The following article by Steve Brandt was published in the March 17, 2016 edition of the Star Tribune.
Supporters say they favor it over a bigger referendum tax hike.
An alternative plan to raise big bucks for park improvements inched closer to majority support in a formal unveiling Wednesday at the City Council. Park commissioners later endorsed it unanimously.
Council Members Andrew Johnson and Jacob Frey joined Council President Barb Johnson and Lisa Goodman, who crafted the proposal. Linea Palmisano, who declared support afterward, said she expects the proposal will gain a majority. They prefer it to a referendum proposed earlier by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
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