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Community Solutions Podcast

Jan 11, 2018

www.commsolutionsmn.com- In this episode, Jason and Andrew discuss the history of the Metropolitan (or Met) Council. Te Met Council was created in 1967, pursuant to federal legislation. It gave the organization the power to manage wastewater treatment networks. It's powers have grown incrementally by state statute to...


Jan 4, 2018

www.commsolutionsmn.com- In this episode Jason and Andrew discuss an idea that they have floated around for a while, the City Code Task Force. What is that, you ask? Well, cities have way too many laws. Some are dictated by state law, some are necessary to the running of a city, some are outdated, some are overly...


Dec 27, 2017

www.commsolutionsmn.com- In this episode, Jason and Andrew discuss all of the different ways you can get taxed other than from the usual sources. We all know about the city, county, and school board levies. But what about transit authorities, watersheds, park districts, regional development commissions... there's a...


Dec 22, 2017

www.commsolutionsmn.com- In this episode, Jason and Andrew give you some insight into what happens when political parties get involved in nonpartisan politics. Aren't these elections "supposed" to be nonpartisan? Yet one party has had a massive ground game to fill these local seats for decades, and it has worked. Here...


Dec 14, 2017

www.commsolutionsmn.com- In this episode, we discuss the common misnomer that you can say that your state is of a political persuasion when you are worried about the state level races and not the local ones. So much money passes through local governmental bodies, and combined, more than at the state level. Regulations...