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City of Iowa City

City of Iowa City

The City of Iowa City was founded in 1839 and incorporated on April 6, 1853. The home rule charter of the City was adopted by voters of the City on Nov. 15, 1973. The City is governed by a seven-member Council; each member serves a four-year term. Elections are held every two years allowing for continuation in office of at least three members at each biennial election. The Council members are elected at large, with three members nominated from specific districts, and the remaining four members nominated at large. Districts are used in the primaries only. The Council elects the Mayor from its own members for a two-year term.

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