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Community Leaders Call for Accountability in Process to Reform Police Department

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Community Leaders Call for Accountability in Process to Reform Police Department

Between the selection of Tom Quinlan as the new chief of the Columbus Division of Police and the recent report released by the Community Safety Advisory Commission, it’s safe to say some changes may soon be underway for the department. As the public awaits next steps, community leaders are pushing for early and often measures […]

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Equity, Stopping Racism Focus of Mayor’s State of the City

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Equity, Stopping Racism Focus of Mayor’s State of the City

In his 2020 State of the City address, Mayor Andrew Ginther spoke on an Equity Agenda and a focus on addressing racism and discrimination in the city. In his speech, he highlighted where the city stood on issues of infant mortality, diversity and inclusion, improving neighborhoods, affordable housing, public safety, innovation, economic development and sustainability. […]

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Recommendations for Handling Protestors, Juvenile Justice in new Commission Report

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Recommendations for Handling Protestors, Juvenile Justice in new Commission Report

An 18-month process has finally seen the Columbus Community Safety Advisory Commission release its final report to Mayor Andrew Ginther. In November 2017, Mayor Ginther announced the creation of the commission. Since April of the following year, the commission conducted 24 meetings, with two public forums held in 2019 for community feedback. The commission reviewed […]

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City Announces $15 Hourly Wage for Full-Time Employees

Taijuan Moorman 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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Opinion: Washington Could Learn from America’s Mayors

Andrew Ginther and Bryan K. Barnett Andrew Ginther and Bryan K. Barnett Opinion: Washington Could Learn from America’s Mayors

Michigan and Ohio. Republican and Democrat. These may seem like unbridgeable divides these days, but when it comes to running cities, all that matters is what works. And Columbus is offering the country lessons for smart economic development that transcends politics.  That’s why this week, we brought the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors to Columbus, […]

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City Awarded Grant to Create Financial Empowerment for Women

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Awarded Grant to Create Financial Empowerment for Women

The City of Columbus is one of seven municipalities to be awarded a $20,000 CityStart grant from the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund to create financial empowerment strategies for women and families. Each city will receive $20,000 for planning and an intensive six to nine-month “technical assistance engagement partnership” with the fund. The application was […]

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Consulting Group Unveils 140 Police Recommendations in Report

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Consulting Group Unveils 140 Police Recommendations in Report

Editor’s note: This article has been corrected to state the recommendations are the work of Matrix Consulting Group, not the Columbus Community Safety Commission. Matrix Consulting Group, the third-party consultant hired by the City of Columbus to review the Columbus Division of Police, has released their study and given 140 recommendations to reform police policies, […]

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