News Releases & Information

May 2024

05-15-24: 614 Beautiful Returns for Round Three: Applications Now Open for Neighborhood Beautification Grants

Councilmember Lourdes Barroso de Padilla, the Department of Neighborhoods, and the Neighborhood Design Center are excited to open the application for the third round of the 614 Beautiful Grant Program. 


05-08-24: City Council to Host Second Annual Africa Day

The second annual event will honor the advancements and achievements of the various African communities here in Columbus as well as the initiatives and projects that have empowered generations to preserve their culture and heritage.


05-05-24: City Council Votes to Approve $8.6 Million in Grants for Summer Programming

Columbus City Council voted on ordinances to approve $8.6 million to go to nonprofit organizations to provide kids and teens with fun summer opportunities to grow in a variety of ways, whether it be through sports, music, gardening, STEM, or employment.

April 2024

04-25-24: City Council to Hold Public Hearings on Zoning Code Update

Council President Hardin and Council President Pro Tem Rob Dorans, chair of the Zoning Committee, will hold three public hearings during May and June regarding the proposed new Zoning Code and map.


04-23-24: Nominations Now Open for Shellabarger Illuminator Award

This award recognizes an individual within the Columbus Community who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting LGBTQ+ rights to create a more inclusive city.


04-18-24: Join Us for the Northside Council Community Meeting

Join Columbus City Council to discuss opportunities for building strong neighborhoods in the Northside community.


04-12-24: Councilmember Christopher L. Wyche Celebrates 100th Day in Office

Columbus City Councilmember Christopher L. Wyche celebrated his 100th day in office representing the City of Columbus and District 1.

March 2024

03-28-24: Join Us for the 2nd Annual Small Business Round-Up Event

Join Councilmember Nick Bankston at the 2nd annual Small Business Round-Up event, in collaboration with the Columbus Department of Development and Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


03-18-24: City Council to Hold Public Hearing on Net Metering and the Climate Action Plan

Councilmember Christopher L. Wyche, chair of the Public Utilities & Sustainability committee, will host a public hearing on Net Metering, the City’s Climate Action Plan, and upcoming Earth Month activities.


03-14-24: City Council to Hold Public Hearing on Zone In Initiative Procedure

Council President Hardin and Council President Pro Tem Rob Dorans, Chair of the Zoning Committee, are holding a public hearing to review and comment on the proposed amendments to Chapter 3310 and related sections of the Zoning Code.


03-13-24: City of Columbus Receives National Recognition for Cultural Diversity Efforts

The City of Columbus has been honored with the City Cultural Diversity Award from the National League of Cities (NLC) for its outstanding efforts in promoting cultural diversity and inclusivity.


03-11-24: City Council to Hold Public Hearing on Zone In Initiative Procedure

Council President Hardin and Council President Pro Tem Rob Dorans, Chair of the Zoning Committee, are holding a public hearing to review and comment on the proposed amendments to Chapter 3310 and related sections of the Zoning Code.


03-08-24: City Council Releases the 2023 Annual Report

We are excited to share Columbus City Council's 2023 annual report, highlighting the legislative agendas and accomplishments of each of our seven council members, along with insights from the Legislative Research Office and the Office of the City's Clerk.


03-06-24: City of Columbus Announces Historic Investment into the Fight Against Homelessness Through the Community Shelter Board

As the City continues to work with partners to address a growing housing and homelessness crisis, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and City Council President Shannon G. Hardin today announced a historic investment of $9.4 million investment in the Community Shelter Board (CSB), nearly tripling the City’s yearly funding in combatting the homelessness crisis.

February 2024

02-26-24: City Council Announces Amendments to the 2024 Operating Budget

Columbus City Council President Shannon G. Hardin joined Council Finance Chair Nick Bankston and Councilmembers to unveil more than $18.5 million in amendments to Mayor Andrew J. Ginther's $1.2 Billion 2024 Operating Budget.


02-15-24: City Council to Host Black History Month Celebration and Poindexter Awards Ceremony

Aligning with this year's theme, "African Americans and the Arts", the event will be held at the Historic Lincoln Theatre.


02-05-24: Applications Open for the 2024 Summer Internship Cohort at Columbus City Council

Columbus City Council is now accepting applications for the next internship cohort! The 2024 summer program will run from May to July and is open to any rising college junior, senior, or first-year graduate student.

 

 

January 2024

01-08-24: Councilmembers Shayla Favor and Melissa Green to Host Housing, Homelessness, & Human Services Budget Hearing

Councilmember Shayla Favor is excited to invite you to join her and Councilmember Melissa Green for a hearing that will discuss the 2024 Operating Budget for housing, homelessness, and human services programs across the city.


01-05-24: Nominations are Now Open for the 2024 Columbus City Council Poindexter Awards

Black History Month is fast approaching and Columbus City Council will once again honor community leaders and members who've greatly impacted our City.


01-04-24: City Council to Hold Public Hearings on 2024 Operating Budget

Columbus City Council invites residents and neighborhood leaders to a series of public hearings to review and provide feedback on the City of Columbus' $1.1 Billion 2024 Operating Budget, proposed by Mayor Ginther back in November.


01-02-24: City Council Ushers in New Year with a New Era

Columbus City Council turned the page to a new era, implementing the biggest changes to the structure of the body in 100 years that were approved by voters in 2018.


01-01-24: City Council to Begin 2024 with Historic Restructuring Meeting

City Council will seat nine councilmembers for the first time in Columbus' history.