The lid

I have received several emails regarding my position on “the lid”. There has been misinformation spreading on nextdoor and via community emails and social media platforms. I am not, nor have I ever been pro-lid. I do not believe legislators should legislate city planning. We elect city council members, appoint planning commissioners and hire city managers to help with that process. 

However, I do understand there is considerable opposition to the lid -- and the lid moving forward does depend on special exception TIF legislation. In fact, said legislation was recently, in April 2018, proposed by Rep. Dario Anselmo. 

When elected in November, I will survey Edina residents and host town halls on the lid. I would not propose legislation our community doesn’t support. I believe in good process that is transparent. My view on addressing the lid has never changed. 

Regards, 

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