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Vandiver Parker Roundabout

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Vandiver Parker Roundabout

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The Vandiver-Parker Roundabout project was completed in January 2019 as part of the City of Columbia’s Capital Improvement Program. Roundabouts have been identified by Vision Zero as one of the proven ways of reducing...

Agriculture Park Open in 2019

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Agriculture Park Open in 2019

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As a result of the collaborative efforts of Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, Columbia Farmers Market, Sustainable Farms and Communities, Columbia Parks and Recreation, and nearly 600 donors, Columbia's new Agric...

2019 State of the City Address

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2019 State of the City Address

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Interim City Manager John Glascock presents the 2019 State of the City report. In it, he touches briefly on citizen satisfaction, employee compensation, public safety, infrastructure, finances, and looking forward to ...

Fresh Start

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Fresh Start

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James Bayless and his wife Kathryn “Kathy” Hutson-Bayless created Fresh Start Property Management to provide safe, stable and affordable housing for people recovering from addiction. Their individual battles with addi...

2019 Fair Housing and Lending Seminar

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2019 Fair Housing and Lending Seminar

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The 2019 Fair Housing and Lending Seminar was held Friday, April 5, 2019, at City Hall in Columbia, Missouri. The seminar was hosted by the City of Columbia’s Human Rights and Disabilities Commissions and sponsored by...

Aurora Organic Dairy In Business In Mid-Missouri

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Aurora Organic Dairy In Business In Mid-Missouri

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A year after breaking ground at their new site in Columbia, Missouri, Aurora Organic Dairy (AOD) will be open for business before the end of April 2019. Based in Boulder, Colorado, AOD’s "cow-to-carton" supply chain i...

Fostering Equitable and Inclusive Neighborhoods

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Fostering Equitable and Inclusive Neighborhoods

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On November 29, 2018, the City of Columbia hosted a Fair Housing event: Fostering Equitable and Inclusive Neighborhoods, which featured a keynote address by Dr. Tiffany Manuel. Dr. Manuel is an experienced social scie...

Our Journey to Fair Housing (Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary)

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Our Journey to Fair Housing (Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary)

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The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). This piece of civil rights legislation declared it illegal to discriminate based on certain protected characteristics ille...

CoMo Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

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CoMo Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

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The City of Columbia is developing a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) to identify opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance our resilience in the face of a changing climate. For more inform...

Things to Do in Columbia: Explore First Fridays on St. James Street

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Things to Do in Columbia: Explore First Fridays on St. James Street

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Each first Friday of the month, locals and visitors explore the North Village Arts District to experience a one-of-a-kind FREE art crawl. Amidst the galleries, businesses, and shops open to the public, one unique craf...