The following article by Steve Brandt, dated February 18, 2016, was published in the Star Tribune.
Park Board Votes to Explore Other Ballot Routes for Fall Referendum
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board ramped up its pressure for a neighborhood park repair referendum on Wednesday when it directed its staff to pursue all possible options for making that happen.
The board’s action followed a legal opinion from the city attorney’s office that it believes that the City Council lacks the power to forward the levy proposal to the November ballot. That is the Park Board’s preferred route, and Park Board legal advisors disagree with city lawyers.
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