The Blue Line Coalition has issued a response to the Brooklyn Park 2040 Draft Comprehensive Plan.
In part, BLC’s response reads, “The Blue Line Coalition calls for the city to expand its racial equity analysis in the 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 across all areas of city services, including transportation, economic development, and housing. Brooklyn Park should include in its community profile an analysis of income, housing cost burden, home ownership, education, 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 Cindy Sherman. Public comment closes on October 26.