New

Leadership

for a Better

Columbia

ON THE ISSUES

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BECOMING A PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY CITY

Currently, busy intersections lack the needed traffic lights and pedestrian crossing systems, in order to provide the citizens of the area with a safe method of crossing the street....

QUIET ZONES

A regulation passed in 2005 requires train engineers to blow their horns up to 110 decibels at every public crossing. Over the past decade and a half, this has produced a significant problem for more than 40,000 city residents workers, and visitors...

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Businesses are also being hindered by the highest industrial taxes in the country and the highest property taxes in the state. Despite these high rates, we are still not seeing sufficient return on our investment...