I’m excited to bring you today a conversation with Nancy Gardner and Tom Mallon, who residents of downtown Minneapolis that organized an effort to successfully stop a large parking ramp from being constructed in their neighborhood. Nancy and Tom live near the Mississippi River on the northern part of downtown Minneapolis, located very close to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Hennepin Avenue Bridge. When we recorded this chat, it was an auspicious moment: The week before, both Nancy and Tom had testified at a dramatic meeting of the Minneapolis Planning Commission where the plans for the parking ramp had been narrowly rejected. The day after we chatted, a Fed spokesperson announced that the plans for the ramp’s constructed had been cancelled.
Anyway, it seems like a good time to share this chat with Nancy and Tom about why and how they organized to stop the 800-space parking ramp. At least for the time being, they consider their work to be a success.
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