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									                                 THE LAND USE BULLETIN
                                 Spring, 2005 / Issue 60         Published Quarterly By 1000 Friends of Iowa

How Citizens Can Influence Transportation Decisions
Stephanie Weisenbach                     notification and meetings.         Administration, and the Federal
                                         Every year, local governments      Transit Administration. If
1000 Friends of Iowa members have        submit project requests for        citizen input isn’t resulting in
advocated a shift in transportation      federal funding. These projects    changes at the local level, the
investments to create a more balanced    must appear in the LRTP and        public parti-cipation process
                                         are prioritized using a scoring    must be expanded to allow this
transportation system that provides
                                         system.                            to happen.
people with choices about how to get                                            Possible allies in this
where they need to go. The               Pubic Participation:               process include neighborhood
transportation planning process can      Citizens can affect the Long       organizations, transit riders,
                                         Range Transportation Plan and      bicyclists, local business, and
often seem complicated. When citizens
                                         funding programs by becoming       any other partners with an
understand the basic structure and                                          interest in regional
                                         involved in the planning
process, they can be more effective                                         transportation investments.
                                         process. Every MPO may use
advocates for improving our existing     different methods to meet the      continued on page 5
roads and public transportation.         federal requirement for public
                                         notification and participation.
                                             Citizens can study               INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
The Metropolitan Planning
                                         transportation documents like
Organization’s Basic                     the LRTP and lists of projects       Growin’ Times ........................... page 2
Functions                                that went through the scoring        Annual Meeting Registration ....... page 3
Federal regulations require any          process to gain a perspective on
metropolitan area with a                 how the local governments are        Thanks, Stephanie ..................... page 4
population of 50,000 or more to          planning for the future. They        ISU Workshops .......................... page 4
create transportation plans and          can then provide input about
decide on transportation invest-         transportation investments that      Polk County MPO Meets ............. page 5
ments through a Metropolitan             best serve their community’s         Founding Friends .................. pages 6–8
Planning Organization (MPO).             needs.
(Some metro areas in Iowa use                Citizens can offer verbal        Membership Information ............. page 9
the Council of Governments to            comments at public input             Best Development Awards .......... page 10
fulfill these requirements).             meetings and send written
                                                                              Legislative Updates .................. page 10
    Every five years, the agency         comments by mail or email.
creates and approves a Long              Comments to the MPO will be          News from Friends Across Iowa ... page 11
Range Transportation Plan for            circulated amongst all of the
                                                                              Walkable Audits ....................... page 12
the next 25 years. The Plan can          local governments, the Iowa
be amended with proper public            DOT, the Federal Highway
                                                                                                            The Land Use Bulletin 1
  1000 Friends of Iowa                                “Our backgrounds and political affiliations
                                                    GROWIN’diverse. The unifying theme...
                                                    Wildof Ridein Iowa.”
              LaVon Griffieon, President
                                                      concern about the growing problem
             Mary Ellen Miller, Treasurer                    urban sprawl
                             Mason City
               Peter McNally, Secretary
                             Des Moines        by Jonna Higgins-Freese
                BOARD MEMBERS
                 Laura Belin,Des Moines
                   Jenn Bowen, Iowa City
                Keith Forman, Glenwood
                       Erwin Klaas, Ames
               Tricia Lyman, Des Moines
                Jane Reissen, Burlington
             Jim Throgmorton, Iowa City
            Carter Woodruff, Des Moines

                        Minnette Doderer
                                                    W          hat a wild ride! My first few months at 1000
                                                               Friends of Iowa have been some of the busiest,
                                                               most exciting, most challenging of my life. I am
                                                     constantly amazed by Ed, LaVon, and Stephanie’s
             Former State Representative
                          Jeanette Eyerly            knowledge of every possible aspect of land-use issues and
           Author and Retired Journalist
                                 Ed Fallon
                                                     inspired by our broad network of members.
                     State Representative
                            Neil Hamilton
      Professor of Law, Drake University             In addition to 1000 Friends’ impressive accomplishments, I
                               Dave Hurd
Emeritus Chair, Principal Financial Group            am energized by our opportunities. We look forward to
                                Lee Kline
   Retired Farm Broadcaster, WHO Radio
                                                     building more partnerships with planners, commissioners,
                            Mary Lundby              elected officials, and young people interested in community
                            State Senator
                           Andy McKean               revitalization. Of course, these positive partnerships won’t
                    Former State Senator
                         David Osterberg             stop 1000 Friends from opposing irresponsible projects and
             Former State Representative
                           Andrew Varley             practices when we see them.
            Former Speaker of the House
                           George Warren
                   Waterloo Businessman              This is a critical time for the organization — we’re deepening
                           Phil Yerrington
             Former Mayor of Davenport               our current programs and expanding into new areas. Our
                                 STAFF               Board’s goal is to reach 1000 Founding and Renewing
                      Jonna Higgins-Freese
                        Executive Director
                                                     Friends by the end of the year — if you’ve always wanted to
                     Stephanie Weisenbach            become a Founding Friend or intended to renew your annual
                       Program Consultant
                             Jennifer Hyde           commitment, now is the time! If monthly contributions are
                                                     easier for you than an annual gift, please see the information
                 The mission of
             1000 Friends of Iowa                    about our automatic debit option on page 9.
     is to educate the citizens of our state
         about the long-term benefits of
             halting urban sprawl,                   Assisting citizens with land use issues is still the core of our
         conserving and protecting our
      agricultural and natural resources,            mission. Please call if you have questions and we’ll do our
     and revitalizing our cities and towns.
                                                     best to suggest strategies to promote well-planned
                        3524 6th Avenue              development that’s healthy, safe, and fair for everyone.
                 Des Moines, Iowa 50313
                 Telephone 515.288.5364
                  Facsimile 515.288.6362

   2 Spring, 2005M
                                 1000 Friends of Iowa Annual Meeting
                         DRIVING THE DOLLARS:
                 How Citizens Can Influence Transportation Decisions
                                                             Saturday June 11, 2005
                                                             10:00 a.m. –3:00 p.m.
                                             Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames
                                                    1015 N. Hyland Ave., Ames
                                        Reception and Walking Tour 3:00–5:00 p.m.
                                     Somerset Village Clubhouse, 2400 Aspen Road, Ames
                                            Somerset Village was the winner of the
                      1000 Friends of Iowa 2004 Best Development Award for New Residential Development

                                                  Dan Burden
                  The Executive Director of Walkable Communities, Inc. (,
     will give a dramatic and entertaining keynote address outlining his findings from Iowa communities
            and giving practical tips on “road diets,”why roads with fewer lanes are more efficient,
                                 and how to calm traffic using paint and trees.
                            Sponsors of Dan Burden’s visit and the Annual Meeting include the City of Iowa City, the City of Cedar Rapids,
                         the Cedar Rapids Downtown District, the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, and the Linn County Trails Association.

