The River Cities' Reader sent surveys to the candidates in all contested races in Davenport's November 6 general election. Their responses are reprinted below, and candidates are ordered alphabetically.

Introduction

The October 9 Davenport primary election features a crowded field for both mayor and the city's two at-large city-council seats. To help voters make informed decisions about the candidates, The River Cities' Reader sent questionnaires to the seven people vying for Davenport mayor and the five people aiming for the city's alderman-at-large seats.

Introduction

The October 9 Davenport primary election features a crowded field for both mayor and the city's two at-large city-council seats. To help voters make informed decisions about the candidates, The River Cities' Reader sent questionnaires to the seven people vying for Davenport mayor and the five people aiming for the city's alderman-at-large seats.

Editor's Note: The two articles that follow have been making the rounds on the Internet. While their exact origins aren't known, the second has been circulating for a long time and was supposedly a radio editorial in Canada.

All of Us Deserve River Renaissance

by Phil Yerington

Congratulations to the people of Davenport, Scott County, and the
entire Quad City area! The Vision Iowa Board has committed $20 million to the revitalization of downtown Davenport.

At the inaugural ArtStroll, MidCoast Fine Arts and the River Cities' Reader gathered 110 visual artists and their supporters for a group portrait by area photographer Dennis Fretty. Now we're bringing the music community together for a picture at the site of the planned River Music History Center, coming even closer to the spirit of the famous 1958 photograph "A Great Day in Harlem.

Davenport

• The City of Davenport will make a presentation on its River Renaissance on the Mississippi proposal to the Vision Iowa board on Wednesday, June 13, at the Hotel Savery in Des Moines.

Moline
• Mayor Stan Leach has formed a task force to explore the future of professional baseball in the Quad Cities. The impending sale (and subsequent relocation) of the River Bandits has given the issue some urgency, with a battle looming over the best site if a new team is found.

East Moline

• About 70 percent of the Quarter re-development project in East Moline is cleaned up and ready, but East Moline Mayor Bill Ward said it needs money and building-specifications to continue.

Moline

• After a judge struck down the city's truancy ordinance in February, Moline has been unable to prosecute people who skip school. A new truancy ordinance - one that capped at 18 the age at which one could be prosecuted for being absent from school - was offered for consideration on first reading at the city council's April 10 meeting.

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