Met Council: If it is such a great regional model, why is it the only one after 50 years?

The Star Tribune today had this headline, “As Met Council turns 50, former chief says governance change ‘inevitable’: Former leaders assess its unique regional role.”

Noteworthy is the concession from former Met Council Chair Kurt Johnson that the Council, enabled by the legislature in 1967 to handle sewage for our growing metro area, concedes that a change in the governance structure coming.

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After more than 10 years of standing up against the out of touch, appointed (NON-ELECTED) Met Council through legislative action WE GOT OUR CITY BACK!!!!! Working diligently on the elimination of the HIGH DENSITY MANDATE ON 2,200 acres of my residents was completely unacceptable…… It’s wonderful when we have special legislators, House Speaker, Representative Kurt Daudt, Representative Cal Bahr, and Senator Michelle Benson spearheading our bills through the legislative process… Without their drive and the entire committee’s efforts the Met Council would still be dictating unreasonable mandates on my residents….. From the deepest part of my heart, Thanks so much for making this happen for my city legislators!!!!!!
Here is the Star Tribune article and the audio from the interview, please tell other city officials that it IS possible to stand up against the Met Council!!

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The real question that everyone needs to ask…. Is the Met Council planning for regional growth or doubling down and forcing Oak Grove residents to pay for an extremely bad, costly investment of the failed East Bethel sewer system? Local ELECTED officials standing up for residents rights!!!! (Listen to the actual interview below)

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Mayor Mark Korin fighting met council article by Andrew Richter of Community Solutions MN.

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Do you like getting told, by a non elected board that we, elected officials do not have the right, by their interpretation, of a Minnesota statute, 473.857 to ask or question the REASONABLENESS of their planning????? This is lunacy that the Minnesota Cartel, known as the Met Council is above asking or listening to the leaders that are defending residents rights!!!! I need help to spread the word…. IMMEADIATLY CHANGE OR ELIMINATE Minnesota Statute 473.857!!!

View Letter Here

Friends and ALL Minnesotans, The Met council has overstepped its bounds and “Planning” for the “Possibility”, Maybe, Could be, sort of, for the years 2045 and beyond, today!!!! They are taking my residents property rights away and your rights across Minnesota…. This unelected group has usurped state and local leaderships voice. The attached letter I wrote in 2013 and was my objection to the Met Councils 2040 year estimated planning process…. WHICH I RECEIVED NO RESPONSE OR COMMENTS ON…. THEY ARE NOT LISTENING AND ARE DEFT TO ALL LEADERSHIPS CONCERNS!!!!
This is a big problem and effects landowners, elected officials of BOTH party’s across the 7 county metro area. Please share and stand up against ANY efforts that allow this Cartel to dictate to elected officials!

View Letter Here

Good morning friends and fellow Minnesotans. I’m just getting started!! Please read and share this document to every person you know. This is my letter to the Metropolitan Council outlining unjust taking of our residence property through an overbearing and out of touch non elected bureaucratic government organization.

View Letter Here


Actual Star Tribune Interview about Met Council’s Regional Plans

Here is the actual interview with the reporter from the Star Tribune.

It’s important that we as leaders stand up and defend our residents property rights against unreasonable mandates from the unelected Met Council. This was at my last city council meeting. Please share and support dismantling the Met Council.

Conversation with Sue Jeffers and the met council. Start at 32:42.

Jeff does a great job explaining the Met Council Cartel… Their out of touch, Extremely poor planning, wasteful misguided vision is catastrophic for this state which completely disregards my Mayoral and our City Council leadership , our residents property rights and ALL planning for our city of Oak Grove, MN. I am on a mission to GET MY CITY BACK FROM THE MET COUNCIL’S TYRANNICAL OVERREACHING CONTROL…