The Daily Dish – Oct. 10, 2011

City council considering sidewalk improvements near Hickman High School – Columbia Missourian

“At its next meeting, the Columbia City Council will decide whether to ask contractors to bid on sidewalk improvements along Providence Road, including the intersection with Business Loop 70 East adjacent to Hickman. The estimated cost is $830,000.”

Residents of Columbia’s Fourth Ward seek recall from Daryl Dudley – Columbia Missourian

“Residents of the city’s Fourth Ward have drafted a petition to recall their councilman, Daryl Dudley. The residents want to recall Dudley from office because he is supporting proposed ward reapportionment Trial D. Proponents of the recall will begin gathering signatures Tuesday. 1,520 signatures are required for the recall to appear on the next ballot.”

Boone County Commission Expects Revenue Increase – KOMU

“District 1 Commissioner Karen Miller said the county expects a slight increase in revenues for next year due to higher-than-predicted revenue from sales tax receipts. She said the county can begin to make some capital purchases that have been put off for several years.”

Mobile Home Park Resident Protests Rezoning Request – KOMU

“James Mace collected more than 300 signatures for a petition against Regency of Missouri Inc.’s rezoning request to build student housing where the mobile homes currently sit. The city’s planning and zoning commission unanimously denied the rezoning request last month. However, the council will discuss and vote on the request Oct. 17.”

Ticketing up 16 percent in September – KOMU

“New parking ticket numbers released by the City of Columbia show the city continues a trend of higher ticketing, since the city doubled the fines for parking tickets back in March. The overwhelming majority of the tickets given in September and August were for expired meters.”

Political division over city wards intensifies – Columbia Daily Tribune

“Politics is a motivator behind a controversial redrawing of the city’s wards. An amended version of the Trial D map Dudley proposed would draw neighborhoods from the Third and Fourth wards into the First Ward amounts to gerrymandering that would help council members Gary Kespohl and Daryl Dudley avoid political opposition in re-election bids.”

Commission on Cultural Affairs Discusses Future Art – KOMU

“The Commission on Cultural Affairs met Monday to discuss art work outside of the future Short Street Garage. ‘Percent for Art’ will fund $60 thousand to spend on art after maintenance and administration charges. Aaron Krawitz, the Vice Chair of the Cultural Affairs Commission, said he expects a sculpture or mural to be placed outside of the garage.”


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