Calhoun Name Change Preference Prompts Panel Chairman’s Resignation
Peter Bell, former chiar of the Harrtet-Calhoun comunity advisory committee
Peter Bell quits as head of advisory panel after saying it has lost sight of its priorities.
The chairman of a group advising park officials on renovations at lakes Harriet and Calhoun has abruptly resigned from his leadership position, saying the group is too focused on renaming Lake Calhoun.
Peter Bell, the former Metropolitan Council chairman, chided the board for not spending enough time on what he said is its core mission: setting priorities for $3.7 million in spending to renovate park facilities at the lakes.
“I think that’s what the public is focused on,” Bell said at a meeting.
Bell made the announcement after committee members voted to see where they stand on the name change issue, even though the panel has no authority in the decision.
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