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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Waterloo Continues Work on University Avenue

The City of Waterloo and their contractor will continue work on the reconstruction of the University Avenue Reconstruction Project from Midway Drive to Hwy 63, in Waterloo starting the week of March 30, 2020. Below is the impact the project will have on C...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Cedar Falls Downtown Streetscape Moves Forward with Construction

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The 2020 Cedar Falls Downtown Streetscape construction project, which will include updating the sidewalk along the downtown Parkade, is set to kick off on March 30, 2020. 

The project is part of a collaborative effort from both the City of Cedar F...

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Our City News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Cedar Falls Yard Waste Collection Resumes April 6

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Curbside yard waste collection in Cedar Falls will resume Monday, April 6. Collection takes place on Mondays from April – November. From July through September, carts will be up picked up every other Monday. From April 6 – April 30, re...

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Our City News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Water Reclamation Facility Reminds Public to Not Flush ‘Flushable’ Wipes

As the community works through the COVID-19 emergency, the Cedar Falls Water Reclamation Facility would like to send out a quick reminder that only human waste and toilet paper should be flushed down your toilets.Though some may be labeled as “f...

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Our City News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Deadline to Renew Pet Licenses Extended

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the City of Cedar Falls has extended the deadline for renewing pet licenses to June 30, 2020.

Currently Cedar Falls City Hall is closed to the public; however, residents may continue to renew their pet license by mail and the...

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Our City News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Cedar Falls Public Safety Now Offering Online Reporting

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To help provide additional protection against exposure opportunities of COVID-19, Cedar Falls Public Safety is now offering the ability for individuals to report crimes online. The form is available at www.cedarfalls.com/1533/Report-a-Crime. It can also b...

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Our City News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

City of Waterloo Resumes University Avenue Construction

The City of Waterloo and their contractor will resume work on the reconstruction of the University Avenue Reconstruction Project Phases 1 and 2 from Midway Drive to Evergreen Avenue and begin Phase 3 from Evergreen Avenue to Hwy 63.

For the week of March 2...

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Our City News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Cedar Falls Election Rescheduled to July 7

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 Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate has rescheduled the Cedar Falls council-at-large vacancy election to July 7.

The election to fill the seat vacated when Rob Green was elected mayor was originally scheduled for March 24, and then moved a week to ...

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Our City News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Cedar Falls City Council to Hold Virtual Special Meeting

The Cedar Falls City Council will hold a special meeting on March 20, 2020, at 4:00 PM to discuss a resolution modifying enforcement of parking ordinances in the city. 

The resolution would temporarily suspend parking enforcement in the College Hi...

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Our City News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Updated Location for Cedar Falls Special Election

UPDATED March 20, 2020: Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate has rescheduled the Cedar Falls council-at-large vacancy election to July 7. Absentee ballots already voted and those currently being requested and sent to voters will all be valid and will be coun...

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Our City News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Cedar River Projected to Hit 90. 6 FT March 23

The staff at the City of Cedar Falls is aware of the projected river level of the Cedar River and has started the process of following our flood emergency preparedness procedures. 

The Cedar River is projected to hit 90.6 feet on Monday, March 23,...

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Our City News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Use of City Playground Equipment Prohibited Due to COVID-19

To help minimize the risk of COVID-19 to children, the City of Cedar Falls will be prohibiting the use of playground equipment in city parks until further notice, effective immediately. 

 In the interest of public health, the City will al...

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Our City News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Cedar Falls Special Election Postponed

UPDATE March 20, 2020: 

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate has rescheduled the Cedar Falls council-at-large vacancy election to July 7. Absentee ballots already voted and those currently being requested and sent to voters will all be valid and will...

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Our City News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Order Issued by Iowa Governor Regarding COVID-19

In accordance with the emergency order issued by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds on March 17, 2020, the City of Cedar Falls will instate the following actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our state. These actions will be effective Noon on March 17...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Cedar Falls Closing City Buildings to Public

To help prevent the exposure opportunities of COVID-19, the City of Cedar Falls will be closing facilities to the public effective March 17, 2020, until at least April 10, 2020.

The facilities affected by this will be:

  • Cedar Falls City Hall
  • Cedar Falls Publi...
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Our City News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Cedar Falls To Close Certain Facilities Following Spring Break

To help decrease the exposure opportunities of COVID-19, the Cedar Falls Public Library, Community Center, Hearst Center for the Arts, and Cedar Falls Recreation and Fitness Center will be closed to the public for two weeks following Spring Break. Please ...

