Winter State of the City Focuses on Dubuque’s Equitable Poverty Prevention Plan
Mayor Roy D. Buol
Dec. 23, 2020 -- For Immediate Release
DUBUQUE, Iowa – Dubuque Mayor Roy D. Buol’s “State of the City” for winter 2021 provides an update on the creation of an Equitable Poverty Prevention Plan for Dubuque to reduce, alleviate, and, ultimately, prevent poverty in our community.
“As we envision an eventual return to ‘normalcy,’ it is incumbent upon us to remember lessons learned that will help us to collectively and actively participate in shaping a new and better ‘normal’ for our citizens,” said Buol.
The City hired a consultant in 2019 to assist in the development of the Equitable Poverty Prevention Plan. A project steering committee, drawn from community agencies and non-profits working with people in poverty, and City staff have been working with the consultant over the last year. The extensive research, community engagement, and community planning phases of the plan’s development have now been completed and a draft of the plan will be presented at a City Council work session in January 2021.
The full text version of the winter 2021 State of the City appears in the January/February issue of the City News newsletter currently being mailed to utility customers. A video version is airing on CityChannel Dubuque (on Mediacom channels 8 and 117.2 and online at www.cityofdubuque.org/media
) and is being distributed through the City’s social media channels. Both the text version and video are also available at www.cityofdubuque.org/sotc
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