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Local Election 2000. PDF Print E-mail
Local News
Tuesday, 31 October 2000 18:00
What are the three most pressing issues likely to face your government body during your term, and what specifically would you support to address them? Millage: Raising teacher salaries to be competitive with other states and other occupations.

 
What Choice? PDF Print E-mail
Local News
Tuesday, 31 October 2000 18:00
In elections, candidates for less-prominent offices typically ride the coattails of the people at the top of the ticket. That assumes, of course, that there are candidates to get pulled along. In Rock Island County, there aren’t.

 
Got Sprawl? Get Smart. PDF Print E-mail
Local News
Wednesday, 25 October 2000 18:00
Over the past five years, Tax Increment Financing (TIF) has come to a proverbial head in Iowa, especially Davenport. Davenport’s controversial track record in applying TIF within its economic development policies has brought the debate to the City’s public arena, where TIF is now, and has been, greatly challenged by various citizens groups, including Citizens United for Responsible Vision (CURV), QC Interfaith (QCI), and 1,000 Friends of Iowa (TFOI).

 
Schools Face Fallout From Low Wages PDF Print E-mail
Local News
Wednesday, 25 October 2000 18:00
The Bettendorf school district is in the second year of a three-year early retirement program, designed to cut costs and balance the age and experience levels of what had been a graying teaching corps. The early-retirement incentives are working, but the departure of a large number of teachers brings with it one serious challenge: finding the people to replace them.

 
City Considering Condemning Elderly Couple's Land for Library PDF Print E-mail
Local News
Tuesday, 17 October 2000 18:00
The City of Davenport doesn’t own the land on which it would like to build a new west-end library, and the owner of the farmstead – an elderly couple – has said it is unwilling to sell. But city leaders haven’t given up on the property yet and are still considering condemning a portion of it.

 
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