Summer State of the City Focuses on Racial Equity

Dubuque Mayor Roy D. Buol’s “State of the City” for summer 2020 focuses on advancing racial equity and reducing racial disparities locally and nationally.

“As mayor and on behalf of my city council colleagues, I want all Dubuque residents, especially our black and brown residents, to know that we hear you, we see you, and we care about each of you,” said Buol. “We recognize that you face daily challenges that most of us do not realize or even understand, but we must listen and seek to understand if we are to create an environment of mutual respect and trust.”

The full text version of the summer 2020 State of the City appears in the July/August issue of the City News newsletter currently being mailed to utility customers. A video version is airing on CityChannel Dubuque (on Mediacom channels 8 and 117.2 and online at and was distributed through the City’s social media channels. Both the text version and video are also available at

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