Mayor & Council Candidate Information

Iowa League of Cities Candidate Guide (PDF)

City Code of Ordinances

A searchable version of the City Code of Ordinances may be viewed at:

Chapter 15 of the City Code of Ordinances

Chapter 15 of the City Code provides the legal authority for the position of Mayor.  This Chapter is based upon Iowa Code Chapter 372.

Chapter 17 of the City Code of Ordinances 

Chapter 17 of the City Code provides the legal authority for the position of the City Council. This chapter is based upon Iowa Code Chapter 364. 

Mayor and Council Roles

Here is a section of the Iowa Municipal Policy Leaders’ Handbook, which is a resource guide published by the Iowa League of Cities for elected officials. The complete handbook may be viewed by contacting the City Clerk’s Office..

City Policies

A complete listing of current City policies may be found at:

  • Council Policy Folder (PDF)
    The City’s Council’s Rules of Procedure, which the Mayor is responsible for enforcing, are found on page 10.

Comprehensive Master Plan

A Comprehensive Plan is one of the most important documents for a community.  It is a long-range policy guide to decisions about the physical development of a community.  This document was adopted in May 2020 and may be found at:

Strategic Plan

In 2020 the City Council adopted its updated Strategic Plan.  This document sets forth the City’s main priorities for the upcoming years and may be found at:

Budget

The City’s budget is the spending plan for the fiscal year, which runs from July 1 to June 30 annually.  The City’s current budget, which aligns with the approved Strategic Plan and the Comprehensive Master Plan, may be found at: