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Mentel Stepping Down from City Council Presidency

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mentel Stepping Down from City Council Presidency

According to a press release issued this morning, Columbus City Council President Mike Mentel will be stepping down from his role come January. Mentel has served on City Council since 1999, and his departure means that two seats will become available for new appointments following Council Member Charleta Tavares’ election to serve the 15th District […]


City Hall Budget Proposal Unveiled for 2010

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Yesterday, Mayor Michael Coleman proposed his 2010 budget plan to Columbus City Council. Over two-thirds of the $655 Million budget will go toward maintaining police and fire services, and also includes the reinstatement of city-wide yard-waste pickup on April 15th and the re-opening of all closed Rec Centers by September 2010. City Council is not […]


City Council Meeting Rescheduled for January 13th

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Another update on the City Council postponement announced earlier this evening … the meeting has now been rescheduled immediately for tomorrow, January 13th at 5:00pm. It sounds like the entire purpose of this special meeting is to consider nominations for the two vacant City Council seats. Anyone planning on attending? Or tuning in from home?


Tonight’s City Council Meeting Postponed

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Just got word that tonight’s City Council meeting has been postponed due to lack of a quorum. This type of postponement normally wouldn’t be very newsworthy, but at tonight’s meeting it was to be decided who the two new incoming members of council would be. We’ll post more news at it comes in, but for […]


The Zone Initiative Project

 Richard C. Pfeiffer, Jr.

Concerned about public nuisances in your neighborhood? Concerned about property not being kept up to the City’s housing, building, zoning or safety codes? Is street prostitution a problem in your neighborhood? Is your neighborhood being tagged by graffiti? Is there a liquor permit holder who is not maintaining his or her business pursuant to the […]


Four Columbus City Council seats available

Walker Evans Walker Evans

ThisWeekNews wrote Four city council seats available Thursday, October 25, 2007 JENNIFER NESBITT Four Republican candidates and a write-in candidate will challenge four Columbus City Council incumbents, all Democrats, for four seats in the Nov. 6 election. Council members Hearcel Craig, Andrew Ginther, Mike Mentel and Charleta Tavares are hoping to keep their seats. Republicans […]

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