Thursday, September 4, 2008

Local Elections at a Glance: Greenwood

Greenwood's council seats are normally up for election every four years, and the mayoral seat is open for election every two years. This year, due to a vacancy, there is also a two-year Council seat available.

Open Seats: Four. Two councilmembers (two 4-year terms and one 2-year term for council) and the two 2-year term for Mayor.

Candidate Filing Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 9, 5pm

More Info: Greewood City Offices, at phone number 952-474-6633.

Major Issues, incumbents announcing re-election plans, etc.: The massing ordinance (a.k.a. McMansion issue) is likely to be visible in 2009 even as the current council is putting new regulations in place.


  1. Unless Greenwood's next council wants to rescind the massing ordinance, it's a non-issue at this point.

  2. I suppose if it is found to be too restrictive and unworkable, then it would become an issue.

  3. Greenwood has plenty of people with plenty of time on their hands, evidently, as there are now 7 candidates in that no-horse town...granted, there are 4 seats to fill in three different election pools, but it's amazing how many people want to fret over Greenwood's "massing."