Category Community Development

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...

2018 Fair Housing and Lending Seminar

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2018 Fair Housing and Lending Seminar

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The seminar is a free public event that includes presentations by fair housing and lending experts. This year's event was held Thursday, April 5 and Friday, April 6, 2018 at City Hall, 701 East Broadway, Columbia, Mis...

Our Journey to Fair Housing (Special Teaser)

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Our Journey to Fair Housing (Special Teaser)

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, the City Channel sits down with community members and advocates of fair housing to hear first-hand accounts of the journey to end housing discriminati...