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.