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The Rand Report: Special service districts on Lake St. create inefficiences

The Rand Report: Special service districts on Lake St. create inefficiences

By Rand Retterath According to an Information Brief from Research Department of the Minnesota House of Representatives  “One way for a city to provide an increased level of service or infrastructure to its commercial or industrial areas is to create ‘special service districts.’  Special service districts (SSDs) are established at the [...]

The Rand Report 2020 plan: ‘Do what I say not what I do’ applies to city

The Rand Report 2020 plan: ‘Do what I say not what I do’ applies to city

By Rand Retterath Rand Retterrath The stated mission of Neighborhoods 2020 is “an opportunity to further develop and improve upon the city of Minneapolis’ neighborhood-based engagement structure…by the people, for the people.” However, neighborhoods all over the city are opposed to this document. Here are my concerns: 1.  The [...]

The Rand Report: Sex workers on Lake St. #2

The Rand Report: Sex workers on Lake St. #2

By Rand Retterath Rand Retterrath Part 2 of a series. After the one man research project attempting to fully comprehend all the mitigating factors affecting the sex tourism market on Lake St. and on Bloomington Ave. among others, I was left with the following considerations: Gender-based approach doesn’t work! Community approach [...]

The Rand Report: Who is really listening?

The Rand Report: Who is really listening?

By Rand Retterath Rand Retterrath I know, let’s put in a bike lane!  AFTER we approve the construction of five new parking ramps to join the existing five -- and all within a mile of each other! Makes sense to me! Oh, wait, we already did that!  Silly me! And still we have cars parking all over residential streets! RAMP [...]