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More complete streets = sustainable + stronger communities

We need a more comprehensive approach to the redevelopment of streets. We need to develop more emphasis on walking, biking, public transit, community and local commerce. If we don't start becoming more intentional about limiting the growing presence of automobiles on our streets, we'll see more traffic congestion, wider roads, more pollution and residents with little-to-no connection with the neighborhood in which... more »

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Living Well

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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(@andrea.kiepe)

Great Places

Develop a long term plan to bury powerlines

Buried powerlines remove an aesthetic blight from our city and make our transmission lines less susceptible to damage from extreme weather events and resulting power outages. We need a longterm plan with Xcel to bury these lines, something considered standard in new suburban development but "too expensive" for the urban core. This investment will create jobs as it is implemented.

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(@katie.lampi)

A City that Works

Parental Leave

The City of Minneapolis will lead way and become an example to other employers in regards to work/life balance by raising the bar and offering employees paid parental leave (equal for men and women) in the event of a birth/adoption of a child. This is important as we trying to replace an aging workforce by recruiting new talent. Other municipalites have implemented (Brooklyn Park) or discussed (St. Paul) this idea already.... more »

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(@mikeboe)

Living Well

Property Crimes actually solved by MPD

Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) only clears a fraction of the robberies, home burglaries and other so-called 'non-violent' crimes. And when you have one of these happen to you, MPD responds with almost assembly-line effeciency of getting you a form to fill out of what you were missing so you can report it to your insurance. Good Luck trying to get a hold of someone who's 'investigating' your case. MPD needs to get... more »

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(@alyssaanderson)

One Minneapolis

Minneapolis Artists in Minneapolis Locations

Support the arts in Minneapolis and the artists living here by offering use of public spaces in the city - buildings and parks - for performances and showings. Give local musicians, actors, dancers, and visual artists the opportunity to bring their work to their neighbors and community by showcasing the talent in this city and providing financial support for these showcases.

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parking meter access and cost

increase the number of street parking spaces and keep the cost low, this is something that really makes the city livable, being able to come downtown or to another hub like uptown on any night and find an inexpensive place to park for a dinner and show.

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