CDD 9/17: Looser noise ordinance rules proposed for downtown

Columbia’s Daily Dish 9/17

Looser noise ordinance rules proposed for downtown (CM) A proposed change in the city’s noise ordinance would greatly loosen the restrictions on loud music and yelling in the downtown area.

Missouri not yet applying for federal grants (CM) The state is declining to apply for $100 million in federal grants, Missouri’s education commissioner said Wednesday.

Farewell Pepper and Friends: Friday last day on KOMU (CM) A longtime television variety show that shined the spotlight on mid-Missouri’s regular folks will sign off for good on Friday.

Columbia library’s One Read program triggers community discussion (CM) Growing up, Julia Helvey passed the Missouri State Sanitarium at Mount Vernon every time she went into town.

City unveils proposal for new regional park (CDT) People in southeast Columbia might have noticed a gravel walking trail now forms a tidy, 1½-mile loop around Philips Lake. It is the first tangible sign of progress toward what officials hope will be the city’s next great park.

Small turnout critical of proposed county tax hike (CDT) Greg Mullanix has gone without a pay raise for seven years, but if balancing Boone County’s budget without a property tax increase means cutting salaries, “then so be it,” he told the Boone County Commission at a public hearing last night on a proposed county property tax increase.

Property taxes could increase (KOMU.com) Due to a lack of consumer spending the past few years, Boone County has seen a decline in sales tax revenue.

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