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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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City Engages Independent Investigator, Law firm to Investigate Police Response to Protests Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced the hiring of two independent entities to handle investigations into Columbus Division of Police responses to recent protests. - learn more

City Removing Christopher Columbus Statue Today The City of Columbus is removing the Christopher Columbus statue on the Broad Street side of City Hall. - learn more

CITY OF COLUMBUS, COTA AND MORPC LAUNCH LINKUS CENTRAL OHIO The City of Columbus, Central Ohio Transit Authority, and Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission unveiled LinkUS, a collaborative effort with private sector and neighborhood partners that allows for mobility implementation efforts within the region to be centered under an umbrella program. - learn more

Mayor Ginther Directs Christopher Columbus Statue to be Removed Mayor Andrew J. Ginther today announced that the Christopher Columbus statue on the Broad Street side of City Hall will be removed as soon as possible and placed in storage. - learn more

Mayor Ginther, Chief Quinlan, City Attorney Klein and Council President Hardin Announce Chief’s Advisory Panel and Strict Limits on Use of Tear Gas, Pepper Spray Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, Police Chief Thomas Quinlan, City Attorney Zach Klein and City Council President Shannon Hardin announced the Chief’s Advisory Panel. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Council President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown provide funding to expand summer programming for Columbus youth Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Council President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown announced legislation to provide funds to expand summer camps and programming options for Columbus youth - learn more

Mayor to Issue Executive Order, Council to Pass Law Mandating Independent Investigations of Police-Involved Deaths Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced he will issue an Executive Order to require all fatal use of force cases or cases of death in police custody in Columbus to the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI). - learn more

Mayor Ginther, Council President Hardin and Councilmember Tyson Announce Funding for Human Services Programs Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, Council President Shannon G. Hardin and Councilmember Priscilla Tyson today announced upcoming legislation to provide funding for human services organizations that provide programs to increase the resiliency of Columbus residents. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Rescinds Curfew for City After consultation with Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther will rescind the emergency order which established a 10 p.m. curfew. - learn more

Mayor, Police Chief Report Progress on Implementation of Safety Commission Recommendations Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus Police Chief Tom Quinlan briefed the Columbus Community Safety Advisory Commission on progress toward implementation of their recommendations delivered in January. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Implements Curfew for City to Prevent Violence After three days of escalating protests, Mayor Andrew J. Ginther signed an executive order implementing a curfew on the City of Columbus from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. - learn more

City Announces New Program to Assist Small Businesses Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, City Council President Shannon Hardin and JPMorgan Chase today announced the Columbus COVID-19 Small Business Response and Recovery Fund, a loan and grant program created to help small businesses in Columbus get through the challenges of COVID-19. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Appoints Jeffrey Happ Interim Fire Chief Mayor Andrew J. Ginther has appointed Assistant Chief Jeffrey Happ to serve as interim Chief of the Columbus Division of Fire, succeeding Chief Kevin O’Connor who will retire Thurs., May 28. - learn more

Play Safe, Live Smart: Columbus Recreation and Parks Summer Plans Columbus Recreation and Parks Department continues to place priority in keeping Columbus residents safe and healthy during the public health emergency - learn more

City Announces CARES Act Funding Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced that the city of Columbus has received $157 million in federal funds from the CARES Act to provide assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. - learn more

Mayor Ginther signs Executive Order allowing boards, panels and commissions to conduct virtual meetings Mayor Andrew J. Ginther today signed an Executive Order, aligned with the recently amended Ohio Revised Code, which temporarily allows the groups to convene web-based meetings. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Responds to Reopening Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released a following statement regarding the gradual reopening of Columbus. - learn more

City of Columbus Begins Infrastructure Work on Sullivant Avenue The City of Columbus began work this week on $10 million in infrastructure improvements along the Sullivant Avenue corridor that includes roadway repairs, pedestrian safety enhancements, new traffic signals and street lighting. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Names Michael Stevens Permanent Development Director Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced Michael Stevens will serve as the permanent Director of the Columbus Department of Development. - learn more

Columbus and Partners Announced New Shelter For Homeless Population COVID-19 The City of Columbus, Community Shelter Board and YMCA of Central Ohio announced the opening of a new shelter for homeless residents who have either tested positive for COVID-19 or have been determined by a medical professional to be showing symptoms of COVID-19. - learn more

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