Local Legislators:Linda HigginsBobby Joe Championrep.email@example.comPark Commissioners:Jon Olson: 612--230-6443 #2
It's interesting to look at President Obama's agenda, on the White House website; "Energy & Environment". They are not mutually exclusive, according to our newly elected President; the newly elected President that won in each and every Minneapolis precinct - in some precincts taking over 87.6% of the vote. While President Obama talks about the macro (the need to develop renewable energy on public lands to reduce dependence on foreign energy sources), local Minneapolis residents focus on the micro ("not in MY back yard!!!"). We are in a crisis; a crisis of unemployment and dependence on foreign sources of energy. The Crown Hydro Project has jumped through every regulatory hurdle, save one: negotiating and inking a lease with the Minneapolis Park Board - which, due to political pressure from those that think they alone know what's best for everyone else, refuses to do so - twice, on 4 to 5 votes by the Commissioners.