Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin at a past State of the City address.
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin at a past State of the City address. C. Rush online@thestate.com
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin at a past State of the City address. C. Rush online@thestate.com

Sarah Ellis has reported on Columbia and Richland County since 2014. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in journalism. She’s probably skipping happy hour to go to a County Council meeting.