Former Metropolitan Council Chair Calls Out Current Council

From a land planning organization to an governing body with operational authority over many functions of the seven-country metro area, the Metropolitan Council has changed significantly since 1967.

From a land planning organization to an governing body with operational authority many functions of the seven-country metro area, the Metropolitan Council has changed significantly since 1967. Peter Bell served as Met Council Chair under former Governor Tim Pawlenty. During his years as chair, he started to worry about the structure of the Council. To him, those worries have only “ripened with years.” Watch the video to see how the Met Council has strayed from its original purpose and why Bell thinks it needs to be held accountable.

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