Columbia City Council: Tuesday, 2 p.m., work session in the second-floor conference room at City Hall, 1737 Main St.; 6 p.m. council meeting at Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle.
Columbia Board of Zoning Appeals: Tuesday, 10 a.m., City Council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 1737 Main St.
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Forest Acres City Council: Tuesday, 5:15 p.m., Forest Acres City Hall, 5205 N. Trenholm Road, Forest Acres
Richland County Council: Wednesday, 4 to 5 p.m., work session on Northeast Richland’s regional recreation complex, and 5 to 7 p.m., work session on transportation funding, both at the Richland County Administration Building, 2020 Hampton St., Columbia.
Upcoming Columbia City Council forums. The next few weeks will be busy for Columbia City Council candidates going into the April 3 election. Residents can hear candidates’ positions and ask questions at three upcoming forums:
• MARCH 22. The Columbia Council of Neighborhoods will host a debate and forum for candidates for District 2, District 3 and the at-large seat at 5:30 p.m. March 22, at the Eau Claire Print Building, 3902 Ensor Ave.
• MARCH 27. The Congaree Vista Guild will host a debate for District 2, District 3 and candidates for the at-large seat from 5:30-8 p.m. March 27, at Trustus Theatre, 530 Lady St. The event will be moderated by Nickelodeon Theatre director Larry Hembree. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and refreshments will be offered. Those interested in attending are asked to park on Lady Street. The guild will accept questions prior to the debate via Twitter. Tweet questions to @vistaguild with #vistadebate.
• MARCH 29. The neighborhoods of Shandon, Wheeler Hill, Wales Garden and Hollywood-Rose Hill will host a forum for District 3 candidates at 6:30 p.m. March 29, in the fellowship hall of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, at 2501 Heyward St.
If your group or organization is sponsoring a forum not listed here, send information to email@example.com.
Swansea Town Council: 6:30 tonight at Town Hall, 320 W. 3rd St.
Batesburg-Leesville Town Council: 7 tonight at town judicial center, 660 W. Columbia Ave.
Gilbert Town Council: 7 tonight at Town Hall, 345 Hampton Ave.
Lexington County Council 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at County Administration Building, 212 S. Lake Drive, Lexington
Pine Ridge Town Council: 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall, 2757 Fish Hatchery Road
Lexington 4 School Board: 6:30 tonight at Sandhills Primary, 140 Lewis Rast Road, Swansea
Lexington-Richland 5 School Board: 7 tonight at Leaphart Elementary, 120 Piney Grove Road, St. Andrews
Lexington 3 School Board: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at district headquarters, 338 W. Columbia Ave., Batesburg-Leesville
Lexington 2 School Board: 7 p.m. Thursday at district headquarters, 715 W. 9th St., West Columbia