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November 20, 2019 Street crew operating equipment

Traffic Closure Notices

Information on current traffic closures. Read More

November 20, 2019 Police car door

Suspect in Custody Following False Imprisonment Call and Pursuit

A suspect is in custody after allegedly holding a 41-year old female victim against her will and then attempting to elude police officers.  The suspect crashed his vehicle near Haven Court and Wilson Avenue SW. Read More

November 19, 2019 Purse, laptop, and phone on front passenger seat of a vehicle.

Police Department Offers Holiday Crime Prevention Tips

The Cedar Rapids Police Department would like to remind citizens of a few crime prevention tips this holiday season.  These crime prevention tips are part of the department’s ongoing commitment to keeping our community safe for those who live, work, or visit our city. Read More

November 07, 2019 Bike rack with Bike Share logo

Bike Share Program Seasonal Closure

Cedar Rapids’ bike share program is closing for the season. Electric-assist bikes and electric scooters are being picked up by vendor Veoride, who will temporarily store them over the winter months. Read More

November 06, 2019 Dog and cat outside in the snow

Keeping Your Pets Safe During Cold Weather

Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control offers some advise to keep your pets safe during cold temperatures. Read More

November 06, 2019 Czech Village Levee construction

Czech Village Levee Completed

The Czech Village flood levee has been completed and the Cedar Valley Trail, which was temporarily closed during construction, is now open. Read More

November 04, 2019 Police car door

Shooting Incident at 932 38th Street SE Update: Murder Suspect Arrested

Jermaine A. Walker, DOB/03-08-1983, age 36, of Cedar Rapids was arrested Sunday, November 3 for the murder of Wayne Trabrai Jones, DOB/03-29-1988, age 31, that occurred the morning of Saturday, November 2, 2019. Read More

November 01, 2019 PD badge

Police Department Accepting Applications for Police Officer Positions from November 1, 2019 – January 9, 2020

The Cedar Rapids Police Department, which has achieved full advanced accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer! Read More

November 01, 2019 Police officers in uniform

Police Officers Participating in "No Shave November" Charity Initiative

Several Cedar Rapids Police Officers will be participating in a “No Shave November” charity initiative.  Effective November 1, 2019 through November 30, 2019, male personnel will be able to wear beards or goatees.  Police Officers participating in the initiative will contribute $50 towards a charitable organization. Read More

October 31, 2019 Police department building signage

Shooting Incident at 3132 1st Avenue NE Update

The victim of a shooting at Kum & Go, 3132 1st Avenue NE, had died.  There is an active homicide investigation.  The victim was identfied as Reginald L. Ward, Jr., age 27, of Moline, IL. Read More

October 30, 2019 Picture of a clock moving ahead one hour and a smoke alarm with a battery to remind citizens to change your clocks and change the batteries in smoke alarms.

Use Extra Hour to Check Smoke Alarms this Weekend

The Cedar Rapids Fire Department is encouraging citizens to use the “extra” hour this weekend when Daylight Savings Time ends and clocks are turned back one hour to check the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 2:00 a.m. – citizens should turn their clocks back one hour.

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October 30, 2019 Flags flying in front of PD Department

Shooting Incident at 3132 1st Avenue NE

Cedar Rapids police officers responded to the report of shots fired at the Kum & Go, 3132 1st Avenue NE, at 7:52 a.m. this morning.  When officers arrived on scene, a male victim in his 20’s was located.  The victim had sustained a serious gunshot wound. Read More

October 29, 2019 Flood-control-logo

Open House Nov 12

The City of Cedar Rapids will hold its second open house this year to provide an update on initiatives underway as part of the Flood Control System. Residents who attend the open house will also get the opportunity to provide feedback on the First and First West development site. Read More

October 29, 2019 Dog cat and sitting by a pumpkin

Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control Advises Pet Owners on How to Keep Their Pets Safe on Halloween

Halloween poses special hazards due to frequently opened doors, door bells and excessive noise which can be frightening to pets, and- most importantly- chocolate and other candies which are toxic to animals. Read More

October 29, 2019 Halloween Pumpkin

Halloween Safety Advice from the Police Department

On average, twice as many kids are killed while walking on Halloween than on any other day of the year. But, with some simple precautions, kids can stay safe.  The Cedar Rapids Police Department urges parents and guardians to prepare children to act safely and drivers to be particularly alert.

