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Ohio Mayors Discuss Opportunities and Challenges

Walker Evans Walker Evans Ohio Mayors Discuss Opportunities and Challenges

The theme of this year’s CEOs for Cities national meeting is “The Opportunity City” — a mantra oft repeated by Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther when describing both the aspirations and accomplishments of his city. As Ginther took the stage during the opening remarks of the three day conference, the theme quickly broadened to talk not […]

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City Officials Ask for Commitment to ‘Investigative Process’ in Police Shooting of 13 Year Old

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Officials Ask for Commitment to ‘Investigative Process’ in Police Shooting of 13 Year Old

In the days after the fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Tyre King, activists and mourning community members are filled with confusion and looking for answers. At a press conference held yesterday, city officials asked for patience and peace while they find them. Nine-year police veteran Bryan Mason shot King on Wednesday night after a “confrontation” […]

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Mayor, City Council Announces Charter Review Committee Members

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Mayor, City Council Announces Charter Review Committee Members

The Mayor and City Council announced this week the nine people who will review the city government structure. The Charter Review Committee was created in response to the ballot measure that failed in August. The measure would have transformed Columbus City Council from its current seven-member at-large structure into one with 10 district representatives and […]

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Council Accepting Applications for Charter Review Committee Membership

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Council Accepting Applications for Charter Review Committee Membership

Mayor Andy Ginther and City Council are now accepting applications for seven positions on the Charter Review Committee announced in July. The committee was conceived as an alternative to the ballot proposal defeated earlier this month that would have changed council structure from an entirely at-large body to one with additional ward representation. Issue 1, […]

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Mayor Announces Committee to Evaluate City Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Mayor Announces Committee to Evaluate City Council

Come September, a mayor-appointed seven member committee will evaluate current city council structure and determine how it should be modernized. Mayor Andrew Ginther and City Councilmember Shannon Hardin announced the Charter Review Committee’s creation on Wednesday afternoon. Ginther and Hardin, both opponents of Issue 1 — a ballot measure intended to add ward representation to […]

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Infant Mortality Problems in Columbus Indicate a Poor Quality of Life for Low-Income Women and Women of Color

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Infant Mortality Problems in Columbus Indicate a Poor Quality of Life for Low-Income Women and Women of Color

It’s taken resilience for the impoverished urban core of Columbus to get to this moment. Many didn’t make it. Many more are struggling to. The obstacles are dense and stifling. In a way, they’re a distraction from themselves. People are too busy navigating each minute to be able to look around and ask why and […]

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Local Leaders Pledge $90 Million to New Transportation Technology Fund

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Leaders Pledge $90 Million to New Transportation Technology Fund

In March, Columbus was announced as one of seven finalists eligible for a $40 million federal transportation grant known as the “Smart City Challenge”, which would be applied to implementing new transit technologies in the region. Last week, local leaders made their case for that funding in front of US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx during a special […]

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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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