Continue to make incentives available to businesses, with fees that they pay, for innovative clean technology projects that result in measurably cleaner communities, stronger businesses and healthier working conditions. Leverage investments that are mutually beneficial to businesses and their surrounding communities (ie. especially in areas of inequity). Auto body shops, dry cleaners, printers, plating companies, foundries,... more »
There are other cities that currently do this, and it can make much greater use of all the compostable goods available now. Routing food waste to a city-run compost facility would help reduce landfill waste and produce energy.
As part of the USI Wireless contract, Minneapolis offers free wireless in 117 hotspots that are spread around the City. There is no rhyme or reason to their location and public awareness is limited. Why not focus all those hotspots into one region to create a wireless enterprise zone? This could encourage economic growth and development, and help bridge the digital divide. We already provide these free hotspots, why... more »