Pet of the Week
May 21, 2018
Meet Animal Services’ new Pet of the Week, Beaufort. Beaufort is a 2-year-old, black and tan Bloodhound mix
Boil Water Advisory | Gardendale Dr. from Pine Forest Trl to Rolling View Ln
May 19, 2018
Columbia Water customers along Gardendale Drive from Pine Forest Trail to Rolling View Lane should boil their water for one minute before drinking or cooking.
Construction Advisory | Farrow Rd. from Columbia College Dr. to E. Campanella Dr.
May 18, 2018
The City of Columbia and SC Department of Transportation will partner to resurface, restripe, and add buffered bike lanes adjacent to the curb along Farrow Road beginning Monday, May 21.
Boil Water Advisory | 500-600 Woodrow Street
May 18, 2018
Columbia Water customers along the 500 - 600 blocks of Woodrow Street and all of Wheat Street should boil their water for one minute before drinking or cooking.
Bike to a Ball Game
May 18, 2018
Join the Cola Town Bike Collective for a ride from the Statehouse to Spirit Communications Park on Saturday, May 26.
Columbia Water leads the way in Midlands Water Quality Program
May 17, 2018
Columbia Water and the Midlands Rivers Coalition are partnering to monitor water quality in both the Lower Saluda River and a portion of the Broad River this summer.
OBO Access to Capital Symposium
May 16, 2018
Make plans to attend a lender-borrower face-to-face workshop to discuss financing options available for small business on Wednesday, June 6, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
Registration begins for 12th Mayor's Walk Against Domestic Violence
May 16, 2018
Registration is open for the 12th Mayor's Walk Against Domestic Violence on Oct. 6 along the Vista Greenway at Finlay Park.
City Council Meeting
May 14, 2018
The Columbia City Council will meet on Tuesday, May 15 at 2 p.m. for a Work Session and at 6 p.m. for a City Council Meeting.
SCE&G to perform tree trimming activities as scheduled for 2018
May 11, 2018
SCE&G is conducting tree trimming along overhead utility lines in a number of neighborhoods over the next two weeks.
City celebrates Public Service Recognition Week
May 08, 2018
The City of Columbia acknowledges the men and women who work diligently providing innovative and high quality service to our citizens during National Public Service Recognition Week.
City Offices to close in observance of Memorial Day
May 07, 2018
Some city services will not be available on Monday, May 28 as our offices will be observing Memorial Day. All offices will be open on Tuesday, May 29 during their normal operating hours.
Quiet Zone Committee Meeting Public Notice | May 7
May 04, 2018
The Quiet Zone Committee meeting will be held on Monday, May 7, at 2 p.m. in the Mayor's Conference Room, City Hall, 1737 Main St.
Mayor Benjamin to be inaugurated as president of the US Conference of Mayors on May 7
May 04, 2018
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin will be inaugurated as the 76th president of the United States Conference of Mayors on May 7 at 6 p.m.
Design/Development Review Commission Agenda | May 10
May 04, 2018
The Design/Development Review Commission meeting will be held at 4 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 1737 Main St.
Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, SC to Take Helm as President of the United States Conference of Mayors
May 04, 2018
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin will be inaugurated as the 76th president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Monday, May 7, 2018, at 6 p.m.
Columbia City Council to host special luncheon for Mayor Steve Benjamin
May 04, 2018
The Columbia City Council will host a luncheon in honor of Mayor Steve Benjamin to commemorate his inauguration as the 76th president of the US Conference of Mayors on Monday, May 7.
SCE&G to perform tree trimming activities as scheduled for 2018
May 04, 2018
The scheduled locations to be impacted by tree trimming for the next two weeks has been updated.
Office of Business Opportunities Welcomes Nearly 200 Local Business Owners to 6th Annual Small Business Week Conference
May 03, 2018
The 6th Annual Small Business Week Conference was a huge success for the nearly 200 small business owners in attendance.
May is Bike Month and Bicycle Safety Month
May 01, 2018
May proclaims as Bike Month and Bicycle Safety Month during May 1 City Council Meeting.
