In a 10-3 vote, the council gave its formal consent to the alignment, becoming the last city on the 16-mile route to approve the project.
Even those who voted yes complained about how pressure from political interests was forcing their hand.
Though the Minneapolis mayor’s priorities for the police predated Ferguson, they are attempts to address many of the same issues, to alter a “legacy of brutal oppression.”
Even as the city moves toward approval of SWLRT, both supporters and opponents used a public meeting to say why officials should side with their point of view. Here’s what they said.
In Minneapolis and St. Paul, a tale of two separate — and really similar — budget speeches.
The mayor also proposed more money to address racial equity, along with investments in public safety.
Mayor Betsy Hodges reflects on the choice she made, at just 19, to stop drinking. It was a bet with herself that has paid off, she said.
Project also brings people together to help revitalize neighborhoods and provide healthy food for low-income communities.
Following the deal struck between Minneapolis and the Met Council, Mayor Betsy Hodges defends the new LRT plan as “the most responsible way to move forward.”
New plan eliminates one tunnel and adds one station along the route.
It’s not clear at this point what elbows the mediator could twist or carrots he could offer to bring the two sides together.
Our biggest MinnRoast yet: almost 1,400 guests, $17,369 in donations the night of the show, on top of $140,945 in sponsorship and ticket revenues.
The new Minneapolis mayor vows a more diverse police force and more economic opportunity for all.
After a 14-2 ‘yes’ vote to put freight, LRT and bikes in a Minneapolis corridor, the Met Council needs consent from the city that has screamed the loudest ‘no.’
A Sunday story about the mayor’s first 100 days said she’d spent a fifth of her time traveling. Her office claims the Strib was too high by four work days. And then there’s that picture.
The mayor, whose parents have Scottish roots, was Guest of Honor at Tartan Day State Capitol celebration.
FDR and Ronald Reagan are both said to have made the most of their first 100 days in office. By comparison, how is Mayor Betsy Hodges doing?
We couldn’t be more pleased that one of Betsy Hodges’ first unofficial acts as newly-elected mayor of Minneapolis was to agree to perform in MinnRoast 2014.
One side prefers Minneapolis pretty much as it is, but population and tax-base growth are vital to the city’s future.
The city has failed to meet funding goals and critics say that the bureaucratic process for financing development of low-income units makes it difficult to meet the increasing demand.