Petition update

May 27 2020 UPDATE: VOTE TO RESCIND FRONT YARD VEGETABLE GARDEN MORATORIUM IS TONIGHT (5/27)

Colin Cureton
Saint Paul, MN, United States

May 27, 2020 — 

The Falcon Heights City Council will vote on a motion to rescind Interim Ordinance 20-04 prohibiting the cultivation of front yard vegetable gardens TONIGHT (May 27) at thei meeting that starts at 7pm CDT).

Despite having met remotely for weeks, this meeting will be IN-PERSON at Falcon Heights City Hall (2077 West Larpenteur Avenue, Falcon Heights, MN 55113).

Anyone interested to speak at the meeting should email City Administrator Sack Thongvaunh at sack.thongvanh@falconheights.org ASAP to be added to the agenda. If you are comfortable doing so, it would be *very* helpful to have Falcon Heights residents and other stakeholders show up in-person, if you can do so safely. The Council has assured us they have a plan for social distancing.

Anyone unable or uncomfortable to attend in-person can submit video testimony (<3 minutes) to the same email address: sack.thongvanh@falconheights.org. Videos sent before 2:30pm today will be considered for playing at the meeting.

Recent events on this issue, an issue brief, and key messages are in the following attached document: CALL FOR ADVOCACY TO RESCIND CITY OF FALCON HEIGHT ORDINANCE 20-04 PROHIBITING FRONT YARD VEGETABLE GARDENS

Direct advocacy (by phone is best at this point) is still very much welcome, especially to Council Members Kay Andrews, Melanie Leehy, and Mayor Gustafson. Contact info is in the document linked to above.

Thanks and please help make a final push everyone!! 


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