Hopkins alternative voting task force
The Hopkins City Council authorized a task force to study the feasibility and advisability of using alternative voting methods in local elections. See the Star Tribune article at http://www.startribune.com/stories/106/4951344.html. Hopkins was one of two dozen cities to use single transferable vote (including instant runoff voting for mayor) from 1948 to 1961.
Fran Hesch has done remarkable things in Hopkins. Congratulate her when you have the opportunity.
Tony Solgård, President
PS See the “Legislative wrap up” article at http://www.fairvotemn.org/articles/new_2004_wrap_up_083004.html which reports on a law change that affirms the authority of home rule cities to adopt alternative voting methods in their charter.