Podcast #42 – Minneapolis Ward 11 with City Council Candidate Matt Steele

(Matt is the one on the left.)

The podcast this week is a conversation with Matt Steele, who recently filed to be a City Council candidate for Ward 11. Ward 11, currently represented by incumbent John Quincy, is the area in the southern part of the city, surrounding Lake Nokomis. Matt Steele is a long-time urbanist and technology consultant in the financial services industry, and is running a campaign centered on resiliency and local transportation and land use decisions. He’s also a frequent commenter and even appeared on our recent Streets.mn taproom podcast, so it was particularly pleasing to interview him.

We sat down right next to the canoe at Nokomis Beach Coffee on the corner of 28th Avenue and 50th Street and talked about his campaign, what kinds of simple changes we can make to Ward 11 to improve transportation and public space.

The link to the audio is here. Get down with everything using the audio feed.

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3 Responses to Podcast #42 – Minneapolis Ward 11 with City Council Candidate Matt Steele

  1. Matt August 21, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    We’ll have to work on that bike selfie… there’s legitimate campaign photos now. Thanks Bill!

  2. Nathaniel M Hood
    Nathaniel August 22, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    Good interview Matt.

  3. Morgan August 22, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    WOW! Strong, strong interview.

    I really like how Matt demonstrates his understanding of opportunity costs, private goods, and externalizes. I don’t live in Ward 11 but this guy is a strong candidate.

    I cross the 121 stub on my bike commute to work every day from Powderhorn to Edina and it would be so awesome to have that space re-purposed. What a great idea.

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