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.
Lisa on leadership…
Lisa’s experience and passion can’t be duplicated – she is empathetic and committed to the residents, workers and business people in our ward. And just as important, Lisa is a respected, influential leader on the City Council who is able to partner progressive ideas with sustainable, sensible solutions to make Minneapolis an even better place for people to thrive and businesses to prosper. We need Lisa’s steady leadership and experience more than ever with the many challenges and opportunities our City is facing.David Wilson
Lisa on small business…
When we started our food truck, Chef Shack, Lisa worked hard as our advocate to allow food trucks to operate in Minneapolis. Now, the success of our food truck allowed us to open two small restaurants which lets us work in a business we love, while employing people year round. Lisa has helped us navigate city regulations, expand our business and helped us succeed. We love you Lisa!Carrie Summer and Lisa Carlson
Lisa on affordable housing…
Lisa’s advocacy for affordable housing in the city stands out among other city leaders. Her deep commitment to facilitate funding and strategic support in the 7th ward and citywide has been critical for well-conceived projects like Lydia Apartments, Emanuel Housing, St. Barnabas, Higher Ground and, most recently, Great River Landing, to become realities. Lisa’s been the driving force on the Council on affordable housing policy and finance. Many Minneapolis citizens now have secure housing and more stable lives because of her. She’s not just talk. She gets things done.Sonia Cairns
Lisa on the environment and sustainability…
Now more than ever, urban sustainability and environmental policy depend on innovation at the local level. Lisa has been a consistent supporter of green building policies, energy benchmarking, and installation of solar energy on city-owned facilities. With Lisa as a champion, Minneapolis has become one of a handful of cities leading the way on green infrastructure, including one of the largest green roofs in the country on the Target Center and one of the earliest green roofs in downtown on the Central Library. She supported the City’s stormwater utility initiative, demonstrations of parking areas that manage their own stormwater, and including pollinator habitat in the central courtyard of City Hall where bees now produce honey. Her record won her the national Civic Leadership Award from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the trade association for green infrastructure in North America.Michael Krause