Columbus City Council won't take action in $16M housing plan

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus City Council won't take action in a $16 million housing plan, but organizers say they will continue with their plan.

That plan would bring close to 100 homes to the city of Columbus. The decision comes after council members said the housing project would cause problems due to the location being on the National Historic Registry.

Mayor Teresa Tomlinson also presented the city's budget for the 2019 fiscal year. She says numbers are up but still needs adjustment.

"It's up two percent from last year overall, but frankly it's still a lot less than our budget in 2011. It shows us that things are still a little stagnant," says Tomlinson.

She says the city will be providing slight raises and cost of living adjustments in the near future.

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