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October 14, 2019 Walk Your Wheels Logo FINAL_web

Where to Ride Scooters

The City of Cedar Rapids would like to remind residents that for the safety of all users: scooters, bicycles, and skateboards are not permitted on sidewalks in the downtown core. Read More

October 09, 2019 Police officers in uniform

Leland Harris Homicide Investigation Update

A second suspect has been charged for the murder of Leland Harris, who was killed on November 21, 2017, in southwest Cedar Rapids. Read More

October 03, 2019 Signage that indicates speed limits are photo enforced

Automated Traffic Enforcement Monthly Reports Available

The Cedar Rapids Police Department is committed to providing information to the public about the Automated Traffic Enforcement system by providing a monthly report.  Automated traffic enforcement (ATE) is an important law enforcement tool that reduces both the number of crashes and crashes with injuries that result from speeding and red light running violations. Read More

October 01, 2019 FirePinkBreastCancerTshirt

Firefighters Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Cedar Rapids firefighters are wearing pink T-shirts and navy blue T-shirts with a pink ribbon while on duty for the entire month of October for breast cancer awareness and to support cancer survivors.  Read More

September 30, 2019 Cedar Rapids Police Department - Pink Badge

Police Officers Wearing Pink Badges for Cancer Awareness

Several Cedar Rapids Police Officers are wearing pink badges while on duty for the entire month of October for breast cancer awareness and to support all cancer survivors. Read More

September 18, 2019 A restored oxbow near Morgan Creek Park

Cedar Rapids Wins US Water Prize for Outstanding Work in the Public Sector

Today the US Water Alliance announced the winners of the US Water Prize, a prestigious award for outstanding work towards changing how water is viewed, valued, and managed. Read More

September 16, 2019 all-are-welcome-here logo

Cedar Rapids – A Welcoming Community

Cedar Rapids is proud to celebrate Welcoming Week to acknowledge the many important contributions immigrants and refugees bring to our community.

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September 10, 2019 Pie with heading that reads City Budget Survey

Tell us how you would slice it!

Budgets might not be the most exciting topic, but pie is always fun. That's why we are giving Cedar Rapids residents a chance to win pie for a year* just for taking our budget survey! Read More

September 03, 2019 Flags flying in front of PD Department

Driver Critically Injured in Early Morning Crash

A 19-year old female was critically injured in a single vehicle accident near J Street and 66th Avenue SW at 2:09 a.m. Tuesday, September 3. Read More

August 29, 2019 Bike rack with Bike Share logo

Scooters Join Bike Share

Starting August 30, the Cedar Rapids bike share system will add a pilot program featuring electric scooters. Read More

August 27, 2019 Bus in front of Ground Transportation Center

Cedar Rapids Launches Sponsored Student Fare Program

The City of Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD), Kirkwood Community College, and Coe College have collaborated to offer student bus rides at no cost on all fixed route buses operated by Cedar Rapids Transit. Read More

August 22, 2019 Police department building signage

Suspect Arrested for Stabbing Incident

A suspect has been arrested in a stabbing incident that occurred shortly after noon near UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital, which is located at 1026 A Avenue NE.  Officers were dispatched to the parking ramp west of the hospital at 12:02 p.m. after receiving a report that an individual had been stabbed. Read More

August 21, 2019 Kirkwood Boulevard Water Tank against the morning sky, the words 'Cedar Rapids' are marked upon the tank.

