Monday, March 21, 2016

Resignation Letter

People of the Wedge,

I hereby announce my resignation from the LHENA Board of Directors, effective eight months ago, in order to spend more time with my cronies. My only regret is that I didn't resign when they threatened my family. That was just me being stubborn.

Though my approval ratings remain at record high levels, I must depart from elected office. However, it is my intention to remain an active Pillar of the Neighborhood. Additionally, I will be keeping my email address, so please continue to send me your constituent hate mail.

I'm Done

I don't know how things are in other places, but the neighborhood association here in the Wedge is a magnet for the unhinged; people who see vast conspiracies and corporate villains behind every Healy mansion. I'm not saying this describes the attitude of all participants, or even most. It's just far higher than what you see in the general population. I had assumed a city department called "Neighborhood and Community Relations" would also be familiar with this dynamic, and be careful not to encourage residents with overactive imaginations. I was wrong.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Tom Lyden, Legend of Local Journalism

Sometimes a series of Vines come together that deserve their own blog post. Our salute to Tom Lyden:

Monday, March 7, 2016

Wedge LIVE! Pledge DRIVE!

The Minneapolis Neighborhood and Community Relations department is spreading rumors about my potential "conflict of interest." This is based on all the pretend dollars I have extracted from my social media empire while serving on a neighborhood board (it may sound like a fishy arrangement, but I assure you there is no "there" there). I have contacted NCR Director David Rubedor, asking him to instruct the person he supervises to stop the rumor mongering. He has declined my request.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

NCR's Rumor Mongering

Red squiggly boxes indicate inappropriate tweeting.

In my role as a person with a Twitter account and a seat on a neighborhood association board, I sometimes hear curious things about myself. One of these things involved the Neighborhood and Community Relations department, which oversees and assists Minneapolis neighborhood organizations. This prompted me to do a public records request. Many of the emails obtained in that records request are posted here.

Twitter Is Public.pdf

Below are emails to the Minneapolis' Neighborhood and Community Relations department referencing myself and/or "Wedge LIVE" in 2015, my first year as a LHENA Board Member. This is the case against me, complete with all .pdf and .png attachments. If you see red squiggly boxes around my pdf'd tweets, those were drawn by the Concerned Resident. As you read, please keep in mind this is the person to whom NCR felt it was appropriate to encourage with speculative questions about how I might be using my board position and tweets to enrich myself.