Mpls. Council wants developers to pony up for parks; declines to ban couches on porches.

  • Article by: STEVE BRANDT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 15, 2009 - 12:22 PM

Opponents of the measure said city inspectors already have the authority they need to order the removal of hazardous items.

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DrMarkApr. 10, 09 1:05 PM

Companies bleeding money and Minneapolis wants more freebies. Go figure. Why can't all those evil companies in Minneapolis just die and go away rather than bothering the poor citizens there? Oh almost forgot, when they die, give millions to the city. They are smarter than the Companies are.

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ckuhlmanApr. 10, 09 1:37 PM

not much else to say.....

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clariconApr. 10, 09 2:18 PM

Comrade council has broad scope of how it wants city to be perceived. "Donations" to city? Obviously Minneapolis has been admin training in Chicago.

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callmemiddleApr. 10, 09 4:07 PM

and the money a developer would have to pay will be added on to the units price. So who pays?

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callmemiddleApr. 10, 09 4:08 PM

and this park fee will just be added into each units price, so who pays?

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doctor2687Apr. 10, 09 6:11 PM

..for business to not want to do business in Minneapolis. Brilliant.

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BigPeteApr. 10, 09 6:49 PM

Developers should also pony up for schools

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dakmarkApr. 10, 09 9:03 PM

No doubt the fire was tragic, but is there a pattern of deadly fires originating from upholstered furniture on porches? This is crazier than Amy Klobuchar's bill which is taking thousands of safe products off the market because of knee jerk legislation. It was a tragedy and the folks mean well, but it is ridiculous.

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natro220Apr. 10, 09 9:23 PM

Instead of banning things that catch on fire (the list could also include wood siding, any clothing items, rugs, etc) maybe they should look at the actual source of most fires.

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lynnterese1Apr. 10, 09 9:54 PM

How about people start being accountable for their actions. I know that what took place was tragic but people need to be more responsible when it comes to smoking. That could have easily have happened in the house the ash could have fallen while smoking in the house. Smoking is an exspensive, smelly, health hazard to everyone both smokers and non-smokers and should be given up.

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