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Jackie Cherryhomes, the leader responsible for the Block E debacle and the Target Center buyout, is not and never will be a serious candidate for mayor of Minneapolis. The city has finally recovered, financially, from the profligate ways of her Council tenure. It will take two generations for the city to recover from her awful development decisions. Anybody But Cherryhomes. ABC, easy as 123.
Anyone on the list except Cherryhomes.
Anyone who will stand for the residents over a football stadium.
Mayor Rybak's disgraceful circumvention of the referendum requirement in the Minneapolis City Charter in order to benefit Mr. Wilf at the taxpayers' expense doesn't consitute a scandal, Mr. Hill?
Even though I'm a strong supporter of women, the two Mayor hopefuls: Cherryhomes and Hodges would not be my choices at all. They both have the same DIRTY baggage and would be a disaster to say the least. I hope by the end of January 2013 we have a better list of candidates.
How about a business owner - someone who knows how to budget, and someone who knows how to lead and not just spend?
cpceep- Sometime back in the 90's after Steve Minn departed to work for Gov Ventura, We noticed that there was not one person on the council or Mayors office that had one lick of business expericence. CM Ostrow like to point out that as a lawyer he was a businessman. We sneered at that. Billion dollar budgets with 14 novices running the show. But they all were PRO-Choice yadda-yadda. The only one who had any business sense was Lisa McDonald.
Now I see Don Samuels is exploring the possibility of a run. THAT is scary! This man votes for a stadium that less than 1% of his constituency could ever use. No thanks Don.! Let's get someone who is realistic in the office.
I'm an early 30's professional who moved to the Twin Cities from out of state due to its attractiveness as a family-friendly, economically vibrant, progressive city. My vote won't be decided by the Vikings stadium. It will be decided based on who will lead Minneapolis forward in schools, transportation, infrastructure and quality of life, and who will put Minneapolis in a position to compete with all of the other top-tier U.S. cities (e.g., Seattle, Denver, etc.) trying to attract businesses and talented young people.
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