Iowa DOT News Release

Governor’s Transportation 2020 Citizen Advisory Commission

Posted on: July 29, 2011

AMES, Iowa – July 29, 2011 – The Governor’s Transportation 2020 Citizens Advisory Commission (CAC), established earlier this spring, is announcing a series of seven public input meetings for August and September.

Governor Terry Branstad tasked the CAC with assisting the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) in completing its legislatively mandated review of the sufficiency of the current and projected funding levels of Iowa’s Road Use Tax Fund to meet  the projected construction and maintenance needs of city, county and state governments. A vital part of the CAC’s effort is seeking public input across Iowa on the current conditions of Iowa’s public roadway system, the importance of roads to Iowans and options to address funding shortfalls.

To accomplish this part of its mission, the CAC will hold seven public input meetings across Iowa as detailed below. At these meetings, there will be a short presentation to provide background information, with the balance of the meeting for soliciting public input.

Public input ground rules

Persons wishing to speak must check in prior to the start of the meeting and register on the presenters’ list. Presenters will be called in order beginning at the top of the list. Verbal comments may be limited in time based on the number of persons wishing to speak. Verbal comments will be recorded so that they can be considered later by the CAC.

Written testimony

In lieu of or in addition to verbal comments, the CAC will also accept written testimony. Written comments will be accepted at any meeting or may be submitted electronically via the CAC’s website at -

Public input meetings
(all meetings held 6-8 p.m.)

Meeting location


Meeting site


Wednesday, Aug. 10

Isle Casino Hotel
Isle Center Salon B
1777 Isle Parkway

Mason City

Wednesday, Aug. 17

Music Man Square
Reunion Hall
308 Pennsylvania Ave.

Des Moines

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Embassy Suites
Salon D
101 E. Locust St.

Storm Lake

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Buena Vista University
Harold Walter Siebens Forum
Anderson Auditorium
610 W. Fourth St.

Council Bluffs

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Mid-America Center
Room KL
One Arena Way 


Wednesday, Sept. 14

Five Sullivan Brothers Convention
Center, Room 23
205 W. Fourth St.

Mount Pleasant

Wednesday, Sept. 21

Iowa Wesleyan College
John Wesley Holland Student
Union Social Hall
601 North Main 

More information regarding the CAC is available on its website at:


Contact: Stuart Anderson at 515-239-1661 or

Federal and state laws prohibit public accommodation discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. If you believe you have been discriminated against, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission at 800-457-4416 or Iowa DOT’s affirmative action officer. If you need accommodations because of a disability to access the any of the public input meetings, contact the Iowa DOT’s affirmative action officer at 800-262-0003.

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