A cutesy little fluff piece about the Burnsville mayoral race appeared in the Star Tribune this weekend about how Jerry Willenburg, the non-politician, is taking on long-time mayor Elizabeth Kautz mainly over two things:
1. Her pet project, Burnsville’s Heart of the City, is failing and is eventually going to take the city down with it.
2. She, and the rest of her minions on the City Council, have shown great disrespect for the citizens of Burnsville.
The article mentions that while Willenburg couldn’t come up with any specific examples of how Kautz and her Krew have done that, I already have. Perhaps Jerry should do some more of his homework and have my posts on hand when he does interviews. I’m sure that they would come in handy for situations just like this one.
Let’s start with my favorite example, the fact that nineteen citizens spoke out against the Heart of the City project and were completely ignored while only one person stood up and agreed with the direction of the City Council.
Next example would be when Liz Workman started giggling during the council meeting where the young man was looking to have an ordinance changed so that he could keep the chickens he was raising. How dare the City Council, led by the ever wonderful Kautz, laugh at the actions of this upstanding young man? How many Burnsville residents know that she did that? Not many I’m sure.
Lying to the residents of Burnsville and the rest of Dakota County when she touts the wonderment of the Quarry Park project which supposedly make Burnsville into the next Lake Harriet! Nothing like telling people what they want to hear (no tax dollars were used!) when it’s nothing further from the truth. I know politicians have a problem with “stretching the truth” but Kautz takes this entirely too far — especially when it affects those outside of the city she rules over like a queen.
I am sure there are other examples I could list but you get the idea, especially if you’ve been reading all along, but I really believe that Jerry Willenburg could do a much better job at coming up with ways to continue to let all the bullshit Kautz has been spewing come back to bite her directly in her worthless ass.