The City of Dubuque has operated under the Council/Manager form of government since 1920. Under this form, legislative responsibility rests with the City Council and administration authority is given to a professional City Manager.
The City Council is responsible for setting overall policies and goals for the City and is comprised of the Mayor and six members who are selected in a non-partisan election for four year terms. The Mayor is the chief elected official and formal representative of the City. The Mayor and two council members are elected atlarge and four council members are elected from one of four wards into which the City's thirty-one square miles are divided. Over twenty boards and commissions are appointed by the council to advise them on a wide range of city issues. The City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of city government.
Departments include Airport. Community and Economic Development, Fire, Personnel, Building Safety, Health Services, Water Treatment and Water Pollution Control, Administrative Services, Library, Leisure Services, Planning Services, Police, Public Works and Transportation, Housing Services, Human Rights and Operations and Maintenance. The City of Dubuque employs 549 fulltime employees and has a combined operating and capital budget of $180 million.
The Dubuque NAACP has partnered yet again with Iowa Legal Aid to put on an Expungement and Employment Barrier Clinic in Dubuque on June 29th. If you face one or more of the following obstacles because of your criminal record, you may qualify for free one-on-one assistance from an attorney:
* Problems finding housing or employment
* Court debts (fines, restitution, public defender fees, jail fees, etc.)
* Problems registering your vehicle or getting a driver's license
* Certain criminal charges (juvenile cases, cases where you were acquitted, cases that were dismissed or where you received a deferred judgement) that appear on your record.
All you have to do is fill out the form below and you will be contacted to fill out the necessary privacy paperwork. It is necessary to register ASAP, so the necessary research is done to optimize feedback from lawyers on the day of the event. Show ups on the day of the Expungement WILL NOT be accepted. Please take advantage of this opportunity!!!!
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