                                                 The day’s events will also include:
                                       Reports on local issues • Workshops • Business Meeting
                                    Recognition of Founding Friends • Best Development Awards

                                                   Iowa-grown          ways
                                                                    (alwa delicious!)
                                            And An Iowa-g rown meal (always delicious!)
                                                       SEE YOU IN AMES!

     Yes! I will attend the annual meeting on June 11th
Name ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Address __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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   Basic $30                                      Sponsor $50+                                         Sadly, I can’t attend, but
   (includes Iowa-Grown Meal)                     (Basic + Special Recognition)                        I have enclosed a contribution of $ _________

                                   Questions? Call us at 515-288-5364 or email us at
Please make your check payable to 1000 Friends of Iowa and mail it (and this form) to: 3524 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50313 by June 1.
                                                                                                                                             The Land Use Bulletin 3
1000 Friends Thanks                                                                   ISU EXTENSION
Stephanie Weisenbach                                                                  INTRODUCTION
                                                                                      TO PLANNING
                                                                                      AND ZONING

                                                                                      T      hese workshops are for local
                                                                                      officials and citizens interested in
                                                                                      learning more about land use planning
                                                                                      and zoning and will provide an
                                                                                      overview of Iowa law; the roles and
                                                                                      responsibilities of the planning
                                                                                      commission, the board of adjustment
                                                                                      and the elected council and board of
                                                                                      supervisors; and technical information
                                                                                      on how to make the land use decision-
                                                                                      making process more effective. Regis-
                                                                                      tration will begin at 5:30pm, with the
                                                                                      program from 6:00 to 8:45. A light
Stephanie Weisenbach explains the impact of a proposed road on the land,              supper will be provided.
residents, wildlife and Polk County taxpayers to a bus-load of interested citizens.
                                                                                      Workshop Schedule

F     or the past year, Stephanie
Weisenbach has served as Pro-
                                             ture, and we wish her well – but
                                             she will be sorely missed.
                                                                                           May 19 Calmar
                                                                                           May 24 Cedar Rapids
                                                                                           May 31 Oskaloosa
                                                                                           June 2    Waterloo
gram Coordinator for 1000                    Stephanie’s many talents are                  June 7    Spencer
Friends. In that time, she has               perhaps best summed up by Jane                June 8    Sioux City
become arguably the state’s top              Clark, Founding Friend and
                                                                                           June 14 Bettendorf
citizen expert on Metropolitan               Sierra Club Iowa Chapter Chair.
                                                                                           June 15 Mt. Pleasant
Planning Organizations,                      She recently wrote: “I have been
Long-Range Transportation
                                                                                           June 22 Mason City
                                             impressed with your attention to
Plans, annexation, and transpor-             detail, your grasp of the issue,
                                                                                           July 18 Ames
tation financing.                            your persistence, your ability to        TBA:
    She has also worked to hold              speak politely and respectfully          Dubuque, Creston & Council Bluffs
the office together and see that             (but firmly) to transportation             For more information contact your local
mailings go out, and she is often            officials and elected officials,                   county extension office,
the first to respond to member               your knowledge of the issue,                     council of governments, or
requests for information and                 your attendance at dozens of                Gary Taylor at the ISU Department of
assistance.                                                                                Community & Regional Planning
                                             meetings, your organization and
                                                                                                 by phone or e-mail at:
    Stephanie is leaving to pursue           your passion.” Best of luck in
her passion for organic agricul-             your future endeavors, Stephanie! or 515/294-2973

4 Spring, 2005M
Polk County Residents ask for Shift in Transportation Investments
                                                                                            Members of the Sierra Club and others
                                                                                            concerned about the proposed North-
                                                                                            east Polk County beltway listen to Scott
                                                                                            Rolfes of the US Army Corps of Engi-
                                                                                            neers (right) describe the natural areas
                                                                                            that would be impacted.

                                                                                                 Ruth Anne Petrak, who owns part of
                                                                                            a century farm in the proposed corridor,
                                                                                            spoke of the need for more development in
                                                                                            established neighborhoods in Des Moines.
                                                                                            Paul Carlson echoed those thoughts,
                                                                                            expressing his concern that development
                                                                                            on the fringe creates a “donut effect”that
                                                                                            harms existing businesses and burdens

O       n March 22, nearly 150 people
        attended a meeting of the Des
        Moines Area Metropolitan
Planning Organization while the
Federal Highway Administration and
                                                  Brad Coulson summarized many of
                                            the comments when he said, “I don’t really
                                            think the comments of those of us who
                                            live near the proposed Northeast Polk
                                            County Beltway route have been heard.”
                                                                                            taxpayers in the urban core. Many
                                                                                            residents spoke of the need to“fix it first”
                                                                                            – to be sure sufficient funds are available
                                                                                            for road repair and maintenance before
                                                                                            additional roads are constructed.
Federal Transit Administration solicited    Jeff Geertz pointed out that less than 2% of         The federal officials’findings regard-
feedback on the MPO’s transportation        the budget for the transportation plan is set   ing the MPO’s process should be available
planning process.                           aside for non-automotive transportation.        in about six weeks.

Driving the Dollars:                          Map provided by the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

continued from pag e 1
continued      pag
    For a description of an MPO
meeting at which 1000 Friends
members expressed their concerns
about the transportation process, see
the above article from Polk County.
    Nine urban areas in Iowa are
required to use the MPO process.
The agencies completing these
functions are:

