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Fee Cap Ordinance May Have Little Impact on Restaurants

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Fee Cap Ordinance May Have Little Impact on Restaurants

Last month, Columbus City Council announced a fee cap for third-party delivery services in an effort to assist restaurants during the pandemic. At the time, it was promoted and heralded as a way City Council was protecting Columbus’ small businesses and the restaurant community. “Exorbitant delivery fees being sent to out-of-state corporations just make no sense when […]

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City Council Accepting Applications for Council Residential Districting Commission

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Council Accepting Applications for Council Residential Districting Commission

Columbus City Council has announced it has opened applications for the Council Residential Districting Commission. The members of this commission will draw the residential district maps of council. “Creation of the Council Residential Districting Commission represents the first step in accommodating our city’s future of more growth, more inclusion, and greater representation for the Columbus […]

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City Council Announces Fee Cap for Third-Party Delivery Services

Susan Post Susan Post City Council Announces Fee Cap for Third-Party Delivery Services

Already hard-hit by the pandemic, the last week has brought more unwelcome news for the restaurant industry. Franklin County has reached a Level 4 Public Health Advisory, Governor Mike DeWine has issued a statewide curfew, and Columbus and Franklin County are about to enter a stay-at-home advisory. Likely facing a further decrease in in-person dining, […]

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Coronavirus Update: COVID-19 Relief, Employment Program & Increased Hospitalizations

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: COVID-19 Relief, Employment Program & Increased Hospitalizations

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Tuesday, Oct. 27, 25,183 cases and 489 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 34,526 cases and 668 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 202,740 cases and 5,239 deaths have been confirmed […]

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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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