Mayor says Columbia Housing board will review current staff

WLTX Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin says he wants to see the Columbia Housing Authority commissioners keep their staff accountable. This comes several days after one of the commissioners resigned after she said she wasn’t receiving the information she needed to make decisions.  The Housing Authority is under scrutiny after two men–Derrick Roper and Calvin Witherspoon –died of carbon monoxide poisoning…

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Mayor says Columbia Housing board will review current staff

WLTX 19 COLUMBIA, S.C. — Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin says he wants to see the Columbia Housing Authority commissioners keep their staff accountable. This comes several days after one of the commissioners resigned after she said she wasn’t receiving the information she needed to make decisions.  The Housing Authority is under scrutiny after two men–Derrick Roper and Calvin Witherspoon –died…

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Mayor Barnett, U.S. Conference of Mayors, discuss economic and workforce development at White House

The Oakland Press Last week, Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett and a bipartisan group of mayors went to the White House to meet with the president, vice president and leadership to discuss their economic and workforce development priorities. Barnett is vice president of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and was attending the group’s 87th annual winter meeting in…

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During Shutdown, Mayors Show What Bipartisanship Looks Like

Governing The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) kicked off its winter meeting in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, offering a stark contrast to the divided elected officials on Capitol Hill, where a standoff over immigration between President Donald Trump and Congress has left the federal government partially shut down for more than a month. The local leaders convened just two blocks…

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Nation’s Mayors Applaud Court Decision Blocking Addition Of Citizenship Question To 2020 Census

PR Newswire WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Below is a statement from United States Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on today’s ruling blocking the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census: “The nation’s mayors are extremely gratified that U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman of New York’s Southern District court blocked the Commerce Department’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the…

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Nation’s Mayors Applaud Court Decision Blocking Addition Of Citizenship Question To 2020 Census

PR Newswire Below is a statement from United States Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on today’s ruling blocking the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census: “The nation’s mayors are extremely gratified that U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman of New York’s Southern District court blocked the Commerce Department’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.  As part…

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Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the Federal Government Shutdown

Cision PR Newswire WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The United States Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin released the following statement on the federal government shutdown: “As the government shutdown stretches into its third week, the nation’s mayors urge Washington to end this crisis and prioritize instead the economic security of all Americans, the majority of whom live in cities.  No one wins…

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