Johnson County Public Health’s Community Health Division is one of 40 recipients nationwide to receive $125,000 in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Cedar Rapids plans to eliminate a rule requiring that five of the nine-member Citizen Review Board identify as people of color after a federal judge blocked enforcement of this policy pending the outcome of a lawsuit alleging the rule is racially discriminatory.
The council’s approval signals support for fully renovating City Park Pool, which residents have pushed back against because they want to preserve the character of the existing pool. The approval is not a binding decision, the city said. A design and public input process is slated to begin late next year.
As the city of Cedar Rapids continues to recover from the devastation of the 2020 derecho’s hurricane-force winds, the city will purchase a new stump grinder to aid in its efforts. Staff and contracted crews have removed about 7,300 stumps since March.