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Project at 12 Court Street: Scale It Down and Build It Incrementally over Time

[Note: At its work session on November 6, 2018, Iowa City’s City Council had a lengthy discussion about possible height bonuses for the project proposed for 12 Court Street in Iowa City. I wrote a memo to the Council concerning … Continue reading

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Building a Beloved Community

[Note: This is the text of a speech I made in Iowa City, Iowa, during a Civil Rights Banquet on April 19, 2018. At the start of the speech, I refer to a tour of important Civil Rights sites and … Continue reading

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The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

[Note: This is the text of a State of the City speech I delivered at a formal meeting of the Iowa City City Council on February 21, 2017.] Good evening, friends. It’s my great honor to present this year’s State … Continue reading

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Statement Supporting a Diverse and Safe Community

[NOTE: What follows is a public statement I made as Mayor on behalf of the City Council of Iowa City. It was issued as a press release on November 17, 2016.] Over the past week, a number of intimidating acts … Continue reading

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An Election Victory in Iowa City

It was a long City Council election campaign here in Iowa City, Iowa. With the help of many people, and complemented by three other vigorous candidates, I ran a very positive and spirited race and gave it my all. And, … Continue reading

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City Council Candidate Jim Throgmorton Wants Iowa City to be a Just City

[Note: This is the text of a speech (minus extemporaneous comments) I made on May 27, 2015, at Uptown Bill’s in Iowa City. The speech announced my candidacy for an at-large position on Iowa City’s City Council.  Thirty to 35 … Continue reading

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Two Contending Visions of Iowa City’s Future

[Note: This post is a more detailed version of  “2 contending visions for Iowa City’s Future,” Iowa City Press-Citizen (April 8, 2015), p. 11A.] Over the past several weeks Iowa City’s City Council has held two contentious public hearings. One … Continue reading

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