The Biological Sciences Greenhouse at OSU has been fortunate to have multiple bloomings of the Titan Arum, aka, the corpse flower. They have its smaller but also smelly cousin, the Voodoo Lily. From its bruise-colored bloom that resembles a corpse, to its stench of rotting flesh, this tropical flower masks its beauty to attract its pollinators.
Columbus City Council members will interview candidates for two open council seats this week before a vote on January 10th. Those interviews will be held behind closed doors for the first time.
A grassroots group is speaking out against a ballot question that would allow Columbus City Council to meet in private. Issue Two would change the city’s charter to allow for executive sessions under certain circumstances.
Elected officials usually conduct their meetings in public, however the law says sometimes they can hold meetings in private. But Columbus City Council members say city ordinances prevent them from holding such executive sessions. They are looking at ways to hold some meetings in private.