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: http://secondward.blogspot.com/2006/05/disclaimer.html#links

Thursday, March 06, 2014

More on the City Attorney Reappointment

My decision not to support the reappointment of Susan Segal as City Attorney has gotten a bit of interest and generated some discussion.  I’m going to take the opportunity to share some additional thoughts below the fold.  To see my original statement on this reappointment, go here.
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Sunday, March 02, 2014

More Information Emerges about TCE Contamination

Last week I had an interesting and disturbing meeting with Dr. Lorne Everett and the legal team pursuing a class action lawsuit against General Mills related to the trichloroethylene (or TCE) problem in Southeast Como.  Ricardo McCurley, Southeast Como Improvement Association staff person, was also present.  The meeting raised two major concerns for me: that the MPCA’s handling of the TCE soil contamination has been less aggressive and protective than it should have been, and that the current mitigation is seriously inadequate.  There's more information on these concerns below the fold.
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