Johnson County Conservation is challenging outdoor enthusiasts -- a distinction open to everyone -- to get out and explore about a dozen county parks through mid-March to find the Yeti.
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The Cedar Rapids City Council will hold a public hearing to consider plans for an estimated $4.665 million renovation of the former Colonial Center building into affordable housing units. Also, the deadline is approaching to apply to fill an Iowa City Council vacancy.
Local officials in Linn and Johnson counties are exploring solutions to potentially relocate jail facilities, as one county’s facility nears the end of its life while the other has years left, but sits in a less-than-ideal spot.
Eastern Iowa child care advocates say a bill by Iowa U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson to expand eligibility for families to receive child care assistance is a good start, but likely still struggle to find open child care spots, due to low reimbursement rates and wages in the state.
The program, which helps eligible residents pay for things like rent, utilities and funeral expenses, is on track to spend $1.5 million this year - exceeding its $1 million budget. Johnson County’s social services director attributes the increase to pandemic relief programs ending, and changes that made more people eligible for assistance.