A report card for the first six months of Mayor Steve Benjamin's term. He has pushed through some big changes, including moving council meetings to Tuesday nights, changing the city's open container law, adopting a policy giving preference to local businesses in city contracts, for example. 
COLUMBIA,SC,12/15/10
Photo by TIM DOMINICK/tdominick@thestate.com,©The State Media Co.
A report card for the first six months of Mayor Steve Benjamin's term. He has pushed through some big changes, including moving council meetings to Tuesday nights, changing the city's open container law, adopting a policy giving preference to local businesses in city contracts, for example. COLUMBIA,SC,12/15/10 Photo by TIM DOMINICK/tdominick@thestate.com,©The State Media Co. tdominick@thestate.com
A report card for the first six months of Mayor Steve Benjamin's term. He has pushed through some big changes, including moving council meetings to Tuesday nights, changing the city's open container law, adopting a policy giving preference to local businesses in city contracts, for example. COLUMBIA,SC,12/15/10 Photo by TIM DOMINICK/tdominick@thestate.com,©The State Media Co. tdominick@thestate.com