Nov 012013

I voted early today for Minneapolis mayor. None of the candidates possess R.T. Rybak’s charm or vision, but Betsy Hodges strikes me as the most progressive of the bunch. She has a passion for addressing inequality, which may translate into more concerted efforts to narrow the city’s glaring racial disparities. Hodges may also be able to push for further modernization of our transit system and bring more decent-paying jobs to the city.

As for City Council, I wrote in myself because I couldn’t bring myself to vote for Lisa Goodman’s bland leadership again. Her votes against several urban density projects have left me frustrated and I don’t know that she has any real notion of how to run a 21st century city. Somebody really needs to replace her in 2017.


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