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The Charter of the City of Cedar Rapids that was amended October 3, 2011, includes a provision requiring the appointment of a Long Term Planning Commission once every five years beginning in 2014. The Commission members are appointed by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council and consist of twenty persons at least fifteen of whom shall be residents of the city of Cedar Rapids.

  • The commission shall be chaired by the mayor.

  • The commission members shall be generally representative of the Cedar Rapids and regional community.

  • The commission shall develop a long-term plan with recommended goals and objectives for the city.

  • The commission shall complete its work within six months and submit its long-term plan to the City Council.

  • The plan shall be published in a local newspaper of general circulation in Cedar Rapids.

  • The City Council shall provide funds to cover reasonable expenses of the commission.

  • The Long Term Planning Commission, once established, will have six months to complete their review and report to the Mayor and City Council. 

  • Meetings will take place regularly as agreed to by the Commission.

Contact Information
City Manager's Office (319) 286-5080

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