Paula Pentel Rips Shep Harris and We Love It!
By Andrew Richter
I am thrilled to be supporting Marti Micks for mayor this fall. Golden Valley’s reputation as a place with “good government” has come under fire over the past four years, and it is time for representation from a mayor who knows the value of collaboration, respect for staff and council, and grounded leadership.
Micks served eight years on council during my time on the city’s planning commission. These were transformative times for downtown Golden Valley, and she was right there, supporting the development of the Golden Valley Town Center and Golden Valley Commons.
Getting this sort of redevelopment, which created new housing opportunities as well as wonderful gathering spaces, came from setting realistic parameters for the task forces who developed the vision for these places, having inclusive planning processes, and most important, agreement and buy in from the entire council.
Having served nine years on Council, it saddens me to see the acrimony that exists due to our current mayor. I deliberately chose to not seek re-election due to the harshness, and personal agenda I felt from the mayor.
Whoa! Go Paula it’s your birthday!
Golden Valley needs to regain its governing equilibrium to meet the coming challenges and opportunities of the future. Micks has the skills, time, dedication, and knowledge and management style to grow Golden Valley. Please join me in supporting Micks, and let’s get out the vote this Nov. 3.
Nice! We join you in defeating Shep Harris! Come on Golden Valley!