Priority, if elected: I am proud of the progress we've made over the last 8 years. Partnering with Mayor Rybak, we have balanced the city's budget and made a more transparent and livable city. As mayor I will build on that progress and tackle Minneapolis' greatest challenge. The gaps in education and jobs between white people and people of color, between the haves and have nots must be completely eliminated, and we must be the ones to eliminate them. I will fight to ensure everyone in Minneapolis has opportunities and can share in Minneapolis' success.
Ideas for job/population growth: City building and economic development with a focus on density. My plan to eliminate educational and economic gaps will bring people and jobs to Minneapolis.
Ideas to reduce crime: Making law enforcement resources, accountability and diversity a top priority. Additionally, my holistic approach to public safety includes the city attorney, code enforcement, animal control.
Ideas to lower property taxes: We need to keep an eye on our bottom line. I'm proud of my work delivering first property tax levy decrease in thirty years.
Did you support or oppose the Minnesota Vikings stadium package, approved by the city in May 2012? I am the only candidate for mayor who stood up in City Council and opposed the Minnesota Vikings stadium deal.
Should the city build a $200 million streetcar line along Nicollet and Central Avenues? Yes.
Should the mayor be allowed to appoint some school board members? No.