‘Give it to the people’: Iowa City holds public discussion on how to spend $18 million in pandemic relief

Advocates for immediate action to assist marginalized members of the community made their voices heard in Mercer Park on Wednesday evening, as city officials held a public input session on how to spend the $18.3 million dollars in federal aid being provided to Iowa City under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). President Biden signed […]

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Rummage in the Ramp returns for its 12th year

It’s an annual event as central to life in Iowa City as the return of the swallows is to San Juan Capistrano, California, or the return of the buzzards to Hinckley, Ohio: the great apartment shuffle, as old leases expire at the end of July and new leases begin in August. And once again this year, anyone looking to donate items instead of moving them can bring those items to Rummage in the Ramp in the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp. […]

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Reducing Iowa City’s carbon footprint

Community Climate Meeting Meeting Room A, Iowa City Public Library — Wednesday, July 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Iowa City’s Climate Action Steering Committee has been developing a plan to help the community reduce its carbon footprint. The Climate Action and Adaptation Plan has been finalized and a community meeting on it will be […]

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City prepares for Riverfront Crossings Park proposals

Riverfront Crossings District

Iowa City’s Riverfront Crossings Park project continues to move towards fruition. On Dec. 18, city officials held a pre-submittal meeting for consultants who plan to submit bids in response to its Request for Proposals for Design and Engineering Services for the park. According to Senior Civil Engineer Ben Clark, a half-dozen firms from across the […]

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Bike-sharing program coming to Iowa City

Bike sharing comes to Iowa City

The University of Iowa and City of Iowa City are teaming up to develop a bike-sharing program that could come into effect as early as next spring. Under the proposed program, residents will be able to pick up and drop off bikes at any of the distribution stations 24 hours a day, which will be […]

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