Monthly Archives: March 2019

Mayoral & School Board Forum – Recordings

Mayoral and School Board Candidate Forum
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Here are links to recordings of this event:

The Mayoral Candidates:

The School Board Candidates:

Thanks to Pat Holt for recording and sharing these YouTube videos.



Local Candidate Forum

Mayoral and School Board Candidate Forum
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
6:30 p.m. (refreshments, 6:00 p.m.)
Columbia Public Library Friends Room

Candidates for:

Columbia Mayoral Race
Columbia School Board

Moderator: David Lile

KFRU will broadcast the forum live.

This event is free and open to the public.

Replacing Boone County’s Voting Equipment

Replacing Boone County’s Voting Equipment
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
12:00 Noon
Lunch & Learn
Columbia Public Library Friends Room


Guest Speaker:
Brianna Lennon, Boone County Clerk

Boone County’s current voting equipment is over twelve years old and is in need of replacing. Voting equipment is a critical part of elections administration and a huge long-term investment, so it is important that voters, poll workers, civic organizations, and disability advocates are all a part of the conversation.

Prior to her election as County Clerk, Brianna served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office before joining the Missouri Secretary of State’s office as Deputy Director of Elections and first coordinator of the Election Integrity Unit.

This event is free and open to the public.

Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch or purchase snacks at the library kiosk.


CAT TV – Protecting the Sunshine Law

Protecting the Sunshine Law
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
7:00 p.m.

Guest speaker:
Dr. Sandy Davidson, MU Professor of Journalism

Mike McKean,
Associate Director, Reynolds Journalism Institute and Associate Professor at the Journalism School

Amendment 1 was overwhelmingly approved by voters in November 2018. One of the provisions of the amendment subjected the Missouri Legislature to the Sunshine Law. State Legislators are now in the process of trying to change the law. Dr. Davidson will explain the components of the MO Sunshine Law and how the proposed bills would affect it if passed.

This program will be broadcast live on March 13 at 7:00 p.m. on CAT TV. We will post the program on our website a few days later, or at
The show replays on CAT TV at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

CAT TV is found on Mediacom Channel 85, Charter Communications 983, and CenturyTel Prism 98. A YouTube version will be sent to members.