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Transportation Issues in Columbia

“Transportation Issues in Columbia”

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

This event has been canceled due to weather.

HyVee Club Room (Conley Road HyVee)

Guest Speakers:
Drew Brooks, City of Columbia Transit Director
Ian Thomas, Columbia City Councilperson
Annette Triplett, Executive Director, PedNet Coalition

They will talk about what they have been doing to improve transit and transportation in Columbia and will discuss how transportation needs are essential to social equity, daily living, and access to voting.

Although lunch is not provided, you are welcome to bring your own or purchase it at the store.

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Candidate/Ballot Issue Forums

Candidate and Ballot Issue Forums – Two Forums

Monday, March 21, 2016
Columbia Public Library
6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. refreshments)
Columbia  School Board Candidates and Ballot Issues

Candidates: Paul Rainsberger, James Whitt, Sarah Dubbert, Joseph Toepke, and Jan Mees
The five candidates are competing for two seats.

Dr. Peter Stiepleman, superintendent of the Columbia Public Schools will speak in favor of the Columbia Public Schools ballot issues for a 65-cent school levy increase and the no-tax-increase bond issue. If there is organized opposition to the ballot issues, the League will invite a representative to speak.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Columbia Public Library
6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. refreshments)
Columbia City Council and mayoral candidates.

Third Ward candidates are Karl Skala and Tom Leuther.

Fourth Ward candidates are Ian Thomas and Daryl Dudley.

Mayoral candidates are Skip Walther and Brian Treece.

David Lile from KFRU will moderate the first forum and Renee Hulshof will moderate the second forum. KFRU will broadcast both forums live
and the Columbia Daily Tribune will have a live webcast of the events.

Both events are cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library.

These events are free and open to the public.

CAT TV – Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing in Columbia
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
7:00 p.m.
on CAT TV

This program will explore affordable housing options in Columbia.

Panelists will include:
Phil Steinhaus, director, Columbia Housing Authority
Ian Thomas, Columbia city councilman, Ward 4

Jim Robertson, managing editor, Columbia Daily Tribune,  will serve as moderator.

CAT TV can be found on Mediacom Channel 85, Charter Communications 985, and CenturyTel Prism 98.  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.

CoMo Connect – on CAT TV

CoMo Connect

CAT-TV program

Wednesday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Featuring:

Drew Brooks, Multi-Modal Manager, City of Columbia

Ian Thomas, City Council Representative from the 4th Ward

Moderator Randy Picht, Executive Director of the Reynolds Journalism Institute

This program will introduce the new Columbia transit system which will begin operations on August 4th. CoMo Connect will replace the current hub-and-spoke bus transit system with a north/south, east/west interlinking transit system. It will increase the area covered by the City’s transit system and will allow more flexibility for riders.

CAT TV can be found on Mediacom Channel 85, Charter Communications 983, and CenturyTel Prism 98. The program will be available on this website a few days after July 9th or at http://www.columbiaaccess.tv. The replays are at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.