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Our City News
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Cedar Falls Prepares for COVID-19

The City of Cedar Falls has been working with state and county agencies to prepare for the likely arrival of COVID-19 to our area. While no city services have been impacted at this time, the Cedar Falls Public Safety Services Department is monitoring the ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

2020 Construction Phase 1 Begins

Beginning, Monday, March 16th, 2020, the Iowa DOT’s contractor will be starting the first phase of 2020 construction by closing down N College Street at the intersection of W 1st Street/HWY 57. In order for the contractor to begin, a full closur...

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Our City News
Posted on: March 11, 2020

Rising River Levels

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The Cedar River is projected to hit 89 feet on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The expectant water level will likely cover the bike path at George Wyth Park as well as the road at 1712 and 1118 Cottage Row Road. In this event, the city will be closing both the...

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Our City News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Cedar Falls Public Safety Update

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On February 20, 2020, the Cedar Falls City Council voted to pass Resolution #21,893 during a special council meeting. The resolution approved the immediate implementation of the Public Safety Program including reorganization of the Public Safety Departmen...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Cedar Falls Public Safety Performs Ice Rescue

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On February 23rd, 2020 at 6:24 p.m., Cedar Falls Public Safety was advised that two subjects had fallen through the ice at Big Woods Lake.  Cedar Falls Public Safety, Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office, and Mercy One EMS arrived on scen...

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Our City News
Posted on: February 19, 2020

City Council to Hold Special Meeting

On February 17, 2020, during the Cedar Falls City Council Work Session, the council voted to set a special meeting which will take place at 6:00 PM on February 20, 2020, in the City Hall Council Chambers.

The council voted to hold the special meeting to di...

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Our City News
Posted on: February 18, 2020

Cedar Falls Special Election Date Set

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During the Cedar Falls City Council meeting on January 6, 2020, the council voted to appoint an individual to the vacant At-Large position. The appointment nomination took place during the council meeting on January 20, 2020, at which time the council vot...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Cedar Falls to Hold Special Election

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The Cedar Falls City Clerk’s Office received a “Petition requesting Special Election to fill a vacancy in the office of Council Member At Large for the City of Cedar Falls Iowa” on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

The petition was...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Cedar Falls Receives Petition for Special Election

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The Cedar Falls City Clerk’s Office received a “Petition requesting Special Election to fill a vacancy in the office of Council Member At Large for the City of Cedar Falls Iowa” on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

Any written obje...

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Our City News
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Imagine College Hill Public Kick-Off Meeting

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 Join us for the Imagine College Hill Public Kick-Off meeting on January 29, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at the UNI:CEEE building (located at 8106 Jennings Drive). The project takes ideas and feedback from the community to help assist in the efforts...

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Our City News
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Information on Petition for Special Election

During the Cedar Falls City Council meeting on January 6, 2020, the council voted to appoint an individual to the vacant At-Large position. The appointment nomination took place during the council meeting on January 20, 2020, at which time the council vot...
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Our City News
Posted on: January 21, 2020

City Council Appoints Nick Taiber to At-Large Position

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During the Cedar Falls City Council meeting on January 6, 2020, the council voted to appoint an individual to the vacant At-Large position. 

The appointment nomination took place during the council meeting on January 20, 2020, at which time the co...

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Posted on: January 20, 2020

Cedar Falls Crime Drops 1.63% in 2019

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In 2019, crimes in Cedar Falls dropped 1.63% with 2,115 reportable crimes. There were 18,620 total calls for service, an increase of 2.56% over the previous year. Arrests decreased by 3.18% with 944 total arrests.

Overall, crime in Cedar Falls has decrease...

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Our City News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Cedar Falls Kicks Off Imagine College Hill! Community Design Charrette

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The City of Cedar Falls is inviting the community to attend the public kick-off workshop for Our Cedar Falls: Imagine College Hill! on January 29, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, at UNI CEEE (located at 8106 Jennings Drive, on the south side of the UNI cam...

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Our City News
Posted on: January 15, 2020

City Council At-Large Appointment Process

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During the Cedar Falls City Council meeting on January 6, 2020, the council voted to appoint an individual to the vacant At-Large position. The appointment nominations will begin during the City Council meeting on January 20, 2020.

Candidate nominations fo...

