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by degersblogg
November 27th, 2013, 4:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis City Planning Commission
Replies: 98
Views: 14530

Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

FISHMANPET wrote:I love how people think the Small in Small Area Plan is about keeping buildings small.
Commissioner Huynh, at the last CPC COW, called the SAP a preservation plan.
by degersblogg
November 27th, 2013, 12:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis City Planning Commission
Replies: 98
Views: 14530

Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

Also, 4525 France should be interesting. LHiNC zoning committee recommended to not approve because it was inconsistent with LHSAP. Only problem is that LHSAP is not yet approved or adopted into comprehensive plan. Guarantee that CPC decision on this will be appealed.
by degersblogg
November 27th, 2013, 12:46 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis City Planning Commission
Replies: 98
Views: 14530

Re: Minneapolis City Planning Commission

LHSAP will be the big item of the night. CPED recommends approval of the LHSAP with the removal of the definition of building height. However, they basically invited the CPC to amend the maximum preferred building height if they thought it was inadequate to accommodate 4-story mixed use development.
by degersblogg
November 19th, 2013, 5:13 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis City Planning Commission
Replies: 98
Views: 14530

Re: MPLS Planning Commission meetings

What Woofner said. Staff has to interpret the code as literally as possible and make a recommendation. Staff does not have authority to unilaterally grant variances or make zoning changes...their job is to interpret code verbatim. The role of Planning Commission and City Council is to take a more n...
by degersblogg
November 18th, 2013, 7:17 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - General Topics and Citywide Issues
Topic: Minneapolis City Planning Commission
Replies: 98
Views: 14530

Re: MPLS Planning Commission meetings

The agenda is not online yet, but the Linden Hills Small Area Plan is scheduled to come before the PC for their meeting of December 2nd. The LHSAP has been discussed at Committee of the Whole twice now and based off of comments from several commissioners, they are no where near satisfied with the pl...
by degersblogg
November 13th, 2013, 11:05 am
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Replies: 219
Views: 19128

Re: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election

Here is a breakdown of the major committees: Community Development Chair: Lisa Goodman (rumored to be giving up chair of this committee, signaling that she may want to be President) Vice Chair: John Quincy Other members who will be returning: Kevin Reich & Cam Gordon Public Safety, Civil Rights & He...
by degersblogg
November 13th, 2013, 10:51 am
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Replies: 219
Views: 19128

Re: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election

So the major committees are Community Development, Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health, Regulatory, Energy & Environment, Transportation & Public Works, Ways & Means/Budget, and Zoning & Planning. There are 6 major committees and 6 returning council members. Two of those returning CMs will be Presi...
by degersblogg
November 12th, 2013, 5:42 pm
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Replies: 219
Views: 19128

Re: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election

I might've heard there were sample ballots...not sure how that works considering Warsame was DFL-endorsed and Andrew was not. Sample ballots would have to have come from an independent expenditure, right? Can one campaign legally endorse someone running for another office? I mean, I know Reich and ...
by degersblogg
November 12th, 2013, 5:38 pm
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Replies: 219
Views: 19128

Re: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election

^That's going to be a fun show to watch in January. Lisa Bender almost assuredly has a shot at being Chair of Zoning & Planning, despite freshman status, as the article notes. I hope she also gets a seat on Public Works. We need her urbanist bent there as much as Z&P. It sounds like both Lisa Goodm...
by degersblogg
November 6th, 2013, 1:06 pm
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Replies: 219
Views: 19128

Re: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election

In Ward 13, Matt Perry might be leading in 2nd choice votes simply because Linea led in 1st choice votes. Highly likely that most people who ranked Linea 1st ranked Matt 2nd, and vice versa. Although people who have been involved in the campaigns are very divided and probably wouldn't rank the other...
by degersblogg
October 28th, 2013, 3:35 pm
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Mayoral Race
Replies: 386
Views: 40521

Re: Mayoral Race

I find it interesting that the Mark Andrew campaign and Mark supporters don't seem to have a response to the Strib's criticisms regarding Mark changing his campaign message to suit different audiences. Instead, the official campaign line is that Mark is too progressive for the Strib. http://www.sout...
by degersblogg
October 26th, 2013, 3:58 pm
Forum: 2013 Minneapolis Municipal Election
Topic: Mayoral Race
Replies: 386
Views: 40521

Re: Mayoral Race

The Star Tribune editorial board has announced their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice endorsements for mayor. They endorsed Betsy Hodges #1, Don Samuels #2, and Jackie Cherryhomes #3. http://www.startribune.com/opinion/editorials/229326721.html They also screened Mark Andrew, Cam Winton, and Dan Cohen. Rega...
by degersblogg
February 26th, 2013, 9:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Type II LRVs - Siemens S70
Replies: 153
Views: 23888

Re: Type II LRVs - Siemens S70

For those who rode the new Type-II LRVs, did you notice what the destination sign said? Was it a blue square, or did it still say 55?

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