• Danny Mayer commented on the diary post Increase the Minimum Wage (M4M platform #1) by Danny Mayer.

    2014-04-24 16:34:23View | Delete

    Agreed on adding the larger state/federal context for my minimum wage discussions. It’s not an additional burden; as you note, it’s part of the platform itself that could be emphasized.

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  • Danny Mayer commented on the diary post Increase the Minimum Wage (M4M platform #1) by Danny Mayer.

    2014-04-23 12:19:43View | Delete

    Hi Metamars, I don’t live in Oklahoma; I live in Kentucky, where our Democrat candidate for U.S. Senate has advocated for $10.10 (which is like aiming for the kneecaps). I believer that local ordinances put pressure on state (and federal) governments to change; conversely put, not changing at the local level allows governments to continue [...]

  • Danny Mayer wrote a new diary post: Increase the Minimum Wage (M4M platform #1)

    2014-04-22 13:38:57View | Delete

    ThumbnailA guest post by Michael Dean Benton on Mayer for Mayor campaign platform #I : Raise minimum wage to $15 for all city workers. This year we have seen increasing support for raising the minimum wage at the city, state and federal levels.  President Barack Obama in a speech at the end of 2013 condemned rising inequality and [...]

  • Danny Mayer wrote a new diary post: Anything can be a folk song

    2014-04-18 18:40:23View | Delete

    While in school in Athens, Georgia, my girlfriend (now wife) and I caught Arlo Guthrie at the 40 Watt Club. Nearly 20 years later, I can still remember Guthrie telling this incredible story about playing a folk show in Germany with Pete Seeger just after the Berlin Wall had come down. The small festival had [...]

  • Danny Mayer wrote a new diary post: Gentrification is about the choices we make

    2014-04-17 18:54:12View | Delete

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    A house on North Limestone purchased for $35,000 and offered for $120,000. Gentrification is the ugly downside to urban development. Beginning in December, I attended two publicized meetings on the topic by an urban-identified at-large council member. At the informal meetings, I was struck by how little some representatives knew about gentrification. Some cited it [...]
  • Danny Mayer wrote a new diary post: HB 445: Welfare for the rich

    2014-04-16 17:44:51View | Delete

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    Image by Christopher Epling. See more at christopherepling.com/ Lexington, Kentucky’s Main Street development, probably like development in your cities, has proceeded mainly through public subsidies paid out to the already-well-off. Though they are local projects, the subsidies extend beyond local coffers; they also de-fund state and federal coffers. In effect, taxpayers in Paducah or Wichita [...]
  • Danny Mayer wrote a new diary post: Message from this Mayer

    2014-03-31 20:17:58View | Delete

    Thumbnail Danny Mayer throws his hat into the ring for Mayor of Lexington-Fayette Urban County. http://www.lfucmayer.com At 11:00 AM on Monday, January 27, I turned in 150 signatures to run for Mayor of Lexington-Fayette Urban County, Kentucky. As it turns out, this would also be the day that Pete Seeger, one of the great people’s musicians, [...]