Election Forums

League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County

Election Forums for April 2015 Election

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

6:30 p.m.

Columbia Public Library

Columbia City Council – Wards 2 and 6

Columbia School Board

Boone County Hospital Board

City of Columbia Ballot Issues


Monday, March 30, 2015

6:30 p.m.

Columbia Public Library

Columbia City Council – Ward 1

Too Many Roads

Too Many Roads and Bridges, Too Little Funding

“Lunch and Learn”

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Hy-Vee Club Room (Nifong store, 2nd Floor meeting room).


Travis Koestner, Assistant District Engineer, Missouri Department of Transportation, will be the guest speaker.

Missouri has more miles of state-maintained highways than Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas combined. Missouri has one of the lowest motor fuel excise tax and state sales tax rates of any of its surrounding states. About 43% of the government money spent for transportation in Missouri is from the federal government.

This program is free and open to the public.

Media Ownership

Media Ownership and Shaping Public Opinion

Wednesday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m.


This program will feature a panel of experts:

Andy Waters, General Manager of the Columbia Daily Tribune

Mike Jenner, Professor and Houston Harte Chair in Journalism, Missouri School of Journalism

and Mark Gordon, President & CEO, Missouri Broadcasters Association,

Randy Picht, Executive Director, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, will be the moderator.


The program will originate on Wednesday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. and will be replayed on CAT TV (Mediacom Channel 85; Charter Communications Channel 983; and CenturyTel Prism Channel 98. Replay times on CAT TV are at 7 am on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and 7:30 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.) The program will be available on the League website (lwvcbc.org) a few days after the show or at columbiaacess.tv.

Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting with State Legislators

Thursday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m.

Columbia Public Library Friends Room

(Refreshments and social time will begin at 6:30.)

The public is invited to hear area legislators give their views on the priorities of this year’s legislative session. This is an opportunity to hear directly from them about the committees they serve on, key legislation, and actions they would like to see taken.

Legislators who have been invited include Senator Kurt Schaeffer (Dist. 19), Rep. Caleb Rowden (Dist. 44), Rep. Kip Kendrick (Dist. 45), Rep. Stephen Webber (Dist. 46), Rep. Chuck Basye (Dist. 47). Rep. Caleb Jones (Dist. 50) was invited but is unable to attend.

A question and answer session will follow the legislators’ statements, an opportunity for citizens to share issues and concerns.

This event, which is cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library, is free and open to the public.


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