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New Complete Streets Thoroughfare Plan Could Have Big Impact

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Complete Streets Thoroughfare Plan Could Have Big Impact

The City of Columbus is looking to update its thoroughfare plan, the document that classifies every street in the city and provides guidelines for how big each should be and how much car traffic it should be able to accommodate. The new plan will take a decidedly different approach than the old one, which dates […]


O’Shaughnessy Running for Secretary of State

Walker Evans Walker Evans

From The Daily Briefing Blog: O’Shaughnessy gets into secretary of state race Posted by Jim Siegel Franklin County Clerk of Courts Maryellen O’Shaughnessy made it (sort of) official today, jumping into the Ohio secretary of state’s race. O’Shaughnessy, who has a mixed campaign record, winning city council and county clerk seats, but losing bids for […]


65 City Council Applicants Whittled Down to 16

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The original list of 65 applicants for the two recently vacated Columbus City Council seats has been whittled down to the top 16 after an extensive interview process. The five sitting members of Council will be casting their votes on their final decisions at a public meeting at 5pm on Monday, January 12 at City […]


Names surfacing to fill 2 vacant seats

lazyfish lazyfish

The Dispatch wrote Names surfacing to fill 2 vacant seats Wednesday, December 24, 2008 By Robert Vitale Columbus now has another deficit: two City Council seats that must be filled before tough decisions are made about a budget shortfall that tops $90 million. Councilman Kevin L. Boyce’s appointment as state treasurer means he’ll resign his […]


Maryellen O’Shaughnessy’s Last Council Meeting

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Monday, December 15th marks the final Columbus City Council meeting for Maryellen O’Shaughnessy who will soon be moving on to her newly elected position as the Franklin County Clerk of Common Pleas Court. Maryellen has served on Council since 1997 and has been highly regarded by many regular contributors on Columbus Underground for her staunch […]


The Zone Initiative Project

 Richard C. Pfeiffer, Jr.

Concerned about public nuisances in your neighborhood? Concerned about property not being kept up to the City’s housing, building, zoning or safety codes? Is street prostitution a problem in your neighborhood? Is your neighborhood being tagged by graffiti? Is there a liquor permit holder who is not maintaining his or her business pursuant to the […]


Council approves South Side Plan amendment

Walker Evans Walker Evans Council approves South Side Plan amendment

This Week News wrote Council approves South Side amendment Thursday, February 14, 2008 DAVID J. CROSS Columbus City Council unanimously voted Monday to amend the city’s South Side Plan (84 page PDF) to include the remaining portion of Merion Village and Schumacher Place. The initial plan, completed in 2002, included the southern part of Merion […]


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