Press Releases
May 22, 2020
City of Columbia Releases Second Survey Results Aimed to Reopen Local Businesses
The City’s Economic Development Department conducted a survey to better understand the implementation of safety measures and how protocols help increase both the reality and perception.
May 22, 2020
Dominion Energy to Perform Tree Trimming Activities as Scheduled for 2020
Dominion Energy will perform tree trimming activities along overhead utility lines in the following neighborhoods for the next two weeks.
City Media
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City of Columbia Launches Channels on Roku and Amazon Fire TV
City of Columbia Launches Channels on Roku and Amazon Fire TV
In an effort to provide more access to City of Columbia information, the City of Columbia’s Public Relations, Media & Marketing Department has launched channels on Roku and Amazon Fire TV.
City of Columbia Awards $1.4 million to 323 Locally Owned Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Closures as Part of a Resilient Columbia: Economic Sustainability Plan
City of Columbia Awards $1.4 million to 323 Locally Owned Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Closures as Part of a Resilient Columbia: Economic Sustainability Plan
The Small Business Stabilization Program has provided relief to businesses across Columbia in all sectors of industry.
City of Columbia to Resume Enforcement of On-street Meter Parking and Off-street Parking Facilities
City of Columbia to Resume Enforcement of On-street Meter Parking and Off-street Parking Facilities
The City of Columbia Parking Service Division has announced that it will begin the reactivation of parking enforcement beginning Monday May 18, 2020.
City of Columbia Outdoor Dining Encroachment Updates
City of Columbia Outdoor Dining Encroachment Updates
The City of Columbia supports and encourages the public use and enjoyment of sidewalks, tree zones, and other right-of-way areas for outdoor dining in all entertainment districts.
City of Columbia Begins Peace of Mind Initiative Providing COVID-19 First Responders, Medical Professionals & Front Line City Staff Safe Rest Spaces in Participating Local Hotels
City of Columbia Begins Peace of Mind Initiative Providing COVID-19 First Responders, Medical Professionals & Front Line City Staff Safe Rest Spaces in Participating Local Hotels
The City of Columbia has partnered with several local hotels to launch the Peace of Mind initiative, beginning on Friday, May 8.
Important Information from the City of Columbia Business License Division
Important Information from the City of Columbia Business License Division
The Business License Division remains closed to the public until further notice to protect citizens and minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Please view details regarding our services.
Columbia City Council Declares Curfew Effective Friday, April 10
Columbia City Council Declares Curfew Effective Friday, April 10
Columbia City Council has confirmed Mayor Steve Benjamin’s State of Emergency declaration of a city-wide curfew (Ordinance #2020-037) that will go into effect on Friday, April 10.
COVID-19 Solid Waste Collection Procedures
COVID-19 Solid Waste Collection Procedures
Solid Waste Division is asking all residents to ensure all household garbage is bagged and containerized and all recyclables are containerized in the appropriate City-issued roll carts.
City of Columbia to Waive Online Payment Processing Charge for Water, Sewer, Commercial Solid Waste & Parking Garage Rental Services
City of Columbia to Waive Online Payment Processing Charge for Water, Sewer, Commercial Solid Waste & Parking Garage Rental Services
To support efforts of our entire Midlands community, the online payment processing charge will be waived for water, sewer, commercial solid waste and parking garage rental fees until further notice.
Parking Services Announces no Payments for Parking Meters and Garages to Support Social Distancing
Parking Services Announces no Payments for Parking Meters and Garages to Support Social Distancing
As the City of Columbia Parking Services Division continues to support efforts of social distancing; parking payments will not be required for on-street parking meters until further notice.
City of Columbia to Close Park Facilities Until Further Notice
City of Columbia to Close Park Facilities Until Further Notice
The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department has announced that they will close park facilities until further notice to protect citizen and minimize spread of COVID-19 to the community.
Mayor's Corner
Mayor Steve Benjamin
Welcome to the official website of the City of Columbia! I hope that it is helpful to you, as we offer many services and attractions here in our beautiful capital city!
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City Council
City Manager
City Manager Teresa Wilson
As a municipal trailblazer, City Manager Teresa Wilson leads the executive team for South Carolina's capital city. On a daily basis, she works diligently to address the needs of residents in the community.
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Envision Columbia City Council Vision Statement