One term on the Davenport City Council is not enough for at-large Alderman Kyle Gripp, who has announced his intention to run for re-election.
During his first term on the City Council, Gripp was part of a city government that budgeted $6.96 million for sewers and $18 million for streets, the largest amounts in its history, and grew the tax base by 2.4 percent because of commercial growth while maintaining the tax levy.
Gripp also highlighted Sterilite's decision to build a plastics manufacturing plant in Davenport, which will add 500 jobs to the community.
“I’m excited about the future of Davenport," Gripp said. "During the last two years, we have made tremendous strides in street improvements, improved the city’s fiscal footing and helped grow our commercial tax base, providing more jobs for our citizens.”
While Davenport has experienced a successful past two years, Gripp said there is more work to be done.
"With the voters’ support this fall, my priorities for the city include building on our infrastructure improvements, a recommitment to our central city neighborhoods by focusing on urban revitalization and investing in public safety by putting more police officers on the streets, all while maintaining our sound fiscal footing and protecting taxpayers,” Gripp said.