Why is Mayor Hodges Visiting the Coldest Major City in China… Now?

Harbin Ice City (Emma Gawen)

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and City Council Member John Quincy (Ward 11) are joining leaders from ‘Meet Minneapolis’ for a winter adventure in the heart of Manchuria. Though they’re not going halfway around the world for a vacation. They’re participating in a timely forum for cold cities to exchange ideas in Harbin (China’s eighth largest city).

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Linea Palmisano and Others Struggle to Explain Sudden Moratorium

Linea Palmisano Minneapolis City Council 13th Ward

To grow or not to grow, that is the question — whether ’tis profitable in the purse to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous construction, or to withhold permits from a sea of business.

Something is rotten in southwest Minneapolis as a moratorium (created by Council Member Linea Palmisano and approved by the rest of the City Council) regarding the tearing down of houses goes into its second week. The ordinance dropped suddenly on March 7th causing agitation for homeowners caught midstream, builders looking forward to summer contracts and real estate agents stuck with properties that are now harder to sell.

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