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Columbus City Council last night approved a 30 thousand dollar settlement of excessive use of force claims by a man stomped by a police officer while restrained last year. 

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Columbus City Council tonight is scheduled to vote on a series of parking code changes. 

Columbus City Council last night approved a series of new gun restrictions, including bans on imitation firearms and bump stocks. 

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Columbus voters on Tuesday approved a measure expanding the number of members on City Council. The charter amendment backed by the city adds two seats to council and divides the city into wards, even though members will still be elected at-large. 

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Only eight people showed up to speak last night at a Columbus City Council hearing on proposed gun regulations. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved the city's 1 billion dollar Capital Improvements budget for the year.

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The City of Columbus is preparing to enact new regulations governing hooka lounges. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved the second year of a planned five-year contract with Rumpke for curbside recycling and yard waste pickup. 

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The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected placing on the May ballot a proposed Columbus City Charter amendment expanding the size of city council and imposing campaign contribution limits. 

Civic and religious leaders broke ground Tuesday on a first-of-its kind social justice park in downtown Columbus. 

Columbus City Council last night voted to lift the moratorium on the number of taxis licensed by the city that has been in effect for several years. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved placing on the May ballot a measure adding two members to the seven-seat panel, with all members being elected from districts or wards by all local voters. 

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Columbus City Council last night rejected placing on the May ballot a plan to expand the panel and create district or ward representation.

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A task force led by Ohio State University researchers has released a draft action plan to help central Ohio prepare for climate change. 

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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.

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