Uncensored Civics

David Brauer is a former Journal editor who lives in Kingfield, where he chaired the neighborhood association and farmers market boards. Find him on Twitter @dbrauer.
Dec 30, 2014

As I write this, we’re in the last week of 2014, so I thought I’d follow up on this year’s columns to see how they held up.

In January, I chided brand-new Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges for relentlessly promoting “Minneapolis 500,000” — 108,000 more residents — by 2025. Nearly every gimlet-eyed expert said it was too ambitious. By year’s end, downtown residential construction was still going strong, but the mayor, from what I can tell, has holstered the big number.

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