Myron Orfield
Myron Orfield
Earl R. Larson Professor of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law
Director, Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity

MinnPost Reports on Prof. Myron Orfield’s Testimony Before Minnesota Senate Committee   

MinnPost quoted Professor Myron Orfield’s testimony before the Minnesota Senate Transportation Committee on a proposal to make sweeping changes to the state’s Metropolitan Council.

The proposal would create 17 new districts across the seven-county Twin Cities metro area, with elections the Met Council beginning in 2024. Currently, the governor appoints all the members of the powerful regional council.

“I can tell you … there’s nothing like this in the United States that has this much broad discretionary authority and taxing power,” Orfield reportedly testified in advocating for the changes to increase accountability. “There’s nothing even close to it anywhere in the United States.”