News Releases & Information

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. 

05-05-24: 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.

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.

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.

03-08-24: 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.

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.

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.