Daily Dish 12/1: Columbia sees a budget surplus

Conservative budgeting is boon for city — Tribune

The city was able to turn a projected, $1.9 million budget deficit into a surplus of more than $864,000. As a result of these savings, City Manager Bill Watkins said the city shouldn’t need to raise utilities during the next budget year.

Boone County Commission nearing approval of East Area Plan — Missourian

A public hearing Tuesday cleared the way for the Boone County Commission to vote on the plan, which was originally assigned by the Columbia City Council in Dec. 2008. The commission will be the last public body to vote on the document.

Columbia, Boone County reveal federal funding requests — Missourian

Columbia and Boone County officials have a wish list totaling more than $272 million. They hope Missouri’s representatives will be able to secure federal funding for some of the projects.

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