Second Ward, Minneapolis

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Friday, September 01, 2006

Alley Ordinance voted down

The "alley ordinance" that Cam opposed on this blog, in local media and electronic forums was resoundingly defeated by the full City Council on a vote of 10-3.

It is gratifying to see that the vast majority of Council Members agree that we must protect and preserve our civil liberties even during an acknowledged public safety crisis.

Our office received more contact from constituents on this topic than any since the term began in January. All but one were resoundingly opposed to the proposed ordinance. This helped push us to do all the work we did to help defeat this proposal - walking the halls, talking to other Council Members and their staff, and encouraging residents to voice their opposition to this bad idea.

Take a celebratory walk down your neighborhood alleys.


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