Minnepolis Mayor Forum Live

Many voters and candidates needed to know why new detailed plans for an expanded MSP connection hub, changed by the 2013 converging runway operations safety Order, are not yet published. One stimulation was the 3-year postponement of the 2015 MSP Long-Term Comprehensive Plan (LTCP) Update.

The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) staff said, wrongly, that the indefinate delay was requested by Minneapolis.”  

Meanwhile several hundred million dollars in MSP capital improvements were undertaken in 2011 to 2017 without a LTCP Public Hearing by Met Council. And there is so much talk about open government and transparency in political campaigns!

SMAAC was unable to reach a few candidates*; a couple chose not to participate, and nine candidates agreed to participate. The nine were sent questionnaires an answer were due October 10. Although SMAAC extended the schedule a few days, only 5 candidates responded. SMAAC will, 

We were unable to reach a few candidates; a couple chose not to participate, and nine candidates agreed to participate. The nine were sent questionnaires an answer were due October 10. Although SMAAC extended the schedule a few days, only 5 candidates responded. SMAAC will virtually “place empty chairs” for the four candidates not responding and report what the five respondents said. The blog will soon “go live” as a public forum and comments will be exchanged about MSP.

A panel is reviewing responses “blind” —a number rather than a name, and the panel report will introduce the Forum/Blog.

 

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* Some canddidates' filing forms wre missing or had incorrect phone numbers or email addresses.


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