Search

Doug R. Berdie’s commentary “Vox populie,” about whom elected officials listen to in Minneapolis

Doug R. Berdie’s Oct. 27 commentary “Vox populie,” about whom elected officials listen to in Minneapolis, certainly came with a lot of bona fides, a lot of hype, a lot of column-inch space, and some swell illustrating by Josh Jones. It also came with at least one false narrative — ironic, I know, in a piece essentially claiming the very thing — that of the “accelerated crime rate in the city.” A very cursory Google search found two Star Tribune articles talking about the decreasing overall crime rate in Minneapolis while, yes, certain types of crime are on the increase.


Read letter HERE.


"Doug R. Berdie’s commentary “Vox populie,” about whom elected officials listen to in Minneapolis"; By DAVID SINGLEY; StartTribune Readers Write; November 2, 2019


I hope the members of the Minneapolis City Council and Park and Recreation Board read and heed Berdie’s commentary about how a democracy should function. In recent years it seems Minneapolis city government has devolved into government by the activists for the activists. The official rationale for ignoring or disregarding the will of the majority is that the decisionmakers are listening to voices not previously heard from. What this is really saying is that they are listening to people who think like them.


Read letter HERE.


"I hope the members of the Minneapolis City Council and Park and Recreation Board read and heed Berdie’s commentary about how a democracy should function."; By DONALD WOLESKY; StartTribune Readers Write; November 2, 2019


Keywords: Mpls2040, Mplsparks, Density, Gentrification


29 views
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon

 Copyright © 2019 - VOXMN, Inc. - All Rights Reserved