Columbus City Council

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6:57 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Proposed Campus Area Student Housing Sparks Controversy

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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

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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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8:14 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Council Releases Its Municipal Budget Amendments

Columbus City Council is putting more money into recruiting a more diverse class of firefighters.

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10:03 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Italian Village Residents Fighting High Rise Plans

Some Italian Village residents are fighting plans to build a high-rise apartment building along Pearl Alley a block off of High Street. 

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7:18 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Health Care Costs For City Of Columbus Increasing

Columbus City Council last night approved spending 152.2 million dollars to provide heath care to city employees.

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9:37 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Council Rejects Public Vote On Arena Purchase

Columbus City Council last night voted to reject the enactment of a proposal to end the city's purchase payments for Nationwide Arena.

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8:02 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Group Recommends 16 Solutions To Parking Problems In Short North, Italian Village

Expanding some Short North and Italian Village parking permit areas and sharing parking fees are among the recommendations a working group has sent to Columbus City Council for approval.

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8:04 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Council Approves Pay Hikes, Amends Tax Break

Columbus City Council members last night without comment approved pay raises for themselves as well as the city attorney, city auditor and mayor.

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7:51 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Council Rejects Municipal Campaign Finance Proposal

Columbus City Council last night voted unanimously against adopting a proposed ordinance that would limit spending in mayoral and council campaigns.

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7:36 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Columbus Settles Police Misconduct Case

Columbus City Council last night approved a 35 thousand dollar legal settlement with a man whose constitutional rights were violated by Columbus police.

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8:29 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Local Officials Create Infant Mortality Task Force

Columbus City Council has announced the formation of a task force designed to find ways to lower the infant mortality rates in the city and Franklin County.

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