Columbia Firefighter’s Association backs Yes Vote on Strong Mayor

BY THE COLUMBIA FIREFIGHTER’S ASSOCIATION COLUMBIA, SC — The Columbia Firefighter’s Association announced on Tuesday that they are urging Columbia residents to vote yes for modern strong mayor form of government that will give the Mayor Columbia the authority needed to ensure public safety is a top priority. Anthony Holloway, President of the Columbia Firefighters […]



We say YES!

Many voices, one message: VOTE YES TODAY This is it.  Polls are now open in the Strong Mayor special election. It is now in our hands to decide the future of our city. Will we say YES to change and build a greater Columbia together, or will we continue on with more of the same? […]

Brenan, Novinger: Voting Yes is the Best Business Model for Columbia

BY MIKE BRENAN AND CATHY NOVINGER As former chairs of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, we would like to respond to our friends Joel Smith and Robin Gorman who made the erroneous claim (The State newspaper, Nov. 27, 2013) that “the council-manager form [of City government] is organized like corporate governance.” We respect Joel […]



Rep. James Smith: “Here’s why I hope you’ll Vote Yes”

BY S.C. REPRESENTATIVE JAMES SMITH There are many good people who care about the future of the City of Columbia on both sides of the debate about our city’s form of government. Please allow me to tell you why I’m VOTING YES for a Strong Mayor tomorrow and I hope you will too. Columbia is […]