It is the duty of these local leaders to listen to the needs of the community and work towards a better future. We have sent personal invitations to MnDOT Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Ward 5 Council Member Jeremiah Ellison, and other state and local officials who have yet to register for the forum.
We invite you to join us in urging the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, Metropolitan Council, and its partners to publicly commit to improving the current Olson Memorial Highway. Below is an email template you can use to contact targets.
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Contact Information for MnDOT staff, partners, and elected officials:
Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher: [email protected]
Councilmember Jeremiah Ellison: [email protected]
Senator Bobby Joe Champion: [email protected]
Representative Esther Agbaje: [email protected]
Hennepin County Chair Marion Green: [email protected]
Hennepin County Commissioner Irene Fernando: [email protected]
Executive Director Abdi Warsame:[email protected]
I am reaching out about the Olson Memorial Highway in Minneapolis. This highway has a devastating history and continues to harm our North Minneapolis community with pollution, displacement, and dangerous road conditions. North Minneapolis deserves better.
I ask that you attend a public accountability forum on January 25, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. hosted by the Harrison Neighborhood Association and Our Streets Minneapolis (ourstreetsmpls.org/forum_registration). This forum is a vital opportunity for you to hear directly from community members. As a leader in Minneapolis, it is your duty to listen to the needs of the community and be accountable for the current state of the highway. We need your commitment to a better future.
The forum will center on a vision for Olson Memorial Highway including immediate street improvements and long-term investment in the Northside community. The vision and recommendations were developed under the guidance of community members and transportation experts. A full description of phase 1 and 2 can be found at ourstreetsmpls.org/olson.
I encourage you to attend this forum and make a public commitment to the Bring Back 6th plan.
Thank you for your time and consideration.