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City Councilor Susan Mims won’t seek reelection in November city election

Iowa City City Council District B candidate Susan Mims speaks during the UISG City Council Forum in the IMU on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. The event gave students and community members the opportunity to ask city council candidates about the issues. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)
Claire Benson, News Reporter January 13, 2021

Iowa City City Councilor Susan Mims, 64, will not be running for reelection this November, after three terms and 12 years with the city council. “I haven't made any secret of it,” Mims said...

Iowa City considers pilot program for late night, Sunday transportation services

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague addresses the crowd at an Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.
Claire Benson, News Reporter January 9, 2021

The Department of Transportation Services is likely to launch a self-funded pilot program that would offer late night and Sunday transit services. Director of Transportation Services Darian Nagle-Gamm...

Iowa City considers 2.5 percent police budget increase with new outreach staffers

Iowa City Police Department vehicles are seen on July 9, 2019.
Rylee Wilson, News Editor January 9, 2021

The Iowa City Police Department budget will increase by 2.5 percent for fiscal year 2022 if approved by the Iowa City City Council as part of the fiscal 2022 budget. There are two new budgeted...

City proposes upcoming capital projects

The Iowa City City Council is seen at an Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (Nichole Harris/The Daily Iowan
Caleb McCullough, Managing Editor January 5, 2021

Iowa City will conduct a variety of projects over the next five years, part of its five-year capital improvement plan which was introduced alongside the 2022 budget. The plan includes $184.3 million...

New Iowa City ordinance reinforces unbiased policing efforts

Bruce Teague, the mayor of Iowa City, leads the City Council meeting online at 7p.m. on September 1, 2020. Much of the meeting was focused around recent IFR protests and police brutality. Citizens feel the City Council has neglected their wishes.
Brian Grace, News Reporter December 15, 2020

A new Iowa City ordinance prohibiting racial profiling and bias-based policing will be adopted in the city code, supplementing existing Iowa City Police Department policies restricting discriminatory...

New city proposal could increase transparency for complaints filed against Iowa City police

City of Iowa City Town Hall is seen on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
Brian Grace, News Reporter December 9, 2020

There is a new proposal in response to Iowa City’s ongoing effort to police more equitably, and it could result in increased public access to misconduct complaints filed against the Iowa City Police...

Iowa City declares Juneteenth official city holiday

A protester walks with A Black Lives Matter flag on Saturday, June 20 on Burlington Street. The Iowa Freedom Riders hosted a celebration after the march to commemorate Juneteenth, the anniversary of when the last enslaved people were freed.
Claire Benson, News Reporter December 3, 2020

Starting next year, the City of Iowa City will make Juneteenth — a holiday celebrated on June 19 to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. — an official city-wide holiday,...

New recommendation would make Good Neighbor Program meetings between developers, residents mandatory

Iowa City Downtown District office front as seen on Sept. 2.
Brian Grace, News Reporter December 3, 2020

The Iowa City Planning and Zoning Commission recommended that the city’s Good Neighbor Program make certain meetings between land developers and neighboring residents mandatory. The proposal includes...

Iowa Freedom Riders denied seat on Iowa City City Council for second time

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague addresses the crowd at an Iowa City City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.
Rachel Schilke and Brian Grace December 1, 2020

The Iowa City City Council signaled their opposition to a recommendation from the Human Rights Commission to allow the Iowa Freedom Riders a seat at the table for discussions related to the city's...

Truth and Reconciliation Commission appointees share hopes for commission’s future, differ on policing

Recently appointed member of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee Tony Currin. Currin is also the Affirmative Action Chair for the Johnson County Democrats. (Contributed)
Brian Grace, News Reporter December 1, 2020

Two newly appointed members of Iowa City’s first Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Tony Currin and Raneem Hamad, share similar hopes and goals for the future of the commission, and offer different...

New Iowa City ordinance prohibiting biased policing passed first of three votes by city council

Photo Illustration by Raquele Decker.
Brian Grace and Rachel Schilke November 17, 2020

Iowa City is taking the steps to codify its commitment to unbiased policing and prohibiting racial profiling. The Iowa City City Council voted unanimously in favor of a new city ordinance that would...

Iowa City Police Department reviewed on community policing and response to Black Lives Matter protests

Iowa City Police Dept. 410 E. Washington St. As seen on Monday June 8, 2020.
Brian Grace, News Reporter November 16, 2020

The Iowa City Police Department will undergo a voluntary review by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies this week, on its response to the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, as...

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