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Our City News
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Hazardous Trees on Private Property

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In late August and early September 2019, Cedar Falls city staff conducted a windshield survey of private property in Cedar Falls and established a database identifying hazardous trees to notify property owners of requirements for removal. In early January...

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Our City News
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Sanitary Sewer Lining Project

The Cedar Falls Public Works Department annual lining project will be impacting traffic in the downtown area throughout the day on Thursday, January 9th. The work is expected to be completed by 6:00 PM. This project involves the rehabilitation of sanitary...

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Our City News
Posted on: January 7, 2020

City Council Votes on At-Large Seat Vacancy

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The Cedar Falls City Council has voted to appoint an individual to the vacant At-Large Council seat. The decision came during the city council meeting held on January 6, 2020.

Consideration for the appointment will be made during the Cedar Falls City Counc...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Cedar Falls Public Library Going Fine-Free

The American Library Association promotes removing barriers to access to information and library services, especially overdue fines. The Cedar Falls Public Library staff, Trustees, and Friends of the Library endorse this position, so beginning January 1, ...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Cedar Falls At-Large Council Vacancy Update

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Cedar Falls Mayor-elect Rob Green will begin his mayoral term on January 2, 2020. Mayor-elect Green had served in the Cedar Falls City Council At-Large position, with his term running from January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2021.

In order to serve as Mayor, ...

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Our City News
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Hazardous Trees on Private Property

This year you may have noticed a decline in the health of ash trees or other trees on your private property.  City staff continues to remove public trees on the street right of way (the area between the sidewalk and curb) that are or will soon be...

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Our City News
Posted on: December 12, 2019

Cedar Falls Adds Downtown Public Electric Vehicle Charger

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The City of Cedar Falls and Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU) have collaborated to bring a public electric vehicle charger to downtown Cedar Falls.

The recently installed dual-port Level 2 charger is located on West Second Street across from City Hall. The charg...

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Our City News
Posted on: December 11, 2019

If it wags, it needs a tag!

Pets four months or older are required to be licensed annually by January 1; fees double on April 1.

To purchase a license in person, stop by City Hall at 220 Clay Street, Monday–Friday from 8 am–5 pm.

When licensing your pet, please provide the following i...

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Our City News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Cedar Falls Police Investigating Shooting: Update with Name

On December 4, 2019, at 9:17 PM, officers with the Cedar Falls Police were dispatched to 112 Main Street #2 on a shots fire call. When officers arrived on scene they learned that a male had been shot. The suspect(s) fled the area before officers arrived. ...

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Our City News
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Cedar Falls Fire Rescue Responds to Residential Fire at 8024 Slap Tail Trail.

On November 22nd, 2019 at approximately 9:13PM, firefighters and Public Safety Officers responded to a report of a residential fire at 8024 Slap Tail Trail, owned by Ken Lockard.

The initial 911 calls reported that the living room and house was on fire and...

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Our City News
Posted on: November 5, 2019

New Features Available on the Cedar Falls Mobile App

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Stay connected with the Cedar Falls free mobile app, Cedar Falls on the Go, now with new features!  

The app allows for convenient access to interactive city maps, job openings, FAQs, calendars, events for the whole family, and more. Users can als...

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Our City News
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Cedar Falls Public Safety Makes Donation to the Beyond Pink TEAM

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The Cedar Falls Public Safety Department is proud to announce that they will donate $2,863.48 to the Beyond Pink TEAM.

During the month of October, the Public Safety Department sold bright pink versions of their uniform patches to raise money for ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

University Avenue Wins International Award

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The City of Cedar Falls is excited to announce that the University Avenue reconstruction project has been named the winner in the Roads and Highways category of Bentley Systems, Incorporated Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards program.

“This is a ...

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Our City News
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Cedar Falls Hosts Streetscape Construction Informational Meeting

The City of Cedar Falls is hosting a streetscape and road construction informational meeting on Thursday, November 7, from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

All members of the public are welcome to attend this informational meeting;...

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Our City News
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Cedar Falls to Participate In National Drug Take Back Event

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The Cedar Falls Public Safety Department will once again participate in a national effort to remove potentially dangerous drugs from our nation’s medicine cabinets by hosting a National Drug Take Back Event. According to the 2018 National Survey...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Cedar Falls Public Safety Visits Area Schools for Fire Prevention Week

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To help provide education on fire prevention, the Cedar Falls Public Safety Department visited several area elementary schools this week to discuss emergency planning and practicing.

