The Minnesota History Museum just opened a new exhibit about suburban life that is called suburbia.
It can highlight the difference between urban or city life. The Eastside and St. Paul need to recognize, promote, and rebuild these amenities that make for a city life including shared neighborhood parks/recreation centers, diverse community schools, culturally infused small businesses, and diverse neighborhoods. The city life on the Eastside maximizes the ability of individuals to build and share their talents with others, which is at the core of every vibrant community.
In light of the announcement by the St Paul Strong group about a news conference, this message about the city of St. Paul deleting about 40 percent of its email archive and curtailing backups is disturbing example of why a community driven St. Paul is needed.
Although I do not keep all of my personal emails, I actually have fairly complete personal email archive that dates back more than 15 years. Some of the emails hold memories and others hold lessons for both myself and associates.
Considering how cheap storage space is, there should be no reason to not keep all of the emails with citizens. Just like the proposed/planned cameras on our officers, these emails could only help with our government's accountability.
The survey question for the week of 9-6-2015 prompted 17 submissions. Half of the responses supported the public funding a soccer stadium, however people completely against or for the policy were each more than a quarter of their half. Of course, the sample of 17 is not enough to suggest the extreme choice data means anything.