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Regional Council of Mayors on Regionalism

Star Tribune, August 12, 2013 Article by: JIM HOVLAND, SANDY MARTIN and ELIZABETH B. KAUTZ A recent column by Katherine Kersten (“Sticking it to the suburbs,” Aug. 4) raised the specter of a Metropolitan Council on steroids, forcing outer-ring communities to live by “rules” of the urban core cities and inner-ring suburbs that focus on equity and sustainability. Kersten called this “regionalism” — and she didn’t mean it in a good way. We see regionalism differently. Among the three of us, we’ve served 44 years as mayors of very different … Read More

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