Bottom of the Ballot group raises consciousnesses May 18

The Getting to the Bottom of the Ballot group is hosting a panel discussion on why residents should care about the often-overlooked elections for the Minneapolis Library Board, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and the Board of Estimate and Taxation.

The event is Wednesday, May 18, 7-9 p.m., at Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Ave. S.

Speakers are Vivian Mason of the Park Board, Wally Swan of the Board of Estimate and Taxation and an as-yet-to-be-named Library Board representative. (None of the speakers is seeking reelection.)

Audience questions will follow.