Press Releases
Jul 02, 2020
Mayor Steve Benjamin and Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg Co-Chair National Pandemic Resilience Working Group to Develop Strategies for States & Local Municipalities to Contain Spread of COVID-19
COLUMBIA S.C. – To help cut through the noise and sometimes conflicting advice regarding the COVID-19
Jul 02, 2020
City's Mask Distribution Continues Today
The City of Columbia will be providing masks to citizens at several locations throughout the City, while supplies last.
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City Releases Mask Ordinance FAQs
City Releases Mask Ordinance FAQs
In an effort to provide information about the ordinance to citizens and visitors to the City of Columbia, a list of frequently asked questions has been developed.
City Council Passes Mask Ordinance Effective Date is Friday, June 26, 2020
City Council Passes Mask Ordinance Effective Date is Friday, June 26, 2020
Mayor Steve Benjamin and Columbia City Council has passed a mask ordinance that requires facial coverings or masks shall be required within the City to slow the spread of the COVID-19.
Emergency Ordinance Requiring that Face Coverings or Masks Be Worn in Public in the City of Columbia during COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and Recovery
Emergency Ordinance Requiring that Face Coverings or Masks Be Worn in Public in the City of Columbia during COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and Recovery
The Columbia City Council will conduct a Virtual Meeting on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. to consider an Emergency Ordinance Requiring that Face Coverings or Masks Be Worn in Public.
Statement from Mayor Steve Benjamin regarding Columbia Police Department Body Cam Footage
Statement from Mayor Steve Benjamin regarding Columbia Police Department Body Cam Footage
Statement from Mayor Steve Benjamin regarding Columbia Police Department Body Cam Footage
City of Columbia Launches Channels on Roku and Amazon Fire TV
City of Columbia Launches Channels on Roku and Amazon Fire TV
In an effort to provide more access to City of Columbia information, the City of Columbia’s Public Relations, Media & Marketing Department has launched channels on Roku and Amazon Fire TV.
City of Columbia Awards $1.4 million to 323 Locally Owned Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Closures as Part of a Resilient Columbia: Economic Sustainability Plan
City of Columbia Awards $1.4 million to 323 Locally Owned Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Closures as Part of a Resilient Columbia: Economic Sustainability Plan
The Small Business Stabilization Program has provided relief to businesses across Columbia in all sectors of industry.
City of Columbia to Resume Enforcement of On-street Meter Parking and Off-street Parking Facilities
City of Columbia to Resume Enforcement of On-street Meter Parking and Off-street Parking Facilities
The City of Columbia Parking Service Division has announced that it will begin the reactivation of parking enforcement beginning Monday May 18, 2020.
City of Columbia Outdoor Dining Encroachment Updates
City of Columbia Outdoor Dining Encroachment Updates
The City of Columbia supports and encourages the public use and enjoyment of sidewalks, tree zones, and other right-of-way areas for outdoor dining in all entertainment districts.
COVID-19 Solid Waste Collection Procedures
COVID-19 Solid Waste Collection Procedures
Solid Waste Division is asking all residents to ensure all household garbage is bagged and containerized and all recyclables are containerized in the appropriate City-issued roll carts.
City of Columbia to Waive Online Payment Processing Charge for Water, Sewer, Commercial Solid Waste & Parking Garage Rental Services
City of Columbia to Waive Online Payment Processing Charge for Water, Sewer, Commercial Solid Waste & Parking Garage Rental Services
To support efforts of our entire Midlands community, the online payment processing charge will be waived for water, sewer, commercial solid waste and parking garage rental fees until further notice.
Mayor's Corner
Mayor Steve Benjamin
Welcome to the official website of the City of Columbia! I hope that it is helpful to you, as we offer many services and attractions here in our beautiful capital city!
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City Council
City Manager
City Manager Teresa Wilson
As a municipal trailblazer, City Manager Teresa Wilson leads the executive team for South Carolina's capital city. On a daily basis, she works diligently to address the needs of residents in the community.
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Envision Columbia City Council Vision Statement