Press Releases
Apr 03, 2020
City receives over 600 applications for Small Business Stabilization Forgivable Loan Fund (SBSF)
The City of Columbia and Office of Business Opportunities is pleased to announce the tremendous amount of applications submitted for the Small Business Stabilization Forgivable (SBSF) Loan Program.
Apr 03, 2020
City of Columbia’s April Boards and Commissions Meetings Postponed
The Planning Commission meeting that was scheduled to be held on Monday, April 6 at 5:15 p.m. has been POSTPONED until May 4, 2020.
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City of Columbia’s April Boards and Commissions Meetings Postponed
City of Columbia’s April Boards and Commissions Meetings Postponed
The Planning Commission and The Design/Development Review Commission (DDRC) meetings that were scheduled for April have been rescheduled to a later date in May 2020.
Stay at Home Ordinance/List of Essential businesses
Stay at Home Ordinance/List of Essential businesses
Columbia City Council has declared an emergency order enacting a Stay Home Stay Safe order, which became effective on Sunday, March 29, 2020. A list of essential businesses operating is attached.
Small Business Stabilization Forgivable Loan Guidelines
Small Business Stabilization Forgivable Loan Guidelines
City of Columbia City Council approved funds to launch the Small Business Stabilization Forgivable (SBSF) Loan Program to provide short-term loan relief to businesses.
Columbia City Council Enacts Stay Home Stay Safe Emergency Order (Ordinance 2020-034)  To Be Effective Sunday, March 29
Columbia City Council Enacts Stay Home Stay Safe Emergency Order (Ordinance 2020-034) To Be Effective Sunday, March 29
Columbia City Council has declared an emergency order enacting a Stay Home Stay Safe order, which will become effective on Sunday, March 29 at 12:01 a.m. Ordinance 2020-034 was discussed and voted on.
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.
CRC 911 to Modify Call Operations
CRC 911 to Modify Call Operations
In an effort to protect our responders, citizens calling into the 911 center will be asked an additional line of questioning pertaining to the Coronavirus.
City of Columbia to Modify Operations Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
City of Columbia to Modify Operations Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
The City of Columbia will modify services until further notice to protect citizens and minimize opportunities to spread COVID-19 in our community.
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