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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Fried-ian Slip

On January 6, 2010 Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board President John Erwin appointed a special committee for "Superintendent contract extension and/or search with recommendation" by February 17th.

On January 17, 2010 Arlene Fried (aka Grand High Mistress of Park Watch) reported that on January 20, 2010 "There will be a first meeting of the Superintendent's Search Committee."

Sounds like a Fried-ian Slip. Did Frau Fried Forget about the potential contract extension? Is Arlene Fried the actual Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board President? Time will tell.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Park Watch - All Politics is Personal

There are moments in history where the world can choose to go down different paths.

We can choose to go down the road towards green prosperity and a more sustainable future. Or we can choose a pathway to stalemate and do nothing about climate change leaving an enormous bill for our kids and grand-kids to pay.

Compare two blogs.

Park Watch: pursuing politics of petty personal destruction: examining efforts to balance human affairs with the planet’s limits

The Minneapolis Park Board is considering a project that would eliminate their carbon footprint, create much-needed construction jobs, and generate millions of dollars of revenues for the parks. Park Watch opposes it. Why? They don’t like the people involved.

Imagine for a moment, if you will, a Park Watch delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Have you got it pictured? Yep, we do too. And it’s not pretty.