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Who’s that Candidate? Priscilla Tyson, Columbus City Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Who’s that Candidate? Priscilla Tyson, Columbus City Council

With less than two weeks left before election day on November 7, CU is taking a better look at the candidates vying for a spot on Columbus City Council. Priscilla Tyson is a Franklin County Democratic Party-endorsed candidate. Having served on city council since 2007, she’s prioritized community issues such as food insecurity and infant […]

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Local Food Action Plan Passes for Central Ohio

Grace Fleisher Grace Fleisher Local Food Action Plan Passes for Central Ohio

The City of Columbus has teamed up with the Franklin County Board of Commissioners in an effort to provide healthy local food to all of Central Ohio. Columbus nonprofit Local Matters detailed needed food improvements in the first ever city-wide food plan — an effort to address the crippling economic issues contributing to the lack […]

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Zach Klein Appointed City Council President, Possibly for Short Term

Walker Evans Walker Evans Zach Klein Appointed City Council President, Possibly for Short Term

During last night’s Columbus City Council meeting, Councilmembers promoted Zach Klein into the role of Council President, with Councilmember Priscilla Tyson appointed as Council President Pro Tem. The two have the most seniority on a very new and very young council, with Tyson serving since 2007 and Klein since 2011. “I am honored and humbled […]

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2014 Capital Budget Proposal Unveiled

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2014 Capital Budget Proposal Unveiled

Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman announced his proposed $268 million 2014 Capital Improvements Budget today, which includes investments in parks, bikeways, street resurfacing, rec centers and other projects. “The lives and the neighborhoods of our residents are enhanced when we invest in our parks and in our recreation facilities,” said Coleman during today’s announcement at […]

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City Council Election 2013: Priscilla Tyson

Walker Evans Walker Evans City Council Election 2013: Priscilla Tyson

On November 5th, Columbus residents will be given the choice to fill three seats at Columbus City Council. Three democratic incumbents are being challenged by three republican and independent candidates. To help our readers make the most informed decisions, we’re publishing the answers to a Q&A series from each of the participating candidates. Below is […]

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City of Columbus Unveils First Large-Scale Municipal Solar Panel System

Walker Evans Walker Evans City of Columbus Unveils First Large-Scale Municipal Solar Panel System

Over 2,600 solar panels were just installed on the roof of The Columbus Division of Fleet Management building located at 4211 Groves Road, marking the first large-scale solar energy system for a municipal building in Columbus. The 240-watt panels are expected to produce roughly half of the building’s electricity needs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions […]

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Grants for 2013 Community Gardens Announced

Brent Warren Brent Warren Grants for 2013 Community Gardens Announced

Community Gardeners, take heart. Grants to support new and existing community gardens throughout Franklin County are being offered for the third consecutive year. The program, administered by The Columbus Foundation with the support of Mayor Michael Coleman, Councilmember Priscilla Tyson and the Franklin County Commissioners, will grant awards of up to $4,000 per project. “Community […]

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