Anyone Think I Should Apply?
By Andrew Richter
There are four spots open……
Crystal has four open spots representing the city on the Blue Line Extension’s nascent Business Advisory Committee and Community Advisory Committee.
The two committees will be created to serve as a voice for the community, advise the Corridor Management Committee and Hennepin County Community Works Steering Committee, provide input on the design of stations, an operations and maintenance facility, and bike, pedestrian and park-and-ride facilities. Committee members will also serve as information resources and liaisons to the community as a whole.
The city can appoint up to two members to each committee.
Staff and officials are still discussing how those spots should be filled and by whom. Other inter-city organizations – like the West Metro Fire-Rescue District board – have one representative from the city council and one citizen representative.
No decision has been made concerning the four total appointments.
Committee members are expected to attend meetings, actively participate in discussions, be a voice to advance the broader interests of community, report back to the community group represented, provide feedback on communication and public involvement efforts, listen to and respect the viewpoints of others, and accept outcomes of Met Council decisions. They are also expected to serve a two year term.
Mayor Jim Adams serves as the city’s representative on the Blue Line Extension Corridor Management Committee. An alternate representative has yet to be named. The four committee appointments are needed by the end of February in time for committee kick off meetings anticipated in March, according to documents supplied by city staff for a Jan. 6 work session.
Come on! Appoint me!!!! Let me go there and “accept Met Council decisions!”