Kirkwood Boulevard Tank Put Into Service

A new 1.5 million-gallon elevated water tank on Kirkwood Boulevard officially joined the City of Cedar Rapids’ distribution system on Thursday, August 15. View a timelapse video. Read More

August 21, 2019 Back to School Safety Zone with speed limit sign

Back-to-School Safety Advice from the Cedar Rapids Police Department

The Cedar Rapids Police Department would like to help students and parents or guardians transition into the new school year safely by offering some back-to-school safety advice.  Many schools will be back in session within the next week so citizens should be prepared for increased foot and motor vehicle traffic in residential neighborhoods around schools.

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August 02, 2019 Inside Cedar Rapids text with City tree logo

Inside Cedar Rapids Podcast - Achieving the Gold Standard in Public Safety

The public safety agencies of Cedar Rapids work to protect the community. In this month's Inside Cedar Rapids Podcast, Police Chief Wayne Jerman and Fire Chief Greg Smith discuss how their departments have received the Gold Standard Accreditation, and how the designations benefit citizens of Cedar Rapids. Read More

July 17, 2019 PD badge

Study Conducted to Measure Attitudes of Citizens Toward their Police Department

The Cedar Rapids Police Department requested the assistance of Dr. Chad Loes, Professor of Criminal Justice at Mount Mercy University, to conduct a study to measure the attitudes of Cedar Rapids residents toward the Cedar Rapids Police Department. Read More

July 16, 2019

Heat Relief Locations in Cedar Rapids

Residents looking for relief from the heat expected in the next few days are encouraged to visit one of the City's designated heat relief locations - Salvation Army, Lindale Mall, Downtown Library, and the Ladd Library. Read More

July 09, 2019 Deer running through a field

Urban Deer Hunt - September 14, 2019 to January 10, 2020

The City of Cedar Rapids will continue its annual Urban Deer Hunt for the 2019-2020 season as authorized by City Council Resolution # 0762-09-07.  The Urban Deer Hunt is scheduled for September 14, 2019 through January 10, 2020.   Read More

June 26, 2019 biking around cedar-lake

City of Cedar Rapids Assumes Ownership of Cedar Lake North Cell

Cedar Rapids City Council recently approved a resolution authorizing execution of a real estate purchase and sale agreement in the amount of $1 for the purchase of property at 855 Shaver Road NE, commonly known as Cedar Lake. Read More

June 17, 2019 Utilities Director Steve Hershner presents the Laboratory Analyst Excellence Award to Jacob Donaghy.

Donaghy Recognized with Water Environment Federation Award

Jacob Donaghy, utilities water quality specialist for the City of Cedar Rapids, has earned the Water Environment Federation's Laboratory Analyst Excellence Award. Read More

June 17, 2019 Kids playing with a parachute at Greene Square

Parks & Recreation Department To Hold Free Activities at Greene Square

The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department will offer free summer children’s activities at Greene Square. The activities will be held on Thursdays, June 20 through August 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on the lawn in Greene Square across from the Cedar Rapids Public Library. Horizons will provide free meals to those ages 18 and under at Noon. Read More

June 14, 2019 Children talking to the school teachers in the one-room schoolhouse at Ushers Ferry Historic Village

Free Events offered at Ushers Ferry June 19 and June 26

Bring the whole family to Ushers Ferry for the annual Summer Solstice Celebration on Wednesday, June 19 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. and the Freedom Festival 'Free' Village Tour on Wednesday, June 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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June 11, 2019 City-Hall-Sign

Department of Justice Closes Agreement with City of Cedar Rapids

The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division recently informed the City of Cedar Rapids of their intent to close the file on their Project Civic Access (PCA) agreement with the City, effective immediately. Project Civic Access is a wide-ranging, proactive initiative designed to ensure that cities and counties throughout the country comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by eliminating physical and communication barriers. Read More

June 11, 2019 Inside Cedar Rapids text with City tree logo

Inside Cedar Rapids Podcast - History Preserved: Protecting and Repurposing Historic Landmarks

Don't miss our latest podcast--History Preserved: Protecting and Repurposing Historic Landmarks.  Jennifer Pratt, Cedar Rapids Community Development Director, discusses how the City and the community works together to protect and repurpose historic landmarks.

