Pitch Night

President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown will host Columbus City Council’s first Policy Pitch Night, in which Columbus residents will get the opportunity to submit their “unique” policy ideas in hopes of becoming law. Submissions for the competition are due by Sunday, March 1. A press release from City Council said the competition was for residents […]

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Home-Sharers now Must Submit to Fingerprinting Background Checks

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Home-Sharers now Must Submit to Fingerprinting Background Checks

Hosts through sites like Airbnb are now required to submit to a background check approved by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (or BCI), in addition to background checks required through home-sharing apps, before receiving a short-term rental permit. During Monday night’s City Council meeting, Councilmember Rob Dorans said the difference between the […]

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Councilmember Brown Wins National Idea Challenge Competition

Taijuan Moorman 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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