Fill the Red Truck
Apr 30, 2018
The Columbia Animal Services Department is seeking pet supplies and donations through their Fill the Red Truck drive on May 19 - 20.
SCE&G to perform tree trimming activities as scheduled for 2018
Apr 27, 2018
SCE&G has released a new list of neighborhoods that will have trees trimmed along overhead utility lines.
City held fifth quarterly Speak Out! Conversation
Apr 26, 2018
Approximately 25 people were in attendance for the Speak Out! on Fair Housing on April 26 at Woodforest National Bank in the North Main Plaza.
Mayor Benjamin’s Columbia College class to host school’s first Columbia College + Community event
Apr 25, 2018
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and his Columbia College class, CC in the City: The Impact of the North Main Redevelopment, will host a College plus Community event on April 30 from 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Commercial Revolving Loan Fund Committee Meeting Announcement
Apr 25, 2018
The Office of Business Opportunities Commercial Revolving Loan Fund will meet on Wednesday, April 25, at 10 a.m.
SCE&G To Perform Tree Trimming Activities As Scheduled for 2018
Apr 25, 2018
SCE&G will perform tree trimming activities along overhead utility lines in several neighborhoods for the next two weeks
City observes National Historic Preservation Month
Apr 24, 2018
The City of Columbia has scheduled a number of activities to observe National Historic Preservation Month during the month of May.
Cinco de Meow Pet Adoption Special
Apr 23, 2018
Adopt a shelter cat or dog during the Animal Services Cinco de Meow Adoption Special on May 4 - 5.
City Council Budget Workshop
Apr 23, 2018
The Columbia City Council will conduct a 2018 Budget Workshop on Tuesday, April 24 at 9 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room, City Hall.
Boil Water Advisory | Forestview Cir., Forestgrove Ct., Forestgate Ct.
Apr 20, 2018
Columbia Water customers along Forestview Cir., including Forestgrove Ct., etc. located in the Forest One at Harbison Subdivision should boil their water for one minute before drinking or cooking.
May At-Large Open House
Apr 20, 2018
Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine and Councilman Howard Duvall Jr. will host the May At-Large Open House at Sims Park on Wednesday, May 9. Appointments are required to attend.
Design/Development Review Commission Meeting - Special Called Meeting
Apr 18, 2018
A special called meeting at the Design/Development Review Commission is scheduled for Monday, April 30 at 4 p.m. in the Council Chambers.
Planning Commission Work Session - Rescheduled from April 19
Apr 18, 2018
The City of Columbia Planning Commission will meet on May 3, 2018, instead of April 19, 2018. The meeting is to discuss the Shaping Columbia Project.
Benjamin and City Council to host press conference to announce results of Dreher High School, neighborhood mediation
Apr 17, 2018
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and City Council will announce the way forward regarding Dreher High School athletic fields during press conference.
City Council Agenda for Executive Session and Meeting
Apr 17, 2018
The Columbia City Council will meet today at 2 p.m. for Executive Session and at 6 p.m. You can view the meetings live by clicking on the Live Stream alert on the top of our website.
Boil Water Advisory Repeal | Wayne St. between Lady St., Gervais St.
Apr 17, 2018
The boil water advisory for Columbia Water customers along Wayne St. between Lady St. and Gervais St. has been repealed.
Traffic Advisory | Farrow Rd. from Columbia College Dr. to E. Campanella Dr.
Apr 16, 2018
The outbound and inbound right lanes on Farrow Rd. from Columbia College Dr. to E. Campanella Dr. will be closed.
Boil Water Advisory | Beverly Dr. from Vera Cir. to Stanley St., Plumer Dr., Oakridge Dr.
Apr 12, 2018
Columbia Water customers along Beverly Dr., from Vera Cir. to Stanley St., Plumer Dr. and Oakridge Dr., to boil their for one minute water before drinking or cooking.
