Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Community Solutions Podcast

Aug 30, 2021 Kim Norton is the mayor of Rochester, MN. She is not a non-partisan. She is a proud Democrat that wears her party affiliation on her sleeve. As with so many in the DFL today, she is sold on accomplishing her unpopular policies through wielding dictatorial powers. After all, she just knows better than you do. She just declared a public emergency regarding COVID, and tried to implement a mask mandate. 82% in Olmstead County are vaccinated. There are 54 cases of COVID in the county. The City Council voted her down. Good for them.

She also has enlisted Rochester in the 2021 Global Mayor's Champion City Challenge through Bloomberg. She also has enlisted Rochester in the Minnesota Mayoral Active Transportation Caucus of which she is a co-chair.

Lisa Jacobsen won the special election for Brooklyn Park mayor by two votes. That triggers an automatic recount, per Minnesota law. If she still comes out ahead of Hollies Winston, will it really be over? Fewer elections seem to turn out that way. Also, we give you the play-by-play as MNGOP and former chair Jennifer Carnahan reach an agreement to part ways.

To our listeners: This was recorded before the tragic bombing in Afghanistan. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with our military, their families, friends, and all that were impacted by the the incredible act of cowardice on 8/26/21, and the complete mismanagement and underhanded behavior by our Executive Branch.

Have you checked out our Spotify playlist? At the beginning of each episode, Jason quotes some song lyrics that have to do with the subject matter of the podcast. Andrew never knows what they are, but now he can… and so can you! We’ve launched the Spotify playlist: “Community Solutions Music From the Podcast!” You can listen to Roundabout from Yes after listing to Episode 30 on Roundabouts… or kick back and enjoy a rocking playlist just for the thrill of it. We add a new song every week. Subscribe and enjoy!

Don’t forget that you can also subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify!