“I hope that my concerns prove unfounded and [Legends Bar] will be a successful well run business. I want everyone to understand that the city council just approved a liquor license to an individual related to pending felony assault charges and a history of criminal convictions including DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving without insurance. The approval came despite not satisfying police requests for information. The police have raised additional questions about contradictory information submitted by the applicant. I remained concerned by this.”
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Posts Tagged ‘Policy’
After 7 years of stall tactics a tree ordinance has finally passed. Unfortunately it was by a disappointing 4-3 margin. Read the rest of this entry »
I don’t typically weigh in or make public on personal / HR matters, but I do want to make some information available for the community. Read the rest of this entry »
I am required to provide another update as there was an early morning change that the city council made that I feel is soft on crime and puts public safety at greater risk. I was caught completely unaware of this when Ed Hruska brought it up at the end of a five and a half hour meeting. Read the rest of this entry »
As I have stated time and time again:
- Most of our landlords are responsible and law abiding, some are not.
- The city council has never shut down a good landlord.
- Public safety is the number one priority. Read the rest of this entry »
If current revenue and spending trends continue and no policy changes are made, Minnesota cities of all sizes in all regions of the state will be broke by the year 2015. That is the startling finding of a recently completed projection prepared for the League by the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota, and released on June 24 at the League’s Annual Conference in St. Cloud. View the full report.
Minnesota has become the first state to adpot a Complete Streets Law in 2010!
Our city streets and how they are designed are an important part of the livability of our communities. Accessable and safe streets for all modes of transportation drives the ideas and goals behind “Complete Streets” policy. The National Complete Streets Coalition is the driving force behind this concept and policy.
Last fall, Michael served as a member of the MN-DOT Complete Streets Advisory Committee. Special thanks goes out to the Planning Staff, especially Mitzi Baker and Phil Wheeler.
The MEP press release on this exciting new law in MN is available by clicking on this link.
Michael was a participant in the recent convening of the Young Elected Officials Network in Washington DC. Michael and others met with White House Staff Members where they were briefed on national issues. In addition, there was three days of work shops where participants shared policy ideas, leadership strategies, and best practices.
The press release about this event is available by clicking on the link below.