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One would expect firework complaints to drop when they are legal to shoot. The problem comes when the public get numb to the use of fireworks especially after the chief stated citations aren't issued due to the difficulty of proving who set them off. The problem is that during the legal a…

Margaret Klein confuses me more each and every council meeting she speaks at. A couple of meetings ago she was concerned with the council’s automatic pay raises that would have cost the city less than $1500 in a 60-million-dollar budget but is comfortable with voting to bond and spend over 1…

Every time the republican led house and senate come up with something new to put the screws to city government, I think they can’t out do themselves until the next time they come up with something more offensive to cities. They do a great job coming up with things that will pad their pockets…

The state house has opposite views regarding traffic cameras, the senate wants a total ban and the house wants 60% of the revenue generated from the program. The 60% would mean millions of more revenue supporting the Department of Public Safety. Waterloo was not mentioned in this but it will…

Council people and citizens are correct in questioning why city employees are exempt from auto enforced traffic citations. One comment about the city ticketing themselves doesn’t hold water when since the inception of the program there has been the ability to re-assign the ticket from the ow…

My thoughts on the budget process. In todays article the exchange between the mayor and councilman Morrissey show a deep divide in the process that doesn’t seem to change from year to year. The mayor did say that extreme ideas would not work and people needed to find common ground. It was cl…

I’m glad to see the discussion regarding the red light and speed cameras as it pertains to safety vs. revenue generation. I have been on the side of revenue generation as opposed to the safety aspect since the inception of the program. Chief Trelka says it’s all about making our streets safe…

And then there were 16. The number of trained fulltime firefighters able to respond to fire and EMS emergencies within the City of Cedar Falls. Loosing the amount of people and knowledge the city has since the inception of the controversial PSO program should be a wake-up call but it falls o…

dman123 commented on Waterloo lifts fireworks ban

I can’t tell you how disappointed I am that the city council approved the use of fireworks within the city of Waterloo. The thought process that a limited window would decrease the illegal use on the other banned days is ridiculous at best. Waterloo is going to have fireworks going off the d…

My guess is his new job wouldn't allow him to be gone 3-4 months at the beginning of each year to serve his senate term.

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