It was the city's public safety officer model that got the most attention at Thursday's Candidate Debate.
The Cedar Falls mayor has installed a selection panel to provide recommendations for future appointments to the city boards and commissions.
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Mayor Rob Green is seeking re-election to a second term against challengers Dave Sires, an at-large councilor, and Tom Blanford, a former councilor.
Now that the filing deadline has passed for city elections in Iowa, here's who's running for mayor, council and school boards in Waterloo and Cedar Falls:
The use of the ARPA funds allotted to Cedar Falls would offset future sanitary/sewer rate increases for customers.
An administrative policy was adopted in 1996 that states "city meeting facilities and the grounds for those facilities may not be used for political campaign purposes.”
The Racial Equity Task Force is not expected to have its final report ready for Mayor Rob Green and City Council prior to an Oct. 1 deadline.
CEDAR FALLS — Since he decided to run for Cedar Falls City Council in August 2019, David Sires has felt his role is to protect his hometown.
"I was personally disturbed by a couple of things, both the report in the paper and the seeming response of, 'Let's just get more police,' as the automatic response to whatever it was that happened."
Two new facilitators began helping to run meetings of a newly-created racial equity task force this week, trying to get members to agree on scope and a decision-making process as an Oct. 1 deadline for a report to the city creeps closer.
"With the City of Waterloo operating at extremely tight margins due to our fiscal stewardship, unfortunately the elimination of the backfill will be borne by the taxpayers."
"I don't consider it a job or chore to go to those meetings; it's like, 'Oh, this is kind of fun.'"
Woman alleged "probably 30 adults, teens and little kids" were "in a fist fight outside," and said that she felt "disgusted" she paid for a season pass for her family.
"I realize there's anger, a sense that we're not doing enough, but I just wanted to let you know we are committed to change."
"I never make promises. I'm just either going to do what I say I do, or I'm going to work hard to do what I said I'm going to do. I feel like that's what you should expect of your elected officials."
Cedar Falls' bicycle and pedestrian advisory committee is tired of being "quasi-official," voting their intention to become a full commission last week. But that decision will rest with the city council.
CEDAR FALLS — Mayor Rob Green is ready to clean up his city — literally. And he’s looking for as much help as he can get.
An eighth person will be appointed to a new task force designed to come up with solutions to the problem of the metro area's distinction of being the worst place to live for Black residents.
But transitioning back to separate fire and police departments could cost Cedar Falls taxpayers an estimated $2 million extra per year.