Blue Line Extension Business Advisory Committee

March 2, 2021, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
NOTICE: Governor Walz has declared a peacetime emergency (Emergency Executive Order 20-01) in response to COVID-19 and the Metropolitan Council Chair has determined it is not practical or prudent to conduct an in-person meetings for reasons stated in the Governor’s Emergency Executive Order. Accordingly, advisory committee members will participate in this meeting via telephone or other electronic means and the meeting will be conducted under Minnesota Statutes section 13D.021 at the date and time stated above. We encourage you to monitor the meeting remotely.

METRO Blue Line Extension Business Advisory Committee
Monday, March 2, 2021
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
WebEx Meeting
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8:00 AM
1. Welcome and Introductions (Sophia Ginis)

8:10 AM
2. Committee Housekeeping Discussion (Sophia Ginis)
  • Discussion and Adoption of Committee Charter
  • Confirm Committee Meeting Date and Time
  • Elect Committee Co-Chairs

8:40 AM
3. Project Update (Sam O’Connell/Dan Soler)
  • 2021 Overview & Decision-Making Process
  • What to Expect: Public Release of Revised Routes
  • Discussion: Evaluation Goals

9:05 AM
4. Furthering Public Engagement (Sophia Ginis/Joan Vanhala)
  • Framework and Commitments
  • Initial Engagement Feedback Overview
  • Community Consultant Update
  • Discussion: Role of CAC/BAC in Community Involvement

9:25 AM
5. Upcoming Meetings: Sophia Ginis
  • For Consideration: Special Joint CAC/BAC Meeting Monday, March 22 at 6:00 PM
  • Next Meeting: April 6, 2021

9:30 AM
6. Adjourn

Presentation (PDF)
Meeting Summary (PDF)