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Decision Time for Vision Iowa PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 April 2001 18:00
If you believe the hype, the futures of entire communities hinge on decisions that will be made in the coming months. For the past year, the board of the state’s Vision Iowa program has set rules and procedures and reviewed applications for a big pile of state money that was set aside last year for projects to boost tourism and improve quality of life.

Rock Island Updates Slough Plan PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 27 March 2001 18:00
Rock Island • At a study session on March 26, the Rock Island City Council received a report from the Sylvan Slough Task Force, which is charged with updating a 1989 plan for the area. The new report recommends, among other things, expansion of the Quad City Botanical Center to the area just east of Government Bridge for a children’s garden; development of the Sylvan Slough as a “naturalized exhibit (river and woods) and an extension of the Botanical Center”; creation of a “railroad museum” along the Iowa Interstate and Burlington Northern railroad yards; development of a “public access site to the river” in the industrial area behind and to the east of the QCIC plant; and creation of a baseball stadium for Augustana College between 5th and 6th avenues and 39th and 40th streets.

Living Wage Statute Good for Economy PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 March 2001 18:00
In the last decade, arguments have come forward in support of living wages versus minimum wages. In unprecedented economic growth, wage earners are not realizing personal economic growth as they should. Many things contribute to this, including government subsidies, global competition, and foreign-trade policies, to name only a few of the things that cause the equation to become unbalanced.

Call for a Living Wage in the Quad Cities PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 March 2001 18:00
Over the last decade our economy has grown dramatically. In the face of such prosperity, we have a just and reasonable duty to ask how well our nation’s wealth reaches the working families who have helped build this robust economy.

Watchdog Alert! PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 27 February 2001 18:00
In Davenport: Community Development Committee (Thursday, March 1, 4pm): • First Consideration of two petitions on the Consent Agenda being considered from THF Reality for rezoning of 37.

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