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May 30, 2019 New-CR-Transit-buses

Addition of New Buses Marks Milestone for Cedar Rapids Transit

Cedar Rapids Transit is pleased to announce the purchase and delivery of three new, heavy-duty, fixed-route buses from Gillig Corporation. These three buses complete a major milestone for Cedar Rapids Transit: the replacement of the entire fixed-route bus fleet with new, heavy-duty, low-floor, ADA-accessible buses since the 2008 flood. Read More

May 21, 2019 Optimist logo

Junior Golf Instructional Programs Partner

The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department’s golf division and the Cedar Rapids Optimist Club have formed a partnership to encourage more junior golfers to learn, play and enjoy the game of golf. Through the partnership, the organizations will offer Cedar Rapids/Optimist Junior Golf Academy 1.0 for beginning juniors ages 5-17. Read More

May 20, 2019 NewBoMarket

Visioning Workshop June 5 for Czech Village/NewBo Action Plan

The City of Cedar Rapids is seeking public input on the Czech Village/NewBo Action Plan, a comprehensive look at the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for these two distinct districts. Read More

May 14, 2019 Demolition of existing playground at Daniels Park

Daniels Park Playground Construction Scheduled

Demolition and removal of the existing playground in the lower section of Daniels Park, 940 Oakland Rd. NE, will begin on Tuesday, May 14. Read More

May 14, 2019 Photo of raised garden bed

Urban Gardens to Open at Old MacDonald's Farm

The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly finished urban garden project at Old MacDonald’s Farm in Bever Park. The ceremony will be held on Friday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m., prior to Movie Night at the Farm at 8:00 p.m. Read More

May 07, 2019 Cedar Rapids Police Department - CALEA Accreditation

Cedar Rapids Police Department Achieves Accreditation from Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies

The City of Cedar Rapids is pleased to announce that the Cedar Rapids Police Department has joined the 5 percent of law enforcement agencies that have been awarded full advanced accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).  This is the gold standard of public safety excellence.
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May 01, 2019 Electric-assist bike

Cedar Rapids Kicks Off Bike Share Program

The City of Cedar Rapids will host a special kick-off event celebrating the arrival of the city’s first bike share program, Monday, May 13, 5:30 p.m. in Greene Square. Read More

April 17, 2019 Walk Friendly Communities logo

Cedar Rapids Earns Walk Friendly Designation

The City of Cedar Rapids has been recognized with a Walk Friendly Designation by the Walk Friendly Communities program, recognizing its commitment to prioritize pedestrians and create safe, comfortable, and inviting places to walk. Read More

March 29, 2019 Gardner golf course aerial

Gardner and Ellis Golf Courses Scheduled to Open

Gardner Golf Course, 5101 Golf Course Road, Marion, will open for the season on Monday, April 1. Ellis Golf Course, 1401 Zika Avenue NW, is scheduled to open on Wednesday, April 3. Tee times are available at all open courses beginning April 1. Tee times can be reserved at playcedarrapidsgolf.com. Read More

March 26, 2019 Twin Pines Golf Course

Twin Pines Golf Course Opens March 27

Twin Pines Golf Course, 3800 42nd Street NE, will open for the season on Wednesday, March 27. The course will operate daily from 9:00 a.m. to dusk, tee times are not needed. Read More

January 29, 2019 tree logo

City of Cedar Rapids Cold Weather Response

The City of Cedar Rapids, along with partner community organizations, are working to provide shelter and essentials to keep people warm and safe during the extreme cold temperatures expected this week. Read More

January 25, 2019 Council participating in Sinclair Levee groundbreaking

Sinclair Levee Wins National Award

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced today that the City of Cedar Rapids’ Cedar River Flood Control System in the New Bohemia/Sinclair District is the recent recipient of the Envision Bronze rating for sustainable infrastructure.  Read More

January 24, 2019 downtown skyline

Assistance for Federal Employees

The Cedar Rapids community supports local employees who are directly impacted by the Federal shutdown. Click here to learn about assistance available for Federal employee needing additional accommodations during the ongoing government shutdown. Read More

