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Howl’oween Adoption Specials
Pet adoptions available for $31 through Oct. 31 at Columbia and Lexington Animal Services.
Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence
The Mayor's Walk, on Sat., Oct. 29, brings awareness to the community and allows everyone to take action against domestic violence.
Spooktacular Halloween Carnival
Bring the family out for the City’s “Spooktacular Halloween Carnival” for an evening of fun, games and more.
Columbia Strong…The Road to Recovery
The Oct. 2015 flood resulted in extensive damage throughout the City of Columbia. To stay informed about recovery news, visit our Flood Recovery Dashboard.
City Commemorates 1000 Year Flood
View the documentary, “Then Came the Rain…The Road to Recovery from the 1000 Year Flood,” now available online through Oct. 31, 2016.
2015-2016 Report to the Community
The Report to the Community for FY 2015-2016 is provided to citizens for information purposes in order to share accomplishments and highlights related to the City’s operations.
Boil Water Advisory
The water customers of White Falls Dr. and Canterfield Dr. including the Coldstream Subdivision are advised to vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute prior to drinking or cooking.
Access to Capital Symposium: The Midland’s Financing Options For Small Businesses
Are you looking for capital to start or expand your business? Are you trying to determine which bank has the best package for you? Have you already been to the bank, and need another option for financing? If so, plan to attend a lender-borrower workshop on Thursday, November 10 that will discuss financing options available for your small business.
City Manager's Spotlight | Sept.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 September 2015 reflects on the City's partnership with Value Payment Systems for In-Office Payments, West Nile Virus Detected in Columbia- area Mosquitoes, Outstanding Planning Project – Multi-jurisdictional Award , Alert for Residents about Impersonators, PARK(ing) Day 2016 and more.
City Announces Rescheduled Date for the Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence
Mayor Steve Benjamin, Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine, and the City of Columbia staff will host the 10th Anniversary of the Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 10 a.m. Due to severe inclement weather from Hurricane Matthew on Saturday, October 8, 2016 the city rescheduled the walk. The Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence brings awareness to the community and allows everyone to take action against domestic violence.
City Commemorates 1000 Year Flood with Documentary
The City of Columbia Public and Media Relations Department is proud to announce the release of a documentary chronicling the Historic October 2015 Flood. The documentary, “Then Came the Rain…The Road to Recovery from the 1000 Year Flood,” is available online now through Oct. 31, 2016.
​Advertisement of Vacancy on Election Commission
The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill one vacancy on the Election Commission. The Election Commission determines the eligibility of candidates seeking office; counts and verifies absentee ballots to ensure the integrity of the election process in accordance with state statute; and certifies the results of all municipal elections. Term – 5 years. Applications are due no later than October 24, 2016 at 5 p.m.
City and County Receive Outstanding Planning Project – Multi-jurisdictional Award
The City of Columbia and Richland County were recently recognized by the SC Chapter of the American Planning Association (SCAPA) with the Outstanding Planning Project – Multi-jurisdictional award. Plan Together: Put the Pieces in Place was a multi-jurisdictional planning process conducted by the City and Richland County that led to the development of two unique plans, adopted by each jurisdiction in 2015. Plan Together is an unprecedented collaboration that ensures citizens of the City of Columbia and Richland County are able to shape long-term plans for their shared future by working together.
October 20, 2016
Repeal of Boil Water Advisory
The water customers of St. Johns Place and Colony Ridge subdivisions including High Bluff Ln, Saints Creek Ln, and Johns Hill Ln, no longer need to boil their water prior to drinking or cooking.October 18, 2016
Mayor Benjamin, Richland Library, Parks & Recreation to host Books 2 Boy Events
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, in collaboration with the Richland Library and City of Columbia Parks and Recreation, will host two additional Books 2 Boys book fairs in November.October 17, 2016
City Weekly: Oct. 17-23
City Weekly is a weekly e-newsletter including the week's meetings, events, current press releases, activities and City Talk, our weekly radio show. For more details, click "READ MORE." October 17, 2016
New Date Announced for Art Along the Trail
The City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department will host the Art Along the Trail showcase on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverfront Park.October 14, 2016
Geotechnical Assessment to be Conducted at Riverfront Park
Guests of Riverfront Park will have limited access to the park’s walking trail in October and November while crews conduct an assessment of damages to the Columbia Canal embankment.
October Pet Adoption Special
The Columbia and Lexington Animal Services will host the October pet adoption special now through Monday, October 31, 2016. The adoption fee is $31 and includes spay/neuter, microchip, Feline Leukemia/Heartworm Test, initial vaccines and deworming. City Announces Revised Owens Field Park Main Entrance Hours
The City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department has announced a revised schedule for the closure of the main entrance at Owens Field Park located at 1351 Jim Hamilton Blvd.

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