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Columbus Budget Cuts Millions Over 10 Years

23, 2009

Columbus officials Thursday announced what they call a comprehensive, 10-year-plan of government reforms and efficiencies. They say the plan will save the city between $100 million and $150 million over the next decade.

Census Bureau Begins Address Checks In Central Ohio.

27, 2009

The federal census bureau next week begins training 1,000 neighborhood canvassers. The newly-hired workers will use hand-held computer devices to document an estimated 1,200,000 addresses in Franklin County. The canvassing precedes the 2010 census and for local communities millions of dollars are at stake.

City Center to be Demolished

4, 2009

Nearly 20 years after the mall opened its doors, City Center will be demolished. City officials Wednesday announced a plan to redevelop the area and a critical part of the proposal relies heavily on federal stimulus money.

Firefighters Approve; Four Unions Reject Mayor’s Call for Pay Freeze

26, 2009

Columbus firefighters Monday agreed to give up their pay raises this year to help the city balance its budget – the only union representing city employees to make that promise so far. In return, Mayor Coleman promises that no firefighters will be laid off.

Lazarus Skybridge Demolition Begins

October 22, 2008

Demolition is underway on the pedestrian walkway that connects the City Centre mall to the old Lazarus building. Governor Ted Strickland and Mayor Michael Coleman were among the officials on hand today for the unveiling of the demolition over High Street just one block from the state capitol building.

Coleman Campaigns for $1.6 Billion Bond Package

September 9, 2008

With the faltering economy and a budget deficit on the horizon, Columbus Mayor Michael Columbus is campaigning for passage of a $1.6 billion dollar bond issue. Coleman wants voters to approve the bond issue that will appear on the November 4th ballot. It’s the largest bond issue in Columbus history.

Main Street Bridge Arch Complete

July 15, 2008

The new Main Street Bridge in Columbus has moved one step closer to completion. Tuesday marked the topping of the incline arch.

Mayor plans to bring Israeli businesses to Columbus

24, 2008

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says he wants to bring international bio-technology companies into the city. Coleman recently returned from a trade trip in Israel and he spoke downtown about he plans to bring Israeli companies into the Central Ohio economy.

Neighbors say mayor’s help is long overdue

Advocates for better neighborhoods: Joanne St. Claire, Norma Ferguson, Russell Little, Reecie Collins and Hollis Keels
April 15, 2008

Columbus Mayor Coleman kicked off a new season of his Neighborhood Pride program at Brentnell Recreation Center today. Neighborhood residents are encouraged to work with the city to ensure code enforcement, pick up litter, and spruce up their houses.

Variety of Funds Will Pay for Streetcars

The proposed streetcar system would feature vehicles in scarlet and gray -- to the delight of OSU president Gordon Gee.
March 28, 2008

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman promised there would be no sales, property or city income tax increases to support his proposed streetcar system. Thursday night at city hall he released funding details for where the money will come from.