City of Columbus Columbus Encouraging City Contractors To Hire Ex-Cons By Jim Letizia • Aug 3, 2017 scpr.org The City of Columbus says companies that bid on municipal contracts will get credit for demonstrating during the qualification process that they are hiring "displaced workers" and ex-cons. Study Aims To Assess and Lower Franklin County's Eviction Rate By Jim Letizia • Jul 14, 2017 The City of Columbus, Franklin County and Ohio State University plan to study the county's eviction rate, which is the highest in the state. Columbus Schools, City Team Up To Offer Students Safe Summer Activities By Mike Foley • May 31, 2017 columbus.gov The school year comes to a close this week in Columbus, and city and district officials are reminding parents and students about summer programming options. Columbus City And School District Officials Again Offer Program Keeping Kids Safe On Spring Break By Mike Foley • Apr 11, 2017 columbus.gov Students in the Columbus City Schools begin spring break on Friday, and city and district officials want them to stay safe and active. Columbus To Offer Paid Family Leave To All Employees By Jim Letizia • Mar 29, 2017 Two city hall sources tell WCBE Columbus officials today will announce plans to offer paid family leave to all 85 hundred municipal employees this year. CCS, City Open Early Childhood Learning Center In Linden By Mike Foley • Oct 28, 2016 Foley Columbus city and school district officials yesterday celebrated the opening of a new early childhood learning center in Linden, something they hope to replicate in other neighborhoods. Columbus To Ban Municipal Employees From Traveling To North Carolina By Associated Press • Apr 18, 2016 columbus.gov Columbus City Council tonight is scheduled to consider a ban on unnecessary travel by city employees to North Carolina in protest of that state's recently enacted law mandating which public restrooms transgender people are allowed to use. Columbus Parking Violations Bureau Chief Reassigned Amid Time Sheets Probe By Jim Letizia • Apr 6, 2016 City of Columbus Columbus city officials are investigating three Parking Violations Bureau employees for falsifying their time cards. Columbus Reports One Thousand Fewer Vacant Homes Since 2012 By Associated Press • Mar 15, 2016 columbusunderground.com Columbus city officials say the effort to demolish or rehabilitate abandoned houses has reduced the number of vacant buildings by one thousand since 2012. Columbus Drops Challenge Of State Traffic Camera Law By Associated Press • Mar 15, 2016 The City of Columbus has dropped its lawsuit against the state over the law that banned the use of traffic enforcement cameras. CCAD Students Want City To Declare Campus Area A School Zone By Jim Letizia • Mar 5, 2016 More than 800 Columbus College of Art and Design students have signed a petition asking the city of Columbus to declare the campus area of Cleveland Avenue and East Broad Street a school zone. City Email Addresses Found By Ashley Madison Hackers By Jim Letizia • Aug 21, 2015 Some Columbus city employees are among thousands linked to the affair-seeking website AshleyMadison.com. City To Pay More For Refuse/Recycling Services By Jim Letizia • Mar 24, 2014 It will cost Columbus taxpayers more to dump their trash and collect their recyclables this year. Food Truck And Restaurant Owners Question Proposed Legislation By Jim Letizia • Mar 3, 2014 Brick-and-mortar restaurant owners and food truck operators say they want the city of Columbus to take more time to craft newly-proposed regulators governing how and where food trucks may operate. New Deal Between City, FOP By Jim Letizia • Oct 23, 2012 The City of Columbus and the Fraternal Order of police have reached a new contract agreement.