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What is your opinion of the Charles Avenue proposed design?
Who is listening?
Mayor Chris Coleman
Who is listening?
Cecile Bedor, Director of Planning & Economic Development
Who is listening?
Donna Drummond, Director of Planning
Who is listening?3,133 people have read Open Saint Paul here in St. Paul
Who is listening?To date, 382 people have read this topic
Who is giving feedback?21 people wrote or supported statements. That's 1.1 hours of public comment @ three minutes per statement.
Based on comments received at public meetings and online, staff has developed a Charles Avenue revised design for public review.
This version will serve as the public hearing draft as the project moves through adoption at Planning Commission and City Council.
There are several ways to comment. Any of these options are interchangeable – in each case your input will be included and considered in the official public record.
1. Write a comment card at the open house on July 25, 2012
2. Comment online at www.stpaul.gov/open
3. Send comments to Christina Morrison, 25 W. 4th Street, #1200, Saint Paul, MN 55102 or firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Testify in person at the City Council meeting on September 5, 2012 at 5:30 pm, Council Chambers, 3rd floor, 15 West Kellogg Boulevard.
Thanks again for helping to make Charles Avenue a more safe and livable street, and for providing your thoughtful feedback throughout this process!
The city council approved the public hearing draft design on September 5th, 2012. For more information please visit stpaul.gov/charles
September 5, 2012