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No electric rate or Paratransit fare increase - but almost every other fee gets approval.

Treece Remains Opposed To Utility Rate Increases

Columbia Missourian - Mayor Brian Treece indicates he will not vote fro water and electric rate increases until more information is available from the city's Water & Light Department.

Highlights Of Proposed Columbia City Budget - 2018

Columbia Tribune - New budget will add civilian police department positions and fund new Affordable Housing Initiative.

Boone County Joins City In Putting Use Tax On November Ballot

Columbia Missourian - A new use tax on out-of-state purchases will be on the November ballot for both city and county voters.

MU Parking Policies Will Affect Downtown And Surrounding Neighborhoods

Columbia Missourian - New parking policies for students will put pressure on both on-campus and off-campus parking options.

TIF Commission Hears Plan For Downtown Hotel Expansion

Columbia Tribune - TIF Commission gets first look at a proposal to add a second tower to the Broadway Hotel in downtown Columbia.

Roundabout At Green Meadows Gets Second Look - And Approval

Columbia Missourian - A hotly debated proposal to build a new roundabout at Forum and Green Meadows won approval after Council decided to take a second look.

Trustees To Explore Partnership With MU Health

Columbia Tribune - Boone Hospital Trustees have suspended negotiations with new hospital operators to study potential partnership arrangements between the hospital and MU Health.

Five Pages Of Amendments To City Budget

CityWatch - City Council and staff introduced dozens of potential amendments to the original city budget proposal on September 5. Many reduce rate increases from the original document. None have passed yet. View the entire amendment list here.

Council Passes New Budget. Splits On Utility Rate Increases

Columbia Tribune - After months of debate, the 2018 City of Columbia budget is here. But, it's missing a few pieces.

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