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City of Cedar Rapids News Text Alerts


Text Alert City of Cedar RapidsI signed up for the CR News Now Text Alerts yesterday, December 30, 2012, and received my first “text alerts” today.

2nd Street SE Parking Ramp at 7th Avenue (635120-20) is up for bid.  Addendum No. 2 posted: Project Description/Scope of Work:  The Work generally consists of construction of a new six-story, 618 stall cast-in-place concrete parking structure. Bids for four (4) separate contracts are being sought.  Each contract will be awarded to the lowest most responsive and responsible bidder.

Attendance at Pre-Bid Meeting is Mandatory For your convenience, plans and specifications will only be available to download and/or order for free at http://dfs.rapidsrepro.com/.  If you do not have an existing Rapids Reproductions account, you must create an account in order to log in and view/order plans

Bid Bundle Contract

Opinion of

Probable Cost

635120-20 (General Construction)

$8,298,120

635120-21 (Mechanical)

$410,000

635120-22 (Electrical)

$530,500

635120-23 (Elevator)

$181,600

Total

$9,420,220

Sixth Street SW Reduced to Two Lanes Beginning January 2, 201314th Avenue 6th Street SW

On Wednesday January 2, 2013, at 7 am, 6th Street SW between 14th and 15th Avenue will be reduced to one lane each direction for a water tap that will last approximately five days. 

For a complete list of road closures please check: http://bit.ly/cJupdw

Date

12/31/2012

Title

6th St SW Lane Closures

Contact

Mike Duffy, (319) 286-5802

Body

Starting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 6th Street SW between 14th Avenue SW and 15th Avenue SW will be reduced to one lane in both directions for a water tap. The work is expected to take five (5) days to complete, weather permitting. Traffic should seek an alternate route. For a complete list of road closures please check: http://bit.ly/cJupdw

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The Cedar Rapids Downtown District Great East Iowa Co Prosperity Sphere Eyes Southern Territories for Conquest


The Cedar Rapids Downtown District Great East Iowa Co Prosperity Sphere Eyes Southern Territories for Conquest

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Cedar Rapids Downtown Elite Plan an Economic and Political Polo Event

“He (Dennis Tallman) suggested that the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance — itself a new entity that combined Priority One, The Cedar Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Cedar Rapids Downtown District — merge with groups such as Iowa City Area Development and the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce.”

http://thegazette.com/2012/12/30/one-regional-economy/

The Cedar Rapids Downtown District Ministry of Information has announced the need for new territories. Having assimilated the Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce and converted adjacent communities to near vassal states, the Cedar Rapids Downtown District is eying new fruits of empire to the south.

The Business 380 Division of the Cedar Rapids Downtown District Ministry of Information went into further details in an article of total praise(Cedar Rapids Gazette, Sunday, December 30, 2012, 1D).

Downtown Cedar Rapids fifth column is already active in the coveted territories. “We need to rethink how we do economic development,” C. E. O. of Cedar Rapids Downtown District Ministry of Information, Past Chairman of the Board of the Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce and current Iowa City Area Development Group Board Chairman Chuck Peters.

The political subjugation of conquered peoples was surprisingly admitted in the Business 380 article. Retired Aegon C. E. O. Pat Baird was saying a regional identity may involve merging more than economic development groups. Pat Baird gave an example, “Jerry Abramson, the former Mayor of Louisville and now Lt. Governor of Kentucky, told me that Louisville did not move to city-county regional government (in January 2003) to reduce taxes. It was done 100 percent for economic development, and he was able to get the votes needed to approve it.”

Cedar Rapids Downtown District has never had a problem funding campaigns to maintain a compliant Cedar Rapids City Council. Ballot issues are another matter. As leader of the first (2011) failed attempt to extend Cedar Rapids local option sales tax, Mr. Baird should know that.

To pay for its massive cost over runs hotel and convention center and a host of other friends of the Downtown District, 15 in 5 projects, Cedar Rapids Downtown District has desperately tried to maintain a local option sales tax. Two vote yes sales tax extension campaigns were financed by roughly a million dollars largely from those with ties to the Downtown District. Those opposing the sales tax extension spent less than ten thousand dollars.

The oppressed masses of Cedar Rapids revolted by twice voting no on the sales tax extension.

Those in peril to the south, take note. The Cedar Rapids Downtown District is running out of resources and needs new territories to fund itself. Those who know best those who plan your Co Prosperity Sphere assimilation trust them least.

Despite their rhetoric of a shared economic paradise, the proceeds largely go to Downtown Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids streets crumble outside its Downtown District. A potential water shortfall due to a lack of wells has been admitted. Etc. Etc. In short, basic infrastructure that is local government’s primary chore has been ignored. Downtown, there are TIFs galore.

