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I am the Iowa City and Johnson County government reporter for The Gazette. One of my favorite parts about my job is that I’m constantly learning something new and then I get to share that information with readers. Through my coverage, I hope to make it easier for readers to understand how local government works. When I’m not reporting, I enjoy hiking, spending time outside, reading and finding new restaurants to try.
Latest Articles by Izabela Zaluska
News Sep. 26, 2022 5:00 am1d ago
South District resident Angie Jordan — who has pushed for the creation of the taxing area and led other efforts on the city’s south side over the years — will start in October.
Local Government Sep. 23, 2022 11:59 am3d ago
The Inclusive Economic Development Plan led by Astig Planning has been in the works for about a year with research, surveys, focus groups and interviews. The plan identifies barriers and potential solutions for business owners in Johnson County who have been historically underrepresented.
Local Government Sep. 23, 2022 5:00 am4d ago
Newstrack: The new Youth Council will be a way for high school students to connect with elected officials, develop leadership skills, advocate for other young people and participate in the community by leading service projects.
Local Government Sep. 21, 2022 3:47 pm5d ago
The city of Iowa City is working with Think Iowa City to administer a tourism and visitor recovery grant program intended to spur economic activity in the city. A total of $125,000 in American Rescue Plan Act dollars is available through 2026.
Community Sep. 13, 2022 12:27 am13d ago
The Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center is holding a membership drive this month to invite community members to experience the various activities and programs. September marks National Senior Center Month.
News Sep. 12, 2022 5:00 am15d ago
The development off Interstate 380 is an area where the city of Tiffin anticipates a significant amount of growth. Developers and others involved say it will create an entertainment destination not only for Tiffin residents but for all of Eastern Iowa.
Local Government Sep. 7, 2022 2:44 pm19d ago
Iowa City relaxed billing and collections at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Iowa City Council voted this week to use nearly $700,000 in pandemic relief funds to replace the lost revenue and enable a “clean return” to normal utility billing.
Sep. 7, 2022 6:00 am20d ago
Study aims to show economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations. The Englert Theatre in Iowa City is leading local participation in the national study.
Local Government Sep. 6, 2022 12:19 am20d ago
The cities of Coralville and Iowa City, in cooperation with Johnson County, are preparing a nearly $6 million application to the state’s Destination Iowa program. The joint application seeks funding for various projects improving water and trail access in the county.
Local Government Aug. 24, 2022 3:44 pm33d ago
The City Council unanimously approved the final reading of an ordinance rezoning 12 acres of land at the corner of First Avenue and Second Street, as well as a master site plan for the Gather Iowa development. The city is working with the developer on solutions to address affordability concerns.