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Mayor to Hold Community Meetings about Baseball

Plus, Some Links to Our Baseball Stadium Coverage
By Eva Moore
Thursday, January 9, 2014 |

The talk in Columbia over the next few months is going to be all about whether city taxpayers should fund a minor-league baseball stadium. Mayor Steve Benjamin is gunning hard for the project, and has scheduled a series of community meetings about it.

Need a crash course? Here’s Free Times’ overview of the recently released feasibility study on a baseball stadium at Bull Street. And here’s a December piece in which we examined some upsides and downsides to the idea.

And here’s the schedule of community meetings released Jan. 8 by the mayor’s office. It is subject to change:

Thursday, 09 January 2014
  8:00 AM: Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
  #AskMayorB Town Hall (tentative)

Monday, 13 January 2014
  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: District I Community Forum | Earlewood Park Community Center

Tuesday, 14 January 2014
  4:00 – 5:30 PM: Baseball in Columbia | Live presentation from City Hall

Thursday, 16 January 2014
  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: District II Community Forum | Cecil A. Tillis Center

Friday, 17 January 2014
  1:00 PM: Rotary Club of Five Points

Tuesday,  21 January 2014
  12:00 PM: City Council’s Public Hearing and First Reading
  6:00 PM: 2014 State of the City Address

Thursday, 23 January 2014
    5:30 PM: Columbia Council of Neighborhoods

Sunday,  26 January 2014
  11:00 AM: Viewing of Awareness

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