City Prepares for Potential Severe Weather
In preparation for the potential severe weather, City officials are urging residents to closely monitor the weather forecasts and use extreme caution on the roadways.The following streets and intersections are prone to flooding during heavy rain. If you encounter a flooded street or intersection, turn around; do not attempt to drive through it. Water may be deeper than it appears and can hide many hazards (i.e. sharp objects, washed out road surfaces, electrical wires, chemicals, etc). If you notice a storm drain which is blocked by debris please notify Customer Care at 545-3300. An alternate non-emergency number is 803-252-2911.
City Manager's Spotlight | September 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 September 2015 reflects on the Report to the Community, OBO’s Small Business Lender Matchmaker event, City Hoops, PARKing Day 2015 and more.
Violence Policy Center Again Ranks South Carolina #1 in Rate of Women Murdered by Men
The City of Columbia will host the 9th Annual Walk against Domestic Violence on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Finlay Park at 9 a.m., located at 930 Laurel St. The Violence Policy Council again ranked South Carolina first in the nation for the rate of women murdered by men with a rate of 2.32 per 100,000, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) report released on on Tues., Sept. 15, “When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2013 Homicide Data.” This is the 18th year in a row that South Carolina has ranked in the top 10 states for the rate of women murdered by men and the fourth year in which our state has been identified as having the highest lethality rate by this count.
Councilwoman Devine Joins First Lady at the White House to Celebrate Let's Move!
Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine joined First Lady Michelle Obama and representatives from the National League of Cities (NLC) and several federal agencies at the White House today for a celebratory event honoring the achievements made by local elected officials participating in the Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) initiative.
Mayor's Campaign Against Breast Cancer Isabel Law Breakfast
The 2015 Mayor's Campaign Against Breast Cancer Isabel Law Breakfast will be held on Friday, October 16 from 6 to 9 a.m. in the City Hall Parking Lot, 1737 Main Street. Proceeds will go to Palmetto Health Foundation for the Bosom Buddies Fund to assist women with post-mastectomy bras and other support materials. Tickets are $7 and orders can be placed in advance. Pre-orders must be submitted by noon on October 14.
Register for the City Hoops Instructional Basketball Program
The registration period for City Hoops, the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department’s instructional youth basketball program for boys and girls ages 3 through 8, will be held Tuesday, September 1 through Friday, October 23. The program is an opportunity for youth to have fun and learn basketball fundamentals. The fee to participate is $25 per participant. Scholarships are available for those who qualify.