Author Archive | Daniel Choma

Why Would the St. Paul City Council Gut the ‘Just Cause’ Provisions of the S.A.F.E. Housing Ordinance?

“Racism in America is like dust in the air. It seems invisible – even if you’re choking on it – until you let the sun in. Then you see it’s everywhere. As long as we keep shining that light, we have a chance of cleaning it wherever it lands. But we have to stay vigilant, […]

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Tenants’ Rights and Environmental Justice: In Pursuit of the Same Goal

My longtime home and beloved Silver City is beginning to change. Though St. Paul has often been maligned as “old-timey” by some of the more unsavory residents across the river in Minneapolis, I am proud to have seen St. Paul take tangible steps into the future by passage of the massively important Climate Action & […]

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Saint Paul Ward 1 Candidate Questionnaire: Anika Bowie

For many years streets.mn has published questionnaires for candidates for local office in the Twin Cities so that our many interested readers can make better informed decisions when they participate in local political races. This year I am focusing on the Saint Paul Ward 1 Council race.  The questions were compiled from community member inquiries in my […]

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Saint Paul Ward 1 Candidate Questionnaire: Liz De La Torre

For many years streets.mn has published questionnaires for candidates for local office in the Twin Cities so that our many interested readers can make better informed decisions when they participate in local political races. This year I am focusing on the Saint Paul Ward 1 Council race.  The questions were compiled from community member inquiries […]

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Saint Paul Ward 1 Candidate Questionnaire: Abu Nayeem

For many years streets.mn has published questionnaires for candidates for local office in the Twin Cities so that our many interested readers can make better informed decisions when they participate in local political races. This year  I am focusing on the Saint Paul Ward 1 Council race.  The questions were compiled from community member inquiries […]

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Saint Paul Ward 1 Candidate Questionnaire: Dai Thao

For many years Streets.MN has published questionnaires for candidates for local office in the Twin Cities so that our many interested readers can make better informed decisions when they participate in local political races. This year  I am focusing on the Saint Paul Ward 1 Council race.  The questions were compiled from community member inquiries in my […]

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A Festivus Greivance: We Need a Change in How We Police the Green Line

I ride the Green line everyday and so does my partner.  We are very lucky that we have a little house in Saint Paul and can walk to the Green line.  We are slightly less lucky to experience some of the non-sense that has been occurring on the train recently. But before I begin, a few disclosures: Disclosure No 1: […]

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Ramsey County Commissioner District 3 Questionnaire: Jennifer Nguyen Moore

For years, Streets.MN has published questionnaires for candidates for local office in the Twin Cities so that our many interested readers can make better informed decisions when they participate in local political races. This year we are focusing on the Ramsey County Board’s District 3, representing Falcon Heights and Saint Paul neighborhoods of Payne/Phalen, North End/South Como, Como […]

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Everyone Loves Ice Cream: A Case for Land Co Ops

I think a wild blind spot at StreetsMN is the idea that there are only two possibilities for residential property development. A) Private ownership by young growing Single Family with golden retriever and infinite sums of cash to refinish the cool old house. B) Private ownership by profit driven private developer. Considering the golden retriever […]

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Ramsey County Commissioner District 3 Questionnaire: Trista MatasCastillo

For years, Streets.MN has published questionnaires for candidates for local office in the Twin Cities so that our many interested readers can make better informed decisions when they participate in local political races. This year we are focusing on the Ramsey County Board’s District 3, representing Falcon Heights and Saint Paul neighborhoods of Payne/Phalen, North End/South Como, […]

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