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Iowa City City Council members meet in the Senior Center on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.

Iowa City City Council gives first pass to Comprehensive Plan Amendment for South District

Emily Delgado, News Reporter October 6, 2021

Iowa City is planning to create affordable housing and walkable areas in the South District with a new form-based zoning plan.  The Iowa City City Council passed the first consideration of the...

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague encourages people to vote during a rally for voting rights at the Pentacrest on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021.

Iowa City mask mandate extended indefinitely

Meg Doster, News Reporter September 29, 2021

Mayor Bruce Teague is extending Iowa City’s mask mandate indefinitely. This extended order requires that all people over the age of two must wear face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The...

Iowa City City Council votes down Truth and Reconciliation Commission facilitator proposal

Iowa City City Council votes down Truth and Reconciliation Commission facilitator proposal

Emily Delgado, News Reporter September 21, 2021

The Iowa City City Council did not advance a proposal from an out-of-state consulting firm to facilitate the city’s Ad Hoc Truth and Reconciliation Commission, despite the facilitator having support...

At Large candidates Megan Alter, Jason Glass, Bruce Teague, and District B candidate Shawn Harmsen respond to questions prepared by the Johnson County League of Women Voters at City Hall Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (Gabby Drees/The Daily Iowan)

City Council candidates aligned on American Rescue Plan funds for excluded workers in forum

Emily Delgado, News Reporter September 15, 2021

All four candidates running for the Iowa City City Council agreed that money from the American Rescue Plan should be allocated to excluded workers. The candidates spoke about their campaigns at a forum...

From left: Bruce Teague, Megan Alter, Jason Glass, and Shawn Harmsen. Teague, Alter, and Glass are running for two at-large seats on the Iowa City City Council, and Harmsen is running unopposed for the District B seat.

League of Women Voters to hold public forum for City Council candidates

Emily Delgado, News Reporter September 13, 2021

The League of Women Voters of Johnson County will host a forum for Iowa City City Council candidates Tuesday evening. Four candidates are seeking seats on the council, which will be decided during...

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague addresses the crowd at an Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.

Iowa City City Council allocate $200,000 to Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Emily Delgado, News Reporter September 8, 2021

Iowa City City Council approved devoting $200,000 to aid the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s charges –– which was created after the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 –– during its...

Protesters hold their kids close outside the Iowa City Senior Center while pushing for pandemic relief Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. (Gabby Drees/The Daily Iowan)

Fund Excluded Workers Coalition rallies over American Rescue Plan funds

Meg Doster and Rachel Schilke September 7, 2021

Dozens of protesters gathered outside the Iowa City Senior Center on Tuesday night to call on the city to allocate funds from the American Rescue Plan to excluded workers — individuals who were not...

From left: Bruce Teague, Megan Alter, Jason Glass, and Shawn Harmsen. Teague, Alter, and Glass are running for two at-large seats on the Iowa City City Council, and Harmsen is running unopposed for the District B seat.

Iowa City City Council candidates: Where they stand

Emily Delgado, News Reporter August 30, 2021

Four candidates are seeking seats on Iowa City City Council this fall. The Nov. 2 election received three filed bids for two at-large seats and one bid for the District B seat. Megan Alter, Jason...

Mayor Bruce Teague speaks during an Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 17.

IC City Council defers vote on compensation for Truth and Reconciliation Commissioners

Emily Delgado, News Reporter August 18, 2021

The Iowa City City Council continues to defer a decision on the city’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s request for compensation for its members. During the August 17 meeting, Iowa City...

The Johnson County Health and Human Services building at 855 South Dubuque Street.

Johnson County requires masks in county buildings

Sabine Martin, News Editor August 12, 2021

Masks are required effective immediately in Johnson County buildings as the county experiences high levels of community COVID-19 transmission. The requirement, which will continue until Oct. 12,...

Junior Adam Kroll receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Iowa Memorial Union at the University of Iowa on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

Johnson County reaches substantial transmission, masks required in Iowa City’s public buildings beginning Friday

Natalie Dunlap, News Editor August 5, 2021

Everyone in Iowa City will need to wear face coverings inside city buildings starting Friday.  The policy change comes as Johnson County has moved from moderate to substantial COVID-19 transmission,...

Iowa City Police Dept. 410 E. Washington St.As seen on Monday June 8,2020 (Jeff Sigmund/Photojournalist)

Iowa City Community Police Review Board proposes police policy changes, limiting police interaction with the public

Emily Delgado, News Reporter August 3, 2021

The Iowa City Community Police Review Board is proposing changes that would limit police interactions and remove “proactive policing” – a key aspect to Iowa City policing. The board is proposing...

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