Article by Rashard Zanders, highlighting Park Commissioner Rochelle
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Whos guarding the citys jewels?
By: Rashard Zanders
Originally posted 10/5/2005
A veteran commissioner explains why the upcoming park board elections deserve
our close attention
Playfully scrawled beneath the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Boards (MPRB)
website header are
the words Playing for Life, with each letter a different color. This suggests
stewardship of the citys nearly 6,400 acres of parks and open greens paces is
a light and fun
affair in which cordial and selfless commissioners staunchly defend our urban
threats from developers.
But the reality is different. A culture of backdoor wheeling and dealing now
dominates the park
board, increasingly at the expense of the parkland, waters, and open green
space the board is
entrusted to protect.
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