Columbia City Council

Columbia City Council to discuss suspending normal operating procedures of Council meetings due to Coronavirus

City Council to discuss suspending normal operating procedures of City Council meetings, during City Council Work Session

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Today City of Columbia leaders will discuss changing council meeting protocols because of the Coronavirus. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin released the following information about the growing concern: “In the interest of public health, City Council will discuss suspending normal operating procedures of City Council meetings, during the City Council Work Session on Tuesday, March 10th at 2 p.m.”…

Newest Columbia City Councilman says he’s ready to hit the ground running

Will Brennan was sworn in for his first term alongside Howard Duvall and Ed McDowell

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –The Columbia City Council began a new chapter Tuesday evening. Howard Duvall and Ed McDowell officially began their second terms, while newly-elected Will Brennan starts his time as a Columbia City Councilman.  Shortly after being sworn in by his father alongside his wife and daughter, Brennan says in his first term, he hopes to learn more about…

City of Columbia Council Members to be sworn in during the New Year

City Council members to be sworn in on January 7, 2020

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– A swearing-in ceremony will be held for two re-elected City Council members and one newly elected City Council member, say city officials.  According to a release, the following Council members will be sworn in: –      Councilman Howard Duvall (re-elected /at-large) –      Councilman Edward McDowell (re-elected /district 2) –      Councilman-Elect Will Brennan (newly elected /district 3)  When: January 7, 2020 at 11…

Columbia City Council upholds decision to deny adult store Taboo a business license

The city denied the license since it violates an ordinance preventing the sale of sexual devices near a school or neighborhood

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –City leaders taking a stand against an adult store’s efforts to obtain a business license. The Columbia City Council voted unanimously to uphold the Business Licensing Division’s decision to prevent Taboo from operating in its current location. Some lawmakers say they have been getting phone calls about the store for years, arguing that the store should not…

Columbia City Council Race: Duvall, Middleton prepare for Tuesday’s run-off election

Duvall only came away with 44% of the vote, while Middleton secured 36% two weeks ago

Sara Middleton (left) and Howard Duvall are going head-to-head in a runoff election for an At-Large seat in the Columbia City Council. The run-off will take place on Tuesday, November 19. COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –Election Day may have been nearly two weeks ago, but two candidates are still chasing the final at-large spot on the Columbia City Council. Local attorney…