Columbus City Council


Columbus City Council last night held the first public hearing on the Columbus Charter Review Committee's recommendations to change how council members are elected.


Columbus City Council last night ratified a new three-year contract with the union representing 25 hundred municipal workers.


Former Columbus City Council member Michelle Mills has been placed on leave from her job as head of St. Stephen's Community House while authorities investigate organizational spending.


Columbus City Council last night formally codified Mayor Andy Ginther's executive orders issued earlier this year regarding immigration.

Columbus City Council last night approved spending 1.4 million dollars to purchase storage equipment for police dashboard and body camera videos.

The City of Columbus is taking additional steps to build on its status as a welcoming community to immigrants and refugees.


Columbus City Council last night approved giving the parent of Anchor Hocking a tax break to move its headquarters from Lancaster.


Columbus City Council last night approved a 6-year, 65 percent income tax break for a health care I-T company to move from Dublin to Columbus. 


Parking in the Short North has long been tight, with residents and businesses saying it's gotten worse in the last five years.

Columbus City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Wednesday concerning changes to parking rules for the Short North.


Columbus City Council last night approved a contract with Rumpke to collect recyclables and yard waste over the next five years.

A panel of people selected by Columbus City officials is scheduled to hold its final meeting this afternoon to discuss plans to change the structure of City Council.

Columbus City Council last night approved the city's 872.7 million dollar budget for 2017.


Columbus City Council has unveiled it's amendments to Mayor Andy Ginther's 2017 city budget proposal.

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Columbus City officials yesterday responded to executive orders from President Trump banning refugees and immigrants from some countries with a majority Muslim population.


A mixed-used development is planned for the 400 block of West Broad Street, including the site of a recently closed restaurant.


Columbus City Council last night approved two tax breaks totaling for Columbus-based Huntington Bancshares to convert a vacant Cleveland Avenue grocery store into an office building with 14 hundred workers.


Dozens of east Columbus residents marched yesterday to protest the closing of the Neighborhood House.

Columbus City Council last night approved a 500 thousand dollar contract with Texas-based Watch Guard Video to provide body cameras for police officers.


Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve legislation prohibiting the construction of extended-stay hotels in districts zoned for manufacturing.

Columbus City Council is scheduled to vote on Monday to approve a vendor that will supply police officers with body cameras.


Columbus City Council last night approved a "food action plan" that's been two years in the making.


Columbus City Council is expected to vote next month on legislation banning the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21.

Neighborhoods are the focus of Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther's first budget.

Columbus and Franklin County residents could be paying more for their water and sewer service next year.

Columbus City Council last night approved a tax break for a California-based retailer to create 158 jobs in logistics and warehousing.


There were no disruptions of last night's Columbus City Council meeting as there were last week, when activists seeking justice in the police shooting deaths of two African-Americans shut down the meeting.

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The future of the white Columbus police officer who shot and killed a 13-year-old African-American boy is still unclear.

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A day after the People's Justice Project and other protestors packed City Hall and halted a Columbus City Council meeting, relatives of two African-Americans killed by police met with reporters.


More than 100 protesters stormed the Columbus City Council stage tonight, demanding justice for Tyre King and Henry Green - two black teens shot and killed by Columbus police earlier this year.