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Iowa City mayor Bruce Teague listens Truth and Reconciliation Chair Amel Ali during a special meeting of Iowa City City Council for the removal Ali from her position on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.

Iowa City Ad Hoc Truth and Reconciliation Commission chair Amel Ali resigns

Archie Wagner, News Reporter September 28, 2022

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.  Iowa City Truth and Reconciliation Commission Chair Amel Ali resigned from her position effective immediately in an email to the Iowa City City...

Shelter House executive director Crissy Cannganelli speaks at an Iowa City City Council meeting at City Hall in Iowa City on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. Cangaenlli has served for the past 18 years at the Shelter House and attended the meeting as the City Council approved a collaborative plan with Shelter House helping to fund full-time civilian positions for homeless street outreach.

Iowa City City Council extends Shelter House street outreach and engagement specialist program

Isabelle Foland and Sydney Libert September 21, 2022

The Iowa City City Council unanimously voted to approve a three-year agreement with Shelter House to continue the street outreach and engagement specialist program Tuesday.  The council entered...

The Iowa City City Council is seen during a meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa proposes educating employers and employees to prevent wage theft

Meg Doster and Jacqueline Jollay September 6, 2022

The Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa is asking the City of Iowa City for money to hire a full-time wage theft organizer to prevent the increasing amount of reported wage theft since 2020. The...

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Iowa City will resume standard utility billing for the first time since March 2020, assistance plans being implemented

Virginia Russell, News Reporter September 7, 2022

The City of Iowa City is resuming utility bill collection for residents after pausing it for two years in March 2020.  Iowa City’s utility billing practices were modified to alleviate financial pressure...

The Iowa City City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. The councils formal meeting centered on a decision of whether or not to remove Truth and Reconciliation Commission member Amel Ali from the commission.

Iowa City City Council postpones vote to remove Truth and Reconciliation Commission chair

Ryan Hansen and Meg Doster August 17, 2022

The Iowa City City Council indefinitely delayed its decision to remove Amel Ali, the chair of Iowa City’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Tuesday night. The council voted 6-1 to postpone...

Iowa City mayor Bruce Teague listens Truth and Reconciliation Chair Amel Ali during a special meeting of Iowa City City Council for the removal Ali from her position on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.

Iowa City City Council delays motion to remove Truth and Reconciliation Commission chair

Sam Knupp, Managing Editor August 4, 2022

Editor's Note: This article contains language some might find offensive. The Iowa City City Council delayed during a sometimes contentious meeting Thursday removing Amel Ali from her position as...

The pool at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center is seen in Iowa City on June 29, 2022.

Uncertainty surrounds future of Robert A. Lee Recreation Center

Emily Delgado, News Reporter July 5, 2022

In 2014, the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center celebrated 100 years of being part of the Iowa City community. Now, eight years after its 100th anniversary, the existence of the pool is at stake. Iowa...

The Iowa City City Council is seen during a meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Iowa City City Council approves plans to assist low and moderate income residents

Emily Delgado, News Reporter June 22, 2022

The Iowa City City Council approved a financial decision to provide housing and jobs to low and moderate-income Iowa City residents. This decision is a part of the city's Fiscal Year 2023 Action...

Jaunita, left, and Elizabeth Thomas, right, check out a stand during ‘Juneteenth in our Neighborhood’ for a Juneteenth celebration in Iowa City on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Iowa City community members celebrated with music, games, vendors, and a fashion show.

Johnson County Juneteenth celebrations continue into Saturday

Sam Knupp, Managing Editor June 18, 2022

Johnson County Juneteenth celebrations continued into Saturday with both Iowa City and Coralville hosting events to mark the occasion. Vendors, community members, and local officials all turned...

The Iowa City City Council listens to a speaker during an Iowa City City Council meeting at the Iowa City City Hall on Monday, June 6, 2022.

The 2022 Affordable Housing Action Plan explores ways to create permanent housing options

Emily Delgado, News Reporter June 6, 2022

Iowa City’s new affordable housing action plan is recommending that the Iowa City City Council explore permanent affordable housing around the city.  The new plan will also increase efforts to educate...

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New Iowa City program to educate residents on eliminating food waste

Emily Delgado, News Reporter May 4, 2022

Tackling food waste is the City of Iowa City’s goal with the new “Love Food, Fight Waste” program. The program will educate community members on how to reduce food waste by showing the impact...

Mayor Bruce Teague speaks with undergraduate student government members at an Iowa City City Council meeting at City Hall in Iowa City on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

Iowa City garbage collection fees to increase

Ryan Hansen, News Reporter May 3, 2022

Iowa City residents will see an increase in their solid waste disposal rate of $1.50 per housing unit, per month starting in July as a result of increasing volumes of waste and city costs. The increase...

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