City Pages turns on Alondra Cano.
Which is not unusual – the City Pages, as always, loves throwing dirt around.
Perhaps more telling? Other members of Minneapolis is DFL-strangled city Council are turning on Cano:
“She’s always late to meetings. Sometimes she doesn’t show up at all,” says a council member, who spoke to City Pages on the condition of anonymity to maintain their working relationship. “When she does, she hasn’t done her homework and has to wing it. That’s what she was trying to do here. The problem is this is stuff she’s supposed to know. It’s city council 101.”
Cano also didn’t have a printed version of her amendment. For 13 minutes, Cano grasped as she tried to figure out how to add her amendment. In other words, what should have been as simple as adding a couple words became a Laurel and Hardy skit.
“Why don’t you try to walk us through what you would like to do,” suggested colleague Elizabeth Glidden.
“I guess should I just read it?” asked Cano.
” — if you’d like me to assist you a little bit,” Glidden offered.
The problem with Cano isn’t so much that she’s absentminded, or apparently thinks that staying in a Holiday Inn Express actually does make you an expert.
The City Pages has decayed into “bad high school newspaper” territory in recent years. The only real interesting question in this fracas is “which Minneapolis DFL ward heeler is using the ‘Pages to undercut Cano, and why?
My guess: whichever councilor besides Cano that files for Mayor in the next city election. `