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This page has been created to house City of Cedar Rapids data and information requested by City Council candidates. All City Council members, candidates and the public have access to this information.

Election Information
For election information, including details on how to file for office, and other candidate and campaign resources, please visit the Linn County website.

Cedar Rapids Council Districts
Cedar Rapids is divided into five council districts. A council member is elected by the eligible voters within each district. The council member must reside within the district to hold office.
City Council District Maps

About City Government
The City of Cedar Rapids serves more than 128,000 people who live, work and play in the City of Five Seasons. The City is operated under the Council-Manager Form of Government and governed by a part-time, nine-member City Council elected by the public.  More than 1,300 people work for the City of Cedar Rapids, providing services for all residents and businesses.

Charter of the City of Cedar Rapids


City Budget
The fiscal year 2018 budget was presented to the Mayor and City Council on February 9, 2017.  The City provides the following services: public safety, public works, solid waste collection, animal control,  parking, ground transportation, community development and municipal water and sewer.  The City also provides cultural and recreational opportunities through various departments and commissions. BUDGET DOCUMENTS

Stormwater Masterplan
On November 1, 2016, the City Council adopted a new Stormwater Master Plan. Plan details and documents are available here.


Water Quality 
Each year the Cedar Rapids Water Division issues a comprehensive water quality report. The report is distributed to all water users and provides information about the water treatment process and the quality of your drinking water. View the 2016 report here.

Rezone Cedar Rapids
In 2015, the City updated its 15-year old comprehensive plan, using extensive community feedback. It's important that the City’s zoning code aligns and supports the direction of this new comprehensive plan.An update of the zoning code is currently underway.  Learn more here.

Paving for Progress 
The fourth construction season of the Paving for Progress campaign is underway, with 30 projects planned for the 2017 year. To date, 79 projects have been completed thanks to the local option sales tax. Learn more about the Paving for Progress campaign here.

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