Commentary, editorials from Reader staff.

Dark Days Ahead for Davenport PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 23 January 2001 18:00
Last week marked the darkest day in Davenport in recent history, and by many accounts the beginning of the end for Davenport’s current city council. To the horror of the public, our only champion, Mayor Phil Yerington, turned tail and joined five aldermen (Moritz-1st Ward, McGivern-6th Ward, Sherwood-At-Large, Englemann-8th Ward, and Brown-7th Ward) in censoring the “Public with Business” segment of city council meetings from being broadcast on our community cable channel.

Davenport City Council Censors Public Input PDF Print E-mail
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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.

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