City Council Approves 2017 Operating Budget

Columbus City Council passed the 2017 Operating budget totaling $872.7 million on Monday, February 6. The budget continues investments in safety, health, education, neighborhoods, economic development as well as other essential services. As in prior years, City...

Columbus City Council Increasing Access to Healthy Food

Last November Columbus City Council approved a resolution to formally accept the Local Food Action Plan which is a joint City/ County plan that was sponsored by President Pro Tem Priscilla Tyson and Commissioner John O’Grady. The plan took two years to develop and...

Tobacco Age Restriction Increased to 21 in Columbus

President Pro Tem Priscilla Tyson recently sponsored an ordinance which has resulted in a law prohibiting the sale of tobacco products and paraphernalia to anyone under 21. The new law which also requires vendors to obtain a tobacco license which will be administered...

Columbus Plans Unprecedented Investment in Street Resurfacing

Mayor Michael B. Coleman and Columbus City Council members announced the proposed 2013 City of Columbus Capital Improvements Budget, which includes a combined $65 million for resurfacing over the next two years: a record $32 million this year plus $33 million in 2014....