Article by Rashard Zanders, highlighting Park Commissioner Rochelle Berry-Graves.
* * * Whos guarding the citys jewels? By: Rashard Zanders Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder 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 that the 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 parklands against 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. . . . http://www.spokesman-recorder.com/News/Article/Article.asp?NewsID=62215&sID=4 Jason Stone Diamond Lake Candidate for Park District 5 REMINDERS: 1. Be civil! Please read the NEW RULES at http://www.e-democracy.org/rules. If you think a member is in violation, contact the list manager at [EMAIL PROTECTED] before continuing it on the list. 2. Don't feed the troll! Ignore obvious flame-bait. For state and national discussions see: http://e-democracy.org/discuss.html For external forums, see: http://e-democracy.org/mninteract ________________________________ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City-focused Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: mailto:email@example.com Subscribe, Un-subscribe, etc. at: http://e-democracy.org/mpls