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by bermanp7
October 29th, 2017, 6:13 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 17824

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

If anyone out there is in Ward 11 and undecided, I recommend you rank Erica Mauter #1, in part for precisely the reasons the Star Tribune says they've ranked her last: Erica Mauter, 39, director of the Twin Cities Women’s Choir and a former chemical engineer, is also running. Smart and engaged, Maut...
by bermanp7
June 27th, 2017, 12:02 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 22463

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

CM Bender has endorsed Mayor Hodges for re-election. Lisa writes: "I support Mayor Hodges because she is the proven and strong progressive leader our city needs. Betsy governs with integrity, sticking to the values she ran on four years ago and building broader support for change. At a time when the...
by bermanp7
March 31st, 2017, 11:39 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 22463

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

Just wanted to make a quick reply. David, thank you for your honest response. I didn't intend to represent you when I namechecked you, and I'm glad you chimed in to make your stance clear. For my part, I am no more no less than a volunteer for Betsy, and far from an expert (as evidenced by the "Bloc...
by bermanp7
March 31st, 2017, 12:09 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 22463

Re: Minneapolis Mayoral Election 2017

I've been knocking doors for the mayor since the start of February. I hope you do get the chance to talk to Betsy, and I hope she earns your support. When she talks, I always feel like she has thought things through. I feel like she takes on the hard problems, makes responsible rather than easy choi...
by bermanp7
January 18th, 2017, 11:13 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 17824

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

So I've been thinking a lot about the forum comments I've seen since my Dec. 29 "Go Janne!" post. I wanted to reply now, before Friday's inauguration and whatever chaos follows from that. Granted, what's happening in Minneapolis is tiny compared to the madness in DC, but it's still significant, and ...
by bermanp7
December 29th, 2016, 9:36 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017
Replies: 279
Views: 17824

Re: Minneapolis City Council and Park Board Elections 2017

I just got back from a "coffee caucus" with streets.mn's own Janne Flisrand. I'm sure that most of you don't need me to tell you how awesome she is, or for that matter how much help she'll need to unseat a powerful incumbent. The more participation and the more excitement, the better. Future events ...
by bermanp7
July 1st, 2015, 9:00 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 109984

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Yes, building stadiums is most likely a money losing proposition for governments We don't need to lose any more money to major league sports. We (not just locally but nationally) don't need a fifth major league sport. Personally, I'm frightened at the prospect. If government says Yes once to helpin...
by bermanp7
April 29th, 2015, 7:17 am
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis (cancelled)
Replies: 1001
Views: 109984

Re: Major League Soccer Stadium in Minneapolis

Hi everyone. I'm a newbie, so please be patient. I'd like to help the conversation get back on topic. I'm a little astonished that there isn't more skepticism about the stadium proposal. I know the blogger at http://www.fieldofschemes.com , and from that site and the book of the same title I've lear...
by bermanp7
February 3rd, 2014, 6:50 am
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Hennepin County Elections: Commissioners & Sheriff
Replies: 123
Views: 11899

Re: Hennepin County Commissioner - 3rd District

Does anyone have any last-minute pitches or advice to make before tomorrow's caucuses? Multiple candidates seem educated, experienced, accomplished, and committed. And by-and-large they seem similar on policy. (It's not as if there's a pro-homelessness candidate I can vote against.) A quality field,...
by bermanp7
September 26th, 2013, 11:30 am
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Ward 10
Replies: 77
Views: 11400

Re: Ward 10

There's a big doorknocking/phonebanking event for Lisa this Sunday afternoon 9/29. If you pick just one campaign event to take part in, this would be a good choice. I'll be there and am hoping for lots of company. Thanks for reading. https://www.facebook.com/events/1417122031833041/
by bermanp7
September 16th, 2013, 10:49 pm
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Mayoral Race
Replies: 386
Views: 39917

Re: Mayoral Race

I'm a shill for the Hodges campaign. Or at least a donor and volunteer door-knocker/phone-banker. I did my homework and found that Betsy is by far my preferred candidate. On the city budget, I feel that she did as good a job as you could ask for with the extremely tough hand she was dealt (past city...
by bermanp7
September 13th, 2013, 11:40 am
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Ward 10
Replies: 77
Views: 11400

Re: Ward 10

I thought I'd point out that Meg raised slightly more money and had slightly more cash on hand than Lisa in last week's campaign finance reports. Just a friendly reminder not to be complacent about this election.
by bermanp7
September 2nd, 2013, 9:47 am
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Ward 10
Replies: 77
Views: 11400

Re: Ward 10

Lake and Nicollet. LAKE and Nicollet. My bad! At least I didn't say Minnetonka Blvd. and Nicollet. (I grew up very close to where those two streets coincide.)
by bermanp7
September 2nd, 2013, 8:41 am
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Ward 10
Replies: 77
Views: 11400

Re: Ward 10

She's not Meg Tuthill. Believe it or not, many if not most registered voters in Ward 10 don't care either way about Meg Tuthill at the moment. They'll be getting lots of pro-Meg literature from the groups that funded Wilfare. As of now, they may not see much reason to go vote in November; after all...
by bermanp7
August 31st, 2013, 8:16 am
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Ward 10
Replies: 77
Views: 11400

Re: Ward 10

So if you were door knocking for Lisa, what would be your 30-second "elevator pitch," summarizing the who/what/why in a positive tone to someone who may be unfamiliar with City Council and urbanism and who, in fact, may disagree with Lisa on some specific issues (e.g. willingness to look at muni ene...
by bermanp7
August 24th, 2013, 3:38 pm
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Ward 10
Replies: 77
Views: 11400

Re: Ward 10

Tuthill will be gone soon enough anyway. Hi everyone. Medium (since around March)-time reader, first time poster. I support Lisa Bender but I wouldn't say that her victory is assured. Her opponent has some powerful backers as well as incumbency on her side, and it's hard to know what turnout on Nov...

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