Announcing the Hennepin County 3rd District Commissioner Candidate Forum

3rd-district-hennepin-coSeveral candidates are running for the open seat on Hennepin County’s Board of Commissioners, and we want voters to be clear on where the candidates stand. In partnership with the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, is presenting a nonpartisan forum for commissioner candidates to share their views on the future of transportation in our city.

The forum will take place in the meeting room of the Linden Hills Park at 3100 W 43rd St in Minneapolis. It will go from 7:00 to 8:30 PM on Thursday, March 6.

What do we do about Southwest LRT? What should Hennepin County’s bike plan look like? What obstacles and opportunities intersect the issue of transportation? Hennepin County’s third district includes Downtown Minneapolis, South Minneapolis west of Interstate 35W, and St. Louis Park. We hope the event allows the candidates an opportunity to share their plans to make the area more a sustainable and equitable community.

The forum will be moderated by Paula Pentel, coordinator of the Urban Studies Program at the University of Minnesota. RSVP on Facebook — and invite your friends!

Bill Lindeke

About 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.