Here's what it looks like in the heart of Uptown, south of 29th. Lose the bus lanes, gain some car lanes.

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Some midblock crossing opportunities, with pedestrian refuge in the 4 ft center median. t.co/ROmwyizxVj

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The two layout options for Hennepin are now posted on the website. For the bike lane option (1), here are some examples of intersections with and without left turn lanes (24th and 25th Streets).
www2.minneapolismn.gov/cip/fut

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Some tweets from tonight's Hennepin Ave meeting. Option 1 has the space for bikes.

RT @NiceRiders@twitter.com

Option 1 (still needs to be refined)

bend alignment, slow turns at intersection limit pedestrian crossings.

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/NiceRiders/status/

He's asking because because Minnesota's vaccine priority Phase 1d-tier 9 is "people who can remember the center bike lane on Hennepin."

RT @dbrauer@twitter.com

@janneformpls@twitter.com @dhmontgomery@twitter.com @lindsmpls@twitter.com Remember the center bike lane on Hennepin πŸ˜¬πŸ’€

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/dbrauer/status/136

Elbow Lake is imploding.

RT @johnnydeeeee23@twitter.com

@maxnesterak@twitter.com @MNReformer@twitter.com It appears Elbow Lake is imploding. They lost over 10% of their population in the last 20 years. The town is dying.

On the other hand Minneapolis has increased in population by 15% in the same time period.

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/johnnydeeeee23/sta

I will wrap up the thread by pointing out there is *no policy* proposed. This is about creating a mechanism to enact a policy - any policy - in the future. Could be weak, could be to prevent egregious rent gouging, could be very aggressive. We don't know yet.

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One landlord said she looked at the CURA report. Some of the scenarios seemed not that bad, but that the city council giving themselves "carte blanche" to do whatever they want was taking it too far.

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I'm only clicking the zoom links that various landlord tipsters send to my email. I'm not sure if this is strictly ethical. But this is "journalism, broadly defined."

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Bombshell towards the end of the meeting. "Duplex Chick" says some of their meeting details have leaked to twitter. So in order to join the Facebook group you'll have to submit your rental property address, which will be checked against tax records.

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Guy suggests they band together to say they'll limit their rents voluntarily, calling his strategy: "kill your law because we're nice people."

Other landlords rebut: that would be getting away from the free market.

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Some discussion of whether they should go after corporations by saying this will hand Minneapolis to large corporations, but it's noted that could get tricky because many of them have LLCs.

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Meeting moderator had to rein in a landlord who claims that tenant groups are paid activists. Asks, does she have evidence for this? I'm really not enjoying this call.

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Someone suggests they start a PAC. One of them has heard rumblings that the downtown business community's "A New 612" is about to start a PAC.

MHA does have a PAC that's used primarily at the state level.

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Listening to this week's landlord/MHA conference call. Really nothing new to talk about with regard to the rent stabilization charter amendment. Rehashing hopes of a mayoral veto. Answering FAQs about the Charter Commission. What is it? What is their power? Can they save us? (no)

Good to see the proposed design options for Hennepin have bus lanes locked in.

RT @BillLindeke@twitter.com

Such a mind-blowing statistic. streets.mn/2021/03/02/hennepin

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/BillLindeke/status

Election year is about expressing your fears for the future.

Here's mine: 2020 scared me so badly that I feel urgency to build a system that can somehow compensate for a police department that fails at not bringing catastrophe down on the city.

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Doesn't feel very strong of Mayor Frey to campaign on scare tactics. If we're going to be honest about the last year, his police department kicked off a global protest movement, dismantled itself, and just plain has not been up to the job. Scary stuff.
startribune.com/former-dfl-law

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