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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.
Rental Housing Regulations Deadline
No later than October 1, 2016, all rental properties must have a valid rental permit and a responsible local representative within a 45 mile radius.
Art Along the Trail
Experience the beautiful natural resources at Riverfront Park through the eyes of local artists on Sat., Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Imagine Mill District Public Workshop
On Wed., Oct. 5, the public is invited to attend a drop-in format Public Workshop about the future of The Capital City Mill District.
Save the Date & Register Today
Take steps against domestic violence on Sat., Oct. 8 at Spirit Communications Park for the Annual Mayor's Walk Against Domestic Violence.
​I’m Laced Up, Are You?
The Purple 5K Run on Sat., Oct. 29 is a fundraiser, and all proceeds will be donated to Sistercare in honor of the Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence 10th Anniversary.
City of Columbia Issues Statement Regarding Death of Councilwoman Leona Plaugh
The City of Columbia extends our condolences, thoughts and prayers to the family of City Councilwoman Leona K. Plaugh. It is with deep sadness that we, as a city family, will work together to continue her legacy of community development and citizen empowerment.
Mayor Steve Benjamin releases a statement upon the death of Councilwoman Plaugh
“Leona dedicated her entire professional life to the City of Columbia. Her service will be missed. We're grateful for her years of dedication to our city, and we send our heartfelt prayers and condolences to her family.”
​Register Now for the 10th Annual 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. According to the Violence Policy Center South Carolina is ranked fifth in the nation for women killed by men. The Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence brings awareness to the community and allows everyone to take action against domestic violence. The Walk is free to the public and registration is available at eventbrite.com. For more information please contact Public and Media Relations at 803-545-3020.
​City Officials Announce the 2016 Plans for the Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign
Mayor Steve Benjamin, Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine, and the City of Columbia staff held a press conference on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 about the 10th Anniversary of the Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence new initiatives.
City Manager's Spotlight | August 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 August 2016 reflects on the City's New Business-Friendly Program Announcement, #LoveColumbia 2016 Photo Challenge Winners, Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award, Owens Field Park Groundbreaking Ceremony and more.
Councilwoman Devine Selected for Copenhagen Study Tour
Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine was extended a special invitation to participate in a five day, annual study tour of Copenhagen, the Danish capital, a city that consistently ranks in the top five of the most livable cities in the world. The trip will be held in partnership by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and 880 Cities. Participants will enjoy visits and tours of the city’s parks, public spaces, pedestrian and bike infrastructure; a master class in making cities for people with Gehl Architects; and discussions with the city’s leaders and city agencies.
​2016 Columbia Choice Awards Call For Entries
The Columbia Tree and Appearance Commission and Columbia Green present the 15th Annual Columbia Choice Awards for Landscaping and Beautification. These prestigious awards recognize individuals, businesses, neighborhoods and organizations whose work has significantly enhanced the appearance and quality of life of Columbia’s environment. All entries must be received by the Columbia Tree and Appearance Commission no later than October 3, 2016.
September 30, 2016
​City of Columbia Announces New Hours for Customer Care Center
The City is pleased to announce the new hours of operation for the Customer Care Center, effective Sept. 29. To better serve the needs of callers, the center will now be open 24 hours a day.September 30, 2016
City eNews | Oct. 2016
City eNews provides information about what's going on in the City. To sign up for our monthly e-newsletter, please send an email to [email protected] to be added to the City Email Network. September 29, 2016
Boil Water Advisory
The City's Water Works advises the following water customers to vigorously boil their water for at least one minute prior to drinking or cooking. September 26, 2016
City Weekly: Sept. 12-18
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." September 15, 2016
City of Columbia’s “Spooktacular Halloween Carnival”
Bring the family out for an evening of Halloween fun! The City of Columbia’s “Spooktacular Halloween Carnival” returns Monday, Oct. 31 at Finlay Park from 5-9 p.m.
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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Sam Davis
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Tameika Isaac Devine
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Moe Baddourah
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Howard Duvall, Jr.
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Edward McDowell, Jr.
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