Columbia City Council to Cover Rolling Cart Repeal and New Ward Boundaries

COLUMBIA, MO (KMIZ)

Columbia City Council is set to discuss rolling cart repeal proposals and new ward boundaries at Monday night’s meeting.

rolling cart agenda items

The first item proposed on the rolling cart agenda for first reading concerns a petition signed by 3,244 residents of Colombia to repeal the ban on rolling carts in the city.

In 2016, 53% of residents voted to ban rolling carts within the city limits.

The first item on the agenda would allow council members to repeal the ban on the use of rolling carts and allow the use of automated collection vehicles for rolling carts.

The second item on the rolling cart agenda for a first reading would leave the rolling cart ban to voters in an election in August.

The council’s suggested action recommends council pass either the ordinance to repeal the ban on the use of rolling carts or the ordinance to allow voters to decide in the August 2 municipal elections.

New Ward Boundary Proposals

City Council has a choice of three new neighborhood map proposals at Monday’s meeting. The council memo says these new maps would help correct inconsistencies in boundary lines between neighborhoods based on 2020 census data.

Trying out a neighborhood map

The first proposed map would move over 3,600 people to different wards with major movement from 1st ward to 2nd ward and from 5th ward to 4th ward.

Movement

  • Move 1,125 people from the 1st arrondissement to the 2nd arrondissement
  • Move 1,853 people from the 5th arrondissement to the 4th arrondissement
  • Move 695 people from the 6th arrondissement to the 5th arrondissement
  • No change in the 3rd arrondissement

Essay B district map

Trial map B would make changes to the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th quarters without changing the 3rd quarter. This is similar to the Trial Map A proposal. Option B would also impact areas similar to Trial Map A with movement between Stadium Boulevard and Silvey Street.

Movement

  • Move 1,225 people from the 1st district to the 2nd district
  • Move 1,135 people from the 5th arrondissement to the 4th arrondissement
  • Move 698 people from the 6th district to the 4th district
  • No change in the 3rd arrondissement

Essay C District Map

Trial card C would have the most movement out of all the rooms. Option C moves over 6,500 people to different neighborhoods.

Below are the three different neighborhood maps offered with the changes. The board also has potential additional map changes that could be made to any of the proposed maps.

Movement

  • Move 1,132 people from the 1st arrondissement to the 6th arrondissement
  • Move 189 people from the 1st district to the 2nd district
  • Move 274 people from 3rd Ward to 1st Ward
  • Move 1,147 people from the 3rd arrondissement to the 2nd arrondissement
  • Move 1,270 people from the 6th arrondissement to the 3rd arrondissement
  • Move 1,853 people from the 5th arrondissement to the 4th arrondissement
  • Move 695 people from the 6th Ward to the 5th Ward

Whichever map the city council chooses, the new ward boundaries won’t be put in place until after the April election.

City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. at Columbia City Hall.