Election Tuesday, November 5

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.

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July 18 RCC Meeting

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!

Candidates’ Defining Issues

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

City Council Candidate Forum

You are invited to put the tough questions to our future city council members! Rosewood Community Council is partnering with Sustainable Midlands and the Rosewood Merchants Association to present a forum for District III and at-large candidates for city council. The forum will be held Monday, March 5, at 6:00 p.m. at 701 Whaley. District III candidates Moe Baddourah, Daniel Coble, Jenny Isgett, and Mike Miller, and at-Large candidates Joe Azar, Robert Bolchoz, and Cameron Runyan will all be attending. Cynthia Flynn, of USC and the League of Women Voters, will be moderating the forum.
 
This is a great opportunity to meet the candidates and have your voice heard! You can submit questions beforehand via email to jenna@rosewoodcommunity.com. Also, please RSVP on Facebook.