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The 16th Annual City Hall Legislative Day will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 405 6th Street. The City Council and City staff will be meeting with Senators Bill Anderson and Rick Bertrand and Representatives David Dawson, Chris Hall, Ron Jorgensen, and Chuck Soderberg to discuss local legislative priorities. Among the various topics to be discussed will be issues regarding economic progress, infrastructure, and public safety. Other issues of local importance will also be brought to the table.

City Hall Legislative Day provides a forum for cities and lawmakers to come together to share ideas and City perspectives. The annual event fosters cooperation and understanding between state and local officials on issues that impact cities. For more information please contact the City Manager’s office at 279-6102.

City Hall Legislative Day

December 11, 2012

5th Floor City Hall, Council Chambers



            9:00 a.m.         Welcome and Introductions – Mayor Bob Scott


9:05 a.m.         Targeted Jobs Withholding Tax Credit Program – Mayor Bob Scott and City Manager Paul Eckert

9:15 a.m.         Enhance Iowa’s Economic Programs and Overall Competitiveness – Mayor Pro-Tem John Fitch and Economic Development Director Marty Dougherty


9:30 a.m.         Public Safety Retirement Funding Modifications - Councilmember Keith Radig and Asst. City Manager /Finance Director Bob Padmore

9:40 a.m.         Property Tax Reform - Councilmember Rhonda Capron and City Manager  Paul Eckert

9:50 a.m.         Proposals to Change Chapter 20 – Councilmember Keith Radig and City Attorney Nicole Jensen-Harris

            10:00 a.m.       Financial Impact of State Decisions on Municipal Finances - Mayor Bob Scott


 10:10 a.m.       Water Quality Regulations Associated with Point Source Discharges into the Missouri River – Mayor Pro-Tem John Fitch and Public Works Director Jade Dundas

 10:20 a.m.       Missouri River Surplus Water and Reallocation Plan – Mayor Bob Scott and Public Works Director Jade Dundas

 10:30 a.m.       Municipal Liability for Sledding Activities Taking Place on City Owned Property - Councilmember Rhonda Capron and City Attorney Nicole Jensen-Harris


 10:40 a.m.       Regional Sports Authority District Appropriations - Councilmember Rhonda Capron and Events Facilities Department Director Aran Rush

 10:50 a.m.       State of Iowa and Home Rule Concerns – City Attorney Nicole Jensen-Harris

 11:00 a.m.       General Discussion

 11:15 a.m.       Adjourn