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Columbus City Council Seeking Nominations for Three Month Term

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus City Council Seeking Nominations for Three Month Term

If you’d like to serve on Columbus City Council for a very short timespan, then your wish has come true. Council President Andrew Ginther announced yesterday afternoon that applications will be accepted through next Friday, September 11th to fill the open seat that will be vacated with the resignation of Michelle Mills, whose final day […]

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Columbus City Councilmember Michelle Mills Resigns

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus City Councilmember Michelle Mills Resigns

Columbus City Councilmember Michelle Mills announced her resignation from office this morning via email, stated that it will take effect on September 4th. Mills did not provide a specific reason for resigning, and was previously running for re-election this fall. “I want to thank my Council colleagues for all of their support and encouragement during […]

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Michelle Mills Talks Environment and Development in Re-Election Bid

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Michelle Mills Talks Environment and Development in Re-Election Bid

Michelle Mills, who will appear on the ballot for Tuesday’s primary as she runs for re-election, leads the Columbus City Council’s Development Committee and became the inaugural chairwoman of the Environment Committee in 2014. As she pursues another term in office, the incumbent Democrat has a number of ideas that seem to bridge her two […]

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City Council Candidates Discuss Issues in First Public Forum

Walker Evans Walker Evans City Council Candidates Discuss Issues in First Public Forum

The Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church hosted its second “Meet the Candidates” event last night (the first one featured the four mayoral candidates) and there were almost as many people fielding questions as there were in attendance. Ten City Council candidates were seated before the audience gathered by the Columbus Coalition of Concerned Black Citizens. Due to the […]

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Three Developers Awarded Green Grants for Cleanup Efforts

Walker Evans Walker Evans Three Developers Awarded Green Grants for Cleanup Efforts

Three local Columbus development organizations were awarded over $200,000 in grants from the city’s Green Columbus Fund at yesterday’s City Council meeting. That includes a grant for $135,990 for the Day Companies to redevelop and restore three commercial buildings Downtown, known as the long-vacant Madison’s department store. The company acquired the properties two weeks ago […]

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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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City Hall Meeting Addresses New Transportation Model to Hit Columbus

Wes Burden Wes Burden City Hall Meeting Addresses New Transportation Model to Hit Columbus

An agenda meeting held within a packed City Hall Chamber Tuesday night signified the separation between those who support and oppose peer-to-peer transportation within the city of Columbus. Held in accordance by City Council’s Development Committee, chaired by councilmember Michelle Mills, the meeting was designed to explain the proposed peer-to-peer transportation network services and how […]

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