Michael Katch has been a resident of the Downtown West Neighborhood for over 7 years. He has two endorsements – one from the Libertarian Party and one from the Pirate Party. Katch has criticized the Minneapolis City Council for being what he calls “hobby real estate developers.”
As a Libertarian, he believes economic development should come from the private sector without incentives from the city.
Katch talked with KFAI’s Dale Connelly, who asked about a recent development scuffle in the Dinkytown neighborhood of ward 3.
The incumbent, Diane Hofstede, supported a development moratorium in the area, but the city council voted to proceed with a controversial development anyway.