Frank Klipsch

Davenport Ponders a Wall It Has Long Rejected

Jul 29, 2019
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Hundreds of communities line the Mississippi River on its 2,348-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico, but Davenport, Iowa, stands out for the simple reason that people there can actually dip their toes in the river without scaling a flood wall, levee or other impediment.

Following this year's record-setting and destructive flood, Davenport's Flood Task Force will hold its first meeting Tuesday. On Friday, Mayor Frank Klipsch announced the names of 22 members, including local residents, business owners, elected officials, developers, and other experts.

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Wearing yellow boots and lime green vests, state officials toured flooded sections of downtown Davenport on Friday. Mayor Frank Klipsch was the guide for Governor Kim Reynolds, Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg, and 2nd District Congressman Dave Loebsack. 

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After removing four members of the group, Mayor Frank Klipsch has filled the empty seats on the Davenport Civil Rights Commission. 

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A two-term member of the Davenport City Council is running for mayor. Tuesday morning, 5th Ward Alderwoman Rita Rawson announced her candidacy to succeed Frank Klipsch who is not running for re-election.

http://cityofdavenportiowa.com/government/civil_rights / City of Davenport, Iowa

The Mayor of Davenport has removed four members of the city's Civil Rights Commission. Mayor Frank Klipsch says he sent letters and email messages (see below) to Nicole Bribriesco-Ledger, Shylee Garrett, Judy Shawver, and Benjamin Hahn.

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Davenport is "striving, vibrant, and strong." That's according to Mayor Frank Klipsch during his state of the city address Monday to members of the Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce.

American Soybean Association

Now that the US has imposed tariffs on many Chinese products, China has retaliated with a 25 per cent tariff on American soybeans. And that has farmers and local officials worried, especially along the Mississippi River where 5 of the top ten soybean producing states are located.

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Davenport is strong and getting stronger. That's how Mayor Frank Klipsch summed it up during his annual State of the City address Monday to members of the Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce.

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