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IOWA LEAGUE OF CITIES l CITYSCAPE August Volume 70 I No. 2 12 14 10 EPA’s waters of the U.S. Before providing public comment on the EPA’s pro-posed waters of the U.S rule, learn more about the rule’s possible implications for cities. Public building benchmarking program You can’t manage what isn’t measured, which is why the Iowa Public Building Benchmarking Program is recruiting cities to track energy use. Employment agreements One of the most critical decisions in a person’s life might be whether to take, or resign from, a job. Learn how cities and employees are working together to use employment agreements to make the decision easier. Q&A: U.S. Communities Do you know how U.S. Communities can provide savings, efficiency and value to your city’s purchasing process? Simpler, fairer, smarter Learn how the passage of HF2448, a bill proposed by the IEDA during the last legislative session, impacts the Enterprise Zone and High Quality Jobs Programs. Prayer at council meetings May of 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Town of Greece v. Galloway , a case dealing with prayer at city council meetings. Review the case and its impact on your city. 12 14 26 10 13 23 21 21 9 13 20 25 21 20 16 19 19 16 17 11 17 17 16 13 27 20 2 Bolton & Menk, Inc. Calhoun-Burns & Associates FOX Engineering Associates French-Reneker Associates Garden & Associates, Ltd. Hydro-Klean LLC IIW, P.C. Iowa Codification, Inc. Iowa Communities Assurance Pool JEO Consulting Group, Inc. Kirkham, Michael & Associates, Inc. Martin Gardner Architecture, P.C. McClure Engineering Company Missman, Inc. Pete Howe Industrial, Inc. Rehab Systems, Inc. Shive-Hattery, Inc. Snyder & Associates, Inc. Stockwell Engineers, Inc. Terracon Consultants, Inc Tri County Brush Hogging LLC TrueNorth® Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. Ziegler Caterpillar in this issue advertisers 18 20 26 CITYSCAPE STAFF Publisher: Alan Kemp l Editor: Heather Roberts Staff contributors: Alan Kemp; Bethany Crile; Mark Tomb; Mickey Shields; Ron Sinnwell; Heather Roberts; Cindy Kendall; Erin Mullenix; Terry Timmins; Bruce Bergman; Katie Schmitt, Iowa Public Buildings Benchmarking; Patrick Callahan, Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC.; Timothy J. Whipple, Iowa Economic Development Authority Photography & Graphics: Heather Roberts; Katie Wheeler; Bethany Crile; BigStock Photo; City of Bettendorf; Iowa Benchmarking Program ABOUT THE COVER Bettendorf’s public library (pictured) has both a physical and an online presence in the community. Learn more about the e-services libraries, like Bettendorf, are providing residents on page 6. Cityscape (ISSN 1088-5951) is published monthly by the Iowa League of Cities, 500 SW 7th Street, Suite 101, Des Moines, IA 50309, (515) 244-7282, FAX (978) 367-9733. A subscription to Cityscape is $18/year ($20 outside Iowa) for members and $50/year for non-members. Periodicals postage paid at Des Moines, IA. U.S.P .S. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Iowa League of Cities, 500 SW 7th Street, Suite 101, Des Moines, IA 50309. August 2014 Cityscape 3

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