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Ryan Hall and Brianna Wills declare as candidates in the Iowa City Council special election

Three days after the Iowa City Council voted to hold a special election to fill the at-large seat left vacant when Kingsley Botchway resigned, there are now two candidates in the race: Ryan Hall, a University of Iowa undergraduate and member of the Iowa City Board of Adjustment, and Brianna Wills, the executive director of […]

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Iowa City Council schedules special election to fill empty at-large seat

The Iowa City Council voted unanimously on Friday morning to hold a special election to fill the at-large vacancy created by Kingsley Botchway’s resignation. The election’s date will be Oct. 2, and the Johnson County Auditor has estimated its cost as $30,000. State law limits how a city council can fill an empty seat to […]

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Iowa City Council will meet on Friday to decide how to fill vacant seat

The Iowa City Council will hold a special meeting on Friday to decide how to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Kingsley Botchway. Council members will have two options, either appoint someone to fill the at-large seat or schedule a special election and allow voters to decide. If the council decides to fill […]

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Kingsley Botchway quits the Iowa City Council

Iowa City Council at-large member Kingsley Botchway II submitted his resignation to the Iowa City Council at the council’s meeting on Tuesday. The resignation took effect at end of the meeting. “I’ve been blessed and honored to be a city councilor in Iowa City for the last five years,” Botchway said in a prepared statement […]

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Sudanese Cultural Center to hold food-filled fundraiser Saturday featuring Mazahir Salih, Kingsley Botchway

With Sudanese food, music and speakers, the Sudanese-American Association for Development in Iowa City invites all members of the community to participate in a fundraising dinner and cultural showcase this Saturday, benefitting Iowa City’s Sudanese Cultural Center. […]

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Get a free breakfast and learn about Iowa City’s budget at Breakfast on a Budget

Thinking about Iowa City’s annual budget may not be the first thing many people do on a Saturday morning, but most people do eat breakfast. This Saturday, you’ll be able to do both at “Breakfast on a Budget.” City Councilmember Kingsley Botchway II came up the idea, as a way to increase public involvement in discussions about the upcoming city budget.
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‘It is more about empowering people’: Iowa City Council candidate Kingsley Botchway II hopes to continue making Iowa City a home for everyone

Iowa City Council member Kingsley Botchway II, who is currently serving in an at-large seat as mayor pro-tem, is running for re-election in the Nov. 7 election emphasizing the issues of affordability, economic development and mental health in Iowa City.   […]

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Botchway kicks off city council campaign focused on affordable housing, mental health and economic development

Kingsley Botchway kicked off his campaign for reelection to his at-large Iowa City Council seat with an event at Big Grove Brewery and Taproom last Friday. As people gathered in the game room to talk about issues, play ping-pong and share a meal, Botchway discussed three issues he plans to focus on if re-elected: affordable housing, mental health and economic development, including supporting small businesses. […]

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