Mayor Benjamin invites community to block party with America’s mayors
Sep 19, 2018
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin invites the community to a block party with America’s mayors from 6:30-10 p.m. on Sept. 28 on the 1600 block of Main Street.
Serve and Connect and Local Law Enforcement Implementing Community Drive
Sep 18, 2018
Supplies are being collected for those across our state who were affected by Hurricane Florence.
Boil Water Advisory | 400 Block of Beckman Rd
Sep 18, 2018
Water customers of 400 Block of Beckman Rd located in Richland County, to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to use.
City of Columbia Announces Two West Nile Alerts
Sep 17, 2018
The City of Columbia has been alerted of two dead birds found within the city limits that have tested positive for West Nile Virus. In response, spraying for adult mosquitoes will commence in these a
The COMET to Restore Limited Service on Sunday and Full Service on Monday with Free Service for the Entire Week
Sep 15, 2018
The COMET will be restoring limited transit services on Sunday, September 16, 2018 starting at 12:00 noon through 9:00 p.m. as a dial-a-ride service.
Hurricane Florence Update: Shelters for Evacuees
Sep 15, 2018
Several community partners are opening their doors to shelter coastal evacuees and others who must leave their homes as Hurricane Florence takes aim at South Carolina.
Hurricane Florence Update: Pet Shelter
Sep 15, 2018
In an effort to assist Hurricane Florence evacuees with pets, Richland County Government will open a pet-friendly shelter to house the animals during the weather emergency.
City Council Agenda | Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Sep 14, 2018
On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, the Columbia City Council will meet for a Work Session at 2:00 p.m. and a Council Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
Charles R. Drew Wellness Center, City Parks & Recreation Centers to Close Due to Hurricane Florence
Sep 14, 2018
Charles R. Drew Wellness Center and City of Columbia’s parks and recreation centers will be closed beginning Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, September 16 due to Hurricane Florence.
Historic Melrose Scavenger Hunt Rescheduled Due to Hurricane Florence
Sep 14, 2018
The City of Columbia’s Planning and Development Services has rescheduled the Historic Melrose Scavenger Hunt due to Hurricane Florence.
City of Columbia to Hold a Press Conference at 3:30 p.m. to Address Emergency Preparedness and Safety Precautions
Sep 14, 2018
The City of Columbia is holding a press conference to address the city’s efforts in emergency preparedness and safety precautions for the citizens ahead of the potential severe weather in the area.
Revised Schedule for City of Columbia Bicyclist & Pedestrian Counts Due to Hurricane Florence
Sep 14, 2018
In an abundance of caution and in anticipation of Hurricane Florence, the City’s Planning and Development Services have canceled the counts scheduled for this Saturday, September 15, 2018, and Tuesday
City Offices to Close on Friday, Sept.14 due to Hurricane Florence
Sep 14, 2018
City of Columbia offices will be closed on Friday, September 14, 2018, due to Hurricane Florence.
Columbia-Richland Alerts for Hurricane Florence
Sep 13, 2018
The City of Columbia and Richland County have partnered and created multiple ways for citizens to receive (CRA) Columbia-Richland Alerts
City of Columbia to Hold a Press Conference at 3:30 p.m. to Address Emergency Preparedness and Safety Precautions
Sep 13, 2018
The City of Columbia is holding a press conference to address the city’s efforts in emergency preparedness and safety precautions for the citizens ahead of the potential severe weather in the area.
The City of Columbia Urges Residents to Remove Trash Away from Roadways
Sep 13, 2018
The City of Columbia is urging residents to cease putting yard trash and bulk items at the curb. This will help keep storm drains and roads clear of debris to reduce potential flooding
Charles R. Drew Wellness Center, City Parks & Recreation Centers to Close Due to Hurricane Florence
Sep 13, 2018
The Charles R. Drew Wellness Center and City of Columbia’s parks and recreation centers will be closed beginning Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, September 16 due to Hurricane Florence, the Columbia P
Moth Night Postponed Due to Hurricane Florence
Sep 13, 2018
Moth Night and Bierkeller Columbia’s Oktoberfest have been postponed due to Hurricane Florence, the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department announced.
City Officials Announce Customer Care Information Hotline During Hurricane Florence
Sep 12, 2018
City of Columbia officials are urging citizens to use a primary contact number for information during Hurricane Florence operations. The primary information number is telephone number 803-545-3300.
City of Columbia Food Policy Committee meeting Sept. 12 canceled
Sep 11, 2018
The City of Columbia Food Policy Committee to be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 in the auditorium on the first floor of Richland Library Main has been canceled.
