Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve a 10-year, 75-percent property tax abatement for United Parcel Service to expand its Trabue Road facility, retaining 748 jobs and creating 75 new ones.
Columbus City Council last night formally approved placing on the August ballot a measure asking voters to change the panel's make-up from from seven members elected at-large to 13 members, 10 of whom would be elected from wards.
The Franklin County Board of Elections says a citizens group has collected enough valid petition signatures to ask voters to approve a plan to increase the number of Columbus City Council members and create ward representation.
Columbus City Council last night approved a resolution prohibiting municipal employees from making non-essential trips to North Carolina in response to that state’s law requiring people to use bathrooms based on the gender on that person's birth certificate.
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.