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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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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 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 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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