Cityscape — September 2015
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Contact Information For Elected Officials

During the 2015 legislative session the Iowa Legislature passed HF 550, a bill we referred to throughout the session in League publications as the “Contact Information for Elected Officials” bill. The bill requires that within 30 days of an elected public officer swearing to an oath of office the governmental entity the officer serves shall provide the officer with contact information with the government entity. Cities that host a Web site are required to post that contact information on their Web site, but cities that do not currently have a Web site are not required by the law to create one. The contact information can be either a telephone number or an e-mail address. In addition to members of city councils, this legislation applies to persons elected to the general assembly, a county board of supervisors and the board of directors of a school district.