Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman


Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says bringing the 2016 Democratic National Convention to the city is priority one, two and three for his final year in office.

After voters in 2012 defeated the Columbus City Schools levy that Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman championed, Coleman proposed the creation of a cabinet-level Education Department to improve public and private education in the city. 


In yesterday's installment of his annual end of the year interview with WCBE, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman told Jim Letizia he knows what the city's issues are and and is trying to fix them.

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says the city's notable achievements in 2014 are helping change its national image. 

Democratic Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has endorsed Columbus City Council President Andy Ginther's Mayoral bid.

Columbus City Council last night voted to oppose renewing the annual liquor licenses of 26 bars and carryouts due to underage sales and criminal activity.

Columbus City Attorney's Office

19 people have applied to fill a soon-to-be vacant seat on Columbus City Council.

Democratic Columbus City Council President Andy Ginther has formally announced he will run for Mayor next year.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott has issued a statement saying he plans to run for mayor of Columbus.

Ohio Public Radio

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says today he will not run for election to a record fifth term next year. 

Coleman Delivers Budget Proposal

Nov 14, 2014

Calling it a prudent and efficient budget, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman today unveiled his 2015 spending proposal. 

Under Coleman's proposal, the city would spend $546 million on public safety.  Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs says she's pleased with the proposal. 

Maintaining city services and spending levels seemed to be the theme of the entire proposal - with one exception.

Columbus Safety Director Stepping Down

Sep 12, 2014
City of Columbus

Columbus safety director Mitch Brown is retiring in the wake of criticism of the way his office handled thousands of calls to the city's 311 complaint center.

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says there will be changes to how city streets are cleared of snow and ice during the winter.

Some low income Columbus children are the first to take advantage of a full day pre-school program that pairs community investment with state dollars.

The man who ran Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman's 1999 election campaign says he is resigning as chair of the Franklin County Democratic Party, citing health reasons.

A company that provides credit-card services and loyalty programs says it is expanding operations in Ohio and expects to add 700 new jobs.

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

Top city leaders in Ohio are coming out against an attempt to freeze the state’s energy efficiency standards.

City of Columbus

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he plans to spend 50 million dollars this year to form a group that will push to get 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls.

Columbus City Council has approved an 80 thousand dollar contract with a public-relations firm to help create a plan to recruit more women and minorities into the police force.