Columbus City Council

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7:34 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Local Taxpayer Money Approved For Promoting NHL All-Star Game, Developing "Food Action Plan"

The city of Columbus and Franklin County will each spend 250 thousand dollars in taxpayer money to promote the NHL All-Star Game in late January.

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7:16 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Council Raises Water And Sewer Rates, Accepts Federal DNA Grant

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Columbus City Council last night accepted a 238 thousand dollar federal grant to help reduce a backlog of DNA tests in the municipal crime lab.

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9:29 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Issues 6, 7 And 8 Pass Easily In Columbus

An overwhelming majority of Columbus voters approved changes to the City Charter Tuesday. The changes restrict the ability of citizens to place an initiative or referendum before the voters. 

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7:14 am
Tue October 7, 2014

New City Council Member Is Former Coleman Staffer

Shannon Hardin
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Columbus City Council last night appointed a former member of Mayor Michael Coleman's staff as the next council member.

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12:01 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Car Sharing Pilot Program Expanded Citywide

Car sharing services may now operate legally in all of Columbus.

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9:47 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Council Considers Legislation To Rehab Old Trolley Barns

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The future of six dilapidated trolley barns near Franklin Park takes a step forward tonight, when Columbus City Council votes on legislation that would help fund their rehabilitation. 

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6:55 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Council Approves Police Excessive Force Settlement, Two Tax Breaks

Columbus City Council last night approved a 35 thousand dollar legal settlement with a man who claimed he was the victim of excessive use of force by a Columbus police officer during the Arnold Classic in March of last year.

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2:05 am
Sat August 30, 2014

Columbus City Council Member To Resign

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Columbus City Council member Troy Miller says he is resigning at the end of September.

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6:48 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Biking Accident Claims Life Of Former Columbus City Council Member

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Funeral services are pending for Dan Schoedinger, a former Columbus City Council member who died in a bicycle accident in Montana on Sunday.

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6:57 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Proposed Campus Area Student Housing Sparks Controversy

Church of the Nazarene
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Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve plans to build controversial new housing in the OSU campus area.

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7:26 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Santa Maria To Be Removed From Downtown River

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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.

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7:29 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Council Approves Bond Sale, Repeals Three Tax Breaks

Columbus City Council last night approved the sale of 485 million dollars worth of bonds to fund infrastructure projects.

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11:26 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Coleman Announces Pair Of Bicycle-Related Initiatives

Hundreds of central Ohioans participated in today's national Bike to Work Day.

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7:31 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Council Approves Payments Out Of Two Legal Cases

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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.

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7:14 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Columbus Gives Tax Break To Company Owned By Buffett

Columbus City Council last night approved two tax breaks for a profitable private company to locate at Port Columbus.

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8:05 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Internet Firm Gets City Tax Break

Smith Brothers Building
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Columbus City Council last night approved a five year tax break for an internet company to retain and create jobs at a downtown building.

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12:38 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Columbus Gives Medical Mutual A Tax Break

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.

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7:56 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Council Approves Budget, Scioto Greenways Payment And Tax Break For Nationwide Insurance

Columbus City Council last night approved the 807-million-dollar municipal budget for the year.

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5:13 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Columbus City Council To Approve Stronger Penalties For Landlords

Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve legislation toughening the legal penalties for landlords who rent properties that violate city codes.

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11:22 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Council To Pass Tax Incentives For Job Creation

Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve tax breaks for three profitable businesses, including one based in Japan.

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