City of Davenport

Davenport wants to know how satisfied people are living in the city. This week, five-thousand residents will receive a survey asking about infrastructure, police and fire services, parks, and more. 

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Over the weekend, the Mississippi River crested earlier and lower than expected. The City of Davenport says on Sunday, it reached nearly half a foot above flood stage, and now the water level is slowly falling. 

Roberts Murder Reward

Jun 12, 2018

Authorities are asking for our help in solving a recent homicide in Davenport. Tuesday, Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities offered a reward of up to $5,000 for information regarding the death of Jason Roberts.

A Davenport landlord hopes to make Goose Creek Heights a safer neighborhood with security cameras. Summer Ridge Apartments has partnered with the city, and they plan to finish installing them Thursday.

Credit City of Davenport

Someone new could be writing parking tickets soon in downtown Davenport. Wednesday night, the city council will consider hiring Per Mar Security Services to enforce parking rules downtown.

Nicole Gleason, with Public Works, says Davenport usually has one city employee to enforce rules, such as the two-hour parking limit and handicapped zones. But that employee left the job last winter, and Per Mar has been providing the service ever since.

The city is considering a three-year contract for $67,000 a year. That would pay for two employees to do the job. / Quad Cities National Weather Service

The Mississippi River is rising and Davenport is preparing for minor flooding. The National Weather Service says the river should reach flood stage in the Quad Cities early next week. 

Davenport Municipal Airport

After four years of renovations, the airport in Davenport is planning for a lot more work. This week, the Davenport Municipal Airport received a $450,000 federal grant to start fixing the main runway. 

Chart comparing this year's Davenport budget to the proposed FY 2017 budget
submitted / City of Davenport

Next year, Davenport residents may pay more for sewers, garbage, and water. At the same time, the city does not plan to raise taxes.


Davenport has changed the way it maintains a few fire department bank accounts, following an investigation by the Iowa auditor. The city asked for it to examination of the Clothing and Fire Safety House accounts, from 2009 through 2014.

WVIK Staff

For the first time in 35 years, a program that provides affordable housing to low income families is selling brand new homes. Each year, the City of Davenport sells homes at a reduced price through its Urban Homestead Program.