OK, I read the Strib story; it was there on their front page:
Parks think green, as in cash
Minneapolis’ Park Board is looking at business partnerships and other ventures to bring in needed bucks.
By ALEX EBERT, Star Tribune
Last update: July 25, 2010 – 9:19 PM
Faced with a shrunken budget, Minneapolis park leaders hope a combination of bikes, burgers and an Italian sculptor named Brioschi will stave off further cuts to the popular and nationally known park system.
Hey, it’s deja vu, all over again!!!
Last year, I wrote a whole bunch of posts about a clean and green project that couldn’t get done in Minneapolis, The Crown Hydro Project. Posts included “Protecting A Parking Lot, or…” and “Crown Hydro Update: The Park Board Already Takes Water From The River” and “Crown Hydro, Minneapolis Parks, and a St. Cloud Times Editorial”.
And many of the points I and others pointed out have come to pass.
Except for the Crown Hydro Project.
Excuse me, but: anyone remember wanting to reduce our dependence on oil? Remember the BP Spill, too?
And now the Park Board is hurting for cash.
Are they hurting enough to do a deal with Target, to solve a cash-crunch problem?
Hey, we know – KNOW – they’re not hurting enough to do a deal for a clean energy project – Crown Hydro – to solve a cash-crunch problem…