A Case Study in Party Over People

May 9, 2018 at 9:58 am Leave a comment


CSMN Podcast Logo

It’s nothing new. If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times, local races are supposed to be nonpartisan, because the issues are so close to the people, that there is no room for allegiance to a party platform. The community should always come first. Parties, however, always demand allegiance. Nowhere do we see this blind fealty any more than in St. Louis Park, MN. Now if you’re in the other 852 cities in Minnesota… this is not your cue to tune out. St. Louis Park is leading the way with a ton of bad legislation that you need to be able to recognize before it comes your way. They have implemented Tobacco 21, warrantless rental inspections, bike lanes galore, planned housing, mixed use development, MN Green Step, etc. They are also making plans around racial equity, facilitating the Southwest Rail line, landlord-funded relocation fees, and Ranked Choice Voting.

That leads us to the second reason you need to care: Mayor Jake Spano is not only the mayor of St. Louis Park. He is also the deputy Secretary of State, involved with the National League of Cities, League of MN Cities, and other groups that will take these policies they are implementing and push them on your city’s staff and elected officials. This city is an important Democratic stronghold in this state, both as a testing ground for local ordinances and for selling them to the rest of the unsuspecting state.

Have you checked out our Spotify playlist? At the beginning of each episode Jason quotes some song lyrics that have to do with the subject matter of the podcast. Andrew never knows what they are, but now he can… and so can you! We just launched the Spotify playlist: “Community Solutions Music From the Podcast“! You can listen to Roundabout from Yes after listing to Episode 30 on Roundabouts… or kick back and enjoy a rocking playlist just for the thrill of it. We add a new song every week. Subscribe and enjoy!

Don’t forget that you can also subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify, or go out to the PodBabble Podcast Network!

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Podcasts. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

Jason Lewis’s Met Council Reform Bill is Wrongheaded; We need Elimination Not Reform Reigning in the Met Council

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */

Twitter Updates

Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

Archives


%d bloggers like this: