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The Columbus Dispatch
$950 million bond package to go before Columbus City Council The Daily Briefing The Dispatch public affairs team talks politics and tackl
$950 million bond package to go before Columbus City Council
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 2 days ago
The Daily Briefing The Dispatch public affairs team talks politics and tackles state and federal government issues in the Buckeye Forum podcast. Your Right to Know A $950 million bond... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
City-ward vote long overdue Letters Policy Submit Your Letter Also in Opinion Finally, a special elect
City-ward vote long overdue
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 2 days ago
Letters Policy Submit Your Letter Also in Opinion Finally, a special election on equitable Columbus City Council representation becomes a reality on Aug. 2 (Dispatch article, Tuesday). The voters will get to decide... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Boundaries for Columbus council wards would be set after electionward boundaries would look like. It’s also unclear when the new council would
Boundaries for Columbus council wards would be set after election
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
ward boundaries would look like. It’s also unclear when the new council would be seated if the measure is approved. The Columbus City Council formally approved a ballot proposal that asks voters to change the city charter to shift the council... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Ward system reduces representationhave grave concerns with the proposal put forward by Represent Columbus to put
Ward system reduces representation
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 5 days ago
have grave concerns with the proposal put forward by Represent Columbus to put an initiative on the ballot to move Columbus City Council elections to a ward system. (“Columbus ward initiative would trigger August special election,” Dispatch... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Columbus council to vote on two Short North development dealsteam talks politics and tackles state and federal government issues in the Buck
Columbus council to vote on two Short North development deals
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 6 days ago
team talks politics and tackles state and federal government issues in the Buckeye Forum podcast. Your Right to Know The Columbus City Council plans to approve legislation tonight that will swap city-owned land for more public parking in the... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Residents have high hopes for Columbus’ new neighborhoods agencyresolve neighborhood issues. A new director, with a six-figure salary, should
Residents have high hopes for Columbus’ new neighborhoods agency
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 7 days ago
resolve neighborhood issues. A new director, with a six-figure salary, should be onboard by summer, the mayor said. The Columbus City Council is holding a hearing to discuss the new department at 5 p.m. Wednesday in City Hall. Neighborhood... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Columbus ward proposal has enough signatures to make the ballotin the Buckeye Forum podcast. Your Right to Know Columbus voters will likely d
Columbus ward proposal has enough signatures to make the ballot
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 9 days ago
in the Buckeye Forum podcast. Your Right to Know Columbus voters will likely decide in August if they want to change the Columbus City Council to a ward-style body. The Franklin County Board of Elections announced today that the group Represent... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Contract scandal leads to ouster of convention-center catererbegan investigating the incident after a Dispatch investigation last year found
Contract scandal leads to ouster of convention-center caterer
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 9 days ago
began investigating the incident after a Dispatch investigation last year found lobbyist John Raphael took some Columbus City Council members to the Big Ten Championship football game in December 2014, days after the facilities authority... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
COTA employees travel to North Carolina despite city, county bansAmerican Public Transportation Association’s conference in Charlotte. The confe
COTA employees travel to North Carolina despite city, county bans
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 9 days ago
American Public Transportation Association’s conference in Charlotte. The conference ran from May 15-18. Last month, the Columbus City Council and Franklin County Commissioners approved separate resolutions banning non-essential travel for their... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
ThisWeek: Columbus seeks land for police substationof finance and former deputy director of public safety for Columbus, has been w
ThisWeek: Columbus seeks land for police substation
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 9 days ago
of finance and former deputy director of public safety for Columbus, has been working on the deal since last year. If the Columbus City Council approves, it will allow the Columbus Police Division to put a substation closer to Polaris Fashion... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Local Government Insider: New faces join Dispatch watchdog teamdo it.’” Although my email signature isn’t nearly as clever, I concur. Public
Local Government Insider: New faces join Dispatch watchdog team
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 11 days ago
do it.’” Although my email signature isn’t nearly as clever, I concur. Public officials, take note.Honoree turns tables on Columbus City Council There are a lot of formalities at Columbus City Council meetings, and sometimes things can get kind of... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
