Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Throgmorton Is City Treasure

October 28, 2015, 9:08 a.m.

Related: "Jim Throgmorton for City Council; Why City Council Membership Matters," May 28, 2015

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Throgmorton Is City Treasure
Nicholas Johnson
Iowa City Press-Citizen, October 28, 2015, p. A13

Jim Throgmorton is a real Iowa City treasure as a City Council member, someone we ought to encourage to keep at it as long as he can stand this often-thankless job.

He holds a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from UCLA. He taught the subject for 24 years as a professor at the University of Iowa. He contributes to and keeps up with the literature and is knowledgeable regarding cities' "best practices." He has had two tours of duty with the Iowa City Council (1993-95; 2011-present) and is otherwise embedded in our community and culture. In addition to Iowa City and Los Angeles, he is familiar with Chicago, Kansas City, Louisville, and many other cities in this country and Germany.

Unlike his opponents, and those who stole our yard sign, Jim believes all Iowa City residents deserve to be heard – including Iowa City’s 1%, developers, and business owners. But he also knows the best policies emerge when officials’ views are tested and challenged – including his own.

To let the 1% remove him from the council would no more serve their own selfish interests – let alone the rest of us – than when we let the Regents run David Skorton out of town. Visit

Nicholas Johnson
Iowa City

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