The council also directed city staff to study creating a municipal ID Workgroup, while Minneapolis parks Superintendent Jayne Miller announced she would be leaving for a job in Pittsburgh.
The timing of an audit looking into body camera usage by the Minneapolis Police Department has led to a skirmish involving the council, the mayor, the police chief — and a lot of election-year politics.
“Police shootings — thankfully — are relatively rare,” says Levy-Pounds. “But racial profiling is not rare. Police harassment is not rare. … And those are the issues of reform that still need to be addressed.”
Governed by the school board, Minneapolis Public Schools are almost entirely independent of the mayor’s office. That doesn’t mean the candidates don’t have anything to say about education, though.
What the mayor didn’t talk much about: a proposed 5.5 percent increase in the property tax levy.
At an event last week, Dehn offered further details about his thoughts on police reform in Minneapolis.
Wednesday afternoon, Hodges confirmed her attendance in a post on her Facebook page and blasted unnamed opponents for “shopping” the story to news outlets.
One of the stated functions of Minneapolis’ body camera policy was to help build public trust in the police. But having cameras and not using them may have only created more suspicion.
All you need is four campaign workers, a party official, one parliamentarian — and a deep desire for everyone to go home.
As usual, millennials are (partly) to blame.
Hodges and Coleman will return to the MinnRoast stage for our 10th anniversary extravaganza on Friday, April 28, at the Historic State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis.
Restaurant owners are mobilizing to be heard on the minimum wage, especially around the most highly charged aspect of the issue: what to do about tipped workers.
Candidates are trying to catch up to a movement started by grassroots activists.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges made her third appearance on the MinnRoast stage, and built her routine around a true-false test.
Among the issues yet to be resolved: Which of the propsals would work best? Which one is most politically palatable? And which ones are even legal?
Mayor Betsy Hodges, for the past two years, has brought down the house at MinnRoast, with a wry, well-timed delivery. We’re pleased to announce she’ll be on stage for MinnRoast 2016 on April 15.
The Walker wanted the city to go halfsies on the cost of remaking the road between the museum and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
A proposed amendment to the city budget exposes rifts on the Minneapolis City Council usually hidden by the scrim of party identity.
So how exactly did the council cut a pool of 80 people down to the final list?
The proposal will give a new task force of employers, unions, workers and trade associations time to study to proposal and answer questions.