City council takes first step for paving bondsThe Columbus City Council unanimously voted to allow the city's financial couns
City council takes first step for paving bonds
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 11 days ago
The Columbus City Council unanimously voted to allow the city's financial counsel to begin forming a finance package for $5 million in general obligation bonds for road paving. City engineer Kevin Stafford said he's made a list of prospective paving... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Columbus ward initiative would trigger an August special electionin the Buckeye Forum podcast. Your Right to Know An initiative petition that w
Columbus ward initiative would trigger an August special election
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 11 days ago
in the Buckeye Forum podcast. Your Right to Know An initiative petition that would ask voters to dramatically change the Columbus City Council could require a special citywide election on Aug. 2 and would cost the city about $1... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
City is giving away the ranchis giving away the ranch Letters Policy Submit Your Letter Also in Opinion
City is giving away the ranch
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 12 days ago
is giving away the ranch Letters Policy Submit Your Letter Also in Opinion What a coincidence that, on the day after Columbus City Council and the mayor's office give millions in interest-free loans, free choice real estate and decade-long... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Mayor fined for Open Meetings Act violationand management of a Yorkville Road firing range. "I am advising by this letter
Mayor fined for Open Meetings Act violation
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 12 days ago
and management of a Yorkville Road firing range. "I am advising by this letter that it is the unanimous opinion of the Columbus City Council, and I totally agree with them, that the small arms range should be operated and managed by the city of... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Three tax breaks on Columbus City Council agenda tonight Helpful Links The Columbus City Council is expected to approve $2.36 million
Three tax breaks on Columbus City Council agenda tonight
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 13 days ago
Helpful Links The Columbus City Council is expected to approve $2.36 million in property tax abatements today for two development projects in the Short North and another on the West... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Clintonville seeks architectural review zoneswhich the area commission still must approve, would go to the Historic Resource
Clintonville seeks architectural review zones
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 14 days ago
which the area commission still must approve, would go to the Historic Resources Commission for review, then to the Columbus City Council. The city already has five architectural review commissions and 18 historic districts. The last... Read more
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WBNS-10TV Columbus
Parking garage protest highlights fight over reform at Columbus City HallFront Street. That’s why protestors gathered on Front Street Friday, calling o
Parking garage protest highlights fight over reform at Columbus City Hall
WBNS-10TV Columbus / Posted 16 days ago
Front Street. That’s why protestors gathered on Front Street Friday, calling out what they call negligent spending by the Columbus City Council. "They voted to spend this $10 million, when there are neighborhoods around Columbus that lack basic... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Columbus expands program promoting proper use of car seatstoddlers and more than 70 percent in infants, according to the Centers for Dise
Columbus expands program promoting proper use of car seats
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 17 days ago
toddlers and more than 70 percent in infants, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Monday, the Columbus City Council agreed to give $20,000 to expand the child car-seat program run by the health department. That money... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Sparks joins CMSD boardboard at the start of the meeting. Sparks was chosen to replace Stephen Jones,
Sparks joins CMSD board
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 19 days ago
board at the start of the meeting. Sparks was chosen to replace Stephen Jones, who resigned after being elected to the Columbus City Council. Sparks' first board meeting was an opportunity to acquaint himself with a wide range of district... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Hearing vital to Short Northby rampant and irresponsible development happening without the public input req
Hearing vital to Short North
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 20 days ago
by rampant and irresponsible development happening without the public input required by city code and guidelines. The Columbus City Council, in response to pressure from some concerned residents, has agreed to hold a public hearing on the... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Columbus walking back Kroger incentives as expansion project lagsteam talks politics and tackles state and federal government issues in the Buck
Columbus walking back Kroger incentives as expansion project lags
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 20 days ago
team talks politics and tackles state and federal government issues in the Buckeye Forum podcast. Your Right to Know The Columbus City Council plans to downgrade a job-growth incentive agreement with Kroger after the company reported incorrect... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
City should stick to business Letters Policy Submit Your Letter Also in Opinion Last Monday, the Columbu
