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CONTENT and TOPICS

Here are the topics covered in the most recent Connect Iowa City podcast recorded on 14 December 2016 at 11:00 AM. The audio player is below.

CITY COMPREHENSIVE MASTER PLAN
Time (mm:ss): 01:29 – 15:59
Tax implications of Linn Street development decision. Iowa Workforce Credit Match. Preserving historic integrity. New development height restrictions. Conforming to the city Master Plan for development.

PARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR DEVELOPERS
Time (mm:ss):16:00 – 21:56
On-site parking requirements for developers are perceived as onerous. Parking meters in residential areas would help discourage long-term commuter parking and help preserve on-street parking availability for local neighborhood residents.

TAX INCREMENT FINANCING (TIF) REFORM
Time (mm:ss):21:57 – 29:39
Discussion about how to best use TIF for supporting development in Iowa City. Having labor fairness and sustainability guidelines could help raise the bar for TIF award requirements and conditions to be met.

EFFECTIVE MUNICIPAL MARIJUANA POLICY
Time (mm:ss): 29:40 – 40:13
Discussion about a municipal Marijuana policy for the city that would allow law enforcement to focus more on those things that directly threaten the wellbeing of others in our community.

ABOUT CONNECT IOWA CITY
Welcome to Connect Iowa City, an ongoing series of podcast discussions on topics like city planning, area development projects, local governance, neighborhood vitality, and building a stronger community. Show hosts are Rockne Cole and Greg Johnson.

Audio

You can use the player below, or listen to the recording on SoundCloud.