The visits were scheduled during National Fire Prevention Week, October 6...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Parking Improvements Coming to the College Hill District

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The City of Cedar Falls has partnered with the University of Northern Iowa and the College Hill Partnership to implement parking improvements in the Cedar Falls College Hill district.

The City conducted an independent parking study of the district to asses...

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Our City News
Posted on: October 3, 2019

Imagine Downtown! Vision Plan Welcomes Community Feedback

The City of Cedar Falls is welcoming public review and feedback over the Imagine Downtown! Vision Plan, now available online at www.ourcedarfalls.com.

The Imagine Downtown! Vision Plan is based on the extensive public input gathered over the last six month...

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Our City News
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Cedar Falls Public Safety Department Holds Implicit Bias Training

The Cedar Falls Public Safety Department held implicit bias training sessions for their police division September 4, 10, and 25, 2019. The sessions were conducted by Drake University Instructor Scott Law and were held at the Cedar Falls Public Safety Buil...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

Over 400 Attend 2019 Kindergarten Safety City Program

417 children attended the 2019 Kindergarten Safety City Program, held September 17 – September 20, 2019, at the Target Distribution Center in Cedar Falls.  The Cedar Falls Public Safety Department teamed up with MercyOne, Cedar Falls Ut...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Cedar Falls Public Safety Department Partners with the ‘Pink Patch Project’

The Cedar Falls Public Safety Department is proud to once again join ‘The Pink Patch Project’ this October to support breast cancer awareness. The Pink Patch Project (PPP) is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police...

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Our City News
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Imagine Downtown! Vision Plan Presentation and Open House

An open house will be held on September 25, beginning at 6:30 PM, in the Council Chambers at City Hall in Cedar Falls to present the public review draft of the Imagine Downtown! Vision Plan. A Q&A and open house will follow the presentation. ...

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Our City News
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Hazardous Tree Removal

This year you may have noticed a decline in the health of ash trees or other trees on your private property.  City staff continues to remove public trees on the street right of way (the area between the sidewalk and curb) that are or will soon be...

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Our City News
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Phase 1 of Updated Downtown Parking Plan Nears Completion

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In order to improve parking in the downtown area, the City of Cedar Falls conducted a parking study in February 2019. This study included a recommendation plan. The ordinances were approved on June 17, 2019, by the Cedar Falls City Council. The City then ...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Cedar Falls Art and Culture Board Announces New Community Sponsorship Fund

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As part of an ongoing effort to encourage local arts and activities, The Cedar Falls Art and Culture Board is excited to announce a new Community Sponsorship Fund. This sponsorship is available for organizations and/or individuals and will support new art...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

University Avenue Nominated for International Award

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The City of Cedar Falls is excited to announce that the University Avenue reconstruction project has been named a finalist in the Roads and Highways category of Bentley Systems, Incorporated Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards program.

The annual awards pro...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

City of Cedar Falls Offers Interactive Maps Online

Individuals searching for online city data now have more options with new interactive maps now available on the Cedar Falls website.

The information, located under Maps & Data, allows residents to access the Cemetery, Parks and Rec, and Open Building P...

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Our City News
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Over 800 Attend National Night Out in Cedar Falls

Over 800 people were in attendance during this year’s National Night Out Against Crime event, which took place August 6, 2019, at the Cedar Falls Target Retail Store, located at 214 Viking Plaza Dr.

The Cedar Falls Department of Public Safety tea...

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Our City News
Posted on: August 7, 2019

City of Cedar Falls Wins 2019 All-Star Community Award for University Avenue

The City of Cedar Falls was selected as a 2019 All-Star Community Award from the Iowa League of Cities for the reconstruction of University Avenue.

“We are excited to have been selected for this award,” said Stephanie Houk Sheetz, Cedar...

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Our City News
Posted on: July 9, 2019

Phase 1 and 2 of New Downtown Parking Changes Approved

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In order to update downtown parking, the City of Cedar Falls conducted a parking study in February 2019 which included a recommendation plan.

The immediate recommendations will be implemented in two phases during the upcoming months. Phase 1 and 2 were app...

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Our City News
Posted on: October 4, 2017

Found Property Items

Numerous found property items from around the city are dropped off at the police department each year. Cedar Falls police are attempting to reunite these lost items with their owners. Click here to view the lists of found property to see if any of these i...

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