The following item dated December 22, 2014 is courtesy of David Tinjum and MillCityTimes and relates to the December 17, 2014 Park Board meeting. Watch the video of both the Open Time segment with the public addressing the commissioners AND then the MPRB Commissioners discussing and voting on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and the MPRB re the Downtown East land. The MOU vote passed 7 to 2. Commissioners Young and Bourn were the only two commissioners who voted against the MOU.
[VIDEO] BIRD LOVERS, VIKINGS STADIUM OPPONENTS LOSE BID TO STOP DOWNTOWN PARK AT PARK BOARD MEETING
A coalition of bird advocates and Viking Stadium opponents turned out in force at the December 17 meeting of the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) to oppose the the the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Minneapolis and the MPRB for MPRB ownership and leaseback to the City of the planned park in Downtown East Minneapolis adjacent to the new Vikings Stadium. Watch the passionate (some misguided, some spot on) pleas from advocates and the contentious discussion between MPRB Commissioners, who eventually voted to approve the MOU: