Davenport • The City of Davenport will make a presentation on its River Renaissance on the Mississippi proposal to the Vision Iowa board on Wednesday, June 13, at the Hotel Savery in Des Moines. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. The $113 million project includes construction of the Figge Arts Center, a music-history center in the Redstone building, an AgTech Venture Capital Center, and two parking buildings. The city is seeking $34 million from the $180 million Vision Iowa fund, which was created to support projects to increase Iowa communities` amenity bases.

• The "dark store" agreement between Wal-Mart and the city will come up for a vote at the June 6 city-council meeting. The agreement sets forth what the city and the retailer will do when its current store is closed next year.


• The Moline City Council was scheduled to consider a handful of measures related to cable-television franchising at its meeting June 5. One ordinance would establish a "regulatory framework" for awarding and regulating cable franchises in the city. (The city has always handled the issue on a case-by-case basis.) The council was also slated to look at granting AT&T Broadband an eight-year renewal to provide cable television to city. In addition, the council was expected to consider the transfer of the AT&T franchise to Mediacom.

• The city is also working to streamline its nuisance-abatement process for excessively tall grass and weeds. Under an ordinance that was up for consideration June 5, the city would only need to give a property owner one notice before being allowed to abate the nuisance itself and charging the property owner for the costs.

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