Small Business Week Conference
Apr 12, 2018
The Office of Business Opportunities (OBO) will host the 6th annual Small Business Week Conference on May 3 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (1101 Lincoln St.).
Speak Out! on Fair Housing and Equal Access
Apr 12, 2018
The City of Columbia Community Development Department will host a Speak Out! conversation on Fair Housing and Equal Access on April 26, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., at Woodforest National Bank, 3730 N Main St.
Boil Water Advisory | 800 - 1200 Greenlawn Drive
Apr 11, 2018
Columbia Water customers along the 800 to 1200 block of Greenlawn Drive, including Watch Me Sprout Daycare Center and Trinity Church should boil their water for one minute before drinking or cooking.
Bull Street Commission Meeting
Apr 11, 2018
The Bull Street Commission will meet on Monday, April 16 at 2 p.m. in the Mayor's Conference Room.
Pet of the Week: Cane
Apr 09, 2018
Cane is this week's Pet of the Week. The 3-year-old Doberman Pincher mix is available to be adopted at the Animal Shelter at 127 Humane Lane.
Design/Development Review Commission Meeting
Apr 09, 2018
The City's Design/Development Review Commission will meet on Thursday, April 12, in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 4 p.m.
Advertisement of Vacancies on Various Boards and Commissions
Apr 09, 2018
The City of Columbia is seeking volunteers to fill vacancies on nine boards and commissions. The deadline to apply is May 3 at 5 p.m.
Community Cats and Trap-Neuter-Return
Apr 05, 2018
The Columbia Animal Services is controlling the community cats population through a more humane process by utilizing the trap, neuter and return (TNR) method.
City of Columbia joins nationwide challenge to be most "water wise"
Apr 05, 2018
Mayor Steve Benjamin is encouraging Columbia residents to be water wise as part of the Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation.
Together We Can Read Reader List
Apr 05, 2018
The Together We Can Read Reading Day was a huge success thanks to the 121 guest readers who visited all Richland County School District One 3rd grade classrooms.
Columbia Animal Shelter hosts April Kitten and Puppy Shower
Apr 04, 2018
The Columbia Animal Shelter is seeking donations from their wish list to care for kittens and puppies that are being cared for at the shelter.
Mayor Benjamin to host Move with the Mayor walk on April 11
Apr 04, 2018
Mayor Steve Benjamin will lead a 2 mile walk on Wednesday, April 11 at 12:30 p.m. as part of the Move with the Mayor initiative.
Columbia Open Streets Event
Apr 04, 2018
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is hosting the 2nd Columbia Open Streets event on Sunday, April 22 from 1 - 5 p.m.
Food Policy Committee to host Community Food Gathering for Pinehurst Community
Apr 03, 2018
The City's Food Policy Committee will meet with residents in the Pinehurst and neighboring communities regarding access to health food.
Community Development kicks off National Community Development Week during press conference
Apr 02, 2018
City Officials participated in a press conference at the Columbia Art Center today to kick off National Community Development Week.
Riverfront Park Pedestrian Bridge to Close for Maintenance
Apr 02, 2018
The south end of the Riverfront Park Pedestrian Bridge will be closed April 3 for maintenance.
City of Columbia Planning Commission Meeting
Apr 02, 2018
The CIty of Columbia Planning Commission will meet on Monday, April 9 at 5:15 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers
Quiet Zone Committee Meeting
Apr 02, 2018
The City of Columbia Quiet Zone Committee will meet on Monday, April 2 at 2 p.m. in the Mayor's Conference Room.
Boil Water Advisory Repeal | Chapin Rd. from Murray Lindler Rd. to Glenwood Dr.
Mar 28, 2018
Columbia Water customers along Chapin Rd. from Murray Lindler Rd. to Glenwood Dr., etc. are no longer required to boil water prior to drinking or cooking.
Boil Water Advisory Repeal | Brookshire Rd. between Tram Rd. and Yarmouth Dr.
Mar 28, 2018
Columbia Water customers along Brookshire Rd. between Tram Rd. and Yarmouth Dr. are no longer required to boil their water before cooking or drinking.
