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Iowa City Council

Posted by Emma Husar | May 8, 2017

Iowa City's Northside neighborhood might see a new, taller addition to the landscape if the Iowa City Council goes forward with a zoning change that would eliminate current parking requirements...

Posted by Emma Husar | Apr 20, 2017

The Iowa City Police Department is working to foster trust and improve relationships with the community by addressing racial profiling and bridging the gap between police officers and minorities, Iowa...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 19, 2017

Photo by owlpacino Governor Terry Branstad signed legislation Monday that moves Iowa's OWI enforcement process away from incarceration, and the Iowa City Council reduced open container regulations for special events....

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 30, 2017

Soak up the alcohol after a night on the town and enjoy some local flavor from up to six food trucks at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center on Friday...

Posted by Emma Husar | Mar 23, 2017

Iowa city council members discussed ways to make Iowa City greener -- including moving forward with a climate action steering committee, making the city more bicycle friendly and making it...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Mar 9, 2017

Iowa City council member Susan Mims, who is completing her second term on the city council, announced her decision to run for re-election in November as the representative of District...

Posted by Emma Husar | Mar 7, 2017

Issues of affordable housing and discussions about creating an accessible, inclusive community took the forefront Monday evening as Mazahir Salih, the current president of the Center for Worker Justice of...

Posted by Emma Husar | Feb 24, 2017

Iowa City Major Jim Throgmorton outlined plans to "foster a more inclusive, just and sustainable city" in the annual State of the City speech delivered during Tuesday's Iowa City Council...

Posted by Christine Hawes | Feb 8, 2017

Public workers gathered last week at the State Capitol to stand up for collective bargaining, and will gather there again Tuesday, Feb. 7. -- photo via Campaign to Organize Graduate...

City Hall
Posted by Emma Husar | Feb 8, 2017

Photo by Drew Bulman Collective bargaining rights and food trucks featured at Tuesday night’s Iowa City Council meeting, as plans for a food truck pilot program moved forward and representatives...

Riverfront Crossings District
Posted by Tim Taranto | Jun 24, 2016

On Tuesday, June 21, the Iowa City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved the first reading of an inclusionary housing ordinance amendment. This zoning code amendment would ensure that a...

photo by Adam Burke
Posted by Little Village | May 4, 2016

By Adam Burke and Caleb Rainey About two months ago, Mankato, MN-based developers College Fund Properties took over the rental complex known as Rose Oaks, formerly Lakeside Point and Dolphin...

City Hall
Posted by Lucy Morris | Mar 24, 2016

The Iowa City Council considered a ride-sharing ordinance last night. -- photo by Drew Bulman At last night's City Council meeting, community members hoping to bring ride-sharing to the area...

City Hall
Posted by Lucy Morris | Mar 3, 2016

Community members turned out to speak about The Lens at Tuesday's City Council meeting. -- photo by Drew Bulman Before the Iowa City Council voted 5-2 against contributing $50,000 toward...

Chauncey Tower
Posted by John Miller | Jan 22, 2016

Chauncey Tower -- Illustration by Lev CantoralLast November, prior to the election of a slate of candidates who called themselves the “Core Four,” then-Mayor Matt Hayek penned an open letter...

City Hall
Posted by Matthew Byrd | Nov 19, 2015

Mayor Matt Hayek warned that, if elected, the Core Four would return Iowa City to the 'anti-growth, micro-managing city hall of eras past.' Now, having swept the election, the Core...