Only Walford residents voted no, by one-vote margin
2021 Elections: Ballot initiatives
But to get a gambling license, casino interests would have to persuade the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, which rejected proposals from Cedar Rapids in 2014 and 2017, citing its concerns that a casino in the state’s second-largest city would “cannibalize” the market, which includes casinos in Waterloo and Riverside, both within an hour’s drive from Cedar Rapids.
Check back here soon after polls close for Eastern Iowa city and school elections results, including the Cedar Rapids mayor race and Linn County gambling referendum.
Almost $225,000 raised in support of extending the local-option sales tax, which goes to street repairs in Cedar Rapids.
New elementary schools, additions to existing schools and continued renovations at Iowa City High are just a few on a long list of projects the Iowa City Community School District hopes to complete if residents vote “yes” to renewing two existing tax levies next month.
A not-for-profit board emerges to support the measure’s passage and leave the door open for Cedar Rapids to again apply for a licensed casino.
Cedar Rapids, Marion and Fairfax have already added the question to the November ballot. Robins and Hiawatha are expected to join also.
Voters’ approval would open the door to another try for a casino in Cedar Rapids