Columbia Compass: Envision 2036 October Public Open Houses
Sep 11, 2018
The City of Columbia will host two public open houses to kick off the first round of public engagement for Columbia Compass, the ten-year update to the City of Columbia’s comprehensive plan.
City’s Pet of the Week: Chester!
Sep 10, 2018
Meet Animal Services’ new Pet of the Week, Chester. Chester is an 8-month-old chocolate and white, Pit Bull mix. She is friendly with other cats and very affectionate.
Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Agenda | Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Sep 06, 2018
On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 the City of Columbia’s Board of Zoning Appeals will conduct a meeting at 10:00 a.m. in Council Chambers on the 3rd Floor of City Hall, 1737 Main St.
Boil Water Advisory | Highlands Subdivision off Hard Scrabble Rd
Sep 05, 2018
The water customers of Highlands Subdivision off Hard Scrabble Rd in Richland County need to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to use.
Boil Water Advisory | 1200 Block of Winterwood Rd
Sep 05, 2018
Columbia Water laboratory staff advises the water customers of 1200 Block of Winterwood Rd located in Richland County, to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to use.
City of Columbia Food Policy Committee to meet Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Sep 05, 2018
The City of Columbia Food Policy Committee will hold a meeting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 in the auditorium on the first floor of Richland Library Main.
Boil Water Advisory |Ballard Dr and Langston Rd.
Sep 04, 2018
Water customers of Ballard Dr and Langston Rd. are asked to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking.
City’s Pet of the Week: Fairy! (ID# A248124)
Sep 04, 2018
Meet Animal Services’ new Pet of the Week, Fairy. Fairy is a 2-year-old old brown, tabby, domestic short-hair mixed cat.
Advertisement of Vacancies on Various Boards and Commissions
Aug 31, 2018
The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports and Tourism Board
SCE&G to Perform Tree Trimming Activities as Scheduled for 2018
Aug 31, 2018
Citizens with specific questions or concerns should contact Forestry and Beautification at 803-545-3860 or SCE&G at 1-800-251-7234 to meet and discuss in advance of the work being completed.
Planning Commission Meetings and Agendas | Wednesday, September 5
Aug 31, 2018
The City of Columbia Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 1737 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201 beginning at 4 p.m.
West Nile Virus Alert
Aug 29, 2018
ATTENTION: The City of Columbia has been alerted of a dead bird found within the city limits that has tested positive for West Nile Virus.
Boil Water Advisory | The Paddock Club Apartments at 4824 Smallwood Road
Aug 28, 2018
Water customers of The Paddock Club Apartments at 4824 Smallwood Roady,need to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking.
Bike Share Pre-Launch and Lead Sponsor Unveiling Press Conference
Aug 24, 2018
Mayor Steve Benjamin, City Council and City Officials to Hold Bike Share Pre-Launch and Lead Sponsor Unveiling Press Conference
City of Columbia along with Partnered Agencies to Host the “Columbia Kids $ave” Children’s Savings Account (CSA) PILOT Program Press Conference
Aug 17, 2018
The Community Development Department in partnership with Richland County School District One and South State Bank will host the “Columbia Kids $ave.”
South End of Riverfront Park to Close for Tree Trimming
Aug 16, 2018
The south end of Riverfront Park located at 312 Laurel Street will be closed on Thursday, August 16, to allow SCE&G to perform tree trimming activities along the overhead utility lines, the Columbia P
Boil Water Advisory | Riverhill Circle, including all of the Broad River trace Apartments
Aug 15, 2018
Water customers of Riverhill Circle, including all of the Broad River trace Apartments are asked to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to use.
Boil Water Advisory | 900 Clemson Road
Aug 15, 2018
Water customers of The Sandhills research and education center at 900 Clemson Road, are asked to vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute prior to use.
The City of Columbia invites YOU to participate in Columbia’s 4th Annual Park(ing) Day!
Aug 13, 2018
PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” space
Mayor Steve Benjamin and City Council to Recognize Blue Ribbon Taxi Cab Company’s 90th Anniversary
Aug 13, 2018
On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Mayor Steve Benjamin and the Columbia City Council will recognize Blue Ribbon Taxi Cab Company during their regular 6 p.m. City Council meeting.
Boil Water Advisory | Elm Ave from Lanier Dr to South Bonham Rd
Aug 09, 2018
Staff advises the water customers of Elm Ave from Lanier Dr to South Bonham Rd located in Richland County, to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking.
Boil Water Advisory | Intersection Of Murray Lindler and Old Lexington Hwy including Park West Suddivision
Aug 09, 2018
Staff advises the water customers of Intersection Of Murray Lindler and Old Lexington Hwy including Park West Subdivision located in Lexington County, to vigorously boil their water before use.
