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Posted on: March 4, 2021

CAPS Program Partners with City of Cedar Falls

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As each school semester progresses, students enrolled within the Center for Advanced Professional Students (CAPS) program from Cedar Falls, Jesup, Denver, Don Bosco, Wapsie Valley, and Columbus Catholic take on the role of associates. Their task is to lea...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Cedar Falls Extends Temporary Suspension of Paid Parking Fees in Municipal Lots

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The temporary suspension of paid parking fees in the Cedar Falls municipal lots located in the Downtown and College Hill areas is extended through August 1, 2021.

The Cedar Falls City Council voted to suspend the municipal lot fees on February 15, 2021, du...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Cedar Falls City Council Extends Mask Mandate Resolution

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On March 1, 2021, the Cedar Falls City Council voted to extend the current Cedar Falls mask mandate resolution until April 7, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. This requires anyone within city limits to wear a face-covering (whether disposable, cloth, or face shield) i...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

View the Public Review Draft of the Imagine College Hill! Vision Plan and Complete the Survey

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Make your mark on the future! Visit www.ourcedarfalls.com to view the public review draft of the Imagine College Hill! Vision Plan and complete the public survey to share your feedback. The survey is open through March 10. Following the conclusion of the ...
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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Request for Proposals: Cedar Falls IT Department

The City of Cedar Falls IT Department is soliciting proposals from qualified vendors for two different Request for Proposals (RFP's).  

1. The City of Cedar Falls is soliciting proposals from qualified vendors to provide a network camera ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Cedar Falls Public Safety Special Report: 2021-2025

The City of Cedar Falls is proud to present the Cedar Falls Public Safety Special Report. Citizens can view the report at bit.ly/CFPS21-25.

The purpose of the special report is to examine Public Safety operations and identify strategies to reach future obj...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Downtown Zoning Public Review Draft Available Online

The City of Cedar Falls invites the community to view the Public Review Draft of a new Downtown Zoning code available at www.ourcedarfalls.com. The draft was presented at a special Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on February 17. Citizens can view t...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program Eligibility Precheck Now Available

On February 17, 2021, the Iowa Finance Authority announced the availability of an eligibility precheck for the new Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program, which will begin accepting full applications in March. The program will provide financial assistan...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Downtown Zoning Public Review Draft Presentation

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A public review draft of a new Downtown Zoning Code will be presented during a special virtual Cedar Falls Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on February 17, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.  All members of the community are invited to attend this meeting ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

View the Drafted Imagine College Hill! Vision Plan

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If you missed the presentation of the drafted Imagine College Hill! Vision Plan on February 10 during the virtual Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, it isn't too late to share your input! All citizens are invited to view the drafted plan onl...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Downtown Zoning Public Review Draft To Be Presented On February 17

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A public review draft of a new Downtown Zoning Code will be presented during a special virtual Cedar Falls Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on February 17, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.  All members of the community are invited to attend this meeting ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Drafted Imagine College Hill! Vision Plan Presentation

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The public is invited to view the drafted Imagine College Hill! Vision Plan during the virtual Cedar Falls Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on February 10, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.

It will include suggestions that were gathered from the community ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Statement from Cedar Falls Mayor on Human Rights Commission Chair Resignation

Below is the statement from Cedar Falls Mayor Rob Green on the resignation of the Human Rights Commission Chair:

Neighbors,

On the morning of Saturday, January 30th, I received the resignation letter of the chair of the Human Rights Commission, Nicole Winth...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Cedar Falls Human Rights Commission Statement

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View the statement from the Cedar Falls Human Rights Commission below: 

The Cedar Falls Human Rights Commission condemns racism and hate in any form. It is obvious that our community and youth are not immune from racism and racist incitement and t...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Cedar Falls Police Partner with Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division on I-PLEDGE

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The Cedar Falls Police Division has taken a pledge to keep tobacco, alternative nicotine, and vapor products out of the hands of underage persons. Known as I-PLEDGE, the program is a partnership with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) to educate ...

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Posted on: January 1, 2021

48 Hour Parking Ordinance Reminder

The Cedar Falls Police Department would like to remind residents of the 48-hour parking ordinance. With the recent snowfall in the metro area, snowplows and salt trucks need to be able to remove snow in all public right-of-ways to help ensure safe travel ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

Cedar Falls Public Library Request for Proposals

The Cedar Falls Public Library has two Request for Proposals (RFP's) available for vendors to assist in moving furniture and new carpeting. View additional details in the RFPs at the following links: 

Furniture moving RFP: https://cedarfa...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Winter Safety Reminders

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As winter arrives, our Cedar Falls snowfighters are gearing up to keep our city streets safe! To help, the team offers these travel and snow safety reminders for you and your family:

  • Allow extra travel time to arrive at your destination
  • Please allow 50&...
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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Cedar Falls Temporarily Suspends Paid Parking Fees in Municipal Lots

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The Cedar Falls City Council voted during a special Council meeting held December 9, 2020, to temporarily suspend paid parking fees in the municipal lots located in the Downtown and College Hill areas.

Fees will be suspended until April 1, 2021, to help ea...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Complete the Cedar Falls Resilience Plan Worksheet

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The City of Cedar Falls is inviting citizens to participate in the next steps of the Cedar Falls Resilience Plan by completing an online worksheet which will be available from December 15 to December 22, 2020, at www.cfresilience.com

 T...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Scheduling Building Inspections in Cedar Falls

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As we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together, Cedar Falls City staff is committed to continuing to serve our community. If you need to schedule a building inspection, our Inspection Services team is here to help and currently operates as follows:

  • Perm...
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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Iowa Governor Issues Updated Public Health Proclamation

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On November 16, 2020, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued a new public health proclamation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. This is effective from 12:01 a.m. on November 17 until 11:59 p.m. on December 10, 2020, and includes the following:

Masks: All people ...

