Mayor Michael Coleman

First Phase of American Addition Improvements Complete

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Phase of American Addition Improvements Complete

The first phase of infrastructure improvements for the American Addition neighborhood are complete, bringing sidewalks, streetlights, and a curb-and-gutter storm drainage system to the small collection of houses just east of Joyce Avenue on the city’s northeast side. A celebration event was held in the neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, with Mayor Michael Coleman and Shannon Hardin, […]

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City of Columbus Begins Research on Plastic Bag Restrictions

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea City of Columbus Begins Research on Plastic Bag Restrictions

Following recent bans and restrictions on single-use plastic bags in several states and municipalities across the country, the office of Mayor Michael Coleman is resolved to formulate a similar policy for Columbus. How exactly to protect the city from being polluted by plastic grocery bags is a task which has fallen in part on David […]

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Mayor Coleman Proposes Harsh Punishments for Negligent Landlords

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Mayor Coleman Proposes Harsh Punishments for Negligent Landlords

The office of Mayor Michael Coleman has announced an aggressive new plan to fight urban decay in Columbus. According to a press release issued by the Mayor’s office Monday, the proposal would allow the city to penalize owners of unsafe properties to the tune of $1,000 a day until the properties are brought to acceptable […]

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Interview: Newest City Councilman Shannon Hardin

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Interview: Newest City Councilman Shannon Hardin

Last week, Columbus City Council appointed Shannon Granville Hardin to fill the seat left by outgoing council member A. Troy Miller. Before his appointment to Council, Hardin served as a member of Mayor Michael Coleman’s administration for a number of years and was selected as a council member from a pool of 27 candidates. Councilman […]

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Local Democrats Foresee a Columbus Convention in 2016

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Local Democrats Foresee a Columbus Convention in 2016

Local Democrats and city officials are optimistic about Columbus’s chances of hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Eleven members of the DNC site selection team spent Wednesday and Thursday touring Columbus in an ongoing effort to choose the right city. Tyneisha Harden, communications and special projects manager for Mayor Michael Coleman, was pleased with how […]

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Columbus Rallies for the Democratic Convention

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Columbus Rallies for the Democratic Convention

Ohio has long been a special state in presidential elections, but it could wind up hosting the nominating conventions of both major parties in 2016. On Wednesday, Mayor Michael Coleman and former Governor Ted Strickland will host a “Rally for Columbus 2016” and are inviting the public to show support for Columbus’s bid for the […]

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Columbus Ranked 6th on List of “American Dream Cities”

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Columbus Ranked 6th on List of “American Dream Cities”

Columbus is ranked among seven “American Dream Cities” according the Burghard Group’s 2013 Report. The Burghard Group ranks metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) based on how successfully residents feel they are achieving the American Dream. The seven MSAs with an index of 105 or greater, including Columbus, are home to residents who have a greater sense that they […]

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