Shannon Hardin

City’s Advisory Committee Issues Recommendations for Equitable Pandemic Recovery

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City’s Advisory Committee Issues Recommendations for Equitable Pandemic Recovery

After a year-long effort, the final report of the City of Columbus’ Recovery and Resiliency Advisory Committee has been released, outlining a roadmap for an “equitable community recovery” from the COVID-19 pandemic. The report issues 37 recommendations for the city and public sector, nonprofits and private sector partners to address inequities in health, jobs, housing and […]

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City, Partners Announces Free Community College for Columbus City Schools Seniors

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City, Partners Announces Free Community College for Columbus City Schools Seniors

City leaders have announced phase one of the Columbus Promise program: tuition-free education at Columbus State Community College for Columbus City Schools graduating seniors.  Students who graduate from Columbus City Schools during phase one of the program—classes of 2022, 2023, and 2024—complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and submit an application to Columbus […]

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Q&A: Council President Shannon Hardin

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Q&A: Council President Shannon Hardin

Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin is up for reelection on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Earlier this year, the departure of councilmembers Priscilla Tyson and Mitchell Brown surprised many residents, and made for a confusing time in which it was unclear who would be on the ballot, as both made announcements after the filing deadline for […]

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‘Mysterious’ Clean Energy Ballot Issue Draws Criticism from City Leaders

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman ‘Mysterious’ Clean Energy Ballot Issue Draws Criticism from City Leaders

City officials have come together against Issue 7, the only issue Columbus residents will see on their ballots in the Nov. 2 general election. Mayor Andrew Ginther, City Council President Shannon Hardin, and other community leaders announced their opposition in a media event last week. The ballot measure would take $87 million from the City […]

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Hardin Teams up with Barroso de Padilla, Bankston for Council Campaign

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Hardin Teams up with Barroso de Padilla, Bankston for Council Campaign

Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin announced he will campaign for reelection in 2021 with two new City Council candidates. Lourdes Barroso de Padilla, who previously was certified to appear on the ballot after being one of five candidates to qualify, and Nick Bankston, who filed petition with the Board of Elections to run in […]

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Opinion: We Must Extend a Welcoming Hand to Create a Safer, Saner America

Shannon Hardin Shannon Hardin Opinion: We Must Extend a Welcoming Hand to Create a Safer, Saner America

It is the end of March, and we are again plagued by gun violence in our communities, leaving families devastated and peace destroyed in our neighborhoods. Mass shootings wreaked havoc in Atlanta and Denver, but closer to home, the sheer number of murders and violence have us on track to another record year of lives […]

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Council to Take Up ‘Andre’s Law,’ CPD to Get $4.5M Body Camera Upgrade

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Council to Take Up ‘Andre’s Law,’ CPD to Get $4.5M Body Camera Upgrade

Columbus City Council will take up Andre’s Law, a law proposed by the family of Andre Hill, the 47-year-old Black man shot by a Columbus police officer in December. Mayor Andrew Ginther announced in a Thursday media briefing the taking up of the law by the city, which would require changes to the Columbus City […]

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