Boil Water Advisory | Montague Rd from Wetherill Dr to Garners Ferry Rd
Aug 09, 2018
Water customers of Montague Rd from Wetherill Dr to Garners Ferry Rd, are asked to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking.
Utility Work to impact inbound traffic on Bull Street
Aug 09, 2018
potential traffic delays on the inbound lanes of Bull Street near the intersection at Victoria and Franklin Streets beginning on Monday, August 13, 2018.
Boil Water Advisory for Churchhill Circle.
Aug 08, 2018
Columbia Water laboratory staff advises the water customers of Churchhill Circle, to vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to use.
City of Columbia and Columbia Empowerment Zone, Inc. Unveil Woodforest National Bank ATM to the North Main Plaza
Jul 31, 2018
On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, City Officials and Columbia Empowerment Zone, Inc. in partnership with the North Columbia Business Association and the Woodforest National Bank held a ribbon cutting ceremony
City begins removal of bike lanes from Farrow Road Tomorrow
Jul 16, 2018
Bike lanes along Farrow Road will be removed beginning Tuesday, July 17.
Woods fire near Harbison State Forest continuing to burn
Jul 12, 2018
The Columbia-Richland Fire Rescue is working with the SC Forestry Commission to fully extinguish a wildfire near the Harbison State Forest that has damaged at least four acres.
Design/Development Review Commission Meeting
Jul 06, 2018
The Design/Development Review Commission will meet on Thursday, July 12, at 4 p.m. in Council Chambers.
Quiet Zone Committee Meeting
Jul 06, 2018
The Quiet Zone Committee will meet on Monday, July 9 at 2 p.m. in the Mayor's Conference Room.
Advertisement of Vacancies on Various Boards and Commissions
Jul 06, 2018
Applications are being accepted for 28 positions on City boards and commissions. The deadline is to submit your application is July 27 at 5 p.m.
July At-Large Open House
Jul 06, 2018
Appointments are available for the At-Large Open House with Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine and Councilman Howard Duvall, Jr. on July 11 at City Hall from 5-7 p.m.
Planning Commission Meeting and Agenda
Jul 05, 2018
A Planning Commission meeting will take place at City Hall on July 9 at 4 p.m.
Traffic Safety measures activated for halted Farrow Rd Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project
Jul 03, 2018
Temporary lane closures are in effect along Farrow Rd from Columbia College Dr. to E. Campanella Dr.
Boil Water Advisory | Avondale Rd. from Summerlea to Abingdon Rd.
Jul 03, 2018
Columbia Water is advising residents along Avondale Rd. from Summerlea Dr. to Abingdon Rd. to boil their water for one minute before drinking or cooking.
Boil Water Advisory | Harbison West Elementary
Jul 03, 2018
Columbia Water staff advises water customers who have lost water pressure near Harbison West Elementary School to boil their water before drinking or cooking.
Animal Services’ Dog & Cat Days of Summer Adoption Special
Jul 03, 2018
For only $20, you can bring home a new dog or cat July 16 - 21 during this special promotion.
City’s Office of Business Opportunities Welcomes Cromer’s P-Nuts to the Trestle District (NOMA)
Jun 29, 2018
OBO held a ribbon cutting for Cromer's P-Nuts for their North Columbia location.
Mayor Benjamin and Council to partner with the SC Organization of African Unity to host city’s first African Cultural Festival
Jun 29, 2018
Lectures and a festival are planned for July 13-14 on the campus of Allen University to promote cultural diversity.
SCE&G To Perform Tree Trimming Activities As Scheduled for 2018
Jun 29, 2018
A new list of neighborhoods is being released where tree trimming will be taking place.
City Parking over Independence Day Holiday
Jun 28, 2018
The Parking Services Division announces free parking in all gated deck facilities and on-street parking from 5 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. on July 4.
Boil Water Advisory | Botswick Ridge from Woodlake Dr., to Sparkleberry Springs Ct., Idlebrook Ct.
Jun 28, 2018
Columbia Water has issued a boil water advisory for customers of Botswick Ridge from Woodlake Dr. to Sparkleberry Springs Ct. and Idlebrook Ct.
Boil Water Advisory Repeal | Southwell Rd.
Jun 26, 2018
The Boil Water Advisory for Southwell Rd. has been canceled.
City to Operate Misting Stations During Extreme Summer Heat
Jun 19, 2018
The City of Columbia has set up misting stations in several of the City’s parks because of the extreme heat.