Columbus City Council

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation declaring it intends to dissolve a tax abatement deal with the developer of a Short North project.

This week marks one year since Edith Espinal took sanctuary in the Columbus Mennonite Church.

Columbus City Council last night approved a nearly 400 million dollar bond sale to fund street repairs and  other infrastructure  projects.

The Greater Columbus Arts Council has revised its ticket tax proposal, saying venues up to 400 seats and events costing up to 10 dollars will be exempt from the proposed 7 percent fee.

The Greater Columbus Arts Council's proposed ticket tax for events and admission to venues throughout the city was the topic of conversation at Wednesday's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther says he will soon submit legislation to City Council regarding the use of ride-sharing scooters and bicycles.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther has failed to sign legislation approved by City Council in July to fund a feasibility study into a municipal ID program.

The Franklin County Board of Elections has rejected placing an anti-fracking measure on the Columbus ballot this fall.

Columbus City Council is planning to consider legislation governing the use of ridesharing scooters.

The City of Columbus is contracting with a tech company to create an app that will allow police to send crime and traffic alerts to smartphones.

The City of Columbus is spending 95 hundred dollars to have researchers at Franklin University conduct a study of the feasibility of creating a municipal identification program.

The State of Ohio has given a local prescription drug software firm a 19.4 million dollar tax credit to move its offices from downtown to a new location on McKinley Avenue, retaining and creating a total of 592 jobs. 

Columbus City Council last night approved changes in municipal tax break policies with an eye toward creating more affordable housing stock. 

Columbus City Council is expected to vote this coming Monday to place a measure on the fall ballot banning fracking activity within city limits.

Last December, the City of Columbus filed a lawsuit against McKesson Corporation and other drug distributors and makers for their alleged roles in the opioid crisis. 

 Columbus leaders have announced a new tax abatement strategy designed to increase affordable housing stock. 

Last year, Columbus City Council commissioned Ohio State University's College of Social Work to evaluate the human services available in central Ohio for immigrant and refugee populations.

Columbus City Council last night approved a pair of income tax breaks for a poultry processing equipment maker to move and expand its east side facility. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved an ordinance cracking down on so-called “aggressive” panhandling. 

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Columbus City Council is scheduled to introduce legislation on Monday designed to curb aggressive panhandling.

Columbus City Council last night voted to amend three tax abatements for Short North developers who failed to created the number of jobs the deals required. 

Columbus city officials are pumping more money into gun violence prevention efforts.  

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 30 thousand dollar settlement of excessive use of force claims by a man stomped by a police officer while restrained last year.

Columbus City Council tonight is scheduled to vote on a series of parking code changes. 

Columbus City Council last night approved a series of new gun restrictions, including bans on imitation firearms and bump stocks.

Columbus voters on Tuesday approved a measure expanding the number of members on City Council. The charter amendment backed by the city adds two seats to council and divides the city into wards, even though members will still be elected at-large. 

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Only eight people showed up to speak last night at a Columbus City Council hearing on proposed gun regulations.

Columbus City Council last night approved the city's 1 billion dollar Capital Improvements budget for the year.

The City of Columbus is preparing to enact new regulations governing hooka lounges.

Columbus City Council last night approved the second year of a planned five-year contract with Rumpke for curbside recycling and yard waste pickup.