In my leadership capacity with Johnson County's FAIR! group (FAIR! is a progressive voice on local issues of importance to Johnson County residents. We work to build a sustainable, livable, and humane community. We value fairness, justice, equity, and open government. FAIR! seeks to mobilize the community through education, public policy debate, and local electoral politics by focusing on issues such as: Equitable use of tax increment financing (TIF), Affordable housing, A living wage, Expanded public transit), we are having a public education session about how tax monies are used within our county. The announcement is below.
FAIR! Sponsors Third Annual Budget Teach In: Where Does Your Property Tax Money Go?
FAIR!, a progressive voice on local issues of importance to Johnson County residents, will sponsor a countywide budget teach-in with representatives from North Liberty and Iowa City’s City Councils, and Johnson County’s Board of Supervisors. The teach-in will be held in Iowa City’s Emma J. Harvat Hall on Saturday, February 2nd from 9:30 to 11:30 am.
Speakers will include County Board of Supervisor chair, Rod Sullivan; North Liberty Mayor Tom Salm; Iowa City Mayor Regenia Bailey and Iowa City council member Amy Correia; and Coralville City Manager Kelly Hayworth. Former Iowa City councilor Karen Kubby will moderate the event.
The teach-in is open to the general public. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to attend. Audience questions will be accepted.
City Channel 4 will record the program for later playback.