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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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Mayor Announces Pick for Columbus Police Chief

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Mayor Announces Pick for Columbus Police Chief

The next Columbus Chief of Police has been announced. Thomas Quinlan, who has served as acting interim chief of police for the division after former Chief Kim Jacobs retired in February of this year, will be the next Columbus Division of Police chief. In early November, the city announced two finalists for the position: Quinlan […]

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New Scooter Rules: No Sidewalks, No Speeding & More

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Scooter Rules: No Sidewalks, No Speeding & More

Just one week after the first round of scooter company regulations were established, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther rolled out a second announcement today with rules aimed at users of these new vehicles. A statement from the Mayor’s office said that the new rules are aimed at ensuring a safe experience for riders, as well as […]

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Columbus Leaders Pen Open Letter to Crew Ownership to Discuss Partnership

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Leaders Pen Open Letter to Crew Ownership to Discuss Partnership

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther released the following statement today to show continued support for retaining the Columbus Crew SC soccer team in the city. The full letter — signed by both Ginther and Columbus Partnership CEO Alex Fischer — can also be found below. About the Crew Successful community investments are done through partnerships. Smart […]

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Local Leaders Disappointed After Talks to Keep Crew in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Leaders Disappointed After Talks to Keep Crew in Columbus

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther and Columbus Partnership CEO Alex Fischer met today in New York with Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber and Columbus Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt, and according to a press release the meeting did not go well. “It is clear the MLS and ownership did not come to the meeting willing to commit to […]

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Mayor Ginther Releases 2017 General Budget Proposal

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayor Ginther Releases 2017 General Budget Proposal

The annual City Budget proposal was released today for the upcoming fiscal year, which marks the first one for Mayor Andrew Ginther, since taking office back in January. It’s also the largest budget proposal in the history of the city, clocking in at $869.5 million — $34.7 million higher than former Mayor Michael Coleman’s final […]

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