• Ames Area MPO
• Linn County Regional
  Planning Commission
• Council Bluffs / Omaha                   • Des Moines Area MPO / Dubuque                     If you live in an urban area and
  Metropolitan Area                          Metropolitan Transportation Study               wish to learn about your local MPO,
  Planning Agency                          • Johnson County COG                                               visit
                                           • Siouxland Interstate MPO                 
• Davenport / Quad Cities
  Bi-State Regional Planning               • Iowa Northland Regional                          or contact 1000 Friends of Iowa.
  Commission                                 COG in the Waterloo area.
                                                                                                                      The Land Use Bulletin 5
                                     Meet the Friends of Iowa...Comm
                                     Mark Ackelson                    Jane Brown & Mark Hainey        Gary Dodge                   Chet Guinn
          he 1000 Friends            Mark & Shelley Ackermann         Kenneth Bruene                  Ralph Dorner                 Helen D.Gunderson
          name embodies our          Merlin Ackerson                  Allison Brummel                 David Drake                  Margaret Jean Gurau
                                     Jim & Christa Addy               Larry & Maria Brummel           Tom Dunbar                   Max & Stephanie Guyll
          funding model.             Edith Ahern-Mathews              Winifred Bruner                 Mary Mills Dunea             Tommy Haas
If 1000 people contributed           Susan Ahrens& Tom Carsner        Frank & Edee Brunia             Debra Dunek                  Tom Hadden
                                     Danelda Allen                    Christine Brunner-Luse          Don & Selma Duvick           Phil Hahn
$100 per year to support the         American Farmland Trust          Buena Vista University          Robert Dyas                  John Hall
                                     Douglas Andersen                 Polly Bukta                     Don & Marian Easter          Pat Hamman
organization, we would have          Judy Anderson & Thomas Leffler   Joan Bunke                      Charlene Eblen               Gary & Marcia Hammers
a stable funding source that         Brother David Andrews            Patrick Burke                   Charles Edwards              Donald & Laurena Hammes
                                     Anonymous (9)                    Cecelia Burnett                 Bruce & Marlene Ehresman     Flo Hamrick & Greg Vitale
allows us to provide                 Dr. Michael & Agnes Apicella     Jan Burns                       Susan Ekstrom                Phyllis & Edgar Hansell
                                     Linda Appelgate                  Robert Busch                    John Elken                   Steve & Ellen Hansen
resources to communities,            Mollie Appelgate                 William & Barbara Buss          Bill Ellerman                Muffy & Henry Harmon
organize campaigns,                  Jane Archer                      Lorna Michael Butler            Dave Ellingson               Lawrence & Connie Harryman
                                     Tom & Olivia Atcherson           Fr. Peter Cade                  John Ely, Jr.                George Hass
track legislation, and               Fr. Robert J.Aubrey              Daniel Campion                  Allison Engle                Andrea Hauer
                                     Marlyn Augustine                 Pat & Enid Cancilla                    & Scott Kirkpatrick   Jean Haugland
provide services to people           John & Cathie Ayers              Kimberly Carr                   Paul & Joan Engler           Jack Hauser
across the state working             Rosalie & Don Babcock            Doug & Lorna Caulkins           Cathy & Doug Engstrom        Wayne & Nadine Hawbaker
                                     Pam Baenziger                    Gerald & Lois Caslavka          L.L. Ericsson                Kenneth Haynie
on various land use issues.          Marie Baird                      Margaret L.Cejka                Bruce & Judy Estabrook       Denise Hayward
Currently, we have 682               B.J. Baker III                   Chickasaw County SWCD           Jeannette Eyerly             John Hecklsmiller
                                     David & Kathleen Bakken          Citizens Against The Mall       Leland & Marlene Eyres       Patricia Headley
Founding Friends —donors             Kara Barnes                      Dennis Clark                    David Faldet                         & Ruthanne Harstad
                                     Ron Barry                        Jane Clark                      Ed & Kristin Fallon          Maridee Hegstrom
who have contributed $100 or         Jean & Bill Basinger             Sandy & Al Clarke               Edward & Shirley Fallon      Georgia Helmick
more in at least one year.           Glenda Battles                   Miriam Cline                    Deirdre Farr                 Ina & Urban Helweg
                                     Ann-Marie Baughman               Katherine & James Clifton       David & Rita Feehan          David Hempel
We could not exist without           Judy Beachy                      Dale & Jeannene Cochran         Sandy Fein                   Mark Henderson
                                     Katie Beadle                     William Cole                    Judy Felder                  Mike Henning
their support. We intend to          Bear Creek Archeology            Rev. H. Milton Cole &           Patricia B. Fife             Joe Henry
begin acknowledging them             George & Mirriel Bedell             Rev. Mary Cole-Duvall        Linda Fincham                Jerry Henscheid
                                     Greg & Betty Beisker             Jean Coleman & Brian Ross       Jo Ann Finkenbinder          Terry Hernandez
every year in the newsletter,        Laura Belin                      Terri Combs                     Erle & Jo Ann Fitz           Victoria L.Herring
                                           & Kieran Williams          Pat Cone                        Rob & Susan Fleming          Steven & Karen Herwig
and they will also be honored        John Beltz                       Dan Connell                     Daniel Fliger                Collette Heuertz
at our annual meeting on             Mary Beltz                       Jim Cooper                      Jan & Cornelia Flora         Rick Higgins
                                     Don Beneke                       Michael Coppola                 Mary Flynn                   Jonna & Eric Higgins-Freese
June 11th.                           Adrian & Nancy Bennett           Barbara & Harold Corson         Elizabeth Forell             Highland Park Neighbors
                                     Lance & Connie Benton            Doris Covalt                    Keith & Linda Forman         Cindy Hildebrand
                                     Kay & Roger Berger               Jim & Patty Cownie              John & Aphrodite Forsyth             & Roger Maddux
                                     Etta Berkowitz & Don Mostrom     Philip Cox                      Fritz & Susan Franzen        Tom & Carolyn Hildreth
                                     Richard Berman                   Janice R.Coy                    Susan Franzen                Mary Beth Hill
                                     Lee & Meredith Berryhill         Bob & Carol Crandall            Marcie & Bill Frevert        Gene Hinman
                                     Terry Besser                     Virginia Crouse                 Herbert & Katherine Fromm    Clare Hinrichs & Tom Richard
                                     Nancy Bevin                      Sue R.Crull                     John Fuller                  Martha & Herndon Hippee
                                           & Dennis Peterson          Claire Cumbie-Drake             Mike & Laura Gabor           Historical Downtown
                                     Jane Bibber                             & David Drake            Dave & Anne Gaer                     Keokuk Merchants
We have made every effort to         Steve Bigelow                    Gil Cummings                    Rich Gardner                 Scott Hochstrasser
                                     William & Carla Black                   & Bryan Nichols          Willard & Arlene Garred      Rita Hohenshell
ensure that our donor lists are      Gary Bland                       Kirk & Cathy Cunningham         Liz Garst                    Lin Holmes
accurate and complete. If we have    William                          Dahlberg Family                 Barbara & Nolden Gentry      Mark Holub
made an error, please let us know          & Dianne Blankenship              Limited Partnership      Robert Gernes                Jack Holveck
                                     Jan & Zane Blessum               Maureen & Timothy Daley         Bernie & Clarice Gerstein    Loxi Hopkins
right away and we’ll correct it in   Lee & Joyce Blum                 George Daniels                  Jo & Tom Ghrist              Donald Hotchkiss
