Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby amiller92 » May 22nd, 2017, 3:23 pm

mattaudio wrote:
May 22nd, 2017, 3:06 pm
Eliminating tipping sounds like a feature, not a bug.
Maybe, but I don't think it will happen.

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby mamundsen » June 27th, 2017, 1:35 pm

Former legislator Kate Knuth hired as Minneapolis' chief resilience officer

http://www.startribune.com/former-state ... 429460473/

I've known Kate almost my entire life. She's great and I was sad that she decided to quit politics so quickly. I am happy that she continues to be involved locally and this seems like a HUGE role. When it says the job description is:
a new position that coordinate the city's work on urban challenges from housing affordability to climate change.
Any one else pick up on this? thoughts?

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby SurlyLHT » January 2nd, 2018, 3:47 pm

My wife and I have lived in a Stephen Frenz property for 15 months or so. It was 'purchased" by Rickey Misco who was extremely friendly and told us the properties were his 401k and started replacing broken stoves and refrigerators and removing pests in the month or so he before he realized he may not get a license. He was doing such a great job before the license issues my wife and I decided to stay in our unit.

Now, with Frenz having no license, Rickey having no license and the administrator Lighthouse having no keys, records or funds relating the property we're entering our 3rd month with confusion. There has been no notice on the current state of the property from the law firm, the city, administrator, nor Frenz or Misco. My wife and I have discovered everything in the Star Tribune.

Now Frey has jumped in and said he's coming up with a plan for the Frenz and Kahn properties and generally the whole affordable housing issue.

Personally, it feels like the City of Minneapolis seriously bungled in letting this this issue develop given that there are now dozens of properties under the control of an administrator. (Likely the largest Landlord in the city.) I think and hope the final outcome will be good for the tenants and the city. But seriously I look at my neighbors and their children who have befriended my wife and I...and I can't help but feel as if they've been somewhat forgotten even though the outcome may be good. (My wife and I make over the median household income so we're not that vulnerable much of this.)

Forum thoughts this? What happens to these properties will affect the character and built environment of the city for years.

(A side-note: I doubt our units will stay affordable given that we're right next to a LRT station and when looking at the property it's easy to see how a renovation could easily lead to more rent income.)

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby FISHMANPET » January 2nd, 2018, 7:43 pm

Hey you probably live on my street.

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby Blaisdell Greenway » January 7th, 2018, 10:11 am

Keep making noise... squeaky wheel, etc. It's very important the city gets this right, and it can set the tone for the mayor's "affordable housing or bust" agenda. Tell your friends and neighbors to stay in contact with the council member, etc.

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby FISHMANPET » January 8th, 2018, 11:47 am

Lisa Bender is Council President, Andrea Jenkins is Vice President, Andrew Johnson is Majority Leader, and Cam Gordon is Minority Leader (lol).

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby LakeCharles » January 8th, 2018, 1:17 pm

Anyone more knowledgeable than me care to shed light on the importance of these roles? President makes sense to me, but what do the VP and Majority/Minority Leaders do?

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby FISHMANPET » January 8th, 2018, 1:28 pm

VP chairs committee of the Whole, Majority & Minority leaders are members of the Executive Committee along with President and VP (I think)

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby MNdible » January 8th, 2018, 2:13 pm

Committee chairs:


More details in the thread.

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby FISHMANPET » January 8th, 2018, 2:55 pm

Wait that's not right, Cano has public Safety, not Fletcher.
E: He corrects himself later in the thread.

All the deets straight from the source here: https://lims.minneapolismn.gov/Download ... 39084].pdf

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby twincitizen » January 9th, 2018, 1:43 pm

1. Bender as Council Prez and then assigning Public Safety to Cano... what am I missing here? I thought that relationship was pretty frayed.

The wishful cynic in me says it looks like Cano is being set up to fail (by sticking her foot in her mouth so hard she'd be forced out), but I doubt that's the case, because she'd make the city look really bad by association and no one wants to see that.

2. How did Steve Fletcher wind up not chairing a committee AND get left off Zoning & Planning, given the prominence of W3 in citywide affairs and pace of downtown development? He is on a bunch of other committees, but this result was unexpected.

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby twincitizen » February 13th, 2018, 12:46 pm

mamundsen wrote:
June 27th, 2017, 1:35 pm
Former legislator Kate Knuth hired as Minneapolis' chief resilience officer

http://www.startribune.com/former-state ... 429460473/

I've known Kate almost my entire life. She's great and I was sad that she decided to quit politics so quickly. I am happy that she continues to be involved locally and this seems like a HUGE role. When it says the job description is:
a new position that coordinate the city's work on urban challenges from housing affordability to climate change.
Any one else pick up on this? thoughts?
Knuth out after 7 months. Negotiated exit following the election, as the Frey administration has different ideas for what this position should be working on: http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis- ... 473945953/

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby Ameliya » June 18th, 2018, 1:12 am

Anything happen with Net Neutrality this session in MN?

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Re: Minneapolis City Politics General Discussion

Postby VacantLuxuries » June 18th, 2018, 7:38 am

Ameliya wrote:Anything happen with Net Neutrality this session in MN?
GOP controls the legislature, so no.


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