University of Missouri

54-02: A Resolution to Oppose the Enforcement of the City of Columbia Ordinance 21390, Section 14-180

Missouri Students Association
University of Missouri
Bill 54-02

A RESOLUTION TO OPPOSE THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA ORDINANCE 21390, SECTION 14-180

PURPOSE: To show united student opposition of the enforcement of the City of Columbia’s Ordinance 21390, Section 14-180.

WHEREAS, the recent enforcement of Columbia City Council’s Ordinance 21390, Section 14-180 has directly displaced students from a previously utilized, climate controlled, convenient, and safe location in the MU Student Center; AND

WHEREAS, following the enforcement of Columbia City Council’s Ordinance 21390, Section 14-180, a petition circulated on private shuttles opposing the enforcement that received 1,000 student signatures in two days; AND

WHEREAS, the displacement of previous private bus routes due to the enforcement has forced the aforementioned private buses to proceed on longer routes through campus, thus increasing the probability and risk of pedestrian injury crossing through crosswalks; AND

WHEREAS, the University of Missouri has a long-standing tradition of maintaining silence under the arch of the Memorial Student Union in respect for soldiers lost during the World Wars; AND

WHEREAS, this tradition has been shattered by displacing students to loiter there; AND

WHEREAS, students forced to loiter due to the new pick-up location of private shuttles pose a threat to the aesthetic appeal of the University of Missouri to prospective students initiating tours of the campus; AND

WHEREAS, enforcing the City of Columbia’s Ordinance 21390, Section 14-180 prioritizes Columbia Transit revenue over student safety and well-being.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION HERE ASSEMBLED that the Missouri Students Association takes a uniform stance regarding our opposition to the enforcement of the City of Columbia Ordinance 21390, Section 14-180 and express our desire for its immediate repeal.

Respectfully Submitted,

Chad A. Phillips           Benjamin Bolin

MSA CCRC Chair           Senate Speaker