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LEAGUE of CITIES 10 IOWA September 2015 | Volume 71 | No. 3 contents Shopping bags Plastic, paper or permanent? In some cities across the U.S. that grocery store dilemma is being removed, as city ordinances start guiding the decision. Take a look at some of the considerations, and let us know if your city is talking about the topic. 23 Waterloo’s Cedar Valley SportsPlex The League visited the Cedar Valley SportsPlex to learn more about Waterloo’s 2015 All-Star Community Award-winning project. 14 13 Best place to grow up New research suggests where you grow up has a huge impact on a positive future and upward economic mobility -just one more reason Iowa is a great place grow. Features information relevant to various city departments: -Administration | Incompatible offices -Library | Effective library boards -Economic Development | Laborshed studies -Public Safety | Fire department management -Human Resources | Accommodating pregnant workers Energy efficient city hall Making city buildings more energy efficient doesn’t have to be a budget buster. Discover what gives the most return on your investment, and learn about state programs helping local governments analyze their energy use. About the cover Elkader’s All-Star Community Award-winning proj-ect includes a whitewater feature on the Turkey River. Learn more about their project on page 8. 17 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 sub-scription 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. Iowa League of Cities | September 2015 | 3

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