Come to the Co-Hosted Minneapolis Mayoral Forum on Saturday

Dutiful readers of might remember that, four years ago, co-hosted a Mayoral forum with the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition (now known as Our Streets Minneapolis).

At the time, there was a heated race for mayor of the state’s largest city, and it was fascinating to see the various candidates debate key development, land use, and transportation issues before a live audience.

I particularly remember Betsey Hodges, who would go on and win, saying that when she started working as a Council Member, she’d had no idea that the #1 issue she’s spend the most time on would be “parking.”

Incidentally, you can listen to the whole thing here, if you’re nostalgic or historically curious.

Four years later, and what do you know: there’s another heated race for mayor of the state’s largest city! And we’re teaming up again with a bunch of groups to co-host the another forum!

It is titled:

The Mayoral Forum on Equitable and Sustainable Transportation and Communities

(Co-hosts include Our Streets Minneapolis, Transit for Livable Communities, AARP, AHA, the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, Minneapolis Highrise Representative Council, and the Minnesota Urban Studies Association.)

It’s this Saturday. It should be a lively discussion that focuses on transportation issues, as well as some other urban debates that appear quite frequently on this site. I hope to see you there.

This Saturday 3:00 – 5:00!

Participating Candidates:
Raymond Dehn, Al Flowers, Jacob Frey, Tom Hoch, Betsy Hodges, Nekima Levy-Pounds, and Aswar Rahman

At Bell Museum Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus.
Room 100, 10 Church St SE

Map and access details:

Moderated by Freddie Bell, General Manager of KMOJ-FM–The People’s Station


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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.