City Hall and all other City facilities are closed to the public as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. The closures will be effective after 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19, and will continue through May 15, 2020. City staff will continue to report to their offices and serve the public. Residents are encouraged to conduct City business online or by contacting individual City departments directly. Residents who are unsure how to conduct their City business may contact the City’s customer service hotline from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 515.239.5670.

Policies and Goals

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In order for a program to be aired on Channel 12, it must meet one or more of the following criteria. The program must:

  • Promote Ames City Government
  • Be produced or sponsored by one of the following:
    (a) Ames Mayor and City Council
    (b) City of Ames Departments
    (c) City of Ames Boards & Commissions
  • If the program does meet the above requirements, coverage would be at the direction of the Ames City Council


  • To provide quality programming to the citizens of Ames that educates and informs about city government issues
  • To provide live coverage and rebroadcasts of council and commission meetings