REQUEST FOR MANDATED ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FOR SWLRT
Park Watch has learned that on June 23, 2014, The Lakes and Parks Alliance of Minneapolis sent a letter to Mayor Hodges and Minneapolis City Council President Barbara Johnson. According to state law, the environmental impact study must be completed before cities give their consent to SWLRT!
The letter, which is signed by attorneys Tom Johnson and Lewis Remele, concludes with this paragraph:
“Accordingly, the Lakes and Parks Alliance requests that the City require that the necessary environmental review be performed before the Metropolitan Council asks the City to consent to the preliminary plans. The decision to approve the plans before that review is complete would not only endanger the environment, but would also violate the state laws governing the construction of light rail transit.”
Click here to view the letter in its entirety.
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