Update from Linda Brown (06/29/99)
Dear Friends, There will be another Watershed Meeting this Thursday July 1st at 6:30PM at the Minnetonka City Hall. I did not make it to the last meeting and have been waiting for a copy of the transcript from that meeting to pass on info to you, we have not been able to get a final approved and corrected copy, I do know that they had some conditions and concerns about the project. I will let you know whatr these are when I get the copy of the meeting minutes. It is important that as many people as possible show up for these meetings. "Green Cities" the organization that filed a law suit against the parkboard's decision to transfer the Minnehaha Park land to MNDOT so they can build the road through the park, is trying to raise the money to appeal Judge Lang's decision that this was legal. I will find out an address for contributions if anyone would like to help with this. We are still working on some things on the Federal level I will let you know more on this later. We are still requesting that you write letters to the Federal officials whose addresses were sent in earlier emails. The bids have gone out for the road starting at 46th St to 52nd St. and they are saying that the bids for the road from 52nd St to Hwy 62 will be let at the end of July. Time grows short. Your prayers and support are still needed. Pidamiya, Love Linda
Governer Jesse Ventura Phone: (651) 297-9500 State Capitol Building 75 Constitution Ave. St. Paul, MN 55155 mailto:Jesse.Ventura@state.mn.us Commissioner Elwyn Tinklenberg Phone: (651) 296-3000 Fax: (651) 296-3587 MNDOT 395 John Ireland Blvd St. Paul, MN 55155 Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton Phone: (612) 673-2100 350 S. 5th St. Minneapolis, MN 55415 U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone Phone: (202) 224-5641, fax (202) 224-8438 136 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington D.C. 20510 mailto:email@example.com Mr. Alan Steger Division Administrator FHWA Phone: (651) 291-6100 Sheryl Martin Galtier Plaza, Suite 500 175 E. 5th St. St Paul, MN 55101 Bruce Eberly Historic Preservatin Officer FHWA Phone: (202) 366-2060 C/O HEP -40, room 3240 Washington D.C. 20590 Ann Boland, National Register of Historic Preservation Dept of the Interior Phone (202) 343-9500 Box 37127 Washington D.C. 20013-7127 Bruce Babbit Secretary of the Interior Dept. of the Interior 1849 C Street NW Washington D.C. 20240 202208-7351 mailto:Bruce_Babbitt@IOS.DOI.GOV President William Clinton Phone: (202) 4565-1414 The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC 20500 MAILTO:President@whitehouse.gov Vice President Al Gore Phone: (202) 4565-1414 The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington DC, 20500 MAILTO:VicePresident@whitehouse.gov Janet Reno U.S. Attorney General Phone: (202) 737-5214 Justice Dept. 600 E. St. NW Washington,DC 20090
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Contact numbers are Linda M. Brown - (612) 944-7290 FAX (612) 944-0105 or Bob Brown, Chairman - (612) 576-9686 FAX (612) 576-0632 We ask that everyone send what they can...be it money or supplies. PLEASE HELP PROTECT OUR SACRED SITES!