Iowa City is the worst city I've ever lived in. I've lived in 4 different states and oversees, and the level of incompetence of the leadership is among the worst I've seen. Taxes are high, cost of living is on par with major cities (without the amenities), there are very few services available and the people while nice, are some of the laziest people I've ever met. The mayor, city council, and city employees are non-responsive to important neighborhood issues and don't engage with the general public. We are currently doing what we can to relocate to another city.