Local Government

  • Developer eyes new housing

    - Oct 18, 2017
    Dubuque & Prentiss Investments is applying for Workforce Housing Tax Incentive to build 60 new residential housing units. By Madison Purvis madison-purvis@uiowa.edu On Tuesday night, the Iowa City City Council voted 7-0 in favor of a resolution...
  • City council passes rent abatement ordinance

    - Oct 4, 2017
    Iowa City City Council passes an ordinance that allows for the abatement of rent in emergencies and in cases of Housing Code violations. By Madison Purvis madison-purvis@uiowa.edu The Iowa City City Council passed a provision 7-0...
  • Iowa City City Council approves funds to low-income housing tax

    - Oct 4, 2017
    The Iowa City City Council approved a resolution 7-0 Tuesday night committing $330,000 from funds set aside in fiscal 2017 and 2018 to the Del Ray Ridge’s application for 2018 Low Income Housing Tax Credit. Tracy...
  • Johnson County debates CAFOs in land zoning

    - Sep 11, 2017
    Johnson County Board of Supervisors is discussing a moratorium on CAFOs—concentrated animal feeding operations—in the county, amid a comprehensive land use plan. By Paige Schlichte pschlichte@uiowa.edu Johnson County wants to put an end to one method...
  • City Council moves on rent abatement

    - Sep 6, 2017
    Emergency situations in rental properties can lead to rent being abated. One of the 15 steps in the Affordable Housing Action Plan was presented at a City Council meeting Tuesday night dealing with rent abatement in emergency...
  • SHOUT has success in increasing downtown safety

    - Sep 6, 2017
    The Department of Public Safety’s new program, SHOUT, has had success in helping students downtown in its first three weeks. By Brooklyn Draisey brooklyn-draisey@uiowa.edu The Department of Public Safety’s Students Helping Out, or SHOUT, program is entering...
  • City official Doug Boothroy calls it quits after 40 years

    - Aug 31, 2017
    Iowa City’s Neighborhood and Development Services coordinator Doug Boothroy to retire after an extensive career. By Sarah Watson sarah-e-watson@uiowa.edu Doug Boothroy, the Neighborhood and Development Services coordinator of Iowa City, will retire from the position after...
  • Supervisors ponder road plans

    - Apr 7, 2017
    The Johnson County Board of Supervisors discussed its five-year construction program on April 6. Mike Carberry, the supervisors’ vice chairman, said the county will focus on road construction over the next two years. The effect on county...
  • County earmarks funds for child welfare program

    - Mar 30, 2017
    The Johnson County Board of Supervisors has available funds for child-welfare and juvenile-delinquency programs. By Madeleine Neal madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu Although Johnson County ranks 93rd in Iowa when it comes to child abuse and neglect rates, county officials...
  • County backs supporting immigrants

    - Mar 23, 2017
    The Johnson County Board of Supervisors and the Johnson County Sherriff’s Office released a joint statement about county policies on immigration and customs enforcement. By Madeleine Neal madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu When Johnson County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman...

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