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Pro Tem Brown to Host First Columbus Policy Pitch Night

 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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Councilmember Brown Wins National Idea Challenge Competition

 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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City Council Profiles: Elizabeth Brown and Emmanuel Remy

 Taijuan Moorman City Council Profiles: Elizabeth Brown and Emmanuel Remy

Ahead of the general elections for four at-large city council seats tomorrow, November 5, 2019, Columbus Underground is giving voters a chance to do some last-minute research on the candidates. CU has interviewed challengers Tiffany White, Scott Singratsomboune, Joe Motil and Liliana Riviera Baiman, as well as council’s newest members, Rob Dorans and Shayla Favor, […]

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City Announces $15 Hourly Wage for Full-Time Employees

 Taijuan Moorman City Announces $15 Hourly Wage for Full-Time Employees

Amidst the local and national debate surrounding $15 an hour minimum wage, today, Wednesday, Oct. 16, Mayor Andrew Ginther and President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown announced all full-time, permanent city employees will make a minimum wage of $15 an hour. The City of Columbus has 8,498 permanent, full-time employees. “Closing the wage gap has been […]

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Council Holds Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to Tax Incentive Policies

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Council Holds Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to Tax Incentive Policies

Who: Councilmember Jaiza Page Councilmember Elizabeth Brown When: Wednesday, June 20, 5:00pm Where: Columbus City Hall Council Chambers 90 W. Broad Street What: Councilmember Jaiza Page, chair of the Economic Development and Small Business Committee and Councilmember Elizabeth Brown are hosting a public hearing on proposed changes to tax incentive policies in Columbus. These changes […]

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Women in Business: Addressing Pay Equity

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Women in Business: Addressing Pay Equity

For every dollar a man earns, women earn only 78 cents on average. For African-American and Hispanic women, the gap is even wider. This event examines how we can achieve equal pay for equal work, and provides resources to help women succeed. You’ll also get a free professional headshot. Need to look the part? We’ve […]

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City Unveils New Policy for Incentives and Tax Abatements

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Unveils New Policy for Incentives and Tax Abatements

The City of Columbus today unveiled a new set of policy guidelines that would change the way tax abatements are awarded for development projects and formalize the system of tax breaks offered for new businesses promising job growth. In response to a growing chorus of opposition to the existing tax abatement policy – in which […]

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