January 21, 2019 Gardner golf course aerial

Cedar Rapids Golf Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department’s Golf Division was awarded the 2018 Environmental Stewardship Award from the Iowa Golf Course Superintendents Association. Read More

January 07, 2019 ReZone_CR_Logo_News-Story

Adoption of New Zoning Code

City Council formally adopted the new code during its regular agenda on December 18, 2018. The ordinance took effect January 1, 2019.  Read More

December 14, 2018 Construction equipment and Paving for Progress sign

2018 Paving for Progress Accomplishments

The 2018 Paving for Progress construction year is coming to an end, which included approximately 9.8 linear miles of roadway improvements (or approximately 20 lane miles) for the completion of 28 projects on both local and arterial roads. This was the fifth year of the program, and one of our most ambitious to date. At the peak of construction season, the combined value of projects underway exceeded $30 million. Read More

December 14, 2018 Flood-control-logo

Construction Continues on Czech Village Levee

Construction has begun on the next phase of the Czech Village levee – the area between Bowling Street SW and 16th Avenue SW. Read More

November 19, 2018 A golf ball sitting on grass covered by snow

Ellis Golf Course Closed for the Season

Ellis Golf Course is now closed for the season. The Ellis Clubhouse Pro Shop is still open and will remain open year-round for golf lessons, club fittings, hitting balls and holiday shopping. Read More

October 29, 2018 Aerial view of Kirkwood Blvd roundabout under construction

City Wins ´Project of the Year' Award for Roundabout

The American Public Works Association Iowa Chapter has recently awarded the City of Cedar Rapids with the “Project of the Year” award for the Kirkwood Blvd Roundabout. Read More

September 17, 2018 Commercial construction site

Cedar Rapids Sets New Record for Construction Permit Valuation

The City of Cedar Rapids has set a new record for the total reported valuation of all building permits. For fiscal year 2018, the total valuation of building permits was $376 million, surpassing the previous record set in fiscal year 2012 by $29 million, and surpassing last year’s total by $130 million. Read More

September 10, 2018 View of the river level on September 26, 2016

Flood Control System Funding Plan

At the Tuesday, September 11 meeting, City Council will vote on a plan for funding the City’s portion of the Flood Control System. Permanent flood protection is needed to keep residents and property out of harm’s way, protect economic investments and encourage future investments for the entire community, reduce financial strain of building temporary protection, and ensure local businesses do not suffer loss of production and revenue during future flood fights or flood disasters. Read More

August 21, 2018

Hotel-Motel Tax Advance to GO Cedar Rapids

On August 21, 2018, GO Cedar Rapids Board of Directors provided an update on preliminary newbo evolve festival financial results. Read More

August 20, 2018 4-STAR Rating Shield

City Achieves 4-STAR Community Certification

STAR Communities is the nation’s leading framework for measuring a community’s environmental, economic, and social health. Read More

July 13, 2018 Row of historic residential homes

Affordable Housing Commission Accepting Applications

The City of Cedar Rapids’ Affordable Housing Commission is accepting applications. Residents who have an interest in assuring families have access to safe and affordable housing in Cedar Rapids can apply online. Read More

July 11, 2018 Benches at Greene Square in the evening

Greene Square Becomes Alcohol Free on Saturday

On Tuesday, July 10, Cedar Rapids City Council amended the Cedar Rapids Municipal Code to prohibit alcohol at Greene Square, 400 4th Avenue SE. Enforcement will begin on Saturday, July 14. No one in the park will be allowed to bring, use, consume, or possess alcohol, wine or beer. Read More

July 10, 2018 City workers prepare for flooding

Cedar Rapids Residents and Business Leaders Speak to the Importance of Flood Protection

A number of Cedar Rapids residents and businesses owners attended a joint City council committee meeting to voice their support and encouragement for the City to develop a plan for funding the remaining portion of the Flood Control System. Read More

July 05, 2018 City-Hall-Mural

Cedar Rapids Hosts Joint Meeting of Flood Control System and Finance and Administrative Council Committees

On Monday, July 9 Cedar Rapids City Council members from the Flood Control System Council Committee and the Finance and Administrative Council Committee will be hosting a special joint meeting. Read More

June 30, 2018 photo of City Hall building

Burglar Alarm Permit and Rental Registration Fee Annual Invoicing

 Recently the Finance Department sent invoices to permit holders of record for the annual burglar alarm permit fee and rental registration fee for the period July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.

