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by hiawather
September 19th, 2018, 10:10 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 199
Views: 27516

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: 199
Views: 27516

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: 199
Views: 27516

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: 199
Views: 27516

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: 174
Views: 17448

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: 2614

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: 1213

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 ...
by hiawather
August 14th, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Avenues- Replace Numbers With Names
Replies: 22
Views: 2614

Avenues- Replace Numbers With Names

I live in the Hiawatha neighborhood between Minnehaha and Hiawatha. I've lived here nearly 15 years. I still struggle to identify what numbered avenue I live near - as it turns out, 40th Avenue is just on the other side of Minnehaha from me and 34th is on the other side of Hiawatha. Since Minnehaha-...
by hiawather
August 13th, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Southside - General Topics
Replies: 950
Views: 129021

Re: Southside - General Topics

Bull's Horn just opened on October 31, 2017 so it's not even a year old. I'm assuming they started with a small, focused menu and will build up from there. I don't believe the dill pickle fried chicken was available when they first opened (but I'm not 100% sure on that) so it seems to me like they'r...
by hiawather
July 17th, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 199
Views: 27516

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

amiller92 wrote:
July 17th, 2018, 9:03 am
Stop making sense, Hiawather.
It's my way of trolling.
by hiawather
July 17th, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 199
Views: 27516

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

I'm worried about my home value as well (it's my second largest chunk of wealth after my 401K) BUT if my neighborhood suddenly sprouted a bunch of 4-plexes it would ONLY have done so if my home value increased because the area was so desirable to live in. As the nay-sayers say (in a different contex...
by hiawather
July 17th, 2018, 8:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Replies: 199
Views: 27516

Re: Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan

I've muted all of it on Nextdoor at this point. The same half dozen people repeating the same same ill informed fear mongering talking points over and over. Ire over our council member who was easily voted in. Yes, well, Nextdoor = "The same half dozen people repeating the same same ill informed fe...
by hiawather
July 11th, 2018, 6:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicyclist Demographics (and popular image)
Replies: 14
Views: 1580

Bicyclist Demographics (and popular image)

Contrary to the typical (and carelessly) demagogic attacks on bicyclists as privileged hipsters, I submit this. "Nationally and in cities across Sun Belt, the bulk of those who bike to work – based on our best available data – are low-income people. Nationwide, 49 percent of people in the cycling ca...
by hiawather
June 27th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Public Transit News / Current Events (MN only)
Replies: 2337
Views: 238179

Re: Public Transit News and Current Happenings

Wait a minute...people keep saying in various local forums that the trains are always empty and a huge waste of money. Are you people trying to tell that those people are full of shxt?
by hiawather
June 25th, 2018, 8:18 pm
Forum: Saint Paul
Topic: Ford Site Redevelopment
Replies: 50
Views: 6523

Re: Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plant Redevelopment

Ford selects Ryan Companies as developer per Nick Halter. https://twitter.com/mspbjHalter/status/1011352518964731910 This seems like big news to people who can weigh in intelligently about what Ryan Cos as a developer might mean to this project, a group which does not include me. That being said, h...
by hiawather
June 13th, 2018, 7:22 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Arby’s Island
Replies: 211
Views: 25708

Re: Arby’s Island

At both the city and state level we fund the arts, from the Legacy amendment to public art/sculptures, couldn't we do something similar with architecture? Perhaps truly interesting and solid architecture isn't possible in this day and age without a public/private partnership. I think it's worth inve...
by hiawather
May 10th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Minneapolis - South, Southwest, and Uptown
Topic: Snelling Yards affordable & senior housing development - 3601 44th St E
Replies: 20
Views: 4879

Re: Snelling Yards affordable & senior housing development - 3601 44th St E

Seems 'ok' in my book. I'm not terribly *excited* about the project but I'm a strong believer in developing with density, particularly near transit lines. If only they could make accessing the train stations when coming from the east of Hiawatha more reasonable. Perhaps over time increasing populati...
by hiawather
March 2nd, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Crime
Replies: 174
Views: 17448

Re: Crime

And just a little hint: when journalists start writing articles such as you so vehemently disparage, it's almost ALWAYS because they are seizing upon popular zeitgeist, such as, oh I don't know, the #metoo movement? In other words, where there is journalistic smoke (hype), there is often fire (a va...

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