City of Columbia Disaster Relief Public Outreach Meetings
The City of Columbia is hosting two community outreach meetings to give City residents an opportunity to provide their input on how the City of Columbia can best use the grant funds it will receive in response to the October 2015 flood. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $19.98 million to help the City and its residents recover from the flood. The funds can be used to help resolve unmet needs in the following areas: housing, economic development and infrastructure.
Statement from City Manager Teresa Wilson on 7/11/2016
As the City Manager, there are specific types of behavior and actions that I will not tolerate. Any actions taken to communicate or demonstrate a lack of respect for the lives and safety of others falls into the category of “zero tolerance”. Every man and woman who is employed by the City of Columbia is officially an ambassador for the City. Our employees represent the City of Columbia not only while they are in the workplace, but also while they are engaging with others in the community.
Columbia Fire Chief released the following statement about Firefighter Termination
The Columbia Fire Department has always had a positive reputation of providing professional standard of public service to its citizens, communities and visitors. We are honored and proud to live and participate in the communities we serve. Unfortunately, a member of the Columbia Fire Department has discredited the reputation of the men and women who serve this Department.
Plan Ahead: Do Business the Smart Way with OBO’s Newest #SmartBusiness Small Busines
During the months of July and August, small business owners will have the opportunity to enhance their businesses and do #SmartBusiness by attending the many workshops that OBO has to offer. OBO recognizes that small businesses drive the U.S. economy by providing jobs for over half of the nation's private workforce. To encourage further growth and development, these workshops will provide insight on business concepts such as access to capital, effective marketing strategies, adequate accounting systems, and comprehensive business plans to name a few.
Summer Concert Series at Finlay Park
Celebrate the summer with live music at Finlay Park during the City’s free Summer Concert Series. Local favorites and national recording artists will display their musical talents at the Finlay Park stage now until August, according to the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department. The concerts are free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs. No pets, glass or alcoholic beverages allowed. Food vendors will be available.
City Manager's Spotlight | June 2016
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 2016 reflects on the City's Rental Housing Regulations Ordinance, Groundbreaking Ceremony for Water Distribution and Wastewater Management, Work It Up Training Program and more.