We might agree that the current justice and public safety system does not work, but what is the solution? Tearing it down? Testing new models? Electing different leaders to reshape the structure from within?
The ballot measure also gives City Council “a clear direction that affordability is a big issue to us, that we want to work on it together. This gives them the power and direction to make it a top priority.”
With the upcoming local elections focused on where voters land on public safety needs — the $180-million, 600-plus-person Minneapolis police department being a central piece of the conversation — we are focused on providing information about what solutions are getting committed, long-term resources.