the next edition.                    Margo & Don Blumenthal           Bill & Marlene Darby            Robert Gibson                Charis Hovden
                                     Roger & Kitt Boldt               Sister Betty Daugherty          Pat & Richard Gilliland      Catherine Howe
                                     Paul Bognanno                    Inez & Gil Dawes                Roger Gipple                 Jay Howe
                                     Dan & Meredith Borchardt         James & Vicki Davison           Jay & Sarah Gold             Charlotte & Fred Hubbell
                                     Harry & Pam Bookey               Les & Wendee Deal               Joe & Cindy Golding          J.R. Hudson
                                     Tokey Boswell                    Rich & Shirley Dean             Stephen Goltry               Mary Hunt
                                     Arden & Margaret Borgen          Diane Debinski                  Don & Rosie Gooder           Roger Hunt
                                     Ron & Eileen Bowerman                   & James Pritchard        Jean Goodwin                 Jeff Hunter
                                     Jennifer Bowen                   Mark & Kay DeCook               Kirk Grau                    John & Ellen Hunter
                                     Dr. & Mrs. Richard Brandt        Mike & Laura DeCook             Lisa Green-Douglass          Dave Hurd
                                     Drew & Diane Bracken             Robert & Majorie DeMeulenaere          & Tom Douglass        Michael & Hedy Hustedde
                                     Buz Brenton                      Des Moines County SWCD          Sheila Gregan                Mark Ingwerson
                                     Stacy Brenton                    Abe & Louise DeVaul             Lowell & Jane Greimann       Iowa Natural
                                     Stanley & Pamela Bright          Jerry DeWitt                    LaVon Griffieon                      Heritage Foundation
                                     Bob & Sally Brierly              Donald & Bonita Diamond         Craig Griffieon              Laura Jackson
                                     Rod & Joyce Brink                Jan Diamond & Loren Lown        Marty & Sharon Grimm                 & Kamyar Enshayan
                                     Patricia Brockett                Dickinson Soil & Water          J. Barry Griswell            Larry & Jen James
                                           & Barbara Ettleson            Conservation District        Frederick Groat              Lawrence & Barbara James
                                     Al Brody                         Robert Dickson                  John Groninga                Susan & Scott Jasper
                                     Marc Broer                       Jo Dillon                       Betty & Arnie Grundberg      Jill J. Jensen
6 Spring, 2005M
mitted to Solving Land-Use Issues in our State
    Douglas & Karen Jeske          Steven & Marybeth Lytle        Eileen & Dean Nelson                 Deb Ryun                          Ray Thode
    Harriet Jessen                 Naomi & Gene Maahs             Barry Nemmers                        Tony & Vonnie Salem               Robert Thompson
    Peggy & Joe Jester             Drake Mabry                    Larry & Ruth Neppl                   Mary Sand & Von Kaster            Bonnie Thorn
    Charles Johnson                Cathy Mabry McMullen &         Greg Nepstad                         Rachel Sandhorst& Jon Jensen      Jim Throgmorton
    Jim & Jan Johnson                     Clark McMullen          Neumann Monson PC                    Jean Sandstrom & Andy Shaffer     Deborah Tidwell
    Linda Johnson                  Rt. Rev. Edward MacBurney      Doris Jean Newlin                    Charles & Heather Sauer           Jay Tiefenthaler
    Pat & Paul Johnson             Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Mace         Fred & Marjorie Nordstrom            Dwight Saunders                   Andrew Tobias
    Virginia Johnson               R. L. Maddox                   Laura Norian & Jeff Townsend         Meredith Saunders                 Ted Townsend
    Johnson County SWCD            Marilyn Magid                  Cooper Norman                        Elizabeth & Robert Schafer        Bill Tucker
    Gregory Jones                  Riad Mahayni                   Al Oberlander                        Ruth & Ralph Scharnau             Gail Turner
    Stephan & Linda Jones          Margaret Maloney               O’Brien County SWCD                  Dave Schladetzky                  Joyce Turner
    Lloyd & Doris Jungmann         Marcia Martin                  Dan O’Connell                        Pat Schlarbaum                    Kathleen Uehling & Brad Lint
    Karl & Elizabeth Kahler        Joseph & Carolyn Martin        Jim Odefey                           Jacqueline Andre Schmeal          Carolyn Uhlenhake
    Sam Kalainov                   Ray I. & Mary Ann Martin       Mary Jane Odell                      Harold Schneebeck                 James & Nancy Ulring
    Ron & Carol Keller             Mary Mascher                   Wolfgang & Lesia Oesterreich         Ann Schreifels & Hank Kogel       UI Environmental Coalition
    Bill Kelly                     H.K. & Caroline Mason          Mary O’Keefe                         Dorraine Schuling                 Marilyn Upchurch Bird
    Nancy Kemp                     Tom Mathews                    Charles Oldham                       James & Susan Schultz             Mary & Tom Urban
    John Kern                      Chip Mathis                    Susan & Willard Olesen               Leon & Judy Schwartz              Tim Urban
    Donald Keyworth                R. C. Mathis                   Marilyn Oliver                       Joseph & Dianne Seaman            David & Dian Urush
    Charlie Kiepe                  James & Traci Maxted           Victoria Struzynski Olson            Rich & Jackie Seibert             Camille Valley
    Betty Kingston                 Madeline & David Maxwell       Leona Openshaw                       Jerry Sell                        Allen Vander Linden
    Fred Kirschenmann &            David & Jean Mayes             Shellie Orngard                      Corbin Sexton                     Joe Van Ginkel
           Carolyn Raffensperger   Eldon McAfee                   Craig Oskow                          Karen Shaff                       Roberta Vann
    Erwin & Janet Klaas            Mr. & Mrs. B. Gene McAtee      David Osterberg                      Marilyn Shay                      Andrew Varley
    Robert Klein                   George & Janelle McClain       David Otis                           Charlotte Shivvers                Warren Varley
    Lee & Lila Kline               Barb & Pat McClintock          Our Lady’s                           Harry & Charlotte Shnurman        Lisa Veach & Robert Dahlberg
    George Klotzbach               Judy McClure & Jon White              Immaculate Heart Church       Hank, Miguel                      Jon & Margaret Vernon
    Keith Knapp                    Cynthia & William McCoy                Social Justice Committee        & Jane Shuttleworth            Dirk & Adele Ver Steeg
    Bill & Nancy Knapp II          Norm McCoy                     Loran & Janet Parker                 William & Winifred Shuttleworth   Mary Ann Vogel
    Susan Koch Bridgford           Helga McDaniel                 Drew Parks Waseskuk                  Philip & Diana Sickles            Paul & Jill von Ebers
    Carol Kochheiser               Cindy & Dean McDermott         Brian & Skywalker Payne              Becky & Dave Sidney               Virginia Wadsley
    Bob & Marilyn Kollmorgen       Claudette & Patrick McDonald   Walter Pearson                       Silos & Smokestacks               Gracie Wagoner
    Carolyn Krafka                 Janet Mc Donough               Chuck & Mary Ann Peters                 National Heritage Area         Anita Walker
    Larry & Aqueline Krain         Elizabeth McDorman             Darwin & Doris Pfantz                Linda & Bruce Simonton            Donald & Kay Wall
    Keith & Diane Krell               & Barbara Sands             Skip & Lin Phillips                  Timothy Skeers                    Jim & Chris Walters
    David Kruidenier               Kerry McGrath                  Greg Pickett                         Susan Skinner & Mark Movic        George & Mary Ellen Warren
    Carl & Linda Kurtz             Patti McKee & Jon Krieg        Richard Pieart                       Tom Slater                        Warren County Economic Development
    Jerry & Dorrie Lalonde         Bill & Betty McKibben          Nancy & David Pinkerton              Joy Smith & David Rust            Warren Transport Inc.
    Carmen Lampe-Zeitler           Peter & Randi McNally          David Polich                         Bob & Nan Smith                   Carol Watters
           & John Zeitler          Alisa & Josh Meggitt           Jim & Julie Popken                   Elizabeth Smith                   Diane Weiland
    Jerry Lamsa                    Morris & Eileen Mericle        Richard Preston                      Karen Smith                       Fred Weitz
    Tom Langdon                    Edward & Ilse Meyer            Dick & Margaret Prey                 Michael Smith                     George Welch
