Community dialogue on race relations with Mayor Hodges
As a part of the Mayor Hodges tour around Minneapolis for her first days in office today was a meeting with leaders in the community that are addressing the issue of racial disparity. Daniel Yang who was a part of organizing the event tweeted that it was a full house on a very cold winter […]
Mayor Betsy Hodges sworn in
Betsy asked RT to come to the stage and they did a selfie. It’s a new generation administration.
Ranked Choice Voting
Sometime tomorrow it will be official that Betsy Hodges will become the second woman elected Mayor of Minneapolis. I’ll have more to say later along with more pictures after Minnpost runs their story, but my these are my two favorite pictures of the day. I was a bit nervous telling my photo editor that I […]
Post convention chatter
So much fighting among friends who happen to be supporting different candidates in the Mayor race. I very much appreciate Javier Morillo’s piece on the back story of the excruciatingly long wait for the 3rd round of ballots. I sincerely hope respectful debate will be a part of the process going forward. Choice is a […]
Minneapolis DFL Mayoral (NOT) Endorsing Convention 2013
I had been saying for months that I doubted that there would be an endorsement for Mayor at this year’s convention since for the first time we will have Ranked Choice Voting in place for the general election. Even so, I decided to become a delegate and I was truly undecided when I arrived. My […]
The new Minneapolis DFL
It was a sea of red shirts supporting Jacob Frey for city council in the race in the 3rd ward against incumbent Diane Hofstede. The first order of business was Diane Hofstede’s request to address the convention. Hofstede chastised the process of people not being represented. “The process has become flawed,” she told the crowd. […]
The State of the City
RT Rybak reviewing his final State of the City speech in his twelfth and final year as Mayor of Minneapolis. Caucuses are next week and the race for Mayor will officially be underway. The end of one era and the start of another.
The race for Mayor has started
It has started. Even though RT has not announced his intention, it seems likely we will be hearing that news soon since two people on city council have announced their “exploratory” campaigns. Once again, history could be made in Minneapolis. If Gary Schiff is elected he will be the first openly gay Mayor of […]