Living Well

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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Living Well

Possessing Small Amounts of Hash Oil Should Not Be a Felony

In Minnesota, possession of any amount of hash oil is a felony. It's time we change this, so that having small amounts of concentrates (7g or less) in Minneapolis becomes a civil fine or petty misdemeanor charge – as it is to possess cannabis in its natural form. Cannabis oil has significant uses, particularly for medical patients, which is part of the reason why the state legislature approved a medical cannabis bill ...more »

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A Hub of Economic Activity & Innovation

Decrease commercial vacancy

Vacant commercial space is a source of blight, leaves tax revenue on the table, affects the livability of a neighborhood, and, due to renovation costs, increases the up-front cost of starting a business. Minneapolis should be viewed as the preferred place to own a business in the metro area.

 

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Acreage of vacant commercially zoned property.

Square footage of vacant commercially zoned buildings.

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Homelessness

Eliminate homelessness. There have been creative solutions around the country that we could emulate or adapt for Minneapolis to eliminate the experience of homelessness.

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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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Great Places

Make pedestrians a priority

Minneapolis builds and maintains (in ALL weather conditions) safe and comfortable spaces for pedestrians. The City proactively ensures that all sidewalks are clear of snow in a timely manner. Pedestrians are given priority at traffic lights.

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A City that Works

Possessing a Small Amt of Cannabis Should Result in a Civil Fine

Currently in Minnesota, possession of less than 1.5 ounces (42.5g) of cannabis is a petty misdemeanor. While this is certainly preferable to a felony, the fact is that a petty misdemeanor is still a criminal offense with the potential to wreak long-term harm. Repercussions include having the citation show up on some background checks, being banned from taking out federal student loans for a year [1], and not being allowed ...more »

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One Minneapolis

Community policing in Mpls

There's a lack of trust - driven by fear and misunderstandings - between the Mpls police and the community it serves. This trust is a contributing factor to Mpls having one of the worst racial disparities in the US. It makes everyone - the community *and* the police - less safe and makes life difficult for folks who have run-ins with the law to bounce back to becoming a productive member of the community. It's an unfortunate ...more »

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A City that Works

Landlords

Residential and commercial rental property owners are held accountable for the livability/workability of their properties, the physical condition/appearance of the building's interior and exterior, and the property's grounds/landscape.

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