Last year Minneapolis City leaders unanimously agreed to take Climate Action. To meet our goals -- we must oppose the new Federal Reserve Bank's Parking Ramp. On April 27, 2018 Minneapolis City Council signed a resolution committing to transitioning Minneapolis to 100% clean energy by 2030, building upon their goal to reduce carbon pollution by 80% by 2050.
Meeting these goals requires step-by-step action. Not permitting the Federal Bank’s proposal for 800 new parking spots downtown is one of these steps.
As part of the City's commitment to Climate Action, they banned new stand-alone parking ramps downtown, just like the ramp the Federal Bank is proposing because the research is clear - building more parking increases driving and carbon pollution.
Tell city leaders to stand by their commitments and reject the Federal Reserve Bank Parking Ramp.
The Federal Reserve is prioritizing its employees parking convenience over its shared responsibility for addressing climate change. They have declined all requests to reduce the ramp’s environmental impact. The proposed ramp will include no solar panels and minimal electric vehicle charging. Further, the ramp would be located in a walkable neighborhood that is well-served by transit. We should be building housing for people, not cars, in this neighborhood.
The parking ramp will be voted on by the Minneapolis Planning Commission on July 8th. Tell the Mayor, City Council & Planning Commission to hold firm to our climate commitments and vote no on the proposed Federal Reserve Parking Ramp.
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