LETTER: Working for better streets in Lauderdale

To the Editor:

I am running for Lauderdale City Council.

Like many other residents in Lauderdale, I find myself frustrated with the quality, walkability and safety of our streets in our small suburban city. Pedestrians, vehicles and bicyclists all share the same pavement, oftentimes causing near accidents and compromising the safety of those utilizing our main corridors of Larpenteur, Eustis, Roselawn and many others. 

We need to improve our streets’ quality through creative, affordable ways that impact our taxpayers the least amount possible. We need to leverage our negotiations with Ramsey County as Lauderdale seeks to take back ownership of some of the worst streets in our town. We need to make sure our tax levies remain low for our hardworking and proud middle class citizens.

We can also beautify our city. Our main streets have a dangerous lack of lighting, no landscaping, hardly any signage, and that can be improved through donations and volunteerism from within our awesome community. Picture a Larpenteur Avenue with hanging flower baskets, nice “Welcome to Lauderdale” signs and beautiful landscaping along our streets throughout the city to make it more inviting and green. If we do these small things, we can preserve our city — and the reasons why we love it so much — for years to come, and at little to no cost to our residents!

I ask for your vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Vote Zak Knudson for Lauderdale City Council and we can work to get better streets.

Zak Knudson, Lauderdale City Council Candidate

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