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Oct 7, 2014
The Metropolitan Council is the regional agency created by the legislature in the 1960s with the sensible purpose of helping to plan and coordinate regional infrastructure. Thanks to decades-long mission creep, that unelected body now seeks to re-engineer society by directing the growth it prefers, rather than confining itself to accommodating growth and the delivery of regional planning and services.
Oct 7, 2014
The people of the Twin Cities have the right to govern their own communities. Social planning by unelected regional bureaucrats who use government power to tell us where to live and how to get around undermines democracy and is hostile to our cherished American traditions of freedom and self-government.
Sep 24, 2014
Local elected officials in Lakeville and Burnsville are telling the world they are fed up with the Metropolitan Council’s new 30-year plan for the Twin Cities seven-county region: “Thrive MSP 2040”.
Sep 22, 2014
The people of the Twin Cities area have many different dreams about the kind of home they want to live in. Local elected officials, too, have well-considered visions of how they want their communities to develop.
Sep 17, 2014
Katherine Kersten Discussed the threat of the Met Council's Thrive MSP 2040 Plan.
Sep 16, 2014
“Thrive MSP 2040” is the Dayton Administration’s 30-year plan for development in the Twin Cities’ seven-county region. The plan entrenches a model of regional administration that neuters the power of local elected officials, and centralizes decision-making authority in the unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats of the Met Council.
Sep 15, 2014
Housing is not a regional system over which the Metropolitan Council has statutory authority. With this unprecedented, 106-page Housing Policy Plan, you are engaged in major overreach. The plan seeks to promote an ideologically charged social planning agenda that goes far beyond the Council’s statutory powers.
May 27, 2014
The sexual abuse of children is profoundly evil. Over the years, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has mismanaged clergy sexual abuse in a way that has led to grievous suffering.
May 20, 2014
Katherine Kersten exposes the flaws in the Met Council's new 30-year-plan in the Wall Street Journal.
Apr 17, 2014
The Metropolitan Council recently voted to give the green light to the Southwest Light Rail project, after years of bitter wrangling. Taxpayers will fork over a cool $1.7 billion for the rail line, which will run from Minneapolis to Eden Prairie—assuming it actually goes forward, that is.