Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sandbagging his way to victory

Cedar Falls Mayor Jon Crews' made a strong reelection bid in November 2009, except for in North Cedar. That area of the city suffered heavy damage in the floods of 2008. Some attributed that to a poor handling of the flood situation and a lack of compassion for those residents. At the same time, a mammoth effort was mounted to protect downtown --- across the river from North Cedar. That success was trumpeted by city officials on national TV as North Cedar was submerged. Here's the link to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier story:

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