The City of Columbia will hold municipal elections next week. Challenger Moe Baddourah is running against incumbent mayor Steve Benjamin. Incumbent at-large council member Tameika Devine is being challenged by Tommy Burkett.
A Richland County referendum to help fund Richland Library will also be on the ballot. Learn more about the referendum question here.
Find your polling location here.
Keep up to date on elections through Voterheads–a local group (owned by a Rosewood resident) that notifies users of upcoming elections and local civic information.
Join us on Thursday, July 18th, at 6:30 p.m. for the quarterly RCC meeting. We will have Karen Kuse of The Montessori School of Columbia to discuss the school’s plans for expansion along Maple Street.
Also on the agenda: CPD K-9 unit, City Council at-large candidate Tommy Burkett, RCC election nominations, and other zoning updates.
The meeting will be held at the Hamilton-Owens Field Airport conference room, 1400 Jim Hamilton Blvd. [Map] See you there!
Before the City Council Candidate Forum last week, we asked the candidates to provide a one page document outlining the three issues that would define their candidacy if elected. Responses were passed out at the forum, and are now published below.
Robert Bolchoz, At-large candidate
Daniel Coble, District 3 candidate
Jenny Isgett, District 3 candidate
Mike Miller, District 3 candidate
Cameron Runyan, At-large candidate