Linden Hills Neighborhood Council and Standish-Erickson Neighborhood
Association lead the way by passing resolutions in favor of
considering public ownership.
After a lively discussion at the December 6 board meeting, the Linden
Hills Neighborhood Council voted overwhelmingly (unanimous, with one
abstention) in favor of the following resolution:
"LHiNC requests that the City Council consider the following actions
regarding a Citywide High Speed Information System:
• initiate a feasibility study of citywide wireless, including
evaluation of various ownership models, similar to that done in Saint
Louis Park and other cities.
• agree not to enter contract negotiations with a single bidder until
such a study has been done and the results made available for public
• hold public meetings that include discussion of ownership before
making any further decisions regarding the wireless initiative."
The resolution was included in a letter sent to newly-seated Council
Member Besty Hodges, and copied to all other Council Members, on
December 10. More information and a copy of the letter are available
Just last night, December 12, Standish-Erickson Neighborhood
Association also voted unanimously in favor of a resolution
supporting public ownership, and a public process. A copy of the
letter will be available at http://www.newrules.org/info/
minneapolis.html (check out our newly redesigned web pages!)
Congratulations, and our thanks to LiHNC and SENA for their actions
on this issue.
We will be presenting the case for public ownership to the Downtown
Minneapolis Neighborhood Association tonight at Hennepin Center for
the Arts, and Thursday at the Longfellow Community Council meeting in
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