Tag Archive for government

Upgrading the city code

I’ll freely admit that I’m a nerd. I still do a marching band-like activity in my free time, I participate in marathon trivia contests, and I write horrible rough drafts of novels that will never be published in a span…

Save the Jucy Lucy!

People of Minnesota, we may be at risk of losing an important cultural and culinary asset: The Jucy Lucy. Friends, the beloved Matt’s Bar (no relation to the author), home of the signature dish, is not fit for us to…

One last word on Shady Oak, in photos

I admit, I am sounding a bit one-note with my little study of Shady Oak Road. But it’s an expensive project that my elected officials are spending my money on. It’s one that should be approached with the viewpoint of…

Shady Oak Road, by the numbers

As taxpayers, we expect our elected officials to put the money they collect from us to good use. As an individual taxpayer, I felt that the Shady Oak Road project deserved a little more scrutiny. After all, $2,800,000 is a lot…

Shady Oak Stroad

Typically I would praise the folks at City Hall for their efforts to make the most out of the scant four square miles of land that Hopkins has. When projects are proposed, they focus on smart development that increases the…

Off track

We now (hopefully) return to a semi-regular posting schedule… Hooray to the Federal Transit Authority for giving the green light to the Southwest Light Rail Line! Yeah, the Feds put their stamp of approval on the project and gave it…

Just tax me already…

Program Note: Yes, I have been away from the blog for, oh, a month. Not to worry, this just seems to be put on low priority when things get busy around here. I’m not exactly paid to write this or…

Exit poll

Okay, it’s been a week since the whole election thing went down, and I’ve let all the hype settle down and watched the talking heads say their pieces. I did my duty, I voted, and in the aftermath of it…

Political par-taying

The midterm elections are next week, thus ending this round of political advertising. Can I get an “Amen”? I mean, I do find politics to be interesting, and paying attention to what our government does is of utmost importance, but…

Calling an audible, Part II

Continuing on the first part, here is a further list of podcasts that I subscribe to. These are the voices that fill my head whilst I go about my business, whether it be cleaning, cooking, home improvement, or, uh, doing…