Some fun language in this petition.
@WedgeLIVE@twitter.com @firstname.lastname@example.org Who wouldn't want to vehicular cycle down Hennepin, get the kids and grandparents and have a nice peaceful ride down Hennepin. Ample bike racks will await your likely arrival.
This is one of the more dramatic 1.3% increases you'll see.
The corrupt DFL only cheats in the places we lost.
Operation Safety Now has cobbled together a questionably long list of "good news" while still claiming "shady behavior." They should pick one.
The astroturf collaborators of @MayorFrey@twitter.com , Chief Arradondo and the charter commission are not even hiding themselves, they just count on you being dumb enough or scared enough (or both) to do their bidding.
Otherwise we're flying blind into November, using arbitrary reasons to mark our ballots. For example, I really will just start voting for candidates who have the least number of first name letters in common with Carol.
I'm not optimistic about this, but my hope for the post-convention period is that enough David Wheeler style 1% candidates drop out to make those Q&A forums tolerable to watch.
DFL endorsement results for city council are in. 7 candidates endorsed in 13 wards. Elliott Payne and Jason Chavez win big in Wards 1 and 9, meaning those seats could flip progressive. In all other races, no conservative challengers broke through. https://minneapolisdfl.org/updates/minneapolis-dfl-delegates-endorse-7-candidates-for-city-council
The strong mayor coalition represents wealth, ownership, institutional power. These are not disenfranchised, voiceless people, so you have to ask what’s at stake for them in remaking a system that already favors them? Hint: It’s about preserving and consolidating their own power. https://twitter.com/wedgelive/status/1402635045282762759
The most important candidate diagram of city convention week.
Please be aware that you can redo your ballot as many times as necessary to make sure you haven't voted for Carol's candidate. Only your last submission will count.
@WedgeLIVE@twitter.com oof. I wish I'd seen this tweet before I submitted my caucus ballot.
Send me your most powerful Steve Brandt memes.
@NotCarolClub@twitter.com @Christa4BET@twitter.com @WedgeLIVE@twitter.com I live to create niche political memes about the DFL endorsement
Yes, it's a charter amendment so it's likely to be on the ballot in November, alongside the @Yes4Minneapolis@twitter.com public safety charter amendment.
@WedgeLIVE@twitter.com For educational purposes: is this strong mayor proposal adopted through a ballot measure or something else?
Committee voted 5-0 to approve the use of the $5 million fund for police overtime. Now goes to the full City Council, who will vote on it next Thursday.
Arradondo says regular, non-overtime hours have been reduced by the equivalent of 220 officers from 2020.
McPherson says that after Operation Safety Net and covid sick leave are factored in, there's an actual payroll savings of $1-3 million, which is expected to cover the anticipated $1 million overtime shortfall for 2021.
MPD finance director Robin McPherson says she expects "a decrease in salary costs of approximately $7 million." This is due to officers choosing to leave MPD.
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