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Columbus Selected to Develop Resident Financial Counseling as Free Public Service

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus Selected to Develop Resident Financial Counseling as Free Public Service

The City of Columbus has been selected to receive over two years of funding and technical support to develop and launch free financial empowerment programming for Columbus residents. Columbus will receive support from the national Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund to implement a plan for investing in free, one-on-one, professional financial counseling as a public […]

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Fee Cap Ordinance May Have Little Impact on Restaurants

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Fee Cap Ordinance May Have Little Impact on Restaurants

Last month, Columbus City Council announced a fee cap for third-party delivery services in an effort to assist restaurants during the pandemic. At the time, it was promoted and heralded as a way City Council was protecting Columbus’ small businesses and the restaurant community. “Exorbitant delivery fees being sent to out-of-state corporations just make no sense when […]

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City Council Announces Fee Cap for Third-Party Delivery Services

Susan Post Susan Post City Council Announces Fee Cap for Third-Party Delivery Services

Already hard-hit by the pandemic, the last week has brought more unwelcome news for the restaurant industry. Franklin County has reached a Level 4 Public Health Advisory, Governor Mike DeWine has issued a statewide curfew, and Columbus and Franklin County are about to enter a stay-at-home advisory. Likely facing a further decrease in in-person dining, […]

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Delayed Policy Pitch Night Picks Idea Winner

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Delayed Policy Pitch Night Picks Idea Winner

On Wednesday, Sept. 2, five Columbus community members pitched their local policy ideas to three members of Columbus City Council for the city’s first-ever Policy Pitch Night, in partnership with Cincinnati-based community engagement and strategy company Cohear. The event, which was originally to take place in late March but was postponed due to the coronavirus […]

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Council President Pro Tem Brown Announces Police Demilitarization Hearings

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Council President Pro Tem Brown Announces Police Demilitarization Hearings

On Sunday, June 21, over three weeks of protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death culminated once again in violence. Just five days after Mayor Andrew Ginther issued a directive prohibiting the use of tear gas for crowd control measure and limiting pepper spray to “clear instances of violence,” Columbus police once again released […]

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Officials React to Weekend’s Protests

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Officials React to Weekend’s Protests

Over the last several days, City officials have responded to the protests that took place starting Thursday, May 28 and continued over the weekend, the Columbus Division of Police’s handling of those protesters, and more. City Council President Shannon Hardin and Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown have spoken on a renewed urgency for a Civilian Review Commission and […]

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Pro Tem Brown to Host First Columbus Policy Pitch Night

Taijuan Moorman 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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