Hi! I’m Lisa Goodman, and I’m running for reelection to the Minneapolis City Council in the 7th Ward.
Following the presidential election, many of you have expressed your concern for the city’s future. With a new national government that stands to represent our Minneapolis values less and less, you’ve asked me whether the city will do its part to stand up for fairness for all. Here’s my answer: Minneapolis is a Progressive city and I intend to keep it that way.
I’m running because we have so much more to do to provide equal opportunities to all Minneapolis residents, families, and kids. That means fulfilling our longstanding commitment to:
- Provide affordable housing, so families with the greatest need have a home
- Build a truly 21st century city through smart green infrastructure so commuters have the options they desire and families the safe communities they deserve
- Attract innovative businesses so residents have access to good living wage jobs.
I know we can do these things because I’ve spent my time on the City Council getting things done. Whether it has pushing the city to invest in affordable housing, striking a deal to fund our neighborhood parks, or standing up for development and public safety, I’ve done the work to find space in our budget for sustainable solutions for Minneapolis families, kids, and seniors.
Make no mistake, our city faces greater challenges than ever before. Forces at the state and national level threaten to roll back not just our progress but our very rights. Now is the time to stand together and keep fighting. There is more work to do.