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UPDATE: Robocall creator sends copy of call to KWWL

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The creator of a robocall going around Iowa City has sent a copy of the call to KWWL. 

Jimmy Centers with 'Priorities for Iowa Inc.' says the call is more of an encouragement to citizens to voice their opinion on the idea of a sanctuary city. 

KWWL listened to a recording of the call sent by Centers which in part says "Hello this is Priorities for Iowa Inc. The Iowa City City Council agreed to explore the topic of becoming a sanctuary city at its Tuesday January 3rd work session, your voice needs to be heard."


A robocall is encouraging people in and around Iowa City to attend Tuesday's city council work session to hear what members have to say about the idea of Iowa City becoming a sanctuary city.

According to Iowa City Mayor Jim Throgmorton the robocall is claiming the Iowa City City Council plans to vote Tuesday night about whether to become a sanctuary city, but after hearing the call and talking to a Priorities for Iowa representative, that is not the case.

Mayor Throgmorton says the topic will be discussed during their work session but it is simply a discussion. 

On Wednesday around noon City Hall began to be flooded with calls from people relating to Iowa City becoming a sanctuary city, the city eventually created an automated message explaining the robocall is not from the city. 

The work session discussing the topic of a sanctuary city Tuesday night is open to the public, just as all work sessions are. 

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