City Manager’s Spotlight on June 2015
The City Manager’s Spotlight provides details about what is happening in the City of Columbia in an effort to keep citizens informed about City operations. The City Manager’s Spotlight on June 2015 reflects on the North Main Plaza Open House and Ribbon Cutting, Liberty Fellowship’s 12th Class Announcement, the Community Relations Council’s 51st Anniversary Luncheon, Community Development Department’s Financial Literacy Programs featured in a National Report, City’s Vertical Development and more.
City of Columbia Water and Sewer Rate Changes
On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, City Council approved water and sewer rate increases that take effect July 1, 2015. To help better understand how the rate increases might affect their bill, customers are encouraged to use the City of Columbia Residential Water/Sewer Bill Estimator. This estimator shows what a typical residential customer bill might look like based on meter readings that you provide.
Save the Date for NNO Kickoff and Neighborhood Activities
The City of Columbia will host its eighth annual National Night Out Kickoff on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center from 4-9 p.m. Participating neighborhoods will host their own National Night Out activities on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 from 5-9 p.m. National Night Out is a yearlong community campaign designed to: (1) increase crime prevention awareness; (2) generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; (3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) send a message to criminals to let them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
City Manager Teresa Wilson Selected for Liberty Fellowship’s 12th Class
City Manager Teresa Wilson has been selected for Liberty Fellowship’s 12th Class. For the lifelong experience, Liberty Fellowship recruits diverse leaders and immerses them in four seminars over a two-year period. Challenge of Leadership, the first seminar, sets the stage for Fellows to consider not only how they lead, but why they lead.
Celebrate Independence Day with a New Pet
In honor of the Fourth of July, Columbia Animal Shelter is teaming up with Richland and Lexington Counties to offer pet adoptions for $17.76 on July 4-7. All adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip, Feline Leukemia/Heartworm Test, initial vaccines and deworming.
City’s Annual Summer Movies and Concert Series
The City of Columbia’s Summer Movies Series will be held on Friday nights during June and July at Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street. There will be face painting for a nominal fee, games and more prior to the start of the film at 7 p.m. Attendees can bring blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. No glass containers and alcoholic beverages allowed.
City of Columbia Recognized as 2015 Playful City USA Community
The City of Columbia is being honored with a 2015 Playful City USA designation for the second time by KaBOOM!. In partnership with the Humana Foundation, KaBOOM! is honoring cities, towns and counties across the country for making their communities more playable. The City of Columbia is among 241 cities and towns across the United States that received the 2015 Playful City USA designation. These communities are leaders in playability – the extent to which a city makes it easy for kids to get balanced and active play