Minority Business Opportunity Conference
Mar 27, 2018
The Office of Business Opportunities (OBO) will host its Minority Business Opportunities Conference on Wednesday, April 4.
Zoning Ordinance Draft Review Open House
Mar 27, 2018
The City of Columbia Zoning Department will host one additional open house for citizens and business owners to review the draft of the new zoning ordinance.
City Offices to Close in Observance of Good Friday
Mar 27, 2018
The City of Columbia offices will be closed on Friday, March 30, 2018.
Community Development to host Community Block Party
Mar 27, 2018
A Community Block party will be held on Friday, April 6 to celebrate National Community Development Week (April 2-6).
City's Community Development Department to Host Two-Part Homebuyer Workshop
Mar 27, 2018
A two-part Homebuyer Workshop is scheduled for April 3-4 to be hosted by the Community Development Department.
City's Community Development to Host Press Conference to Kick-Off National Community Development Week
Mar 27, 2018
National Community Development Week is April 2 - 6 and City officials will participate in a kick-off press conference on April 2 at 10 a.m. at The Columbia Art Center.
City of Columbia announced as 2018 All-America City Finalist
Mar 27, 2018
The City of Columbia is among 20 finalists nationwide for the honor of being names a 2018 All-America City Award winner.
City of Columbia urges recognition of Earth Hour
Mar 27, 2018
The City of Columbia will observe Earth Hour on Saturday, March 24 from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m., joining hundreds of millions of cities across the globe.
Boil Water Advisory | Olde Springs Rd from Coland Ct. to 516 Olde Spring Rd, Gyle Ct. and Pembury Ct.
Mar 21, 2018
Columbia Water customers along Olde Springs Rd. from Coland Ct. to 516 Olde Springs Rd., Gyle Ct. and Pembury St. should boil their water for one minute prior to drinking or cooking.
The Food Policy Committee and DHEC launch Food Recovery App
Mar 15, 2018
The City of Columbia and the SC Dept. of Health and Environmental Control will partner to address food security and food waste through Food Rescue US app.
Columbia Water announces new sewer lateral repair requirements
Mar 15, 2018
Columbia Water staff and contractors have discovered defects in privately owned sewer laterals and customers will soon be receiving notifications.
Mayor Benjamin, Richland Library, Parks and Recreation to give Books 2 Boys and Girls during 2018 National Youth Violence Prevention Week
Mar 15, 2018
Students in grades 1-5 are encouraged to participate in the Mayor's Books 2 Boys + Girls book fair on Thursday, March 22 at The Colony Leasing Office at 5:30 p.m.
Amplify: A Cultural Plan for the Columbia Area Town Hall Meetings
Mar 13, 2018
Join us at our town hall discussions led by One Columbia for Arts and History to plan for a partnership between One Columbia and the City of Columbia.
City of Columbia Hospitality Grant Application Workshop
Mar 08, 2018
Business owners and non-profit leaders should attend a Hospitality Grant Application Workshop on Wednesday, March 14 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
City to announce book for 10th anniversary of Together We Can Read
Mar 07, 2018
The book for the 10th anniversary of the Together We Can Read initiative will be revealed on Monday, March 19 at 4 p.m.
Mayor Benjamin and council recognize participants of City of Columbia Mentor-Protege College
Mar 07, 2018
25 participants of the Mentor-Protege College were recognized during the March 6 City Council meeting after the completion of a five week course.
March At-Large Open House
Mar 06, 2018
Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine and Councilman Howard Duvall Jr. will host the March At-Large Open House on Wednesday, March 14, from 5 - 7 p.m.
Devine tapped as vice chair of National League of Cities 2018 Council on Youth, Education, and Families.
Mar 01, 2018
National League of Cities President has appointed Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine vice chair of the National League of Cities 2018 Council on Youth, Education and Families.
Mayor Benjamin to launch #ColumbiaWeighIn challenge on March 1
Feb 22, 2018
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin encourage city residents to join to lose 25,000 pounds collectively by June 1.