Pauline Taylor announced on Thursday she will seek reelection to the Iowa City Council. Taylor was first elected to the council to represent District A in 2015. In January 2018, she was elected mayor pro tem by her fellow councilmembers.
Attorney Laura Bergus announced on Tuesday that she is running for Iowa City Council. A life-long resident of Iowa City, Bergus is seeking one of the two at-large council seats that will be on the ballot in November. […]
Mayor Jim Throgmorton announced on Tuesday that he won’t run for reelection this fall. “This has been a very hard decision for me,” Throgmorton said in written statement. “When running for office 4 years ago, I said I wanted to help lead Iowa City toward becoming a more just city. We have made great strides […]
The Iowa City Council decided to alter the Ped Mall Improvement Plan to include benches with no center armrest, during its work session on Tuesday. Twenty percent of the 70 new benches, or a total of 14, will be without center armrests. The council also directed the city engineer’s office to determine how many of […]
A group demanding the removal and replacement of the new Ped Mall benches met with Iowa City Manager Geoff Fruin on Monday morning. Organized by Iowa City’s Catholic Worker House, the group believe the design of the new benches, which have armrests in the middle, are a form of hostile architecture, intended to stop people […]
Bruce Teague will be sworn in as the newest member of the Iowa City Council on Saturday, during a reception at the Church of the Nazarene on Wade Street. Teague said he’s holding the two-hour reception, which starts at 3 p.m., to thank everyone who supported him in the special election to fill the vacant at-large seat on the city council. […]
Bruce Teague won a decisive victory in the special election for the at-large seat on the Iowa City Council. Teague received 2,277 votes, or 54.3 percent of the total ballot case, according to the preliminary totals from the Johnson County Auditor’s Office. Ann Freerks, who finished first in the special election’s Sept. 4 primary, garnered […]
It’s Election Day in Iowa City, and Little Village has been reporting on the sole race on today’s ballot, since the Iowa City Council voted on Aug. 3 to hold a special election to fill the at-large seat left vacant when Kingsley Botchway resigned. For the convenience of voters, LV has compiled below its profiles of both candidates (complete with video interviews) and information on where and how to vote in the election. […]
Ann Freerks arrived in Iowa City because she was willing to challenge something she considered unfair. While a student at a small high school in rural northern Iowa, she learned about a full-tuition scholarship to the University of Iowa. But there was a problem: the scholarship was only available to men. She wrote a letter […]
Since coming to Iowa City in 1993, city council candidate Bruce Teague has built a successful business and become an active participant in the community affairs. But none of it would have happened if he’d been better at chemistry in high school. […]
In-person early voting for the special election to fill the vacant at-large seat on the Iowa City Council began on Wednesday. Voters wanted to cast an absentee ballot can do so at the Johnson County Auditor’s Office–913 S. Dubuque Street in Iowa City—Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The last day for in-person early voting will be Monday, Oct. 1. […]
In my 20-plus years working in local government, I learned that there are certain attributes you want in a city councilor. Someone on the council needs to have a vision for the future of the city. A councilor should be someone who is always prepared to address an issue by studying the material they are given and listening to information and opinions that are presented to them. Someone who will ask questions and ensure there is an answer. Someone who has an open mind. Someone who is thoughtful. Someone who will make a decision based on their sense of what is in the best interest of the larger community.