The election may be over…

The election may be over…

Author: Friends of SPUC        But we are not done. While Shakopee citizens overwhelmingly voted to keep an independent Shakopee Public Utilities Commission, the efforts to undermine it continue. Here are just a few reasons why we plan to continue as Friends of SPUC....
Thank you, Shakopee.

Thank you, Shakopee.

Author: Debra Amundson        We are sincerely grateful to Shakopee citizens for their vote of confidence in defeating the referendum to abolish the Shakopee Public Utilities Commission. The voter turnout was exceptional this year. And Shakopee voters did their...
What planet are you on, Mars?

What planet are you on, Mars?

Author: Renee Schmid, Former SPU Finance Director      FACT CHECK: Bill Mars’ Facebook post regarding his request for SPU funds Mayor Mars is fond of the word “fact,” but doesn’t state facts in his Facebook post. Here are the actual facts....
Don’t trust the two Bills.

Don’t trust the two Bills.

An opinion piece by Toby Berens      Local government should be a democratic process where different ideas should be considered. In my opinion, people in Shakopee are not getting this process anymore. Let me explain. Bill Reynolds, our city administrator, seems to...
Does Shakopee need a water treatment plant?

Does Shakopee need a water treatment plant?

Author: Mark Miller    Do chickens need sweaters? Lately there has been a lot of information put out about Shakopee’s water and the City’s plan if the citizens vote to abolish the Shakopee Public Utilities Commission. There have been statements made about the safety...
Where there’s no smoke, start a fire.

Where there’s no smoke, start a fire.

Author: Steve Clay   As a former Shakopee City Council member in the late ‘80s to early ‘90s and again for a couple of four-year terms ending a few years ago, as well as being a Council Liaison to the Shakopee Public Utilities (SPU) Commission for a number of years...
Will Shakopee get hosed by the City Council?

Will Shakopee get hosed by the City Council?

This post originally appeared on the Meyer Law Office blog on June 27, 2019. After 68 years in existence, the Shakopee Public Utilities (SPU) Commission has been under attack by the City Council since its December 2018 meeting. Partly about policy, these attacks have...
The Shocking Truth About SPU Electric Rates

The Shocking Truth About SPU Electric Rates

This post originally appeared on the Meyer Law Office blog on June 28, 2019. Shakopee’s citizens are now learning more about the economic realities and fairness of the Shakopee Public Utilities’ water fees and charges. Squirrel! But some are now shifting the debate to...