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Cedar Rapids Seeks Community Input for Climate Action Plan

Cedar Rapids Seeks Community Input for Climate Action Plan

June 16, 2021

The City of Cedar Rapids announced the next round of citywide engagement and input opportunities as it works to create a Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP). Public input events will take place June 18–26. The events will provide community education on the overall CCAP process and capture further input from community members following an initial survey last fall.

With equity a continued priority in the CCAP planning process, engagement events will be held throughout Cedar Rapids in areas identified with higher social vulnerability. City staff will seek input from residents in exchange for resilience-focused tools (insulated grocery bags, flash lights, and water bottles). There are ten Rollin’ Recmobile events scheduled to include CCAP engagement as well as a June 19th event at the Downtown Library coinciding with the year’s first Farmers’ Market. To maximize input and convenience for those unable to attend in-person events, an online survey will also be made available on the City’s website at www.CityofCR.com/climate.

Climate Input Event at the Downtown Public Library

  • June 19: 450 5th Avenue SE, 7:30 a.m.–Noon
    Event will be held outside, under the library awning facing 4th Avenue/Greene Square.

Rollin’ Recmobile Events with Climate Input Opportunities

  • June 18: Hidder Park, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
  • June 19: Cleveland Park, 2–3 p.m.
  • June 21: Redmond Park, 9:30–11:30 a.m. and Jacolyn Park, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
  • June 22: Daniels Park, 9:30–11:30 a.m. and Reed Park, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
  • June 23: Delaney Park, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
  • June 24: Time Check Park, 9:30–11:30 a.m. and Green Square 1:30–3:30 p.m.
  • June 26: Redmond Park, Noon–1 p.m.

Recmobile events will leverage funding through the National League of Cities’ 2021 Leadership in Community Resilience Program. The funding helped to add a mobile Neighborhood Resource Center component to the Rollin’ Recmobile van with a goal of increasing City-community engagement. New features include signage, digital survey stations, chairs, and outdoor misters — and resources such as water bottles, flashlights, and insulated grocery bags to be distributed to residents accessing the services.

City staff will use the van to bring services and valuable resources — in addition to the already popular Recmobile games, activities and play — to neighborhoods throughout Cedar Rapids during the summer. The van began rolling into neighborhood parks last year.

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