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Remembering Clemens Allen Erdahl

Remembering Clemens Allen Erdahl

Iowa City lost a legend last week. On October 2, 2019, Clemens Allen Erdahl died at the age of 71, just short of his 72nd birthday. Clemens served on the Iowa City Council from 1977-1985 and practiced law for more than 40 years, representing some of the most difficult...

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Vote Your Vision and Values

Vote Your Vision and Values

I have been relatively pleased with this fall's city council election. The candidates have been focused on the issues, and at least publicly, negativity has been relatively modest. I don't care if that is how politics is done at the state and federal level, that is...

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The Many Benefits of Right-Sized Traffic Lane Widths

The Many Benefits of Right-Sized Traffic Lane Widths

On a seemingly boring, but actually very interesting topic... traffic lane widths. Tonight, we did not have too many dramatic topics, but we had an interesting discussion during our work session on lane widths in residential neighborhoods, and arterial streets. This...

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Sanctuary Cities

Sanctuary Cities

On "Sanctuary Cities"... A lot of people have been asking questions about our discussion on whether Iowa City should formally adopt the "Sanctuary City" designation as a response to the President-Elect's campaign promises relating to immigration enforcement... So I...

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Think of all we could achieve if…

Think of all we could achieve if…

For the first time in quite a while, I went to church, voluntarily and on my own volition.  And it felt good to be there with my friends, big Sis, and neighbors.  Nora had fun too (Mara couldn't go because I only gave her 10 minutes notice that I was going!). Brothers...

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