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April 19, 2018 Housing and Urban Development presents check to City of Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Receives Nearly $40,000 for Veterans

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the City of Cedar Rapids nearly $40,000 to help provide a permanent home to veterans experiencing homelessness. Read More

April 09, 2018 Street crews working on concrete

National Work Zone Awareness Week

National Work Zone Awareness Week 2019 is taking place April 8 –12 to raise public awareness of work zone safety. Motorists are encouraged to slow down, eliminate distractions while driving, and be watchful for roadway workers and construction equipment. Read More

April 05, 2018 Holly Ruble - 2018 Outstanding Professional award plaque

Ruble Recognized as Outstanding Professional in Iowa

“Holly Ruble is an exemplary member of our team,” says utilities director Steve Hershner.  “She has developed and championed a number of iGreenCR and sustainability initiatives from which the community has benefitted and we are grateful for her example.”

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April 04, 2018 Paving-for-Progress-sign

Johnson Avenue NW Project Starting

Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin Thursday, April 5, on the Johnson Avenue NW Paving for Progress project, weather permitting.  Read More

March 23, 2018 CRBT's John Rodriguez accepts the Outstanding Partner Award. Photo courtesy Iowa Water Center.

Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust Company Receives Outstanding Partner Award for Work with City

The Iowa Water Conference recognized Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust with the Outstanding Partner Award on Wednesday. The award highlights agencies that use and promote green infrastructure projects, like CRBT's new zero-stormwater-runoff parking lot, partially funded by the City's stormwater cost-share program. Read More

February 28, 2018 child painting storm drain

Storm Drain Mural Project Accepting Submissions

The City of Cedar Rapids, in partnership with Iowa BIG and the Cedar Rapids Downtown District, calls for submissions to the Storm Drain Mural Project. Read More

February 13, 2018 Solar glasspanels

Cedar Rapids Receives Gold Designation as a Solar-Ready Community

The City of Cedar Rapids earned a gold rating from SolSmart for efforts to make it easier for residents to go solar - the first in Iowa.  Read More

February 06, 2018 Rain Garden and flowers

AmeriCorps to Design and Install Rain Gardens for Free this Summer

Through a unique partnership with AmeriCorps, Cedar Rapid residents have the opportunity to win a rain garden design and installation for free this summer. Read More

January 25, 2018 Council participating in Sinclair Levee groundbreaking

Sinclair Levee Project Earns Envision Bronze Award

he Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced today that the Flood Control System in the New Bohemia/Sinclair District is the recent recipient of the Envision Bronze rating for sustainable infrastructure. The Cedar Rapids project is the third Envision award granted to an infrastructure project in the state of Iowa. Read More

November 30, 2017 NewBoMarket

City of Cedar Rapids Receives Phoenix Award for NewBo District Development

The City of Cedar Rapids has been awarded a regional Phoenix Award for redevelopment of the New Bohemia District. The Phoenix Awards are part of a nonprofit organization, The Phoenix Awards Institute, Inc., which recognizes outstanding achievement and innovation relating to environmental and community issues. Read More

October 06, 2017 WaterPourIntoGlass

Public notification: Monitoring violation of the water testing schedule

The City of Cedar Rapids Utilities Department – Water Division violated a drinking water monitoring standard in September 2017 by only collecting 97 of the required 100 routine water samples to test for the presence of total coliform bacteria. Even though this oversight is not an emergency health concern, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we did to correct this situation. Read More

March 31, 2017 Row of historic residential homes

Iowa Finance Authority Announces More than $73.6M to Build and Preserve Housing

Affordable Housing Projects in Eight Iowa Counties Receive Federal Housing Tax Credits

