Recent embarrassments notwithstanding, Minneapolis isn't softening its stance on high-speed chases
You name it, the mayor's proclaimed it
Baby Boomers and Block E. Preservation and parks. Urban history and virtual reality. Outgoing city planning director Paul Farmer on the politics and passions that got him fired.
Because the convention center is Minneapolis's most prized cash cow, say officials and employees alike, nothing's happened in the two years since the city ordered an investigation of the facility's intolerable working conditions.
Race discrimination in the fire department has cost Minneapolis millions, infuriated the courts, and divided the force. Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton's response? Zilch.
"Name recognition is key," says Steve Clift, director of Democracies Online. Compared to campaigns in other parts of the United States, he contends that graphically the Twin Cities are still in the stick-figure stage.
Babs has convinced the media players she's in the game, something the mayor seems not to have expected.
"Invulnerable" or not, Sharon Sayles Belton may be in for a rough year