Congratulations, Eden Prairie. You are getting the SWLRT. Three weeks ago, our City Council voted 4-1 in favor of the "revised design" of the light rail through our fair city. Our mayor, who had voiced some concerns about the new alignment, voted in favor of it - despite her concerns. Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens serves on two of the Met Council SWLRT committees: The SWLRT Corridor Management Committee and she is listed as a "Policy Board Member" of the "Corridors of Opportunity" committee (now called "Partnership for Regional Opportunity").
In 2011, when I was first elected to the School Board, our district was in poor shape. Since then, the School Board and the new superintendent have been working hard on restoring trust between the public, the School Board, and the administration and staff. We have had new leadership installed at the superintendent and executive team, at several of our schools, as well as on the School Board. We have successfully passed both the Technology and Operating referendums, putting us in solid financial shape. And we have introduced several new programs to improve the education for our students, such as full-day kindergarten and a new gifted and talented program, as well as developed a Strategic Plan to set a course for the future for our district.
League of Women Voters Minnetonka/Eden Prairie/Hopkins is hosting a “Protecting Water in Our Neighborhood” panel discussion of water issues in Minnetonka, Eden Prairie and Hopkins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, in Council Chambers at Minnetonka City Hall, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., in Minnetonka.
Hunters in western and south-central Minnesota can access a total of 22,800 acres through the Walk-In Access program that allows public hunting on private land, representing an increase of 1,700 acres this year.
The community is invited to learn more about public safety and personal safety during Eden Prairie’s annual Police and Fire Open House, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie.