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by hiawather
July 8th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: The Effect of Density Zoning on Racial Segregation in U.S. Urban Areas
Replies: 0
Views: 135

The Effect of Density Zoning on Racial Segregation in U.S. Urban Areas

For those of you who thrive on wonkery and support Mpls 2040, enjoy!: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4083588/ "Abstract We argue that anti-density zoning increases black residential segregation in U.S. metropolitan areas by reducing the quantity of affordable housing in white jurisdict...
by hiawather
July 5th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Local politics, shenanigans
Replies: 80
Views: 8528

Re: Local politics, shenanigans

The Heather Worthington's opinion piece about the 2040 Plan in Minnpost today has triggered the sensibilities of the old, white, male, NOT RACIST!!! members of the forum that shall not be named . Read comments at the risk of your sanity. https://www.minnpost.com/community-voices/2019/07/minneapolis-...
by hiawather
June 25th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: MN46 (Minnehaha & 46th)
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: MN46 (Minnehaha & 46th)

The hideous building that had been there is demolished. I have to say I'm pretty optimistic about this project - I like the micro apartment concept a lot given increasing rents, and more retail in the neighborhood sounds good to me!
by hiawather
June 20th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Local politics, shenanigans
Replies: 80
Views: 8528

Re: Local politics, shenanigans

I've chosen to avoid participation a certain local forum that shall not be named due to the Huckabee-level reek of mendacity that reigns there, but it's almost as if this City Lab article was written specifically for them: https://www.citylab.com/equity/2019/06/why-housing-policy-feels-like-generati...
by hiawather
June 19th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 215
Views: 32928

Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

Well, one step that seems really obvious would be to put a menu on their website. I know, farm to fork/changing menu and all that, but similar places manage to do it, so they should too. Kind of sucks that they're stuck with the "Diner" part of the name due to the sign -- I thought they were a mode...
by hiawather
June 19th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow
Replies: 215
Views: 32928

Re: Hi-Lake - Minnehaha Mall (Target/Cub) - Downtown Longfellow

Anyone else see this article from the Trib about the Town Talk Diner? http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-restaurant-posts-plea-to-neighbors-on-social-media-tell-us-why-you-don-t-eat-here/511294172/?fbclid=IwAR0Ob9N1XjVcYE7l8bcNgPX2hktwqahXG8Yr03hgJgX8l4wrLsx9NywnK50 Sounds like they've been hav...
by hiawather
June 11th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: State law: Drivers must stop for crossing pedestrians at marked crosswalks and at all intersections without crosswalks
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: State law: Drivers must stop for crossing pedestrians at marked crosswalks and at all intersections without crosswal

What would happen if a significant police presence were occasionally...present...solely to ticket this infraction? I suspect that would give the law some visibility. I believe St. Paul does this every year at strategic intersections. I know they did at one of the intersections downtown near Rice Pa...
by hiawather
June 10th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: State law: Drivers must stop for crossing pedestrians at marked crosswalks and at all intersections without crosswalks
Replies: 6
Views: 527

State law: Drivers must stop for crossing pedestrians at marked crosswalks and at all intersections without crosswalks

Have you ever tried to follow this state law? I have. In fact, I've been especially diligent in the past several months. Here's what I have experienced: [*]I'm quite alone following this law. Drivers behind me get confused and angry at me for stopping for pedestrians [*]Pedestrians get angry with me...
by hiawather
May 3rd, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Lowa46 - 46th & Hiawatha Cub Foods Mixed Use
Replies: 102
Views: 16694

Re: Lowa46 - 46th & Hiawatha Cub Foods Mixed Use

So...given the 'For Lease' sign on the remaining ground floor space, I gather this has been definitively cancelled...but I can't find any mention of this after early 2018. Does anyone know what happened to Chef Eric Harcey's plan to open a restaurant in what was at that time called the Capp? https:/...
by hiawather
March 8th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2799

Re: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?

She practices a shockingly slimy brand of politics and her specialty is wrapping the wishes of middle-age (and older) white property owners (all of which I fit into demographically) in progressive language. Basically, if you disagree with her you are developer-funded astroturf and should be investig...
by hiawather
February 26th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Southside Pride
Replies: 3
Views: 905

Re: Southside Pride

Southside Self-Indulgence
by hiawather
December 28th, 2018, 9:25 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2799

Re: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?

I agree...I don't think there's really much similarity between the streets.mn forum and Mpls E-Democracy. I think the latter is what it is due to the very special and unique people there that make it that way.
by hiawather
December 28th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?
Replies: 41
Views: 2799

What's Your Take On Minneapolis E-Democracy?

Hey all- I believe I've seen a couple comments by more than a few regular contributors/posters here regarding the Minneapolis E-Democracy forum indicating it is not a safe neighborhood for sane minds to walk in even during the light of day. Not being able to resist gawking at a really good car wreck...
by hiawather
December 7th, 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 196
Views: 21453

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Great news to wake up to! Nice to see the frauds who use the language of environmentalism or social justice to bolster their conservative views get a small comeuppance.
by hiawather
December 6th, 2018, 2:52 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 196
Views: 21453

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Anondson wrote:
December 6th, 2018, 12:52 pm
We got a judge delay. Deep breaths.

http://www.startribune.com/judge-delays ... 502075051/
Yes, I saw that this morning. I don't see that it'll make much difference...unless there's some angle to this I haven't considered.
by hiawather
September 20th, 2018, 11:56 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 196
Views: 21453

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Can we choose to spend as much time and energy as possible in substantive discussion rather than lodging or responding to personal attacks? I also don't think it's fair to assume that everyone opposed to the plan it is doing so because of the BS being pushed by the people going on about eminent doma...
by hiawather
September 19th, 2018, 3:55 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 196
Views: 21453

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Mndible keeps saying "elected officials" but it's not the elected officials that hired a PR team it's planning staff. If in fact it was bureaucrats who hired the PR firm without approval from elected officials, that's not better -- it's much much worse. I don't automatically agree that this is wors...
by hiawather
September 19th, 2018, 1:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 196
Views: 21453

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

But it's something else entirely for these politicians to use taxpayer money to hire a PR firm to push the narrative and give the officials political cover. The job of government is not to tell their constituents how to think on political issues -- that's the job of political parties. Here's where ...
by hiawather
September 19th, 2018, 11:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 196
Views: 21453

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

It's one thing if a private group wants to hire a PR firm to promote a message. But again, it's really not good to have the city, who are in the end a bunch of bureaucrats hired by elected officials, hiring a PR firm to convince the people that elected them that they're wrong. I know that in this c...
by hiawather
September 19th, 2018, 10:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 196
Views: 21453

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

I'm not saying we should lie but I am saying that we need to figure out a way to effectively sell in a more immediately appealing way. We can win among the wonks (who are what- 2% of the population?) but change is scary and it's so easy to whip up fear and shut down people's minds. ...which is why ...

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