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City Council Passes Downtown Public Restroom Proposal

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Council Passes Downtown Public Restroom Proposal

Columbus City Council passed legislation last night entering into agreement with Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District to install at least three new public restroom facilities Downtown. Funding for the project will come from the CARES Act’s Community Development Block Grant, received by the City of Columbus last year. Grant dollars must be used for activities […]

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Hardin Teams up with Barroso de Padilla, Bankston for Council Campaign

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Hardin Teams up with Barroso de Padilla, Bankston for Council Campaign

Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin announced he will campaign for reelection in 2021 with two new City Council candidates. Lourdes Barroso de Padilla, who previously was certified to appear on the ballot after being one of five candidates to qualify, and Nick Bankston, who filed petition with the Board of Elections to run in […]

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Who Will Be on the Ballot for City Council in November? And More Questions Answered

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Who Will Be on the Ballot for City Council in November? And More Questions Answered

With the recent withdrawals of council members Priscilla Tyson and Mitchell Brown from the upcoming Columbus City Council race, many conversations and questions arose regarding what this means for the November general election, the process for replacing candidates, and more. Columbus Underground has provided an FAQ to some of these questions: Q: What is required […]

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Columbus Councilmember Mitchell Brown Announces Year End Retirement

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Councilmember Mitchell Brown Announces Year End Retirement

Just one week after Councilmember Priscilla Tyson announced her upcoming departure from Columbus City Council, Mitchell J. Brown followed suit with an announcement of his own today. Brown has served in the position for nearly six years and will not be seeking re-election for a second full term. “It has been an incredible journey,” stated Brown. […]

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Opinion: We Must Extend a Welcoming Hand to Create a Safer, Saner America

Shannon Hardin Shannon Hardin Opinion: We Must Extend a Welcoming Hand to Create a Safer, Saner America

It is the end of March, and we are again plagued by gun violence in our communities, leaving families devastated and peace destroyed in our neighborhoods. Mass shootings wreaked havoc in Atlanta and Denver, but closer to home, the sheer number of murders and violence have us on track to another record year of lives […]

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Columbus City Councilmember Priscilla Tyson Announces Retirement

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus City Councilmember Priscilla Tyson Announces Retirement

Columbus City Councilmember Priscilla Tyson has announced she is retiring from council. Tyson assumed office in 2007 and is the longest-serving councilwoman in Columbus history. Previously she served the City of Columbus on The Civil Service Commission. In a press release, Columbus City Council named some of the accomplishments Tyson has made and taken part in […]

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Key Takeaways from City Council’s Reimagining Safety Resident Engagement Report

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Key Takeaways from City Council’s Reimagining Safety Resident Engagement Report

Columbus City Council shared its final report highlighting the results of its public safety engagement efforts over the last few months. More than 4,000 residents responded to an online survey, multiple focus groups, and town hall discussions facilitated by the Saunders PR Group this winter to gauge the thoughts and opinions of residents regarding public […]

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