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January 2020

Linn County Popular Annual Financial Report

Linn County Releases FY19 Annual Report

Linn County has released its fiscal year 2019 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). The report provides residents with an overview of how their tax dollars are managed and spent in an easy-to-read format. The annual report is part of Linn County’s ongoing commitment to keep residents informed about the County’s finances and to be accountable for the receipt and expenditure of public funds.

In addition to providing easy to understand financial information, the report demonstrates the vital role of county government by highlighting some of Linn County’s notable accomplishments of the past year, including:
  • Ribbon cutting for the new Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building
  • Opening of an emergency winter overflow homeless shelter
  • Progress on the voter-approved Water & Land Legacy Bond projects
  • Public safety enhancements
  • A redesigned, mobile-responsive website and mobile app
  • Launch of My Care Community with area agencies
  • Maintaining the County’s Aaa bond rating
  • And more
The report is available at the Linn County Public Service Center, 935 2nd Street SW in Cedar Rapids and on the Linn County website,


Linn County LIFTS Moves to New Location

Linn County LIFTS is moving to a new location that will allow the department to improve on what it already does best – serve its customers. The move to 5815 4th St. SW in Cedar Rapids, which will be complete by February 3, will provide many benefits, including indoor garage space for the LIFTS fleet of buses, a large maintenance area, an indoor wash bay, and a training area. 

Linn County Public Art Commission Issues Call for Artists 

The Linn County Public Art Commission is seeking qualifications from artists for exterior and interior artwork to be incorporated into the Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The Request for Qualifications is open to all professional artists and artist teams. The exterior and interior artwork will be considered independently from the other. Only the first 250 applications received will be accepted for each of the two categories. Up to three finalists will be selected for both the interior and exterior artwork.

The submission process for this Request for Qualifications will be administered through CaFÉ™,an interactive online system which allows artists to submit responses to public art organizations' call for artists. All information about the Linn County Public Art Commission’s Request for Qualifications is listed on the CaFÉ™ website at Artists interested in being considered for this project must register with CaFÉ™ and submit their qualifications. Registration is free for artists.
The deadline for artists to submit their qualifications online through CaFÉ™ is March 9, 2020. Final selection is expected in May with art installation anticipated in November 2020.

Expungement Clinic and Resource Fair

Expungement Clinic and Resource Fair is February 8

Linn County, the City of Cedar Rapids, and Iowa Legal Aid are holding the county’s third Expungement Clinic and Resource Fair on Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Public Library in downtown Cedar Rapids. 
The purpose of the expungement clinic and resource fair is to help people overcome barriers to housing, employment, and education and to learn about the various assistance programs and resources available in the City of Cedar Rapids and throughout Linn County.
The expungement clinic is nearing capacity, but individuals interested in those services should contact Iowa Legal Aid at 1-800-532-1275.
The resource fair is open to the public and will provide access to service providers from employment, housing, transportation, food, health, immigration services, and other related sectors.

Linn County Website Homepage

Share Your Feedback on Linn County's Website

In February 2019, Linn County launched a redesigned County website,, with a variety of enhancements to improve the customer experience and make doing business online with the County faster and easier. As the County approaches the one-year anniversary of the new website, Linn County is seeking the community’s feedback on the new site through a short online survey. Your feedback will help the County continue to improve its website.
A link to the survey is available at and will remain open until February 29, 2020.

Take the survey.

United States 2020 Census

Watch Your Mail for the 2020 Census

The 2020 census is coming up and we want all residents to participate in this important civic event. The census, conducted once every 10 years, is the constitutionally-required count of every person living in the United States. It asks questions about all the people who live and sleep in a household as of April 1, 2020 - including babies and anyone staying in the household who has no other permanent place to stay.

Your Participation Matters
The Census determines how many representatives Iowa gets in Congress and which states get billions of dollars in federal funding for roads, health care, low-income programs and other projects. It's important for every person to be counted!

How to Respond - Watch the Mail
Every household in America will receive a letter in the mail with information on how to respond. You can respond to the census by phone, mail, or online.

It's Safe
Your responses are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. Your answers cannot be used against you by any government agency or court in any way.

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