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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...

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...

Community Land Trust Initiative, Columbia, Missouri

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Community Land Trust Initiative, Columbia, Missouri

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In an effort to support the availability of affordable housing in Columbia, Missouri, the city's Community Development Department has been researching and plans to propose the formation of a community land trust. Mor...

The Flight of the Disc

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The Flight of the Disc

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With four public disc golf courses, including the highly rated Harmony Bends course at Strawn Park, Columbia has been a popular destination for disc golf enthusiasts. Our city also hosts the annual Mid-America Disc Go...

2018 Fire in the Sky 4th of July Celebration (Promotion)

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2018 Fire in the Sky 4th of July Celebration (Promotion)

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Columbia’s 66th Annual Fourth of July celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. with activities and entertainment on two stages. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. The event is free for all. Things are going to be a little bit differ...

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...

42nd Annual Heritage Festival Promo

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42nd Annual Heritage Festival Promo

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The 42nd Annual Heritage Festival and Craft Show will be held September 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Nifong Park, 3700 Ponderosa Street. Shuttle parking for the Heritage Festival will be available at nearby Dis...

Strategic Plan 2018 Update

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Strategic Plan 2018 Update

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Three years ago, in 2015, City Manager Mike Matthes announced a citywide strategic plan to reduce economic inequality in Columbia, Missouri. Each year, an annual report is presented to Council to recap the progress ma...

Arts and Prosperity in Columbia, Missouri

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Arts and Prosperity in Columbia, Missouri

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Art means culture. Art means education. Art means entertainment. With the help of Americans for the Arts, the City of Columbia has solid proof that ... art means business. Locally, the nonprofit arts and culture indus...

Housing the Homeless: When Housing Comes First

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Housing the Homeless: When Housing Comes First

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"Homelessness is a complex problem, but homelessness is a fixable problem," says Steve Hollis, Columbia’s Manager of Human Services. "The first step is putting someone into a home." Homelessness is a reality that tho...