Nov 6, 2013
commented on Is There a Human Rights Problem with the New Districts Map?
Faye Garneau ad Eugene Wasserman have pulled a fast one on us liberal do-gooders. They want a more conservative government and have paid to make the map that will make that happen. I do not know why anyone trusts them to want or do otherwise. The current Council has many faults and shortcomings, but it is generally committed to a liberal interpretation of governing. This map is set up to elect at least 2-4 well connected conservatives to the Council. Conlin is not running in 2015. Godden won't run again, Licata probably is out (as he should be after 18 years), but that goes to O'Brien, unless he opts to go to Citywide. With #5 open, that's at least 3 open seats. It may be time for a serious slate or two of allies to form and learn ward politics to collaboratively run the district/citywide campaign and fend off the Queen of Aurora Ave.