The following article by Steve Brandt was published in the February 5, 2016 issue of the Star Tribune.
Minneapolis Park Board Overrides Hodges Veto
More talks are likely as the board seeks to put a funding request on the fall ballot.
Minneapolis park commissioners overrode a veto by Mayor Betsy Hodges of their proposal for a park spending referendum, but negotiating is expected to continue on language to which Hodges objects.
Commissioners voted 7-1 Wednesday to override last week’s veto. That wasn’t surprising, given that the board historically overrides mayoral vetoes as an expression of its semi-independence from City Hall. Brad Bourn opposed the override, and John Erwin was absent.
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