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‘Mysterious’ Clean Energy Ballot Issue Draws Criticism from City Leaders

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman ‘Mysterious’ Clean Energy Ballot Issue Draws Criticism from City Leaders

City officials have come together against Issue 7, the only issue Columbus residents will see on their ballots in the Nov. 2 general election. Mayor Andrew Ginther, City Council President Shannon Hardin, and other community leaders announced their opposition in a media event last week. The ballot measure would take $87 million from the City […]

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Columbus Expected to Receive 345 Afghan Evacuees

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Expected to Receive 345 Afghan Evacuees

This week, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the state has received notification that 855 Afghan evacuees will come to Ohio through the U.S. Department of State’s Afghan Placement and Assistance (APA) Program. 345 of those individuals are expected to be placed in Columbus. Over the next six months, Afghan evacuees will be placed with eight […]

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City Council Commits Money to Forestry Plan

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea City Council Commits Money to Forestry Plan

An effort to dramatically expand Columbus’ urban forest over the next two decades took another important step Monday night, when the Columbus City Council approved a new ordinance from the Recreation and Parks Committee funding the priorities established in the Urban Forestry Master Plan, released earlier this year. Council President Pro Tem and Chair of […]

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Commission Releases First Draft of District Map for Council

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Commission Releases First Draft of District Map for Council

After a series of public working sessions, outreach meetings and an online survey filled out by more than 2,300 residents, the citizen-led Council Residential Districting Commission has released the first draft of a district map for Columbus City Council districts. The first map released is based on 2010 Census data, while future sets of maps […]

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Council Revises Arena District DORA Following Resident Feedback

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Council Revises Arena District DORA Following Resident Feedback

On Monday, July 26, Columbus City Council approved a revised Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area in the Arena District. The revised DORA was drastically reduced in footprint from a previous proposal by Mayor Andrew Ginther last month. The change was made after residents voiced concerns about residential neighborhood areas in the DORA that lacked retail establishments. […]

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City’s License Section to Reopen with New Short-Term Rental Rules

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City’s License Section to Reopen with New Short-Term Rental Rules

Columbus City Council has amended the Columbus City Code to strengthen enforcement of short-term rentals and cut down on problematic hosts and properties. New provisions to city code in relation to short-term rentals — i.e. Airbnbs, Vrbo rentals, hotels and motels, and the like — expand the city’s ability to investigate when complaints are made and […]

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Council to Return to Chambers, Limiting Capacity to 20 Residents

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Council to Return to Chambers, Limiting Capacity to 20 Residents

Columbus City Council will meet in person at the City Hall chambers, with regularly scheduled meetings open to the public for the first time since March of last year. Public seating will be limited to 20 residents, with limited additional seating in an adjacent conference room. Directors and staff will continue to participate remotely to […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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