… that a potential, currently unforeseen retirement from the state legislature by Phyllis Kahn would result in a shortage of completely daft, dotty ideas in Minnesota politics – fear not.
Alondra Cano is ready to step in, without breaking a sweat.
“If people want to go to the Y and exercise, well why aren’t all those bicycles and all those treadmills connected to a grid of energy where we’re ourselves generating our own electricity instead of trying to get it from somewhere else?” she asked.
Cano suggested pedal-based peanut butter as a possible alternative to a facility the city’s water department wants to build in her ward. She opposes that proposal, which goes before the Minneapolis Planning Commission next week.
She says the site, which is currently home to a roofing material warehouse, could be put to much better use.
“We have to really unleash our imagination and not be afraid to experiment with new models,” she said.
And this isn’t Ms. Cano’s first entree into the world of Kahning her constituents.
Given Minneapolis’ voters, I see a long, fruitful political career ahead for Ms. Cano.