Focusing on the future of the Davenport riverfront

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) Changes are in the works for Davenport's Levee Improvement Commission and how it operates. This comes after city council earlier this month scrapped a plan that would have combined it with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. The focus now is on having more community involvement.

"This is now adding more engagement, inclusiveness, and efficiency so I think this is great," said Mayor Frank Klipsch.

Levee Commission members hope to keep their original governing ordinance but make a few additions. A change to the being known as the "Riverfront Improvement Commission" is possible. In an effort to have more city wards represented the commission would also expand from seven members to eleven with the mayor no longer acting as chair.

"We want to implement RiverVision and develop the riverfront from border to border," said Karl Rhomberg, the Levee Improvement Commission Secretary.

The city attorney will make the changes to the Levee Improvement Commission's governing ordinance for the group to take another look. It still needs city council approval after that.