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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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Columbus city staffers have proposed a process for drawing districts for City Council seats under a ballot issue now under consideration at city hall.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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