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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: 398

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: 398

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: 101
Views: 15697

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: 2699

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: 876

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: 2699

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: 2699

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: 20999

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: 20999

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: 20999

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: 20999

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: 20999

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: 20999

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: 20999

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 ...
by hiawather
September 19th, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 196
Views: 20999

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

It comes down to it's easier to attack something in a sentence or with a yard sign, trying to defend a plan with facts and data requires your opponent to listen in good faith. Which is why it's a bad strategy when dealing with an emotional issue like this. Right- that's my point. So far the 'pro-20...
by hiawather
September 19th, 2018, 8:53 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 196
Views: 20999

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

How is it possible that politicians are unable to present and sell their visions on their own? Isn't that a core part of the profession? It's so frustrating that liberals/leftists/progressives...whatever you want to call us...are so appallingly incapable of effective politics. Policy wonkery, facts,...
by hiawather
September 18th, 2018, 9:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 196
Views: 20999

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

jtoemke wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 9:12 am
Every time I tell myself not to read the comments... every time I fail.
You have my deepest sympathies. I refuse to look at them.
by hiawather
September 13th, 2018, 3:04 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 159
Views: 15136

Re: Crime

Sometimes business people make bad decisions. I think Boom Island Brewing's decisions have not always been the best. The brewery opened 7 years ago in a known high-crime area and even though crime has decreased relative to how it was when they opened they've made the decision that it's too dangerous...
by hiawather
August 14th, 2018, 9:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Avenues- Replace Numbers With Names
Replies: 22
Views: 2144

Re: Avenues- Replace Numbers With Names

The Minneapolis "numerological twilight zone": https://www.minnpost.com/cityscape/2015/02/introducing-minneapolis-numerological-twilight-zone I think that the long run would be better if certain major avenues in that area were named, but it would be a notable burden in the short run on residents. N...
by hiawather
August 14th, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: WedgeLIVE Name Trademark
Replies: 0
Views: 728

WedgeLIVE Name Trademark

Ooops- Carol Becker accidentally tried to trademark WedgeLIVE, the name of one of her main critics! Poor Carol - could have happened to anyone! https://tonywebster.com/2018/08/carol-becker-wedge-live/ In a completely unrelated side, are we who believe in density and sound urban planning too wonkish ...

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