Priority, if elected: Spearheading charter amendment to eliminate the office of mayor, change the number of wards to five (corresponding to the five traditional sectors of the city: North, Northeast, Southeast, South and Southwest (clockwise); and provide six at large council seats to spearhead various priorities of the voters. Once voters passed such an amendment, I would step down when the Council Elect hires a city manager to start the Minneapolis era of Council-manager government.
Ideas for job/population growth: No control over that. A shift back to civic engagement and an old fashioned Midwest work ethic, say with a Neighborhood Revitalization Program, will help.
Ideas to reduce crime: Increase bonds with and between Minneapolis families to provide some common direction and purpose in our communities.
Ideas to lower property taxes: Do things better and more efficiently and get our due at the Capitol.
Did you support or oppose the Minnesota Vikings stadium package, approved by the city in May 2012? Opposed. Judge Philip Bush still might grant the petition for a writ of mandamus for a referendum (took it up on Sept. 9th).
Should the city build a $200 million streetcar line along Nicollet and Central Avenues? No.
Should the mayor be allowed to appoint some school board members? No.