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by phop
November 11th, 2016, 8:04 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Presidential Election 2016
Replies: 1007
Views: 54503

Re: Presidential Election 2016

What is actually bad about nominating Chris Coleman though? I definitely have a lukewarm reaction to him, but he seems better than 80% of the candidates that have been floated.
by phop
November 10th, 2016, 10:43 am
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 277
Views: 15452

Re: MN State Senate and House Elections 2016

I would gladly support Don Ness. A Tom Bakk-type on the other hand...
by phop
November 9th, 2016, 10:16 pm
Forum: Local Politics and Governance
Topic: Minnesota Governor Election 2018
Replies: 277
Views: 15452

Re: MN State Senate and House Elections 2016

Why would the inner urban metro turn out in strong numbers for an outstate DFLer?
by phop
November 8th, 2016, 11:58 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Presidential Election 2016
Replies: 1007
Views: 54503

Re: Presidential Election 2016

Demolished. What a fucking disaster.
by phop
September 15th, 2016, 10:44 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Uptown (and LynLake) Development & General Topics
Replies: 1034
Views: 131591

Re: Uptown General Topics & Development Map

Ok, so the two possible solutions to that would likely be 1) build subsidized transportation in some form out to those exurban jobs at some not-insignificant cost so they can enjoy the benefits of lower rent and a job to pay for it, hopefully without subsidy, 2) retain and grow jobs that match thes...
by phop
September 8th, 2016, 2:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4441
Views: 389766

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

I think Republican's have overplayed how much Southwest LRT antics resonate in greater MN. My general feeling is that greater MN in particular doesn't really care about Southwest either way; it's a Metro issue.
by phop
August 25th, 2016, 6:25 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4441
Views: 389766

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Sounds like it's happening. https://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2016/08/met-council-unveils-plan-cover-state-share-southwest-lrt-funding The plan unveiled Thursday would have the Met Council financing $91.75 million in certificates with the CTIB financing another $11.75 million. Those certifica...
by phop
May 22nd, 2016, 11:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 709
Views: 54547

Re: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)

Heh, Senate (Latz) amended the bonding bill from the house to include more transit funding literally minutes before the effective end of session. So no bonding, no transportation.
by phop
May 16th, 2016, 10:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 709
Views: 54547

Re: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)

All but one of the House seats that flipped to the GOP in 2014 were in outstate MN. Democrats have done about as well as they can realistically do in the Twin Cities, give or take a few seats. If Democrats are going to take the house this year, they have to make inroads in multiple rural MN swing di...
by phop
May 16th, 2016, 3:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 709
Views: 54547

Re: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)

Flipping the house doesn't require a wave. No bonding bill might be enough to tip the house to the Democrats. I would think that a few more swing-district Republicans are wary of this.
by phop
May 16th, 2016, 2:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)
Replies: 709
Views: 54547

Re: Minnesota Transportation Funding (General)

The bonding bill is the elephant in the room. The metro will be just fine without it, but rural MN depends on it and constituents will be expecting their Rep to deliver. There's no reason for metro DFL'ers in the Senate to re-consider a bonding bill if Republican leaders in the house aren't negotiat...
by phop
May 5th, 2016, 7:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4441
Views: 389766

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

But Bakk does care about preventing a caucus mutiny, especially after last year. He knows that it's a priority for metro legislators.
by phop
May 3rd, 2016, 11:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Parking Facilities
Replies: 162
Views: 21518

Re: Downtown Parking

In other words, the city that's supposed to be working on behalf of the people is digging deeper into their pockets by helping businesses at the expense of residents?
So it's Minneapolis residents parking in these ramps during events? Right...
by phop
May 2nd, 2016, 10:07 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)
Replies: 4441
Views: 389766

Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

It's strategic. It keeps the transportation debate confined to the comprehensive effort. I think there's a good chance a transportation bill happens, and the senators must know it. Daudt and others are very careful with their wording. They won't vote for a bill that specifically funds SWLRT. A metro...
by phop
April 29th, 2016, 4:10 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Anthony Village
Replies: 47
Views: 5661

Re: St. Anthony Village

What sort of input does Minneapolis get on the Stinson Parkway frontage, if any? If the future development follows the pattern established on Kenzie Terrace it could end up looking pretty bad...
by phop
April 21st, 2016, 8:58 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: St. Louis Park - General Topics
Replies: 474
Views: 51318

Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

Off topic, but I wouldn't consider North Minneapolis as a place with a lot of eyes on the sidewalks relative to other inner-city neighborhoods.
by phop
April 13th, 2016, 2:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market
Replies: 975
Views: 146979

Re: Downtown Minneapolis Office Market

What does B/E/A stand for? Burnsville/Eagan/Apple Valley?
by phop
March 29th, 2016, 9:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Infrastructure
Replies: 1513
Views: 137804

Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

New designs for the north-south downtown thoroughfare would replace greening previously planned for a low median that separated cyclists from vehicles between Seventh and 12th streets with white, flexible bollards in both directions. What is the point of this? Were those medians really that much wi...
by phop
March 4th, 2016, 9:41 pm
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Suburbs - General Topics
Replies: 1027
Views: 110854

Re: Suburbs - General Topics

Citylab noticed Columbia Heights new ban on new auto-oriented businesses. http://www.citylab.com/work/2015/12/a-minneapolis-suburb-bans-car-businesses-to-spark-walkability/421872/ Huh, Columbia Heights makes another national think piece. This one's about the changing identities of inner-ring suburb...
by phop
February 26th, 2016, 4:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Northern Lights Express
Replies: 355
Views: 42204

Re: Northern Lights Express

Bonus if the proposed schedule holds up: The Cambridge-Target Field train time is ~7 minutes faster than the drive time without traffic.

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