I want to commend Falcon Heights Mayor Peter Lindstrom and the entire City Council for their recent commitment to protect our local youth by updating the city tobacco ordinances. Interestingly, soon after these changes were made, the pharmacy chain, CVS, announced it would no longer sell tobacco in its stores. These kinds measures are all important in creating a healthy community.
According to a recent article, the Brooklyn Park City Council is considering passing a wildlife management policy so it can deal with “the over-population of deer, feral cats and dogs and aggressive geese guarding park paths.”
As a participant in the Transportation Day at the Capitol, I advocated for a more comprehensive and sustainable transportation funding package that fully addresses the needs of the state’s transportation infrastructure. Transportation is essential to creating opportunities for families and businesses across Minnesota. Investments in transportation will make Minnesota more economically competitive by increasing access to high-paying jobs and attracting employers to strengthen our economy.
I encourage the City of Roseville to move forward with an organized trash collection system. Recently the city signed a contract that expanded the number of materials we can recycle. Moving forward to an organized trash collection system would mean amongst other benefits, our trash would also have value as a resource for generating energy.
Minnesota has a transportation problem. The cost of maintaining the current system is increasing faster than available funding, making it difficult for Minnesotans to get to their destination. That’s why I recently participated in the Transportation Day at the Capitol, to show legislators there’s broad support for improving Minnesota’s transportation infrastructure through a more comprehensive and sustainable funding package.
I can sympathize with folks who lose sleep to outside noises; I am in my sixties and a good night’s rest is a requirement. However, I do not have sympathy with folks who buy homes by ports (my hometown is Duluth), airports, or trains and then complain about the noise.
I write this letter to inform Roseville residents of the positions of the League of Women Voters of Roseville/Maplewood/Falcon Heights (RoMaFH) on trash hauling. I have been a resident of Roseville since 1961 and member of the LWV RoMaFH for 48 years.