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Mayor Says Best Days Ahead for Moline

City of Moline

Despite the pandemic, Moline is doing well promoting jobs, local businesses, education, and improved neighborhoods, while providing important city services. That was the message Monday from Mayor Stephanie Acri during her annual State of the City address.

A key accomplishment, she believes, is keeping the city financially strong.

"We have a balanced budget that protects and furthers the progress we've made. The budget reduces tax rates for the fourth year in a row while supporting a smarter use of city resources."

The city has also worked with the school district to expand access to broadband service for students while they've been learning at home.

Her top priority for the future is using the land made available by the new I-74 bridge to boost downtown, with help from a consultant.

"With the Urban Land Institute's world-renowned assistance we will buld a gateway to Moline worthy of its proud heritage. It will be a front porch that welcomes all who come to our city."

Mayor Acri says she'll work to recruit key city staff, improve services, and create a five-year budget, laying the foundation for what she calls "smart, intentional growth."

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.