You may remember that during the recent Parkland Dedication ordinance revision before the St. Paul City Council, Friends of the Parks and Trails pointed out that the very language of the ordinance being changed from “shall dedicate” to “may dedicate” turned the entire ordinance into an option rather than a requirement. Interestingly, that very difference in language is playing out in Alabama today. Read more about it in this Star Tribune article from October 5.
In a separate article, same edition of the paper, The Friends were quoted in support of Swede Hollow and the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary in discussions of the route for the Rush Line transit corridor. Read the full article here: