Proposal to rename parkways and park roads containing the name “Calhoun” opens for 45-day public comment periodPosted on 16 May, 2019
At its meeting on May 15, 2019, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board of Commissioners took the first steps toward renaming parkways and park roads containing the name “Calhoun.” The Board action, Resolution 2019-209, would amend Chapter 9, Article X of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Code of Ordinances to rename the following:
- Calhoun Boulevard West to Bde Maka Ska Boulevard West
- Calhoun Drive to Bde Maka Ska Drive
- East Lake Calhoun Parkway to East Bde Maka Ska Parkway
- West Lake Calhoun Parkway to West Bde Maka Ska Parkway
Resolution 2019-209 was approved by the Administration and Finance Committee of the Board of Commissioners on May 15, 2019. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will accept comments online during a public comment period that ends July 1, 2019.
Visit www.minneapolisparks.org/ordinances for more information on Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Code of Ordinances and Rules and a link to the public comment form, or access the online public comment form directly at www.surveymonkey.com/r/parkwayrename.
Comments will be collated and summarized for the Board of Commissioners as part of a public hearing on August 7, 2019, 6:30 pm in the Board Room at Mary Merrill Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Headquarters, 2117 West River Road, Minneapolis, MN, 55411.
Members of the public who desire to speak at the public hearing are encouraged to sign up before 4:30 pm on August 7 by calling 612-230-6400 or emailing email@example.com. After 4:30 pm on August 7, people can sign up to speak in person at a table outside of the Board Room.
According to parkway/park road renaming procedure, two readings of the ordinance amendment are required. The first reading will be at the Board of Commissioners meeting on August 7, 2019 and the second reading will be at the Board of Commissioners meeting on August 21, 2019. Both meetings will be held in the Board Room at Mary Merrill Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Headquarters.
If adopted, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Superintendent would transmit the new names of the parkways and park roads to the City of Minneapolis Director of Public Works, the US Post Office, providers of emergency services, property record custodians, and other interested parties. The Superintendent would further ensure the parkways and park roads are clearly marked for the public.