AN OBSERVATION ABOUT THE 9/21/16 PARK BOARD MEETING
Tonight’s Park Board meeting provided an interesting study in contrasts.
First there was Open Time, characterized by a number of individuals spewing angry insults at the superintendent and the commissioners. At the conclusion of Open Time, most of the critical and insulting speakers and their supporters (many with insulting signs) got up and left, not waiting to hear responsive comments from Superintendent Miller. Such a hasty departure by the Park Board critics leaves the impression that there is no genuine desire to resolve their complaints.
And then, in contrast, there was–later in the meeting–the Public Hearing for the Southside Service Plan, characterized by a number of individuals from a variety of ethnic backgrounds providing their varied perspectives on the plan. These individuals presented their perspectives calmly and thoughtfully.
A reminder: Anyone wanting to observe the meeting can do so by going to the Park Board website:
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
There will a delay of a few of days between the meeting and the posting.
Co-founder of Park Watch