Cedar Rapids Downtown District will cry flood recovery as camouflage. This pattern started long before the flood. The flood massively poured outside disaster recovery money in Cedar Rapids to fund what Cedar Rapids Downtown District already had planned. Of course, they say it is to benefit all of Cedar Rapids and adjacent communities will share therein.

There are great benefits to had from fair and just co-operation among neighbors. Examine the record of the Cedar Rapids Downtown District proposing to yoke Johnson County into their East Iowa Co Prosperity Sphere.

They come not to co-operate, but to conquer.

http://crsmells.org/


JUST SAY NO TO REGURGITATING POLITICIANS IN IOWA


Vote 2014: Culver Eyeing Rematch with Branstad

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Boone, IA National Guard Co. B 248th Homecoming, Boone, IA DMACC Campus. Iowa Governor, the Honorable Chet Culver welcoming home the troops. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Ready for a rematch? Former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver is considering another run for the state’s top office, challenging Republican Gov. Terry Branstad in 2014. “I’m certainly keeping my options open,” the one-term Democrat said recently.  Some Iowa Republicans were quick to express doubt the former high school teacher will run in 2014, but Branstad spokesman Tim Albrecht said the possibility is one “we take very seriously.”
Culver, 46, believes he had a great record of accomplishment from 2007-11 and is receiving encouragement to run again.  “Quite a bit, actually,” said Culver, who now leads The Culver Group that provides strategic consulting to public and private sector entities, primarily on renewable energy issues.
“At the supermarket, people come up to me and tell me I should run again,” he said. “I’m encouraged by the level of support from Democrats, generally.” He’ll begin actively exploring a 2014 run in the next few months, Culver said. “I’m not going to rush it but I’ll continue to have conversations with supporters and friends,” he said. Candidates have until March 14, 2014, to put their names on the primary election ballot.  Longtime GOP activist and Branstad associate Doug Gross calls a rematch unlikely.  “Branstad would win with a bigger margin,” the Des Moines attorney said. “Iowans would just compare the state of the state with Culver and then Branstad. Case closed.”  “Gov. Culver’s years of deficit spending and higher unemployment versus Gov. Branstad’s consistent balancing of Iowa’s budget, coupled with Iowa’s lowest unemployment rate in four years, is a rigorous debate that would give Iowans a clear choice,” Albrecht said.  It would be a clear choice, said Culver, who believes he had a great record to run on in 2010, but was hurt by the national economy.  “We got through some difficult times,” he said. That includes state assistance to Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Coralville and many other Eastern Iowa communities damaged by flooding in 2008.”

He’ll remind Iowans that during the Culver administration the minimum wage was increased, smoking was banned in nearly all workplaces, preschool opportunities were expanded and more children received health care coverage. And former Gov. Tom Vilsack and his wife Christie Vilsack, who was an unsuccessful congressional candidate this year, also are mentioned as possible candidates.  Culver’s not afraid of mixing it up with other Democrats in a primary. Culver won primaries when he ran for his first of two terms as Secretary of State and to get the party’s nomination for governor.  “As long as I work hard and take my message to the people I can be successful,” Culver said.  Neither is he concerned that one unsuccessful race will disqualify him in the minds of Iowa Democratic voters.
“No one has had that conversation with me,” he said.

Branstad open to running for re-election

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad suggested he was open to running for re-election in 2014 at his birthday fundraiser on Saturday.  Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/19/branstad-open-to-running-for-re-election/#ixzz2GAeyoOzb

Gov’s Branstad & Brownback want to sell Iowa assets to China.

my 2 centsFirst of all, I heard Culver was considering a run and I had nightmares all night about it! Secondly, my aunt, a lifelong democrat, voted for Branstad over Culver, and she MET Culver!!  He could not beat  Branstad  in a rematch! As much as people dislike Branstad they dislike Culver even more! Finally, do you really want to keep a man who is selling Iowa’s assets to China?  How about neither of them run! They’ve had their chance to make things right in Iowa but neither one of them 3854_pphave! It is time for Iowa to find a new governor.  Someone who didn’t grow up with a silver spoon in their mouth in Washington D.C..  Someone who won’t let Iowan’s youth to go to jail for things that their own child has been caught doing (marijuana).  Terry Branstad has a vendetta against felons, even though his own son,  should be a felon himself after killing a couple while driving.  Both parties need to find new candidates!  I nominate Greg Hughes! Greg Hughes understands the problems we have in the States Capitol and we have a lot of them! Our Supreme Court is despicable! Greg Hughes will put people before politics, profit, and pollution, unlike Culver and Branstad!


Marijuana Debacle -by Beverly M Dittmar


“Gov. Terry Branstad has said he’ll veto any bill that would legalize marijuana in any capacity.”

GIVE ME A BREAK BRANSTAD!

Marijuana Debacle -by Beverly M Dittmar.