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Mayor's veto of Davenport athletic complex stands

August 14, 2014
Associated Press

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — The Davenport mayor's veto of a stadium proposal by St. Ambrose University will stand after aldermen weren't able to muster enough votes to override it.

The Quad-City Times reports ( ) the city council voted 6-4 for the override, but seven votes were needed.

The council last month approved a rezoning plan for land where St. Ambrose wants to build a 2,500-seat football stadium and track, but Mayor Bill Gluba vetoed it. Gluba said in a statement after Wednesday's vote that his decision was about protecting the property rights of homeowners. Neighbors cited traffic congestion and game noise as major concerns.

University officials say they're evaluating their options. The university's president, sister Joan Lescinski, says she's extremely disappointed the council didn't override the veto.


Information from: Quad-City Times,



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