Matson wants to mend fences with Davenport Civil Rights Commission as mayor

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Mayoral candidate suggests new process for selecting commissioners

Davenport mayoral candidate Mike Matson joined 4 The Record this week. This is the third part of that conversation.

One of the more controversial subjects involving the current mayor is the Davenport Civil Rights Commission.

The mayor’s plan to replace all of the commissioners stalled when the former commissioners wouldn’t leave.

It seems like nothing has gotten done.

Matson addressed how serious that problem is and if this could have been avoided.

There’s agreement the Civil Rights Commission needs to be independent.

Matson suggests there could be a better way to pick the commissioners by vetting the candidates.

Matson discussed what role the city should play and if there is something wrong with the current commissioners.

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