Guest Opinion: Janice Weiner is best Iowa City City Council candidate to tackle community issues

An Iowa City resident writes on why Weiner is the best to address key issues.


Katie Goodale

City Council candidate Janice Weiner answers questions during an interview with The Daily Iowan in the Adler Journalism Building on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Weiner is running against Megan Alter and Laura Bergus for two at-large city council seats.

Local governance works best when local governments work together. 

The Iowa City Community School District serves students who reside under the jurisdiction of many local-government entities. The Iowa City City Council is an important government partner. 

Since moving back to the area after a distinguished career in service to our country working with the State Department, Janice Weiner has demonstrated a commitment to serving our communities in a number of capacities. I believe that as a member of the Iowa City City Council, she will work with the school district on issues important to both the city and the schools. Her focus and passion for promoting and supporting mental health provides one example of her commitment to the families who are a part of the school-district community. 

Issues such as mental health do not exist in any particular governmental silo, and require cooperation and collaboration in order to make the most positive impact. I support and encourage people to vote for Weiner for an at-large seat on the Iowa City City Council on Nov. 5.

— J.P. Claussen, Iowa City resident