Columbia’s City Council has unanimously voted to approve a $474 million operating budget, a budget that projects that the COVID pandemic will continue. The budget approved by the council Monday night gives Public Health and Human Services authority for...

Budget approved by Columbia’s City Council focuses on pandemic and public safety

Columbia’s City Council has unanimously voted to approve a $474 million operating budget, a budget that projects that the COVID pandemic will continue. The budget approved by the council Monday night gives Public Health and Human Services authority for 17 temporary positions in their proposed budget, along with three new positions aimed at strengthening the …