    Neva Lanning                   Carroll Michalek               James Pullen                         Valerie & Brian Smith             Valerie Welle
    Ted Lare                       Brent & Ann Michelson          R&R Investors, Inc.                  Jeanette Smithson                 Lanora & Donald Welzenbach
    Deb Lassise                    Lyle & Joan Middleton          Scott Raecker                        Jim Sobolik                       Scott & Sandra Wendel
    Blair Lawson                   Mary Middleton                 Linda Railey                         Sashi Solomon & Kevin Eck         Wanda Wendt
    Jack Leaman                    Gay Mikelson                   Robert Railey                        Wallace Spitt                     Western Hills Area XII
    Ike Leighty                    Lee Ann & Richard Mikes        Shannon Ramsay                       D.C. Spriestersbach               Katherine Westholm
    The Leighty Foundation         James & Mary Milani            Jim & Sandra Rasmussen               Judy Stammeyer                    Bill Wheeler
    Constance Leino                Leslie & Pauline Miller        Sue & Al Ravenscroft                 Ellis & Winifred Standing         Duane & Linda Whitaker
    Ann Lennartz                   Mary Ellen Miller              Chuck & Sheila Rayburn               Gib Stanek                        Jayme Whitehead-Jacobi
    Frank Leu                      Ruth Miller                    Charles Read, M.D.                   Patricia Stanley Baldwin          Peter Wickham
    Caroline Levine                Donald & Nancy Miller          The Red Avocado                      Karin Stein & Jonathan Andelson   Paul Wiedemeier
    Jeffery & Diane Lewis          Douglas & Marilyn Miller       Cynthia & Jack Rehm                  Dan & Beth Stence                 David & Corrine Williams
    Lewis A. Jester County Park    Gordon Mills                   Tim Reinders                         Gerald Stevenson                  Stephen & Lee Anne Willson
    Jan Libbey& Tim Landgraf       Michael Mills                  Jeff, Diane, Lauren & Hailee Reist   Pamela & Mark Stewart             Connie Wimer
    Donald & Joanne Lienemann      Milford & Caroline Moen        Rebecca Reynolds                     Mary Kay Stewart                  Lori Winegarden
    James & Susan Lindsay          Marie Molloy                   R. Lucia Riddle                      Gail Stilwill                     Dennis & Gerry Winkeler
    Linn Soil & Water              Lowell & Julie Monke           Norm & Sandy Riggs                   Stephen & Mary Stimmel            Irma Winslow
       Conservation District       Mary Montgomery                Mary Kay Riley                       Rick & Lynne Stinchfield          Wendy Wintersteen
    Eugene & Arlene Lister         Mary Moore & John Schuldt      Robert Riley                         Vernon & Sybil Stone              Don & Danielle Wirth
    Dennis Lockridge               Aletia Morgan                  River Bend Association               Linda Stoops & Brian Walker       Bill Witt
    George & Irene Loder              & David Redlawsk            Morgan Rivers                        Story County SWCD                 Brian & Karen Witzke
    Edward & Anne Loeb             John Morrissey                 Stephen Roberts                      Mark & Susan Stringer             Melissa Wolfe
    Susan & John Loomis            Joann Muldoon                  Jane Robinette & Matt McCright       Elizabeth Stroud                  Woodbury County SWCD
    Marion Love                    Alan & Emily Munson            Ed & Deloris Robins                  Richard & Judith Stuckey          Dawn Work
    Lee & Cindy Lundstrom          James Murdock                  Darrell Rockwell                     Al Sturgeon                       Jan & Joel Wormley
    Erik Lundy                     Tom Murphy                     Frances Roller                       Josephine Sullivan                Sam Wormley
    Hollis Luzecky                 Robert & Rita Murray           Bob & Nadine Rosene                  Ruth Swaner                       Toni Wunder
    Christine Luzzie               Kathleen Murrin                Pam Rosmann                          Rod & Eileen Swoboda              Wilbur & Charlotte Young
           & Patrick Bauer         Robert & Connie Mutel          Don Ross                             Matt Tapscott                     Jim & Louise Zaffiro
    Jo & Paul Lydon                Michael E. Myszewski           Jeremy Rounds                        Dawn Taylor                       Joann & Robert Zager
    Mark & Jeanne Lyle             Blane Nansel                   Barbara Royal & Deidre Fudge         Taylor County SWCD                Dave & Lin Zahrt
    Tricia Lyman                   Judi & Hamid Nayeri            Anne Rozeboom & John Morrow          Bill & Jane Teaford               Douglas & Emilie Zehr
    Beth Lynch                     Jon & Mary Neiderbach          John Ruan II                         Carole Teator                     Hazel Zimmerman
    Nancy & Richard Lynch          Don & Linda Nelson             John Ruan III                        Angela & John Tedesco             Wendy Zohrer
    Lyon County SWCD               Donna & Vern Nelson            Richard Ryan                         David & Judy Thayer
                                                                                                                                                    The Land Use Bulletin 7
      Thanks                       $500+
                                   The Alben F. Bates &
                                      Clara G. Bates Foundation
                                                                    James & Susan Lindsay
                                                                    Christine Luzzie &
                                                                         Patrick Bauer
                                                                                                   Margaret L. Cejka
                                                                                                   Terry & Frank Cicciarelli
                                                                                                   Dale & Jeannene Cochran
                                                                                                                                      Linda & Dale McKinney
                                                                                                                                      Mick & JoAnn McNiel
                                                                                                                                      Colin Meginnis
                                                                    Mark & Jeanne Lyle             Angela Corio                       Barb & Walter Mendenhall
      to these                     Laura Belin & Kieran Williams
                                   Ed & Kristin Fallon
                                   Iowa Foundation For Education,
                                                                    Tricia Lyman
                                                                    Drake Mabry
                                                                    Cathy Mabry McMullen &
                                                                                                   John & Dorothy Creswell
                                                                                                   Robert & Virginia Crouse
                                                                                                   Sue R. Crull
                                                                                                                                      Ruth Miller
                                                                                                                                      Ned Miller
                                                                                                                                      Diane Mumm
    generous                          Environment & The Arts
                                   Erwin & Janet Klaas
                                                                         Clark McMullen
                                                                    Margaret Maloney
                                                                    R.C. Mathis
                                                                                                   Bill & Marlene Darby
                                                                                                   Dan DeCook
                                                                                                   Gretchen Demkiewicz
                                                                                                                                      Tom Murphy
                                                                                                                                      Larry & Janet Neeley
                                                                                                                                      Joanne Nelson

