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raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and
lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change
― William Faulkner
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is proud to collaborate with [Think Again Brooklyn] and other community
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As we strive to ensure
the best community for ourselves and future generation, it is expedient that we
come together and speak out in unity. This is the only way we can create a
Once again, [Think
Again Brooklyns] is inviting the public to another exciting forum center around
the planning development of the Bottineau Light Rail Station Areas. The forum
is scheduled for Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
Also coming up next
week is the “Parents of Color Town Hall Meeting” which is scheduled for Thursday
May 22, 2014. There will
also be a Pizza social right before the events.
Get ready to participate in planning for the development around the Bottineau Light Rail Transit stations and to think about the options for future development.
Urban Planner Bill Smithof Biko Associates will explain how citizens can get involved in the planning process for the areas surrounding the Bottineau Light Rail Stations. Biko Associates approach to urban planning is explained on their home page:
"Biko Associates believes participation from the community is fundamental to successful planning. Because ideas and assumptions formalized early in a planning process shape the outcomes of planning studies, early participation by community residents is essential and initial project ideas and assumptions should be developed by the people affected by project outcomes."
Janna King, an economic development strategist with Economic Development Services, Inc., will join us to discuss strategies to help facilitate economic development along transit corridors.
Pierce Canser, a planner with Metro Transit, will discuss station area design.
Brooklyn Park Senior Planner Todd Larson will make introductory remarks at the beginning of the forum.
Bottineau Transitway Public Hearings Draft Environmental Impact Statement
May 13 and 14
The public is invited to public hearings for the Bottineau Transitway Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS). An open house will be held in conjunction with each formal public hearing. Each of the hearings will have similar information. Citizens may attend either one.
The public hearings will be hosted by the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority.
Meeting Dates and Locations
Tuesday, May 13 Brooklyn Park City Hall 5200 85th Avenue North Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. public open house 5:30 p.m. formal public hearing
Wednesday, May 14 Crystal Community Center 4800 Douglas Drive Crystal, MN 55429 5 to 6 p.m. public open house 6 p.m. formal public hearing
All meeting locations are accessible for persons with disabilities.
Comments on the draft EIS will be accepted from April 11 through May 29. For more details seethe news release or visitwww.bottineautransitway.org.
Brooklyn Park City Community Activity Center (CAC) 5600 85th Avenue N
Refreshments will be served!
Our goal is to elevate the voices of parents of color, especially their concerns and suggestions, as well as provide an opportunity for them to shape policies and solutions on issues that affect their children in the school district. The event is also open to the general public!
ELECTION JUDGES NEEDED
The City of Brooklyn Park is looking for Brooklyn Park residents interested in assisting at the polls for the upcoming August 12 and November 4 elections. An hourly wage is paid and training is provided.
Individuals may be absent from a place of work after giving an employer at least 20 days written notice for the purpose of serving as an election judge without penalty. If you are eligible to vote and can read, write, and speak English, and you are not a candidate in the election or closely related to a candidate, you can be an election judge.
Bilingual judges are needed at the polling places.
If you are interested in helping your community while enjoying the camaraderie of your fellow citizens, please call 763-493-8180. For more information please visit our website at: http://www.brooklynpark.org/elections/judges/