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City Council Election 2011: Interview with Daryl Hennessy

Walker Evans Walker Evans City Council Election 2011: Interview with Daryl Hennessy

Although all seven Columbus City Council members serve at-large, it’s worth noting that Daryl Hennessy stands proud as the “West Side” candidate, running against opponents that largely hail from the East and North sides of the city. Hennessy is running for what would be his first elected office, but comes from a strong fiscal background […]

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Mayoral Election 2011: Interview with Michael B. Coleman

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayoral Election 2011: Interview with Michael B. Coleman

Michael B. Coleman has served the City of Columbus as Mayor since the year 2000, and is currently running for his fourth term. Coleman’s supporters are often quick to point to his leadership on redevelopment projects such as the effort focused on revitalizing Downtown, his willingness to invest in improvements in urban neighborhoods, and his […]

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Mayoral Election 2011: Interview with Earl W. Smith

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayoral Election 2011: Interview with Earl W. Smith

Earl W. Smith is the Republican challenger for Mayor of the City of Columbus. Earl is a lifelong Columbus resident who has served the community as a police officer for more than three decades, in addition to other crime and safety roles. Smith’s supporters see him as a fresh perspective and a non-politician with a […]

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Documentary on Neighborhood Blight Released By City Attorney

Walker Evans Walker Evans Documentary on Neighborhood Blight Released By City Attorney

A new documentary was released today that provides a deeper look into the issue of abandoned properties in Columbus. Columbus City Attorney Richard C. Pfeiffer, Jr spearheaded this project, which describes the impact that abandoned homes have on individual neighborhoods and on the city as a whole. A portion of the documentary focuses on a […]

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Cooper Park Race Track is Moving Forward

Walker Evans Walker Evans Cooper Park Race Track is Moving Forward

All seven members of Columbus City Council voted in favor this evening to rezone the old Cooper Stadium ballpark for the development of the Cooper Park Complex auto racetrack project. This development is one that has been extensively debated and several amendments were included to the rezoning legislation to address community issues with the project. […]

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Earl W. Smith’s State of the City 2011

Walker Evans Walker Evans Earl W. Smith’s State of the City 2011

Last week, Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman delivered the annual State of the City Address (which you can read about HERE) which focused on safety, jobs and new housing opportunities. The following day, GOP Mayoral Candidate Earl W. Smith released his response to the State of the City address. In his response, Smith states that […]

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City Council Roadtrips Kick Off on the North Side

Walker Evans Walker Evans City Council Roadtrips Kick Off on the North Side

Columbus City Council will be coming soon, to a neighborhood near you. Starting on Tuesday, council members will be present at a series of community meetings taking place at various locations throughout the city. “These meetings will give residents an opportunity to meet the new council members and leadership while discussing neighborhood issues and concerns […]

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