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Commentary, editorials from Reader staff.

Davenport City Council Censors Public Input PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 16 January 2001 18:00
I spoke too soon!!! In a recent editorial (Reader issue #304, January 3, 2001), I lauded Davenport’s City Council for continuing the policy of airing council meetings on public television. However, during its annual goal-setting sessions, which took place last Sunday and Monday, January 14 and 15, this same council voted 8-2 in favor of censoring the last portion of their meetings, commonly referred to as “Public with Business (PWB),” by purposely withholding it from an ever-growing viewership.

 
Community Issues to Watchdog in 2001 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 January 2001 18:00
Happy New Year to all! Some consider this year the true beginning of the Millennium. 2000 went by like wildfire, and things occurred in a blink of the eye, especially at Davenport’s City Hall. The Council has now served its first year, and their actions, or lack thereof, can be evaluated.

 
We Get What We Pay For PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 December 2000 18:00
I am constantly frustrated at the lack of due diligence when it comes to the Davenport city council’s proceedings protocol. As I understand it, the council is given green sheets that are brief overviews, item by item, of the coming week’s city business.

 
Sustainable Growth Faces Challenges PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 December 2000 18:00
The Economic Development Department of the City of Davenport held a workshop on Economic Development Tools and TIF on December 9, 2000, at City Hall. City leaders, aldermen and local activists attended to learn, discuss and debate the merits of TIF and development principles in general.

 
Witness the Power of Cheese PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 12 December 2000 18:00
When DavenportOne was formed, in part, out of the consolidation of the several separate but similar downtown groups earlier this year, I was skeptical of how decisions were going to be made on future spending, vision, and the organization of our city’s core.

 
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