Philosophical Question

Last week, I wrote about Minneapolis City Councilor Alondra Cano and Minneapolis NAACP president Nekima Levy-Pounds complaining about being “victims of racism” – Cano for having been criticized by her fellow councilpeople, Levy-Pounds for being scolded for barging in and interrupting giving public input at a Park Board meeting […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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ABC = A Broken City

ABC = A Broken City

New York is known as the city that does not sleep. Chicago is known as the windy city. Detroit was known as the motor city. Minneapolis is quickly becoming known as the broken city. The once proud Mill City, the City of Lakes, does not work that well anymore. […] Click here to view original post veryangrybird.blogspot.com

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Met Council Ditricts

Real Met Council reform, Part II

There’s no question that people are resistant to change. They appreciate the familiar, which is why it’s difficult, if not impossible, to change things that are broken. Sometimes, though, a dramatic shake-up is exactly what’s needed. The colonists knew that in the 1770s. There are lots of angry activists […] Click here to view original post www.letfreedomringblog.com

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First Champlin Council Meeting Recap

Well last Monday I attended my first Champlin City Council meeting and came away with a few takeaways. There were many positive things to say. The council chamber is small and cozy so it’s quite a nice and inviting atmosphere. It’s not some overbuilt nonsense like in Ramsey or […] Click here to view original post communitysolutionsmn.wordpress.com

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Met Council Ditricts

Real Met Council reform, Part I

This op-ed , written by an Anoka County commissioner, a Dakota County commissioner and the mayor of Brooklyn Park, highlights what’s wrong with the Met Council. Their op-ed opens by saying “four suburban counties and 41 cities across the Twin Cities area have passed resolutions contradicting the group of […] Click here to view original post www.letfreedomringblog.com

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Met Council vs. accountability

Saying that the Met Council is accountability’s enemy isn’t just conservative consensus anymore. Thanks to Katherine Kersten’s reporting , we know that Jim Nobles, Minnesota’s Legislative Auditor, declared that the Council lacks “accountability,” “transparency” and “credibility.” Further, thanks to Kevin Terrell’s report , we know why the Council lacks […] Click here to view original post www.letfreedomringblog.com

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An Elected Met Council is No Better

One would think that all this talk about reforming the Met Council would make me as happy and yes, it does make me smile. However, I think some critical things are missing from the debate here that I just can’t stay silent about. Ideas for reform can be seen […] Click here to view original post communitysolutionsmn.wordpress.com

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