Tag Archives: Metropolitan Council

Hennepin County Takes On Full Funding for SWLRT

The Minnesota legislature refused to fund Southwest Light Rail Transit. SWLRT is the most expensive public works project ever proposed in our state at a constantly escalating price of $2.2-plus-billion. While the state legislature did not approve SWLRT funding, every other light-rail project has been supported by Democrats and Republicans. By Susu Jeffrey  August 2, […]

Susu Jeffrey | Coldwater Named A National Treasure

The American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978 protects and preserves religious rights and cultural practices including access to sacred sites, freedom to worship through ceremonial and traditional rights, and use and possession of objects considered sacred. Spring water is considered sacred. By Susu Jeffrey Published in the newsletter of the Women’s International League for […]

Minneapolis | Southwest LRT: Responses to Final Environmental Impact Statement

SWLRT to affect quality of life for Minneapolis residents, has serious environmental impacts and other drawbacks in what is suburban bid for development.

Susu Jeffrey | Coldwater Springs again threatened

The Metropolitan Council plans to authorize a new sewer replacement near the main limestone fracture that delivers some water to Coldwater. It is a violation of the 2001 Coldwater protection law, the 1978 American Indian Religious Freedom Act and the 1805 U.S. Treaty With the Sioux. The last the Metropolitan Council construction project was the […]

Susu Jeffrey | Shafted by SWLRT: Comments on the Most Expensive Public Works Project Ever Proposed in Minnesota

Jeffrey: The US business model did not evolve to plan sustainability. Public works programs are funded on a formula of minimum cost because cost is somehow limited to the cost of construction.