BLC Responds to Golden Valley 2040 Draft Comprehensive Plan

The Blue Line Coalition has issued a response to the Golden Valley 2040 Draft Comprehensive Plan.

In part, BLC’s response reads, “While the Blue Line Coalition appreciates Golden Valley’s leadership in some key areas of concern such as affordable housing, we strongly condemn the lack of any explicit commitment to or analysis of equity in this draft comprehensive plan. A city’s responsibility is to provide a high quality of living for all residents, but this is impossible to do without a clear commitment to understanding and ending racial and economic disparities.

“Golden Valley should include in its community profile an analysis of income, housing cost burden, home ownership, and employment disparities by race. Policies and actions specifically designed to address these disparities should also be added to the final comprehensive plan.”

BLC’s full response, with specific policy recommendations, is available here.

Community advocates are encouraged to submit their feedback on the draft comprehensive plan to Public comment closes on July 15.

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