 friends who                       $251–500
                                   Kay & Roger Berger
                                   James & Vicki Davison
                                                                    Mr. & Mrs. B. Gene McAtee
                                                                    Cynthia & William McCoy
                                                                    Kerry McGrath
                                                                                                   Patricia Dochterman
                                                                                                   Jean Hagert Dow
                                                                                                   Jim Drees
                                                                                                                                      Joyce Nielsen
                                                                                                                                      Dale & Sonya Nimrod
                                                                                                                                      John Norwood

 contributed                       Bernie & Clarice Gerstein
                                   Charlotte & Fred Hubbell
                                   Ann Lennartz
                                                                    Bill & Betty McKibben
                                                                    Morris & Eileen Mericle
                                                                    Edward & Ilse Meyer
                                                                                                   Dee Dreeszen
                                                                                                   Llyod & Lualis Dumenil
                                                                                                   Cathy & Doug Engstrom
                                                                                                                                      Roger & Bernita Ohde
                                                                                                                                      Kathy & Joel Olah
                                                                                                                                      Rebecca & Steve Oliver

         from                      Edward & Anne Loeb
                                   Naomi & Gene Maahs
                                   George & Janelle McClain
                                                                    Donald & Nancy Miller
                                                                    Mary Ellen Miller
                                                                    Gordon Mills
                                                                                                   Linda Evans
                                                                                                   Edward & Shirley Fallon
                                                                                                   Mary Fanter
                                                                                                                                      Charles & Jane Olsen
                                                                                                                                      Roy Overton
                                                                                                                                      Kevin Owens
                                                                    Kevin Monson                   Deirdre Farr                       John & Judith Panning
 Nov. 1, 2004                      Peter & Randi McNally
                                   Mary Kay Riley                   Mary Moore & John Schuldt
                                                                    Aletia Morgan &
                                                                         David Redlawsk
                                                                                                   Judy Felder
                                                                                                   Jo Ann Finkenbinder
                                                                                                   Marguerite Fitch
                                                                                                                                      Loran & Janet Parker
                                                                                                                                      Dale & Mary Patrick
                                                                                                                                      Mel & Bonnie Pearson
     through                       $100–250
                                   Dickinson Soil & Water
                                        Conservation District
                                                                    Robert & Connie Mutel
                                                                    Donna & Vern Nelson
                                                                    Eileen & Dean Nelson
                                                                                                   Craig A. Fleishman
                                                                                                   Jim Flinspach
                                                                                                   Jennifer Fraterrigo & Jim Miller
                                                                                                                                      Michael Pecenka
                                                                                                                                      Erin Peiffer
                                                                                                                                      Ruth Anne & Ron Petrak

