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I have served the City of Isanti as Mayor since 2007. We have accomplished great things together and I look forward to building on our success. United, we move forward to a better future. You may contact me at 763-442-8749 or e-mail me at george@georgewimmer.com.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Favorite Commisioners

The poll results are in and for favorite Commissioner:

Duff 60%
Morris 17%
Warring 13%
Sutherland 4%
Larson 4%

County Board Meetings

After asking why the County Board does not record and post their meetings they have put it on their agenda for tomorrow. We have been placing our City Council meetings online since I have been Mayor. Transparency is key to a thriving democracy. I hope they actually do it and do it soon so we may all know what happens in their Board and Committee of the Whole meetings. Anytime the whole County Board meets those meetings should be recorded and made available online.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Isanti County Redistricting

Isanti County Board meeting in a few minutes to discuss redistricting in an unrecorded no newspaper coverage situation. Wonder why???
 The City of Isanti belongs with Isanti Township.... any other formula makes no sense for future growth. The Gerrymandering option of placing the City of Isanti with Athens Township and Oxford Township erases decades of Isanti purposely not growing into Athens. This option also places our total population in this configuration dangerously close to the population limit of a district... this means that once again a person in our district with have less representation than everyone else in the County... this terrible inequality shown towards Isanti must stop.... 
So why would this option even be looked at? Simple - it allows all of the County Commissioners to not have to run for re-election against each other. This self serving reason would be detrimental to the welfare of our County... you may think this is a harsh statement but at the last meeting I attended one of our long serving Commissioners stated he wanted safe district so they did not have to run for office again... now you knoq why they never record their meetings.....
Please do the right thing and go with the option that our Independent County Auditor proposed as the best option .. this places the City of Isanti with Isanti Township. Take the politics out of our elections...

Friday, January 20, 2012

State of the City

I am delivering the State of the City Address at the February 22nd Chamber Luncheon. If you are interested in attending please contact the Chamber.

Community Center Task Force

I am appointing a Community Center Task Force to develop a long range plan for the use and funding of the Center. I am looking for 5 business people and 5 citizens to appoint to the Task Force. The issues that to be addressed in no particular order:

1. Short and long term repairs
2. Community Expectations
3. Capital Improvement Plan
4. Community Participation
5. Long range planning

There will many topics of discussion as the group works through these issues. The Task Force will report back to the City Council quarterly with an expected final plan completed by the first week of December.

If you are interested in serving or have questions please contact me at George@georgewimmer.com or 763-442-8749. The Community Centers future depends on the success of this Task Force.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

10th Annual Arctic Plunge

10th Annual Arctic Plunge is March 3rd.... I will be sponsoring and jumping for the 7th year in a row and lhope everyone makes it to the Plunge.... click the link for more info


Break is Over

I have taken a break from writing but time to get back at it.... we have a lot of work to do at the County level this year and a long list of positives to discuss for our City... redistricting of the County Commissioner map will be quite interesting as I am hoping but not expecting the Commissioners to approve the objective map presented by their own staff instead of political gerrymandering to make a map they can run safely in for re-election this year.

I will also be presenting the State of the City in February as well....