Podcast #33 – Minneapolis Ward 4 with City Council Candidate Kris Brogan

The podcast this week is another in our string of city council candidates, a conversation with Kris Brogan, who is running for city council in minneapolis’s Ward  4. The fourth ward covers the top of north Minneapolis, along the northern border of the city before it turns into robbinsdale and Brooklyn Center. Kris Brogan was the former housing and economic director for MAyor Sharon Sayles Belton, still works in development, and ran a small business for many years in the Victory neighborhood of North Minneapolis. She’s running for city Council in Ward 13, currently represnted by City Counicl President Barb Johnson, and her campaign is focused on neighborhood foreclosures, affordable housing, and economic development issues.

Kris and I sat down last week in The Warren, on the corner of 44th Avenue North and Osseo Road, and we talked about how she discovered this part of the city, the challenges of starting an Italian restaurant in Minneapolis, and how the internet changes development debates, often for the worse.

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Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.