Time Magazine has a one-year-later piece on the flood that it posted today.
Cedar Rapids northwest neighborhood activist Frank King, as usual, doesn’t pull any punches:
“The city didn’t look after their people,” says Frank King, a neighborhood leader. “They have used this flood for economic cleansing, to get rid of the substandard housing that used to be homes for many people.”
Real Mayor Brian Fagan responds:
City councilman Brian Fagan denies the charges. “We’re not trying to push anyone out,” he says. “We totally understand the frustration of all those people in those neighborhoods who are waiting. We have tried to move and advance as quickly as we can.”
h/t The Iowa Independent.