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CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
E-mail: melvin-shaw@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

UI Student Government, Iowa City Council joint meeting set for Sept. 29

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Student Government leaders will hold a joint meeting with Iowa City city counselors to discuss several issues student government leaders say is important to both parties.

The meeting is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29 in the R. Wayne Richey Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union. The meeting is open to the public.

Brian White, UISG president, says the goal of the meeting is to discuss safety issues and to let the city's councilors and indirectly, UI administrators, know UI students want to be involved in discussing issues that affect the student body.

Among the issues that will be discussed:

-- Lighting on campus and in the surrounding areas of Iowa City

-- Iowa City Police and UI student relations, progress of the Iowa City Police Citizen's Review Board, the city's efforts to curb gang activity

-- Transit issues, including Iowa City bus routes and schedules, the UI Safewalk program, pedestrian safety, and Saferide, Iowa City's late night ride program.

For more information about the joint meeting, call UISG at (319) 335-3860.

9/25/98