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City Council Approves New FOP Contract

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Council Approves New FOP Contract

The city has reached an agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police on a three-year contract approved by members through a vote that ended on Saturday, July 25, according to the city. “This is the most progressive contract in a generation,” said Mayor Ginther in a statement announcing the new FOP contract. “Through good-faith collective […]

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Mayor Announces $400,000 in New Funding for Initiatives to Reduce Violent Crime

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor Announces $400,000 in New Funding for Initiatives to Reduce Violent Crime

Mayor Andrew Ginther has announced $400,000 in funding for two crime reduction programs led by Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Jessica D’Varga and Franklin County Prosecutor Gary Tyack. The programs are “designed to ensure public safety and reduce recidivism by providing support and resources to help mostly non-violent offenders successfully navigate and emerge from their […]

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Council to Discuss Proposed Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area in Arena District

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Council to Discuss Proposed Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area in Arena District

Columbus City Council will hold a virtual public hearing this month to discuss the creation of a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area in the Arena District, proposed by Mayor Andrew Ginther. According to a press release, the DORA would run along Nationwide Blvd and include Nationwide Arena, Huntington Park and the new Crew Stadium, though exact boundaries […]

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Elaine Bryant Officially Announced as New Chief of Police

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Elaine Bryant Officially Announced as New Chief of Police

Mayor Andrew Ginther announced Elaine Bryant as Columbus’ next chief of police. She will be the first-ever African American woman and the first external candidate to serve as chief. Bryant is currently the deputy chief of police for the City of Detroit. Last month, she joined fellow finalists Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs and […]

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New Hire at City to Focus on Affordable Housing

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Hire at City to Focus on Affordable Housing

At a press event yesterday, Mayor Andrew Ginther announced the creation of a new position within the city’s Department of Development focused on affordable housing. He also announced his pick for the position – Erin Prosser, who has worked as a planner for MKSK and Franklin County, and who most recently worked for Ohio State […]

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Equitable Recovery, Rebuilding Key Topics in Ginther’s State of the City Address

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Equitable Recovery, Rebuilding Key Topics in Ginther’s State of the City Address

During Mayor Andrew Ginther’s State of the City Address, he referenced phrases like “still standing” and “moving forward” multiple times. Throughout his address, Mayor Ginther referenced the key issues every other American city faced over the last 12+ months: COVID-19, calls for police reform, rising crime and a racial justice reckoning. Much like last year’s […]

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Mayor Ginther Announces Appointments to Civilian Police Review Board

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor Ginther Announces Appointments to Civilian Police Review Board

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has announced his appointments to the city’s first Civilian Police Review Board. In November, residents overwhelmingly approved the creation of a Civilian Police Review Board and Inspector General for the Division of Police. A workgroup in December outlined recommendations for the board’s composition, roles and powers. The city reportedly reviewed more […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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