Thanks for checking out this web extra. We didn’t have time for all of my conversation with Davenport Mayor Mike Matson on this week’s 4 The Record.
The city’s considering what to do with $41 million from the federal government as part of the American Rescue Plan.
One element would be to spend part of it on flood prevention.
That same proposal would spend $4 million on the sewer system to help drainage and prevent the flooding we saw downtown a couple of years ago.
The city’s survey earlier this year found people want a permanent answer, but want something more natural as part of the land, rather than a flood wall.
There’s disagreement about how high to build this protective feature.
Matson addressed how the city can get beyond this and if he still believes a new flood plan can be adopted this year.
Watch the full conversation in the video above.
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