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Columbus City Council this week approved legislation giving 75 thousand dollars to the Community Shelter Board to support a program fighting infant mortality.

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A citizens' group for the third time is proposing a ballot issue changing Columbus City Council from an at-large election system to a ward system. 

Columbus City Council last night voted to pay Campus Partners 2 million dollars for road work along North High Street and several side streets.  

It will be several more months before the City of Columbus launches a plan to address parking problems in the Short North. 

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther says the city will hire an additional thirty police officers on top of the seventy hires scheduled this year.

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Columbus City Council last night appointed a local realtor and the head of Northland Community Council as the newest city council member.

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Columbus City Council tonight is expected to appoint a new council member from the 13 finalists announced earlier this month.

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Columbus City Council last night chose its first openly gay president. 

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Columbus City Council has narrowed to 13 the list of applicants to fill the seat being vacated by council president Zach Klein, the incoming city attorney. 

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Democratic Columbus City Council member Jaiza Page is circulating petitions to run for Franklin County judge.

Two more fatal shootings on Wednesday bring Columbus' homicide rate for the year to 133.

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Columbus City Council last night approved legislation raising the threshold for purchasing municipal goods and services.

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Columbus City Council is considering proposed legislation that would regulate hooka lounges.

Columbus City Council last night formally objected to the renewal of liquor licenses for eight local bars or carryouts the city says have a history of criminal activity.

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 10-year, 75-percent property tax abatement for a developer who plans to build a hotel, office space, restaurant and a parking garage on the site of the former Haiku restaurant building on North High Street in the Short North.

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Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve an increase in water and sewer rates for next year.

Columbus voters Tuesday re-elected Democrats Shannon Hardin, Priscilla Tyson and Mitch Brown to Columbus City Council. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved spending 1.1 million dollars on redeveloping a building on Champion Avenue and another on Granville Street, which were part of the Poindexter Village public-housing site.

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When the City of Columbus signed a 5-year, 45 million dollar contract with Rumpke for curbside collection of yard waste and recyclables in March, City Council members urged officials to try and find ways to lower those costs.

Columbus City Council last night approved new restrictions banning the tethering of dogs outdoors during overnight hours.

Columbus City Council last night approved a 10-year, 75 percent property tax abatement worth 1.8 million dollars for Benderson Development to build a warehouse and office complex at the site of the old Consumer Square shopping mall on Tussing Road, creating 20 new jobs.

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Protesters took over last night's Columbus City Council meeting for nearly two hours, reiterating demands made last week to fire the white police officers captured on video beating a black man during an arrest on September 1st.

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A cellphone video of a violent arrest by white Columbus police officers of a black man in early September prompted more than two-dozen people to stage a protest at last night's Columbus City Council meeting.

Columbus City Council is considering legislation creating tougher penalties for people who tether their dogs out-of-doors. 

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Former Columbus City Council member Michelle Mills will repay up to 44 thousand dollars  in questionable expenditures she made while leading St. Stephen's Community House.

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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.

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Columbus City Council last night approved tax incentive legislation designed to attract large companies, amid word that the city is competing to land Asian electronics giant Foxconn.

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Columbus City Council last night tabled indefinitely a plan to ask voters in November to expand the number of council members and create a hybrid district representation system.

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation giving the development director the authority to negotiate the creation of a tax-increment financing district for fast food operator White Castle to expand its corporate offices on Goodale Street and create 300 housing units.

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Columbus City Council last night approved spending 17.1 million dollars for a project to expand and improve a 1.28 mile stretch of Alum Creek Drive from Performance Way to Integrity Drive North.

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