A forum held on Saturday for three candidates vying for the position of mayor of Cedar Rapids focused on inclusion, equity, and diversity.
Those candidates were incumbent Brad Hart, along with challengers Tiffany O’Donnell and Amara Andrews.
The event was put on by the African American Professionals of the Iowa Corridor. The candidates discussed what changes they would make if elected.
Andrews said you don’t have to look further than derecho clean-up to see inequity within the city. She said downtown streets were clean, but a few blocks in any direction still had piles of limbs and stumps. She also said there needed to be more affordable housing and said there was a food desert in parts of the city.
This article was originally posted by KCRG. You can read the full article here.