Mar. 15, 2005                      Mark & Shelley Ackermann
                                   Judy Anderson & Thomas Leffler
                                   Linda Applegate
                                                                    Barry Nemmers
                                                                    Larry & Ruth Neppl
                                                                    Doris Jean Newlin
                                                                                                   Holly Fuchs
                                                                                                   Mike & Laura Gabor
                                                                                                   Elwood & Cindy Garlock
                                                                                                                                      LeAnn & Charles Phillips
                                                                                                                                      Dean & Jean Prestemon
                                                                                                                                      Steve Quiner
                                   Marlyn Augustine                 Wolfgang & Lesia               Tim Garner                         Loree Rackstraw
                                   Rosalie & Don Babcock                 Oesterreich               Willard & Arlene Garred            Paul & Marsha Readhead
                                   Jean & Bill Basinger             David Osterberg                Bill Gilbert                       Julia & Tom Rendon
                                   Mary Beltz                       David Otis                     Chuck & Bonnie Glatz               Norm & Sandy Riggs
                                   John Beltz                       Chuck & Mary Ann Peters        Jerry & Sue Green                  Darrell Rockwell
                                   Adrian & Nancy Bennett           Skip & Lin Phillips            Claudia Greenig                    Frances Roller
                                   Lance & Connie Benton            Nancy & David Pinkerton        Eric Gunderson                     Sue Rybolt, CPA
                                   Richard Berman                   Jim & Julie Popken             Margaret Jean Gurau                Pat Schlarbaum
                                   William & Carla Black            James Pullen                   Thomas Gust                        Larry Schlatter
                                   Kenneth Bruene                   Jeff, Diane, Lauren &          Jim Hackett                        Randy Schon
                                   Pat & Enid Cancilla                   Hailee Reist              Phil Hahn                          Dennis Schrodt
                                   Doug & Lorna Caulkins            Anne Rozeboom &                Marjorie Halstead                  Leon & Judy Schwartz
                                   Linn Soil & Water                     John Morrow               Barbara & Gilbert Hans             Thomas & Marian Scott
                                        Conservation District       Marilyn Shay                   Bonnie Harmon                      Linda Seaverson & John
                                   Miriam Cline                     Charlotte Shivvers             Muffy & Henry Harmon               McClelland
                                   William Cole                     Philip & Diana Sickles         Lois & Wendell Harms               Erma Selser
                                   Rev. H. Milton Cole              Linda & Bruce Simonton         Maridee Hegstrom                   William & Winifred Shuttleworth
                                        & Rev. Mary Cole-Duvall     Susan Skinner & Mark Movic     Janice Heikes & Lee Zook           Karen Smith
                                   Doris Covalt                     Valerie & Brian Smith          Nancy & Michael Heimbaugh          Barbara Smith
                                   Dahlberg Family                  Sashi Solomon & Kevin Eck      Louis Hellwig                      Virginia Soelberg
                                        Limited Partnership         D.C. Spriestersbach            Mary Freimuth Helt                 Linus Solberg
                                   Mike & Laura DeCook              Mark & Susan Stringer          Mark Henderson                     Earl & Myrna Solberg
                                   Robert Dickson                   Rod & Eileen Swoboda           Joe Henry                          Wallace Spitt
                                   Mary Mills Dunea                 Bill & Jane Teaford            Rob & Kate Hogg                    Karen Stafford
                                   Don & Selma Duvick               Jim Throgmorton                Rebecca & Terry Holdridge          Karen & Bill Stansbery
                                   John Ely, Jr.                    Joyce Turner                   Colleen Horrell                    Larry Stone
                                   Bruce & Judy Estabrook           Marilyn Upchurch Bird          C. Dean & Evelyn Huffman           John & Elizabeth Stratton
                                   Rob & Susan Fleming              David & Dian Urush             Ruth Huston                        Frank & Jeanette Strong
                                   Susan Franzen                    Joe Van Ginkel                 Mary Ann Hynes                     Josephine Sullivan
  We have made every effort to     Liz Garst                        Lisa Veach & Robert Dahlberg   Vern Jackson                       Ruth Swaner
ensure that our donor lists are    Shelia Gregan                    Paul & Jill von Ebers          Norm & Sue Jensen                  Lisa & Bill Tegtmeier
                                   Lowell & Jane Greimann           Jim & Chris Walters            Pat & Paul Johnson                 Doloros Thomas
 accurate and complete. If we      Betty & Arnie Grundberg          Stephen & Lee Anne Wilson      Teresa Judge-Ellis &               Carl Tipton
 have made an error, please let    Chet Guinn                       Wendy Wintersteen                   Alan Ellis                    Maynard Ukena, DDS
                                   Helen D. Gunderson               Jan & Joel Wormley             Sandra Keist                       Donald & Kay Wall
 us know right away and we’ll      Patricia Headley &               Joann & Robert Zager           Leanne Kennard                     Jane Wallerstedt
 correct it in the next edition.        Ruthann Harstad                                            Fred Kirschenmann &                Ferol Wegner
                                   John Hecklsmiller                                                    Carolyn Raffensperger         Fredrick Wegner
                                   David Hempel
                                                                    $1–99                          Georgie Klevar                     Jim Wheeler
                                   Jonna & Eric Higgins-Freese      Merlin Ackerson                Ken & Merrilyn Kness               David & Connie Williams
                                   J.R. Hudson                      Alice Akers &                  Leonard Konopa                     Robert Willis
                                   Michael & Hedy Hustedde               Judith Akers Berger       Carl & Linda Kurtz                 Olive Wilson
                                   Larry & Jen James                Kathryn Andre                  Frederic LaCroix                   Don & Danielle Wirth
                                   Harriet Jessen                   Fr. Robert J. Aubrey           Lon Larson                         Mary & Greg Woolever
                                   Peggy & Joe Jester               Jim & Nancy Baker              Lucie Laurian                      Dave & Lin Zahrt
                                   Nancy Kemp                       Roger & Kitt Boldt             Blair Lawson                       Wendy Zohrer
                                   Robert Klein                     Richard & Phyllis Braverman    Lehman Farms Ltd.
                                   Carol Kochheiser                 Marc Broer                     Nels & Patricia Lersten
                                   Jerry & Dorrie Lalonde           Mary Brubaker                  Jan Lovell
                                   Neva Lanning                     Frank & Edee Brunia            Jack Ludgate
                                                                    Nicki Button                   Madeline & David Maxwell
                                                                    Paul & Patsy Carlson           Judy McClure & Jon White

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                      MATCHING GRANT
Your contribution automatically increases!
  Thanks to a generous matching grant from the Iowa Foundation for Education, Environment & the Arts,
                 all contributions to 1000 Friends of Iowa will be matched on a 2:1 basis.
      For example, for any contribution of $100, the Foundation will contribute an additional $50!
          Says Laura Belin, President of the Foundation, “We feel that 1000 Friends’ hard work
        on development issues will pay off in the long run . . . thanks for fighting the good fight!”
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Clip and mail with your tax deductible check, payable to: 1000 Friends of Iowa / 3524 6th Avenue / Des Moines, IA 50313

                            We are now over 1,000 members in 75 counties.
                  Our board has set a goal to reach 1000 Founding Friends in 2005.
                 Of course we gratefully accept annual members at $20 and up as well.
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                                                                                                                                           The Land Use Bulletin 9
Nominations for
                                             LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:
2005                                             These are some of the issues        Seed varieties unapproved for
Best Development                             1000 Friends has been tracking.
                                             For further information on legisla-
                                                                                     human consumption, such as
                                                                                     pharmaceutical crops, bring the
Awards                                       tive activity, sign up to receive our
                                             e-mailed Public Policy Updates, or
                                                                                     threat of contamination to any
                                                                                     neighboring farmer and this bill
                                             look them up on the KFOI web site       would take away any form of local

