This week Intersection features a chat with Columbia Mayor Brian Treece about the future of Columbia.
Mayor Treece was elected in 2016, and is currently seeking a second term. He's facing a challenge from long-time Missouri politician Chris Kelly. Voters get to decide on that in April, and we’ll have future conversations focused on that race.
But first: In light of recent changes and conroversies surrounding the resignations of the city manager and police chief, and community policing in the city, our Intersection team wanted to sit down with Mayor Treece to chat about these issues and what he feels is the best way forward for the city.
Treece talked about why he's calling for a city-wide audit and the importance of transparency in city operations, as well as addressing Boone County Sherriff Dwayne Carey's comments on traffic-stop data, and the process for hiring a new city manager and police chief going forward.