I’m very disappointed in our elected officials and the city council process.
I thought we were following a fair process where 3200 petition signatures had a voice. Instead, the Mayor allowed Pulte 40 minutes to present their information. The concerned residents were only given 2 minutes to speak and present their support for an EAW.
I thought our EAW would go to a neutral third party. A third party that would fairly evaluate the information presented by both parties in an unbiased way. There was no consideration given to the information that was provided by Professor Alexander from the University of Minnesota. No consideration given to the multiple alternatives presented to acquire the land. For example a legacy fund bill.
Now we have an empty nester community that will serve around 100 people and no study to analyzes the effects on this important area of Eden Prairie. Unfortunately the Mayor and council completely missed the point of the petition for a study. They think the petition is about the quality of the water coming from the spring only. People love this unique area surrounding the spring. The environmental review is about the biodiversity and understanding the long-term cumulative effects.
Given all the concerns from the community why wouldn’t the City, at the very least do the environmental study to stop all the controversy?
Eden Prairie Resident
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