Shep Harris to Run Again! Yippy!
By Andrew Richter
Well, our old friend Golden Valley Mayor Shep Harris is officially running for re-election! I know I’m excited! The 5 foot 3 inch DFL political insider recently took credit in the Sun Post for everything except the sun coming up in the East.
Golden Valley Mayor Shep Harris has announced his bid for re-election to a second term Nov. 3. “I am running for re-election because I believe that we have made tremendous progress as a city over the course of the past four years, but I know that this progress is not yet complete,” he said. “I want to help Golden Valley prosper even more in the coming years.”
No you’re running because you have higher political ambitions!
Over the course of his first term, Harris said that Golden Valley succeeded in many areas: housing and economic development, improving the city government’s engagement with Golden Valley community members and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of city services. Harris said these areas would remain his top priorities for a second term. He has seen progress on these goals including the approval of more than 1,000 new housing units, the creation of the Golden Valley Business Council, the reopening of the Golden Valley DMV and the reform of the city’s emergency dispatch system that saved city taxpayers nearly $150,000.
Just what Golden Valley needs! More high density housing!
Harris also made an effort to include the voices of all Golden Valley residents during his first term. Harris wants to revitalize Downtown Golden Valley, including the development of a new grocery store in the area. He also wants to expand upon the 17 neighborhood meetings he held in his first term in order to keep residents informed and engaged on city issues.
You’ve listened to all voices! Come on!
Notice he doesn’t mention Bottineau Transit anywhere…….
Hopefully Golden Valley votes out this joker.