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Helping people, growing community

My name is Elizabeth Dinschel and I am concerned that more than half of Coralville residents are cost-burdened by housing. As a person who grew up poor and spent my early adult years struggling to make ends meet, this is an issue that is deeply personal to me.

Three of my major priorities are developing affordable housing options, improving public transportation, and developing city support for growing small businesses in Coralville.

Additionally, I want to enact transparency measures so the people of Coralville have more of a voice in the decision-making process — including longer public comment periods, community meetings, and more outreach efforts on behalf of City Council.

I hold bachelor degrees in history and political science, and a master’s in history with a graduate minor in public administration. I have worked in local, tribal, and federal government positions, worked with budgets, and I am an advocate and activist for the community.

• Elizabeth Dinschel is a candidate for Coralville City Council, At-Large.

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