We have wonderful parks here in Minneapolis, and I want to make sure they stay strong, well-kept and adequately funded for generations to come. While we need to plan for the park system’s future, we must also make sure we don’t compromise the basic services that make it among the best in the nation.
For the past eight years, I’ve worked for the City of Minneapolis. This experience gives me an understanding of how our Park Board and the City work together to, among many other things, make sure our parkland, the parkways and our boulevards are well-maintained.
As a union member, I know the value our skilled workers bring to Minneapolis Parks. Their knowledge and experience are what keep our parks running well.
I’m also an avid runner, and have trained on the many trails that run through our parks. I have first-hand knowledge of their condition. We have an excellent parkway and trail system in Minneapolis. However, it’s clear that improvements need to be made.
As a resident and property owner in Minneapolis, I want our parks to serve me and my neighbors better. For every property tax dollar, around 8 percent goes toward Minneapolis Parks. We must make sure our investment is used wisely and effectively to improve the parkways, park trails and park centers.