Community Solutions Podcast: Taking Care of Business

Community Solutions Podcast: Taking Care of Business

In this episode, Jason and Andrew discuss the finer points of how business gets done on a city level. From the origin of an idea, to how it gets introduced, discussed, and eventually passed. Some cities are active in setting their agendas, other cities just defer to the City […] Click here to view original post communitysolutionsmn.wordpress.com

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Community Solutions Podcast- The Rise of the Executive Branch

Community Solutions Podcast- The Rise of the Executive Branch

In this episode, Jason and Andrew talk about the historical function of the executive branch of government, and how it has accumulated power over time. We explain how, through progressive reforms, the executive branch of local government has become the source of new policy in addition to executing it. […] Click here to view original post communitysolutionsmn.wordpress.com

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Community Solutions Podcast- Of Virtue and Vice

Community Solutions Podcast- Of Virtue and Vice

In this episode, Jason and Andrew discuss the constant beating of the drum to restrict tobacco and alcohol. Cities are passing laws to raise the legal age to buy tobacco, restrict certain kinds of tobacco from being sold, not repealing local ordinances to allow Sunday sales, etc. Why is […] Click here to view original post communitysolutionsmn.wordpress.com

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Community Solutions Podcast- MN Green Step Cities

Community Solutions Podcast- MN Green Step Cities

In this episode, Jason and Andrew discuss something they’ve had a lot of experience with: MN Green Step Cities . It’s been a while since we’ve discussed green step in depth, and there have been some changes, so we felt it was time to revisit. There are 113 cities […] Click here to view original post communitysolutionsmn.wordpress.com

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Community Solutions Podcast- School Choice

Community Solutions Podcast- School Choice

In this episode, Jason and Andrew take a break from city issues and talk education. School choice: few topics seem so clear cut but are so contentious. Why? In a world where we have public, private, charter, and home schools, what’s the harm in finding what works for you […] Click here to view original post communitysolutionsmn.wordpress.com

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Opat and Lundeā€¦..One in the Same

Well Mike Opat and his DFL supporter Brooklyn Park Mayor Jeff Lunde aren’t too happy the funding for their little pet project Bottineau Boulevard Ligth Rail isn’t coming anytime soon. Now they have taken to making threats that they are “going to do something about it.” Elected officials in […] Click here to view original post communitysolutionsmn.wordpress.com

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