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  • Zoning Ordinance Update Analysis and Project Direction Report

    Oct 06, 11:30 AM

  • Plan & Zoning Commission

    Oct 06, 6:00 PM

  • City Council Meeting

    Oct 10, 4:30 PM

  • Greater Des Moines Sister Cities Commission Meeting

    Oct 11, 5:00 PM

  • Citizen Engagement Workshop

    Oct 18, 6:00 PM

  • Youth Basketball Registration

    Aug 08, 2:00 PM

  • City Council Work Session

    Oct 03, 4:00 PM

  • Urban Design Review Board Meeting

    Oct 04, 7:30 AM

  • Prairie Pick

    Oct 08, 10:00 AM

  • Housing Appeals Board Meeting

    Oct 12, 5:30 PM

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  • Welcome to the City of Des Moines

    A major center for insurance, financial services and publishing, Des Moines has a lot to offer, such as affordable housing, short commute times, a diverse population, and was also recently named one of the best places to live on the Silicon Prairie.


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  • Spotlight on Des Moines

    Gray's Lake Park features the 1,400 foot-long Kruidenier Trail pedestrian bridge and a 1.9 mile trail around the lake. "...Residents can walk, bike, boat or fish -- right in the very heart of downtown," said Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie.


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  • Iowa State Capitol

    The Iowa State Capitol is among the most beautiful state capitols in the country with its 275-foot, 23-karat gold leafed dome anchoring the east end of downtown Des Moines.


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  • East Village

    Historic East Village is an eclectic neighborhood of restored historic properties, beautiful streetscapes, and urban living at the foot of the State Capitol.


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  • World Food Prize

    Des Moines is home to the World Food Prize the foremost international award recognizing the achievements in advancing human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.


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  • Des Moines Joins Better Communities Alliance for Clean Energy Dept. of Energy Initiative to Ignite Clean Energy Action in 60 Cities and Counties Nationwide
  • September 28, 2016
  • Announced by the White House during Smart Cities Week, the U.S. Department of Energy is launching the Better Communities Alliance (BCA), a groundbreaking collaborative effort among local governments, philanthropies, nonprofit organizations, and leading private companies to accelerate local clean energy progress and leadership across the country. The City of Des Moines is one of 60 partners and affiliates joining and announcing their commitments today.

  • Budget Workshops Invite Residents to #SpeakUpDSM Tonight’s Topics – Library services, Parks and Civil and Human Rights
  • September 28, 2016
  • City of Des Moines will host the first of six interactive budget workshops to gain feedback from residents on their priorities of services for the coming budget (July1, 2017 – June 30, 2018). Residents are encouraged to participate in #SpeakUpDSM – Budget Engagement Workshop in one of three ways:

  • September 23, 2016
  • On October 1, 2016, weather permitting, Des Moines Park and Recreation Department staff will begin the process of removing all cemetery memorial decorations that have been placed on gravesites in municipal cemeteries. Citizens who have decorated gravesites with materials they would like to keep must remove them by no later than Friday, September 30, from the following municipal cemeteries:

  • City Asks Residents to #SpeakUpDSM
  • September 21, 2016
  • #SpeakUpDSM - Budget Engagement Workshop is a city effort to inform Des Moines residents on the coming budget (July1, 2017 – June 30, 2018) process and gather feedback on priorities. Residents are encouraged to participate in #SpeakUpDSM – Budget Engagement Workshop in one of three ways:

  • Come See What’s Planned for E. 30th Street - Streetscape Project Public Meeting
  • September 14, 2016
  • The public is invited to attend an open house to view proposed plans for the East 30th Street Streetscape project. These plans are the result of several months of initial planning with a steering committee and a public input meeting. Improvements are envisioned for E. 30th Street from University Avenue to Dean Avenue, along the western edge of the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The project is expected to expand traffic safety, walkability, transit stops, and storm water management, and enhance the corridor with street trees and landscaping features. (more)