Davenport Mayor Mike Matson said he is looking for candidates to appoint to temporarily fill the city council seat soon to be vacated by Davenport's lone Black alderman.
Davenport city officials intend to use a portion of proceeds from the pending $6.35 million sale of a downtown public housing property to get a long-talked about Juvenile Assessment Center off the ground.
Members of the Davenport Civil Rights commission voiced their frustration Tuesday at inaction by Davenport aldermen to take up policing reforms proposed this fall, while other cities around the state and nation move forward.
Peacock announced Wednesday at Davenport City Council's Committee of the Whole meeting that he will step down from the position in April after serving just over a year in the role.
Alderman Patrick Peacock, Ward 7, announced Wednesday at Davenport City Council's Committee of the Whole meeting that he will step down from the position in April after serving just over a year in the role.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds remained bullish on the state's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, despite concerns raised by federal health officials and some local business owners over her recent decision to lift COVID-19 mitigation efforts.
While a colossal nightmare for many, 2020 proved a fruitful year for the Quad Cities' largest employer in securing federal funding for job initiatives at the Rock Island Arsenal.
Five consulting firms submitted proposals, with costs ranging from $37,000 to $99,000.
Davenport Mayor Mike Matson says he will run for a second term.
After years of conversation with community partners, Davenport city officials plan to push forward a funding proposal in the hopes of getting a long-talked about Juvenile Assessment Center off the ground.
City officials stressed the plan does not bind the city to particular projects, but serves as a road map to consider for future city capital improvement projects, partnerships and initiatives to make the area more inviting and inclusive.
City officials have also requested lawmakers allow cities to bring a case before local district courts to abate public safety nuisances caused by bars, rather than having to rely on the Iowa Alcohol and Beverage Division.
Lack of bids from contractors already booked solid for 2021 and increased steel prices could potentially delay replacement of Davenport's Elm Street bridge, which has been closed for more than two years.
Despite financial shortfalls caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Davenport "is in a strong and stable financial position" and continues on that track five months into the budget year that began July 1, city finance and human resources director Mallory Merritt said.
That noisy muffler could soon cost you a $20 ticket in Davenport.
Davenport Mayor Mike Matson on Tuesday announced the effective end to homelessness among veterans in the Quad-Cities Bi-State region.
A consensus has been reached on the urgency of hiring an outside firm.