Linden Neighborhood Conversation

Robin Davis
Director of Media Relations
614.645.2425
rcdavis@columbus.gov

Melanie Crabill
Communications Manager
614.645.5300
mjcrabill@columbus.gov

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Mayor Ginther Announces Neighborhood Pride’s 19th Season Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced four neighborhoods selected for the Neighborhood Pride program: Schumacher Place, Strawberry Farms, Beechwood and Pinecrest, and Georgian Heights. - learn more

Ohio Designates 44 “Opportunity Zones” in Columbus To Entice Developers to Invest in Opportunity Neighborhoods Columbus neighborhoods from the Far East Side to Hilltop will benefit from a new “Opportunity Zone” program from the U.S. Treasury. - learn more

Columbus Accepting Nominations for the Shellabarger Illuminator Award The City of Columbus is accepting nominations for the Shellabarger Illuminator Award to be presented at the annual City Hall Pride Illumination ceremony on June 11. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Briefed Community on Comprehensive Neighborhood Safety Strategy Mayor Andrew J. Ginther briefed community members on the status of the initiatives of the Comprehensive Neighborhood Safety Strategy at the Linden Community Recreation Center. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Unveils 2018 Capital Improvements Budget Mayor Andrew J. Ginther unveiled his 2018 Capital Improvements Budget in conjunction with Columbus City Council this morning at Blackburn Community Recreation Center on the Near East Side - learn more

City of Columbus Celebrates GreenSpot Business, School and Neighborhood Accomplishments The City of Columbus presented the prized GreenSpotLight award to three GreenSpot member organizations as part of the annual GreenSpot celebration. - learn more

FutureReady Columbus Board Names Longtime School Administrator New Executive Director On Thursday, March 22, the FutureReady Board of Directors named Jane D. Leach as the new Executive Director of the organization. - learn more

Columbus City Leaders Propose Common Sense Local Gun Laws New Laws Aim to Reduce Gun Violence by Closing Gap Between State and Federal Law, Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence, and Remove Dangerous Weapons From Neighborhoods. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Appoints 17 People to Columbus Community Safety Advisory Commission Mayor Andrew J. Ginther appointed 17 people to the Columbus Community Safety Advisory Commission at an announcement at Driving Park Community Recreation Center at 1100 Rhoads Ave. - learn more

City of Columbus Joins Ohio Attorney General In Lawsuit of Precourt Sports Ventures and Major League Soccer The City of Columbus joined a lawsuit filed by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine against Precourt Sports Ventures and Major League Soccer in their attempt to move Columbus Crew SC to Austin. - learn more

City Officials Respond to Governor Kasich’s Proposals To Curb Gun Violence Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, Columbus City Council President Shannon G. Hardin and City Attorney Zach Klein released a statement in response to Governor John Kasich’s proposal to curb gun violence. - learn more

Vacant Structures Continue to Decrease in Columbus Neighborhoods Vacant and abandoned structures cause blight and can be magnets for crime. But in Columbus neighborhoods, nuisance properties are on the decline. - learn more

City of Columbus Dedicates New Downtown Office Building To Former Mayor Michael B. Coleman Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and the City of Columbus named a new Downtown office building after the city’s longest serving mayor. - learn more

Mayor Ginther and City Council Announce Proposed Changes to City’s Tax Incentive Policies Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council announced a proposed overhaul to the city’s tax incentive policies that would make significant changes to support affordable, mixed-use housing development and create a new wage standard for business developments. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Responds to Federal Government Shutdown Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released a statement regarding the shutdown of the federal government. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Responds to Columbus Being Named a Finalist for Next Amazon Headquarters Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released a statement in regard to Columbus being one of 20 cities being considered for a second headquarters for Amazon. - learn more

Mayor Ginther and City Council Announce Additional Funding for Safety Strategy Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus City Council President Shannon G. Hardin announced $2 million in additional funding for the Comprehensive Neighborhood Safety Strategy. - learn more

City of Columbus Extends Application Deadline for Columbus Community Safety Advisory Commission The City of Columbus has extended the deadline for the application to the Columbus Community Safety Advisory Commission, a component of Mayor Andrew J. Ginther’s Comprehensive Neighborhood Safety Strategy to Tuesday, January 16, 2018. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Calls on Area Faith Leaders to Pray for Peace in the New Year Mayor Andrew J. Ginther sent a letter to more than 200 local clergy and faith leaders to ask them to pray for peace in the New Year at services this weekend.  - learn more

Mayor Ginther and First Lady Shannon Ginther Announce New Columbus Women’s Commission Members Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and First Lady Shannon Ginther announced the six new Commissioners on the Columbus Women’s Commission. - learn more

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