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Halterman will listen to the citizens if elected mayor

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

Dave Halterman was born and raise in the Cedar Valley and he's decided to do the same with his family. He's now retired, but used to work in railroad management.

"So I've held a lot of different hats but my last one was I went on an operations team where you had to be, you were still management but you had to be a licensed locomotive engineer, conductor, and brakeman," said Halterman.

Halterman describes himself as a citizen activist and says there are issues at city hall that need to be addressed. He says if elected mayor he'd focus on listening to the people in the city.

"I felt that you were actually getting ostracized if you were an opponent to their position and I think that's clearly evident to the Cedar Falls citizens that watch the council. They've restricted our access, they've restricted us from actually speaking to the council," said Halterman.

Halterman says that's exactly what happened when it came to University Avenue. He personally believes the decision to put six roundabouts within two miles on University Avenue was made long before community informational meetings. 

"I believe the majority of the citizens are not in favor of the roundabouts. They don't believe they're necessary. They think it's a waist of tax payer dollars. And I know the majority of businesses, I've talked to most of them, along the corridor are extremely against it," said Halterman. 

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