Council passes amendment to keep nonresidents off of city boards

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 19, 2011 7:20 AM

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The Iowa City City Council passed an amendment regarding regulations for members of the Board of Appeals. The councilors voted 7-0 in favor of not allowing nonresidents to serve on Iowa City commissions.

Councilors were concerned nonresidents would not take the interests of the community to heart.

"Not in favor. Period," said Councilor Connie Champion. "I just object for somebody from outside Iowa City making decisions for this community."

Councilor Mike Wright was also against nonresidents serving.

"I have a difficult time with people who are not residents sitting on a city board," he said.

— by Asmaa Elkeurti

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