Johnson County Seeking Public Input on Justice Center Idea

By Gregg Hennigan, Reporter

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IOWA CITY – Johnson County officials are seeking public input on the county’s jail and courthouse needs following two defeats at the ballot box.

Seven meetings will be held at spots throughout the county this month, according to a news release. The first is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 10 at Iowa City’s City Hall, 410 E. Washington St., with supervisors Janelle Rettig and John Etheredge present.

Voters in November and May defeated county proposals to fund a criminal justice center with more jail and court space than the existing county courthouse and jail.

The other meetings are:

7-8:30 p.m., Aug. 13, North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St.

10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 14, Solon Public Library, 320 W. Main St.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 19, Coralville Public Library, 1401 Fifth St.

9-10:30 a.m. Aug. 23, Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center, 28 S. Linn St., Iowa City.

4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Johnson County Administration Building, 913 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City.

6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 26, Lone Tree Community Building, 203 ½ N, Devoe St.

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