(@patrickhanlon)

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Incentives available to green/clean/sustainably minded businesss

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 »

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(@patrickhanlon)

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More trees: success defined by a healthy tree canopy

We will be losing 260,000+ trees to emerald asher borer. Trees need to be planted on boulevards, park land, residential, and commercial properties now to maintain our current air quality, water quality, and other lesser known benefits such as energy efficiency in buildings and carbon retention provided by this significant amount of trees.

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One Minneapolis

Poverty in Minneapolis

A successful city should implement policies targeted at eliminating the inequity in who experiences poverty (there are differences by race, family status, age, veteran status, etc). To keep our city liveable for all, we should figure out the minimum income necessary to live in Minneapolis for a single person, family of four, and person who has retired, and keep that number in mind when designing programs and policies.... more »

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(@rickcarlson)

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Spotlighting signature events and festivals

Minneapolis is host to a number of signature events, which distinguish our city and cultural landscape. There are many possible indicators to help illustrate the impact of these events on community involvement and economy. Signature events: Pride Festival & Parade | Twin Cities Marathon | Minneapolis Aquatennial | Minneapolis Holiday Market | Art-A-Whirl | City of Lakes Loppet | Heart of the Beast Theatre May Day Parade... more »

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(@camellia.kalra)

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Indoor Park

an indoor park with nature, heat, and lights that prevent seasonal affective disorder.

 

Like a city park but covered with glass.

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Stop Incinerating Recyclables at the Garbage Burner (HERC)

After almost 30 years of polluting the communities of our city with toxic emissions (and now the "open air" Twins Stadium), it is time to transition away from burning recyclables and compostables in the heart of Minneapolis. The contract allowing Hennepin County to incinerate 1000 tons of refuse per day at HERC--regardless of our recycling rate--ends in 2018. We should not have to breathe the same amount of airborne... more »

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Safe ways to bike anywhere in Minneapolis

Provide more protected bikeways--routes that separate bikes from cars with some physical barriers--planters, a curb, plastic sticks--anything. This will get more people biking and reduce car-bike conflicts.

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