T         he Best Development Awards         (                         control.
          program is a great opportunity         Cuts proposed to Community              DOT proposal: The DOT has
          to reward cities, companies, and   Main Street budget: The Main            requested $9 million to move a
individuals implementing 1000 Friends’       Street program has been directed to     Department of Motor Vehicle
ideals to make Iowa a better state.          prepare a budget reflecting a 15%       office from an urban neighbor-
                                             cut from last year’s funding. The       hood to a greenfield on the urban
2004 Recipients                              cuts would come from the technical      fringe in Polk County. The plan
                                             assistance program, which Main          would require more than $600,000
New Residential: Freidrich / Iowa Realty
                                             Street Communities use to hire          in annual federal transit funds to
for Somerset Village in Ames,
                                             consultants to create fundraising       provide bus service to the facility.
a neo-traditional subdivision
                                             plans, learn how to organize and        These funds would come from the
Renovated Residential:                       market special events, attract and      state’s total pool of transit fund-
NuStyle Development and InVision             retain businesses, etc.                 ing, decreasing the amount avail-
Architecture for its renovation of the           Local Control of Land Use:          able to other transit systems in the
former high school in Sioux City into the    House File 642 would prohibit           state. The budget passed despite
Castle on the Hill Apartments                local governments from regulating       questions about the process used
                                             agricultural seed. This bill has        to select the site, budget numbers,
Renovated Commercial/Civic:
                                             passed both legislative chambers        and options to retain the facility in
Opera House Players and the
                                             and been signed by the governor.        an already-developed area.
City of Elkader for the renovation of
their historic opera house
New Commercial/Civic:
Iowa Municipal Utilities for its“green”
building in Ankeny                           Land Use                                   SMART GROWTH
Leadership:                                                                               RESOURCE
Ken Stone, Professor Emeritus,
Iowa State University, for his life long
                                             in the News                                  AVAILABLE
efforts studying rural and small town
economics.                                   Thanks to a generous donation from            Smart Growth America
                                             Laura Belin and Kieran Williams,             now has a CD that collects
To submit a nomination in any of the         1000 Friends of Iowa has joined the
above categories, please mail or e-mail as   Iowa News Service. Over the next               a variety of resources
much of the following information as you     year, we will be able to place up to       pertaining to various aspects
know by May 20 to the Des Moines office      12 radio stories on land-use issues
or Name of the                                                                of smart growth —
                                             using this service.
development, location, owner and/or              A story we pitched regarding             including transportation,
architect, contact information for you       the DOT’s proposed move of a             historic preservation and schools.
and a representative of the project, and a   driver’s license station from a core
brief summary of how the project meets       neighborhood of Des Moines to the                   Simply go to
KFOI’s mission and the Smart Growth          suburban fringe was played on 42
criteria (listed on our webpage —            stations.                                 and click on the “Free CD” link If available, pictures are          Listen for other stories
encouraged as they truly are worth a         throughout the year — they may be                    to sign up.
thousand words.                              due to this service!
10 Spring, 2005M
 NEWS FROM FRIENDS ACROSS IOWA                                                        Iowa City

                                                                                                  Iowa City:
Ankeny:                            Ankeny                                                ROSES & THISTLES
                                                                   Kudos to the City of Iowa City, which has proposed
ANNEXATION                                                     a code that provides incentives for walkable, mixed-
APPROVED                                                       use, compact development. Residents may want to watch
    In January, the City Development Board approved            for and attend public meetings, as the Home Builders
the annexation of 291 acres of land. On March 22, the          Association opposes the recommendations.
Planning & Zoning Commission approved the first plat               And...
for 54 lots, which will be Ankeny’s first conservation             The City of Iowa City recently agreed to sell land for
design subdivision. The plat was approved before the           a Wal-Mart Supercenter to replace the current Wal-Mart.
deadline for citizens to contest the City Development          The land will be located in an area currently designated
Board’s decision.                                              for airport-related development. Local citizens are
                                                               organizing to oppose the rezoning because it is
                   Dallas County       Dallas County:          inconsistent with the comprehensive plan and would be
                                                               detrimental to Iowa City’s downtown and locally owned
                                           AIRPORT             businesses.
                                                                                Cedar Rapids / Iowa City
     Concerned Citizens of Dallas County are continuing
to educate their community about an unneeded new                                      Cedar Rapids/Iowa City:
airport proposal. They are opposed to the airport for a                               IDENTIFYING ISSUES
variety of reasons, including the lack of need (five other     Submitted by KFOI Member Vern Jackson
airports with additional hangar capacity exist within a        1000 Friends of Iowa sponsored a meeting on March 2 in
25 mile radius), loss of 1000 acres of prime agricultural      the North Liberty Community Center to gather input from
ground, projected tax increases, depreciation of               members in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas.
sur rounding property values, and questionable                      The meeting opened with some historical and over-
“economic development” resulting from an airport at            view comments provided by KFOI President LaVon
this location. Further information can be found by going       Griffieon. Board member Jim Throgmorton served as the
to”                                     meeting facilitator to capture the concerns of those par-
                                                               ticipating in the meeting, together with comments as to
Okoboji:                                                       actions that may be helpful in addressing the issues.
                                                                    The subjects that were most frequently identified by
LAKEFRONT                                                      those in attendance include:
RE-ZONING                                                       • Transportation: the desire for ‘complete’
Citizens are concerned about a request to rezone 70               transportation systems that recognize the needs of
acres along the shore of East Lake Okoboji from                   pedestrians and cylists.
agricultural to “Resort Enterprise” to make way for 560
                                                                • Farmland preservation: Preservation of farmland and
condominium units and an indoor water park. The land
                                                                  land-use plans that include local food production
includes 2600 feet of shoreline and oak savannah.
Citizens successfully advocated for developers to be            • Sense of Place: Preservation and revitalization of
required to complete a study of environmental, social,            viable and attractive small towns; preservation of the
and traffic impacts of the proposed project.                      unique character of all Iowa communities
                                                                • Cooperative Planning among town, county, and state
                                      Pella:                    • School location and zoning that promotes
                              44 ACRES FOR                         “smart growth”
                           SUPER WAL-MART                       KFOI plans to sponsor several meetings of this type to
    The Pella Planning & Zoning Commission recently            allow members to get to know each other better, get a sense
recommended rezoning 44 acres to allow a Super Wal-            of priority concerns, and gather input as to actions that
Mart to be built. The land is currently designated for resi-   are most effective.
dential and green space in the comprehensive plan.
                                                                                                           The Land Use Bulletin 11
                                                                                               U.S. Postage
                                                                                              Des Moines, IA
                                                                                              Permit No. 4996

1000 Friends of Iowa
3524 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313


    MANY                                           Five Iowa Communities to
                                                   Host “Walkable Audits”
                                                   Dan Burden, Executive Director of Walkable
                                                   Communities, Inc. (
                                                   will visit five Iowa communities and
 Our volunteers fold and stuff envelopes, design   organizations in June to provide advice on how to
          brochures, make phone calls,             build “complete streets”that are safe for pedestrians
                                                   and bicyclists as well as cars.
        enter data, provide tech support,
  consult on fundraising, design the newsletter,   Please thank these communities and other sponsors
 and make many other priceless contributions to    for their support, and watch for further informa-
                the organization!                  tion about how you can participate!
                                                   June 8 — Morning: Ankeny
      The Ankeny 4-H Club, Chris Breitbach,                  Afternoon: TBA
     Kristine Chiafos, Michelle Cole, J.R. Feld,   June 9 — Morning: Cedar Rapids
    Susan Koch Bridgford, Eric Higgins-Freese,               Afternoon: Iowa City
      Naomi Leiserowitz, Jennifer Neumann,         June 10 — Morning: Waterloo
        Ruth Anne Petrak, Jessica Rundlett,        June 11 — 1000 Friends Annual Meeting
      Kim Sheehan, Gail Turner, Jeanne Uhl,                  (see details on page 3)
           Lorraine Walizer & Bob Willis
12 Spring, 2005M

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