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

Iowa Governor Issues New Public Health Proclamation

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On November 10, 2020, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued a new public health proclamation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Per this proclamation, the following guidelines will be in effect in Cedar Falls effective November 11, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. until Nov...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Cedar Falls to Offer Paid Parking Options Starting October 1

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To allow for more efficient and flexible long term parking in the city, paid parking options will be available in both the Downtown district and the College Hill area effective October 1, 2020. Free parking will remain in both areas as well.

The update fol...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Cedar Falls Public Library Earns Tier 3 State Accreditation

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The State Library of Iowa has announced that the Cedar Falls Public Library has met the conditions for Tier 3 state accreditation. This is the highest level achievable by a public library.

Tier 3 accredited libraries receive more state funding than Tier 2 ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Mask Up Cedar Falls

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Whether it is for your family, neighbors, students, or friends, we thank you for protecting our community by masking up when you are in public. 

Mask Use Guidelines From the CDC

  • A mask should fit comfortably so you can speak and breathe freely&...
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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Cedar Falls Public Safety Lieutenant John Zolendek and Officer Chris Copp Named Heroes Among Us

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Cedar Falls Public Safety Lieutenant John Zolendek and Public Safety Officer Chris Copp, as well as Black Hawk County Deputies Joe Schmidt and Nick Smith, were honored at the MercyOne Heroes Among Us ceremony for their courageous actions during the house ...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Cedar Falls Opens Waiting List for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Section 8 Housing Program in Cedar Falls will be accepting new applications for the waitlist starting August 31, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. It will remain open for the foreseeable future.

Applications can be submitted online at www.cedarfalls.com/1063/Section-8...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Craig Berte Named Cedar Falls Police Chief

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During the Cedar Falls City Council meeting on August 17, 2020, the Council named Craig Berte the new Cedar Falls Police Chief. Berte had been serving as Acting Police Chief since January 2020.

The vote came following a recommendation from Cedar Falls Mayo...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

2020 Cedar Falls Business and Industry Awards

The 2020 Cedar Falls Business and Industry Awards, presented by the City of Cedar Falls and Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU), will be held virtually on Cedar Falls Channel 15 starting August 20 at 7:00 p.m. with replays to follow.

The annual awards recognize th...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Cedar Falls Launches New Community E-Newsletter

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The City of Cedar Falls is kicking off a new community e-newsletter! Currents Monthly will feature information on construction projects, garbage collection notices, city events, and more.

To sign up for Currents Monthly, send your email address to currents...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

City of Cedar Falls Receives Upgraded Tax Bonds Rating

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Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the City of Cedar Falls general obligation unlimited tax (GOULT) bonds to Aaa and assigns a Aaa rating to its $3.4 million General Obligation Capital Loan Notes, Series 2020. This is the highest rating achi...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Statement on George Floyd From Mayor Rob Green

To our Cedar Falls community, please see the below message from Mayor Rob Green regarding a silent vigil to be held on June 6 in recognition of George Floyd:

Neighbors,

Last week, I provided an official City statement on social media expressing my horror at...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Recreation and Fitness Center Starting Adult Lap Swimming

The Cedar Falls Recreation and Fitness Center will be opening for adult lap swim beginning June 1, 2020, through August 9, 2020. Hours for lap swimming are 5:45 AM to 7:30 AM on Monday/ Wednesday/Friday and Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday 4:30-6:30 PM all at Holm...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Cedar Falls Public Safety Extending Birthday Program

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Cedar Falls Public Safety will be extending their community birthday celebration program until June 15, 2020.

The program invites local families with young children under the age of 12 to contact Public Safety if their child is celebrating a birthday. Publ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

State COVID-19 Guidelines Reminder

As we continue to work together to help keep Cedar Falls safe, stay updated on the current COVID-19 state guidelines -

In accordance with the public health proclamation issued by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds on May 13, 2020, the following orders are in effec...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Cedar Falls City Facilities Hours Update

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Per the May 13th state proclamation regarding COVID-19, learn how this impacts the reopening or continual closures of City facilities including City Hall, Public Library, the Hearst Center, Recreation and Fitness Center, and Visitors and Tourism Center:

Ci...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Black Hawk County Police Memorial Event Canceled

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To protect the community from the spread of COVID-19, the Black Hawk County Police Memorial Event will be canceled this year. The decision came from police chiefs around the county in the interest of public health.

The event has annually occurred during Na...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Streetscape Construction Updated Schedule

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As the 2020 Downtown Streetscape project continues amid the COVID-19 emergency, the Cedar Falls Engineering team is taking the opportunity to better accommodate local Main Street businesses. With decreased foot traffic, the Streetscape Parkade constructio...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Cedar Falls Prepares for COVID-19

The City of Cedar Falls has been working with state and county agencies to prepare for the likely arrival of COVID-19 to our area. While no city services have been impacted at this time, the Cedar Falls Public Safety Services Department is monitoring the ...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Cedar Falls to Hold Special Election

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The Cedar Falls City Clerk’s Office received a “Petition requesting Special Election to fill a vacancy in the office of Council Member At Large for the City of Cedar Falls Iowa” on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

The petition was...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Hazardous Trees on Private Property

This year you may have noticed a decline in the health of ash trees or other trees on your private property.  City staff continues to remove public trees on the street right of way (the area between the sidewalk and curb) that are or will soon be...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

University Avenue Wins International Award

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The City of Cedar Falls is excited to announce that the University Avenue reconstruction project has been named the winner in the Roads and Highways category of Bentley Systems, Incorporated Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards program.

“This is a ...

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