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2019 Community Scholars

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2019 Community Scholars

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Highlights from the award-winning Community Scholars Program. In 2018 the Community Scholars Program received the Missouri Municipal League's Innovation Award for demonstrating new approaches to solving municipal chal...

2019 Public Works Construction Projects Focus on Safety

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2019 Public Works Construction Projects Focus on Safety

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The City of Columbia Public Works Department's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) seeks to improve street safety through a Vision Zero approach to project design and construction. All projects pass through a public inv...

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 ...

A Trip to Tons of Trucks

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A Trip to Tons of Trucks

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Large or small, low-to-the ground or tall, tons of trucks and other vehicles of all shapes and sizes were on display at this special event where children admired, climbed, sat and honked horns.

Animal Water Rescue

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Animal Water Rescue

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The Columbia Fire Department encourages pet owners to keep their dogs on a leash around bodies of water in the winter. One pet owner recalls her experience when her two dogs became trapped in the icy water at Twin Lakes.

Arson Investigation in Columbia, Missouri

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Arson Investigation in Columbia, Missouri

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Arson investigation in Columbia, Missouri, benefits from a partnership between Columbia Fire Department staff and a specially trained detective from the Columbia Police Department.

Audible Crosswalk in Columbia, MO

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Audible Crosswalk in Columbia, MO

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A personal perspective on audible crosswalks, featuring Columbia's first audible crosswalk, active now at Broadway and College avenues. Audible crosswalks are included in the Worley and Clinkscales Intersection Impro...

Building Inclusive Communities

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Building Inclusive Communities

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As part of the Strategic Plan emphasis on Social Equity, classes developed by St. Louis-based National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) are being offered to city employees through the Department of Health a...

Citizens Police Review Board: Commemorating Ten Years of Oversight

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Citizens Police Review Board: Commemorating Ten Years of Oversight

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As a result of public demand, the Citizens Police Review Board was established in 2009 and heard its first case in 2010. Some of the people who were instrumental in its creation and some currently involved with its op...

City Manager’s Vlog: February Edition, Part 1

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City Manager’s Vlog: February Edition, Part 1

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Columbia City Manager John Glascock introduces new Fire Chief Andy Woody.