Reforming City Government

A transparent and responsive city government is crucial to keeping Columbia's citizens actively involved in decision-making.

Mayor Benjamin has changed City Council's structure and meeting times to make it more accessible to the public. Executive session has also been limited in City Council and citizen participation has increased since Mayor Benjamin took office.

He is fully dedicated to streaming City Council meetings live online so citizens can monitor their local elected officials from the comfort of their own home and establishing an independent ethics commission to remove even the appearance of impropriety from all of the public's business.

Mayor Benjamin knows that this is your government and he is willing to fight to make sure it answers to you.