Statement on Fireworks in Cedar Rapids

Fireworks use within Cedar Rapids has steadily increased over the past month. When state lawmakers placed the responsibility on cities to determine local fireworks regulations, Cedar Rapids city staff cautioned against permitting their use within the city. The council voted to allow their use. I believe in supporting our city staff and agree with enforcing

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Remembering the Flood of 2008

As the Cedar River crested on June 12, 2008, the City of Cedar Rapids was in a shock. Boats floated through streets where cars had been just a couple days before. We had just begun to experience the worst flood in our city’s history and were trying to figure out our next steps. For each

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