Columbus City Council http://wcbe.org en Santa Maria To Be Removed From Downtown River http://wcbe.org/post/santa-maria-be-removed-downtown-river <p><span lang="EN">Columbus city officials say the Santa Maria, the replica of Christopher Columbus' flagship, is being pulled out of the Scioto River to make room for implementation of the Scioto Greenways plan. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:26:37 +0000 Jim Letizia 57894 at http://wcbe.org Santa Maria To Be Removed From Downtown River Council Approves Bond Sale, Repeals Three Tax Breaks http://wcbe.org/post/council-approves-bond-sale-repeals-three-tax-breaks <p><span lang="EN">Columbus City Council last night approved the sale of 485 million dollars worth of bonds to fund infrastructure projects. Tue, 20 May 2014 11:29:05 +0000 Jim Letizia 56308 at http://wcbe.org Coleman Announces Pair Of Bicycle-Related Initiatives http://wcbe.org/post/coleman-announces-pair-bicycle-related-initiatives <p>Hundreds of central Ohioans participated in today's national Bike to Work Day. Fri, 16 May 2014 15:26:42 +0000 Jim Letizia 56124 at http://wcbe.org Coleman Announces Pair Of Bicycle-Related Initiatives Council Approves Payments Out Of Two Legal Cases http://wcbe.org/post/council-approves-payments-out-two-legal-cases <p><span lang="EN">Columbus City Council last night approved a 50 thousand dollar payment to a motorcyclist struck and severely injured by a Columbus police officer in August of 2008. The payment goes to Dean Stevens, who sued the city and Officer Debra Maxson after she drove through a red light with her emergency lights on and struck him at the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Route 161. City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer says it started with a woman waving at Maxson to alert the officer about a hit-and-run motorist.</span></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 11:31:29 +0000 Jim Letizia 55910 at http://wcbe.org Council Approves Payments Out Of Two Legal Cases Columbus Gives Tax Break To Company Owned By Buffett http://wcbe.org/post/columbus-gives-tax-break-company-owned-buffett <p><span lang="EN">Columbus City Council last night approved two tax breaks for a profitable private company to locate at Port Columbus. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:14:34 +0000 Jim Letizia 55139 at http://wcbe.org Columbus Gives Tax Break To Company Owned By Buffett Internet Firm Gets City Tax Break http://wcbe.org/post/internet-firm-gets-city-tax-break <p></p><p><span lang="EN"><span lang="EN">Columbus City Council last night approved a five year tax break for an internet company to retain and create jobs at a downtown building. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:05:05 +0000 Jim Letizia 52456 at http://wcbe.org Internet Firm Gets City Tax Break Columbus Gives Medical Mutual A Tax Break http://wcbe.org/post/columbus-gives-medical-mutual-tax-break <p><span lang="EN">The city of Columbus is giving Medical Mutual of Ohio a tax break to move 38 jobs from Delaware County to a building on West Broad Street. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:38:20 +0000 Jim Letizia 52094 at http://wcbe.org Council Approves Budget, Scioto Greenways Payment And Tax Break For Nationwide Insurance http://wcbe.org/post/council-approves-budget-scioto-greenways-payment-and-tax-break-nationwide-insurance <p><span lang="EN">Columbus City Council last night approved the 807-million-dollar municipal budget for the year. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:56:36 +0000 Jim Letizia 50931 at http://wcbe.org Columbus City Council To Approve Stronger Penalties For Landlords http://wcbe.org/post/columbus-city-council-approve-stronger-penalties-landlords <p><span lang="EN">Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve legislation toughening the legal penalties for landlords who rent properties that violate city codes. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:13:08 +0000 Jim Letizia & Alison Holm 50542 at http://wcbe.org Council To Pass Tax Incentives For Job Creation http://wcbe.org/post/council-pass-tax-incentives-job-creation <p><span lang="EN">Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve tax breaks for three profitable businesses, including one based in Japan. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:22:48 +0000 Jim Letizia 50515 at http://wcbe.org Council Releases Its Municipal Budget Amendments http://wcbe.org/post/council-releases-its-municipal-budget-amendments <p><span lang="EN">Columbus City Council is putting more money into recruiting a more diverse class of firefighters. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:14:26 +0000 Jim Letizia 50384 at http://wcbe.org Italian Village Residents Fighting High Rise Plans http://wcbe.org/post/italian-village-residents-fighting-high-rise-plans <p>Some Italian Village residents are fighting plans to build a high-rise apartment building along Pearl Alley a block off of High Street.&nbsp; Tue, 14 Jan 2014 15:03:38 +0000 Jim Letizia 49524 at http://wcbe.org Health Care Costs For City Of Columbus Increasing http://wcbe.org/post/health-care-costs-city-columbus-increasing <p><span lang="EN">Columbus City Council last night approved spending 152.2 million dollars to provide heath care to city employees. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:18:18 +0000 Jim Letizia 49516 at http://wcbe.org Council Rejects Public Vote On Arena Purchase http://wcbe.org/post/council-rejects-public-vote-arena-purchase <p>Columbus City Council last night voted to reject the enactment of a proposal to end the city's purchase payments for Nationwide Arena. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 14:37:58 +0000 Jim Letizia 49175 at http://wcbe.org Group Recommends 16 Solutions To Parking Problems In Short North, Italian Village http://wcbe.org/post/group-recommends-16-solutions-parking-problems-short-north-italian-village <p><font face="ARIAL" size="3"><font face="ARIAL" size="3">Expanding some Short North and Italian Village parking permit areas and sharing parking fees are among the recommendations a working group has sent to Columbus City Council for approval. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:02:45 +0000 Jim Letizia 47959 at http://wcbe.org Council Approves Pay Hikes, Amends Tax Break http://wcbe.org/post/council-approves-pay-hikes-amends-tax-break <p><font face="ARIAL" size="3"><font face="ARIAL" size="3">Columbus City Council members last night without comment approved pay raises for themselves as well as the city attorney, city auditor and mayor. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:04:55 +0000 Jim Letizia 47823 at http://wcbe.org Council Rejects Municipal Campaign Finance Proposal http://wcbe.org/post/council-rejects-municipal-campaign-finance-proposal <p><font face="ARIAL" size="3"><font face="ARIAL" size="3">Columbus City Council last night voted unanimously against adopting a proposed ordinance that would limit spending in mayoral and council campaigns. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:51:45 +0000 Jim Letizia 47442 at http://wcbe.org Columbus Settles Police Misconduct Case http://wcbe.org/post/columbus-settles-police-misconduct-case <p><font face="ARIAL" size="3"><font face="ARIAL" size="3">Columbus City Council last night approved a 35 thousand dollar legal settlement with a man whose constitutional rights were violated by Columbus police. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:36:35 +0000 Jim Letizia 47441 at http://wcbe.org Local Officials Create Infant Mortality Task Force http://wcbe.org/post/local-officials-create-infant-mortality-task-force <p><font face="ARIAL" size="3"><font face="ARIAL" size="3">Columbus City Council has announced the formation of a task force designed to find ways to lower the infant mortality rates in the city&nbsp;and Franklin County. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 13:29:06 +0000 Jim Letizia 46757 at http://wcbe.org City Council Approves Deal With Franklin Township, Rec Center Design Work http://wcbe.org/post/city-council-approves-deal-franklin-township-rec-center-design-work <p><font face="ARIAL" size="3"><font face="ARIAL" size="3">Franklin Township could receive 39 million dollars over 50 years from shared revenues from the Columbus casino. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 11:47:43 +0000 Jim Letizia 45949 at http://wcbe.org