One of the group members drew a map that tried to snip off the tippy top of the Wedge (our wedgiest feature) which would make it more difficult for us to be wedged into/under various other neighborhoods. Non starter!
Do you like submitting comments and maps, and commenting on the maps of others? Get involved in redistricting!
The Breakaway Republic of Northern East Harriet can be traced to this bumper sticker.
Here's an East Harriet resident who wants to stay in Ward 10.
Here's what the flavor of those comments have been.
The redistricting group is still leaning towards moving the north half of East Harriet into Ward 13 in response to some residents who don't like who their council members have been over the last decade.
Of note for residents of Park Board District 4: latest draft map splits Whittier in two. It also puts that piece of Whittier and Stevens Square/Loring Heights into District 3, where they would share a district with n'hoods located across the insurmountable barrier known as I-35W.
Chair Clegg asked whether Group member Kim was open to moving two census blocks in North Loop from District 4 to District 2. The amendment was adopted without objection.
The motion to adopt the Kim proposal (with the minor adjustment in North Loop) was adopted by a vote of 16-2.
➡️291 units affordable to households at or below 30% AMI, including 152 that are for homelessness
➡️331 units affordable at or below 50% AMI
➡️134 units affordable at or below 60% AMI
➡️41 units above 60% AMI
Here's what those area median income (AMI) levels mean:
Earlier today the City Council's BIHZ Committee approved $15,730,000 from the city's affordable housing trust fund for the construction or preservation of 797 units of housing, spread across 10 projects.
Lisa Goodman spent the entire hearing stewing over the fact that nobody was addressing the underlying zoning question. Let that be a warning to future zoning appealers: don't waste your time complaining about drugs, tax dollars, or people not being invested in the neighborhood.
Appeal denied by a 6-0 vote of the City Council's Zoning Committee, upholding the Planning Commission's previous approval of a 30-bed women's shelter at 2400 Stevens in Whittier. Final approval at the next full City Council meeting.
Trish Thacker, executive director for the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center said the program has been running for a year without "any issues with clients or concerns from the communities we've been placed."
"peaceful, calm, dorm experience" for the women in the program.
I assure you this faithfully captures the essence of the testimony: I'm all for helping homeless women. But this isn't a safe neighborhood. Those women deserve much better than Whittier. We have daylight parking lot poopers.
The "won't attend neighborhood association meetings" complaint is weird bc that describes 99.3 percent of your neighbors. Most of us, regardless of housing status, homeowner/renter/unhoused, don't want to get to know you or get involved in your bullshit.
Caller Nate says "check yourself for elitism."
Stephanie: "If you look at the specific conditions of the conditional use permit, I really don't see how the points raised today...
Confused man presses star six at the wrong time: "Hello?"
Stephanie: "...actually raise any effective challenge..."
Continued: Bought her house 40 years ago under a program to revitalize the crime-ridden run down neighborhood. "We have more than fulfilled our agreement.
Classic: "The people who occupy these facilities most likely will not engage in the neighborhood, they generally do not eat at the restaurants on Eat Street, they do not attend meetings of the Whittier Alliance, they have no stake in the neighborhood."
Move over Uptown, Whittier is dying. Testimony from a man opposed to the shelter: "A walk down Nicollet today gives one the impression not of a vibrant night life but of a neighborhood that is dying."
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