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Pot calling the kettle black?
COLUMBIA, Mo 4/19/14 (Analysis) -- Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid has joined city manager Mike Matthes and Opus Development Group representatives in a rhetorical war against supporters of a petition to repeal City Council approval of a six-story downtown student apartment.
But facts and laws suggest the rhetoric applies to City Hall rather than to the over 3,600 people who signed the Repeal 6214 petition .
"I believe the effort to run Opus out of town is dangerous . I think it's reckless , and I think it's irresponsible ," McDavid told KOMU yesterday . "If we go that road, we're going to be in a multi-year legal swamp from which the outcome is unclear."
Earlier, Matthes called petition suppporters "short-sighted and foolhardy." Attorneys for Opus now say the petition "violates the C...
A priceless park's future suddenly clouded
by Ken Midkiff
Rob and Sarah Hill's proposed Parkside Estates subdivision (49 houses, next to Rockbridge State Park) lacked adequate storm water controls, the city employee told me. Spring rains had caused about six inches of mud from the Hill’s development to cover Deer Run Trail in the park , he said.
Had I received the call earlier, I would have visited the site and verified the mud. Instead, I attended the City Council meeting poised to testify (I trusted my source) when Parkside came up f...
Are one man's secretive holdings influencing city policy?
The unintended consequence of a well-intentioned o...