Friday, January 14, 2011

Are These Officials Anti-Business and Ant-Jobs?

Officials still sticking to the line that small businesses on University Avenue will be just fine when light rail construction comes through. They don't want to think that there will be business losses and with 100s of jobs gone. If they don't think about it, they don't have to do anything about it. Too bad not wanting to think about it doesn't make it true.

These are officials responsible for the impact of the light rail on businesses and the jobs on University Avenue, but chose not do anything to help them, in no particular order:

Met Council Chair Peter Bell
Met Council Chair Susan Haigh
All members of the Met Council
Mayor Christopher Coleman
Mayor R.T. Rybak
Congresswoman Betty McCollum
Congressman Keith Ellison
County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin
County Commissioner Toni Carter
County Commissioner Jim McDonough
County Commissioner Raphael Ortega
All Hennepin and Ramsey County Commissioners
Director of the Light Rail project Mark Fuhrmann
The Federal Transportation Administrator Peter Rogoff
Governor Tim Pawlenty
Governor Mark Dayton

What do the businesses need to survive?
http://finance-commerce.com/2011/01/businesses-seek-unusual-lrt-fund/
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/01/24/central-corridor-businesses/


Friday, January 7, 2011

Where's all the parking? No where, that's where!

The "Central Corridor" light rail will take away most of the street parking on University Avenue. So if you are a business that need street parking for your customers and employees, University Avenue is not for you. In this KSTP-TV report, these businesses are looking to move from University Avenue...

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