Second Ward, Minneapolis

This is the public policy forum of Minneapolis Second Ward (Green) City Council Member Cam Gordon and his staff. We use this space to talk about some of what Cam’s working on, explain his positions, and share a little of what life in City Hall is like. Please feel free to comment on posts, within certain ground rules. See our disclaimer, including ground rules, here:

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


Welcome to the new Second Ward blog. I’m Cam, Council Member from Ward Two, and I’ll be posting here regularly. My aide Robin will be posting here from time to time as well.

My hope for this space is that it will be a forum for civil, constructive discourse focused on how we can make Minneapolis, and Ward Two in particular, a better place for everyone who lives, works, learns and plays here.

I want this blog to be a place where I can share some of what our office is working on, my priorities and concerns, and explain the reasoning behind some of my votes and other actions. I also want to share some of the day-to-day experiences of this challenging, fascinating job and the intriguing world that is City Hall.

But it’s just as important to me to hear from you. What do you think of what I’m up to? What should I be working on? Where am I right, and where am I wrong? When posting, please know that your comments are being screened, so don’t waste your time swearing or libeling people – no one but Robin will see it. Please do feel free to criticize me though. We won’t edit out anything for that sort of content.

Check out my profile for phone numbers and email, and feel free to get hold of me anytime. Thanks for visiting and I hope to hear from you soon.


At 2:03 PM, Anonymous The Observer said...

Nice idea, Cam. We'll be reading.

At 3:59 PM, Anonymous David Hedrick Skarjune said...


Thanks for being the Conscience of Minneapolis by making the tough votes opposing the WiFi sellout and abstaining on the DelaSalle bonding. It's simply amazing how the Dems subsidize business and religious interests as a matter of course. Why does a Blue town act so Red? Continue being Green!

At 7:16 AM, Anonymous Bob Roscoe said...

A group of us recognize why you abstained on the DeLaSalle bonding. Thank you. As you know, the DeLaSalle issue will be back before you in a few months on DeLaSalle and the Park Board proposal to build a stadium on one eof the most historic sites in Minneapolis. So I appreciate David Hedrick Skarjune's viewpoint, along with the need to protect historic environments, especially when DeLaSalle has other very viable options for athletic fields very close to that school.

At 3:12 PM, Blogger Robin Garwood said...

For those reading this who don't know why Cam abstained from the DeLaSalle vote, and will be abstaining from future votes regarding the school: one of his sons will be attending DeLaSalle next year. Cam's other school-age kids attend public schools.


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