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Laura Bergus announces run for Iowa City Council

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. […]

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Mayor Jim Throgmorton won’t seek reelection

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 […]

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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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Jim Throgmorton sworn in for second term as Iowa City mayor

Iowa City Mayor Jim Throgmorton was sworn in for a second term on Tuesday, following a vote by the city council during a special early morning session. Asked about his plans for his second term, Throgmorton told Little Village, “I’m completely committed to our council’s shared ambition to forge a more inclusive, just and sustainable city. […]

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Iowa City Council to vote on smoking ban for city parks

The Iowa City Council will vote on a proposed ordinance banning the use of tobacco products in city parks at its Tuesday night meeting. In addition to prohibiting smoking, the measure will also ban the use of smokeless tobacco. And because of an existing city regulation, if smoking in parks is banned, vaping in parks will also be automatically banned. […]

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Iowa City Mayor Throgmorton checks in on the ‘State of the City’

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 meeting. The speech addressed the progress Iowa City made and setbacks experienced in 2016 — quoting Charles Dickens, “It was the best of times, it […]

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