Crown Hydro Resolution Fails To Pass


For six years, Crown Hydro and its lobbyists and P.R. people have been attempting to convince the Park Board and the public that its proposed hydro-power project on parkland adjacent to the historic St. Anthony Falls had merit and was without risk.

It was a long and hard sell that never garnered the necessary support. At the January 6, 2010, Park Board meeting, the four new commissioners–Bourn, Erwin, Tabb and Wielinski–and two of the incumbent commissioners–Vreeland and Young–voted six to three against sending the Crown resolution to committee for further study.

It was a model display of unity and an appropriate way to launch the new board and begin the new year.

Arlene Fried
Co-founder of Park Watch