We heard that the Davenport Promise is being
discussed again, even though it was voted down
the last time around. Didn’t we hear our own
president say he wants free community college for
If so, what would be the need for the promise.
Wouldn’t that dictate waiting until a decision is
made? Or would parents get the money anyway to
send their children to a free school?
Davenport has a few things that many might not
think of. Our median age for residents is
significantly below the state average, our foreign
born population percentage is above state average,
and the length of stay since moving is also
significantly below state average to name a few.
We also made some lists. We were #27 on the list of
the top 101 larger cities with highest real estate
taxes percentage in 2005.
We were #30 on the list of the top 101 cities with
the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards
and hospices for chronically ill.
We were #16 on the list of the top 101 counties
with the highest particulate matter.
We were #41 on the list of the top 101 cities with
the largest percentage of people in halfway houses.
And we were #51 on the list of the top 101 cities
with the largest percentage of people in state
Some will argue these figures, and that’s fine.
We got them from city-data.
We voted no on the Promise last time and will do
it again given the chance. We feel there are more
important issues that should be addressed before
Comments are always welcome.