The second City Council listening post will be held at Lucky’s Market, 1668 Sycamore Street, Wednesday, July 29, from 5:30-7:00 PM. Two Council Members will attend each listening post and those two Council members will report back to the entire Council. Members of the community are encouraged to stop by and meet with Council representatives to discuss any community issue. No formal agenda or presentation is planned.
The City Council of Iowa City approved the 2013 Equity Report Action Plan and five areas of focus for relationship building at the February 23 Council meeting. The plan outlined top priorities and new initiatives developed by City staff and Council to promote racial equity and diversity. One of the new initiatives is to host listening posts in various locations throughout the year. Other listening posts are planned in other areas later in the year.
For additional information, questions, or suggestions on future locations for listening posts please contact City Clerk Marian Karr at Marian-Karr@iowa-city.org, 319-356-5041; or Equity Director Stefanie Bowers at Stefanie-Bowers@iowa-city.org, 319-356-5022.