Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The new Main Street Bridge in Columbus has moved one step closer to completion. Tuesday marked the topping of the incline arch.
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.
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.
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.