City should stick to business
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 21 days ago
Letters Policy Submit Your Letter Also in Opinion Last Monday, the Columbus City Council banned any unnecessary travel to North Carolina in response to that state’s "bathroom law." Really, are you kidding me? The... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
It's time for local gov't to get behind 'Field of Dreams' projectIt is still a few months before Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and the Col
It's time for local gov't to get behind 'Field of Dreams' project
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 23 days ago
It is still a few months before Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and the Columbus City Council begin work on their Fiscal Year 2017 budgets, but it is not too soon to give serious thought to a project whose time has come. For five years now, the... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Columbus seeking to revamp incentives programgoals of fostering economically diverse neighborhoods and "making sure no neigh
Columbus seeking to revamp incentives program
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 23 days ago
goals of fostering economically diverse neighborhoods and "making sure no neighborhood is left behind." In December, Columbus City Council approved devoting $2 million in bond funds from the city's capital budget to help finance two... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
U.S. Justice Department: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rightsof the Civil Rights Act, which bars discrimination in education based on sex, t
U.S. Justice Department: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 25 days ago
of the Civil Rights Act, which bars discrimination in education based on sex, the letter said. That could lead to North Carolina losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal school funding. >> Columbus City Council bans government travel to N... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Hughes promoted to assistant fire chiefThe Columbus city council Tuesday unanimously voted to promote Columbus Fire &
Hughes promoted to assistant fire chief
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 25 days ago
The Columbus city council Tuesday unanimously voted to promote Columbus Fire & Rescue Chief of Training Duane Hughes to assistant fire chief. Hughes, who was present at the meeting, will take the new position effective immediately. He will replace... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Mother's Day luncheon takes place Thursdayto senior citizens who use the Community Center, said Karriem, who started the
Mother's Day luncheon takes place Thursday
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 25 days ago
to senior citizens who use the Community Center, said Karriem, who started the luncheon when he was a member of the Columbus City Council. Over the years, the luncheon has turned into a bigger event for mothers of all ages and which many... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Groundwork set in Franklin County infant-mortality fightturned 1. “That means that each week in our community, an average of three bab
Groundwork set in Franklin County infant-mortality fight
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 26 days ago
turned 1. “That means that each week in our community, an average of three babies die before their first birthday,” then-Columbus City Council President Andrew J. Ginther wrote in the report. The task force outlined eight recommendations to... Read more
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WBNS-10TV Columbus
Columbus City Council passes bill banning city travel to North Carolina Members of Columbus City Council say they took a stand Monday night to suppor
Columbus City Council passes bill banning city travel to North Carolina
WBNS-10TV Columbus / Posted 27 days ago
Members of Columbus City Council say they took a stand Monday night to support the transgender community in Ohio and North Carolina. City council unanimously passed a... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Columbus council to take up $1 billion capital budget, North Carolina travel banteam talks politics and tackles state and federal government issues in the Buck
Columbus council to take up $1 billion capital budget, North Carolina travel ban
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 27 days ago
team talks politics and tackles state and federal government issues in the Buckeye Forum podcast. Your Right to Know The Columbus City Council returns after a two-week hiatus today with plans to approve a $1 billion capital budget and a ban on... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Costs soar at century-old parking garage bought by ColumbusThey had bought the garage in 2006 for $3.2 million and owned it under the name
Costs soar at century-old parking garage bought by Columbus
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 28 days ago
They had bought the garage in 2006 for $3.2 million and owned it under the name 98 North Front Street LLC. When the Columbus City Council approved the purchase in 2010, there was no mention of the garage’s liabilities. “The availability of... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Columbus to spend billions fixing waterlines, sewers$1 billion budget proposed by Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, about $670 million is ea
Columbus to spend billions fixing waterlines, sewers
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 28 days ago
$1 billion budget proposed by Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, about $670 million is earmarked for water and sewer projects. The Columbus City Council could approve the budget at its meeting Monday. "Obviously, our goal is to comply with the state and... Read more

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