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December 14, 2016 Row of historic residential homes

City of Cedar Rapids Joins Nextdoor

The City of Cedar Rapids has joined Nextdoor to help make our community stronger and safer. Nextdoor is a free private social networking website for neighborhoods. Read More

September 28, 2016 Barricades around Veterans Memorial Building

Flood Update and Revised Evacuation Area

The Cedar River level is slowing dropping after cresting at nearly 22 feet yesterday. The river will likely remain high for the next several days, and is expected to reach approximately 18 feet by Thursday early evening. The evacuation area has been adjusted to a smaller perimeter. Barricades and access control points have been moved to the revised perimeter and will continue to be monitored for public safety. Read More

September 27, 2016 Flooding around May's Island, evening of September 26

Overnight Efforts and Continued Flood Response

The Cedar River is cresting at 22 feet and will likely remain high for the next several days. Residents are still urged to stay out of the evacuation area and to heed curfew times until the flood risk has passed. Do not go near the temporary flood control system or go near water. Read More

September 26, 2016 View of the river level on September 26, 2016

Flood Control Measures in Place

Cedar Rapids’ temporary flood control measures are in place and Public Works engineering teams as well as US Army Corps of Engineer teams will actively monitor for any weaknesses and re-enforce the system as necessary 24 hours a day. Read More

September 25, 2016 City workers prepare for flooding

Flood Preparation and Evacuation Plans Continue

The Cedar River is projected to crest at 23 feet at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. Cedar Rapids will see a river crest of 16 feet by Monday morning, which is considered major flood stage.  The City’s Incident Command Team activated at 7:00 this morning and is utilizing a cross-departmental team of Public Safety, Public Works, and other City departments. Read More

September 25, 2016 View of empty street taken from third avenue

Important: Flood Evacuation Notice

Residents in the evacuation area are strongly encouraged to leave the area. Returning to your residence may be restricted because of the potential safety risks in the evacuation zone.  Public safety personnel are recommending that you leave immediately, but no later than 8:00 p.m. this evening.  Remaining in the evacuation area places residents at risk and will place safety personnel at risk. Read More

City of Cedar Rapids To Undertake Marketing, Tourism and Convention Functions

The City of Cedar Rapids will undertake an initiative to market Cedar Rapids as a destination for tourism, conventions, meetings, sports tournament and special events. Read More

City-Hall-Mural

Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad Hart to present State of the City address

Make plans to join Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad Hart on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 for his Cedar Rapids State of the City address, hosted by the League of Women Voters Linn County. Read More

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Cedar Rapids City Manager Presents FY2020 Budget Proposal

Cedar Rapids City Manager Jeff Pomeranz presented City Council Members with his proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 at a special council meeting Tuesday evening, February 5 at 5:30 pm. Read More

Inside Cedar Rapids text with City tree logo

New "Inside Cedar Rapids" Podcast Now Available

The City of Cedar Rapids recently launched a new monthly podcast aimed at providing Cedar Rapids residents with an inside look at City programs, projects and issues. The podcast, called “Inside Cedar Rapids,” will feature interviews of City staff as they share details and answer questions about a variety of topics of interest to residents. Read More

family biking downtown

Spring Safety Reminders

No one loves a beautiful spring day more than Iowans! Warmer temps bring us outdoors to enjoy walking, running, riding bicycles and more.

As you are out traveling and enjoying the weather, please remember safety is a shared responsibility for all road users, including drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Here are some tips to improve road safety for everyone.

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Podcast--Construction 101: Public Works Behind the Scenes

In the latest Inside Cedar Rapids Podcast, Nate Kampmann, City Engineer, discusses discusses how construction projects are selected and what goes into a project from start to finish. Read More

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City Week Open House

Join us for our City Week Open House, Wednesday, October 16 from 5 – 7 p.m. Get a close up look at City vehicles and equipment, visit with City employees, enjoy fun photo opportunities, kid’s activities, games, prizes, and much more. 

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