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Iowa League of Cities Seeks Members

Keokuk, IA – The current economic climate has led to Iowa's 951 cities facing many of the same problems. West Liberty City Manager Chris Ward, who is with the Iowa League of Cities, says property taxes and rollback are the leading concerns expressed by city leaders. He says the League will focus on rollback and economic development when lawmakers return to Des Moines. Ward says cities are approaching a breaking point when it comes to funding cuts by higher levels of government.