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Columbia second ward city councilwoman Andrea Waner (photo courtesy of the city of Columbia's website)

Columbia’s city council to hear a report tonight on upcoming second ward vacancy

Columbia Mayor Pro Tem Andrea Waner presents a council resolution of appreciation to outgoing Columbia police chief Geoff Jones on July 17, 2023 (file photo courtesy of CPD spokesman Christian Tabak)

Columbia’s city council will hear a presentation this evening from two residents about LGBTQ issues and will also hear a report about applications to replace second ward city councilwoman Andrea Waner for the four months remaining in her term.

Columbia residents Trent Rash and David Hall have signed up to deliver public comment from the podium tonight: they support Columbia becoming a designated sanctuary city for the LGBTQ community. They will testify from the podium. The issue will not be voted on tonight, nor will a bill be first-read this evening.

The council will also recognize Mayor Pro Tem and outgoing second ward Councilwoman Waner this evening: she’ll resign her seat on Wednesday because she’s moving to a new home outside her ward. Waner’s term expires in April. She announced this spring that she wouldn’t be seeking re-election next year, to focus on her health after being diagnosed with eye cancer. Eight people have applied to fill the remainder of Waner’s term, according to the council’s two-page report that will be read tonight.

Tonight’s meeting begins at 7 at city hall.

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