Archive: December 2010

We’ve Got A New Budget

Scott Neal, December 30, 2010 | Posted in Scott Neal

At our final City Council meeting of the year last week the Council approved the new budget for 2011.  The total budget for all municipal services and functions next year is $90,997,744.  That total includes not only the budget for …
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What’s Your Big idea?

Scott Neal, December 17, 2010 | Posted in Scott Neal

I’ve been stretching my listening and note-taking skills this week during something that we’ve been calling the BIG Idea Listening Tour. The concept is simple. I would describe it like this: 1.  City Manager sets aside multiple defined blocks of time for …
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AED and Man Save Man

Scott Neal, December 7, 2010 | Posted in Scott Neal

Great article in the Edina Sun Current:  EMT, parents at Edina hockey game save referee’s life. What I like about this article is that it gives equal credit to man and machine for saving the life of Mr. Kevin Whipple.  …
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Budget Challenges Ahead For The State

Scott Neal, December 2, 2010 | Posted in Scott Neal

The State of Minnesota released its official budget forecast today for the 2012-2013 biennium.  It doesn’t look very good.  The article in today’s online version of the Star Tribune quoted the projected budget deficit for that biennium to be $6.2 …
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A Strong Sense Of Community

Scott Neal, December 2, 2010 | Posted in Scott Neal

I attended an event at Braemar Club House this morning called “A Breakfast With A Purpose”.  It was sponsored by the Edina Resource Center.  The event was attended by people representing all sorts of different Edina community organizations.  Valeria Burke …
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