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Q&A with Council’s Newest Member, Rob Dorans

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Q&A with Council’s Newest Member, Rob Dorans

Rob Dorans was sworn in as Columbus City Council’s newest member last week, replacing former president pro tem Michael Stinziano. Stinzianio won his race against former county auditor Clarence Mingo in the 2018 general election, and officially took office on Monday, March 11. Stinziano’s successor comes from a labor law background, dedicating seven years to […]

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Council Passes Resolution Supporting Undocumented Immigrants in Sanctuary

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Council Passes Resolution Supporting Undocumented Immigrants in Sanctuary

It’s a symbolic gesture, but Columbus City Council has passed a resolution in support of two undocumented residents currently in sanctuary. The resolution, introduced and passed on Monday, Feb. 25, recognizes the economic and social impact of immigrants on Columbus and calls on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to handle the cases of Edith […]

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City Council Appoints Rob Dorans to Replace Stinziano

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Council Appoints Rob Dorans to Replace Stinziano

On Monday, Feb. 25, City Council appointed Rob Dorans as its newest member. Dorans, who is currently serving as commissioner for the Recreation and Parks Department, fills the vacancy left by former President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano, who was elected as County Auditor in the 2018 general election. “We are very pleased to have Rob […]

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Q&A with Columbus City Council’s Newest Member Shayla Favor

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Q&A with Columbus City Council’s Newest Member Shayla Favor

Columbus City Council’s newest councilmember, Shayla Favor, is closing in on one month in her new role. Selected by council from a pool of 15 finalists, she’s filled the vacant seat left by Jaiza Page, who in November 2018 won her race for judge of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. Though Favor’s path […]

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City Ticket Taxes Face Legal Opposition

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Ticket Taxes Face Legal Opposition

The two funding streams created by Columbus City Council to support the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) as well as Nationwide Arena and other publicly funded facilities are under legal attack.  The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, based in Columbus, is circulating a petition to put a charter amendment on the November ballot that would […]

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Civics Update: New City Council Member, Residents Host Town Hall on Shutdown, and more

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Civics Update: New City Council Member, Residents Host Town Hall on Shutdown, and more

Council Selects Replacement for Jaiza Page Columbus City Council has selected Shayla Favor, Assistant City Attorney, to fill the seat vacated by former member Jaiza Page. “We are very pleased to have Favor join our team and look forward to the unique perspective she has to offer,” said Council President Shannon Hardin in a press […]

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After Public Opposition to $12,707.79 Limit, Council Delays Vote on Campaign Finance Reform

Madeline Stocker Madeline Stocker After Public Opposition to $12,707.79 Limit, Council Delays Vote on Campaign Finance Reform

Columbus City Council has agreed to delay the vote on Mayor Andrew Ginther’s proposed $12,707.79 campaign contribution limit. The decision came after last week’s public hearing, where voters voiced opposition to the limit and to the rushed nature of the proposal. No one spoke in favor of the limit. “If you pass this proposal, Columbus […]

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