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Metro counties ramp up effort to change Met Council

Four metro area counties, including Carver, have hired a Washington, D.C., lobbyist in an effort to change the governance of the Metropolitan Council.

The counties, including Anoka, Dakota and Scott, contend that the Met Council is operating in violation of federal code that states designated metropolitan planning organizations, which the Met Council is, must have local elected officials as part of the governing body.

Carver County Administrator David Hemze said the group of counties wants the Met Council to operate with greater accountability and to be answer to a broader constituency. Please read more at