The following article by Steve Brandt was published in the January 21, 2016 issue of the Star Tribune.
Minneapolis Parks to Seek $300 Million From Taxpayers
Next, Minneapolis City Council approval or other options would get measure on ballot.
Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune
The proposal is a tough sell for Minneapolis City Council President Barbara Johnson. “It could be a real hit to the taxpayers, and I’m concerned about it,” Johnson said.
Minneapolis park commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to ask voters this fall to authorize raising $300 million over 20 years to repair and replace aging neighborhood park facilities and improve maintenance cycles.
“This is something that is going to be critical to the city of Minneapolis, and each of our neighborhoods,” Commissioner John Erwin said.
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Minneapolis parks to seek $300 million from taxpayers