November 3, 2022
We need more time to review
  • Last week, we sent you a note stating we would request a 90-day comment period.
  • Now we've looked at the 60% Draft Master Plan posted online Friday, October 28, by St. Paul Parks & Recreation Department -- all 239 pages! And it presents a significant number of major new structural changes compared with their earlier preferred plan.
  • There needs to be more than a 30-day comment period.
  • A new request: We are asking the Parks & Rec Department for a 120-day comment period-- --- and we ask all of you to request this of Director Andy Rodriguez, your city council members, the mayor's office, public works, and the city attorney's office. This is no time to take a passive approach.
  • We need more time to study, measure, walk the plan, and ask questions.
  • You are tax-paying citizens as well. Therefore, we encourage you to contact Director Andy Rodriguez and other city officials and kindly request a 120-day comment period.
  • Contact info below in the white box below.
  • Could you read through the testimonials that have been posted on the SOS website?

Summit Avenue is too valuable to Saint Paul to rush any major decision.

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Director of Parks & Recreation, Andy Rodriguez

Director of Public Works, Sean Kershaw

Project Manager for the Summit Regional Trail, Parks & Recreation Landscape Architect

Mayor's Office, Deputy Press Secretary Kamal Baker

City attorney Lyndsey Olson

City attorney's office, head of the civil division, Trina Chernos

City Councilors:
Ward 1: Russel Balenger 651-266-8610
Ward 2: Rebecca Noecker 651-266-8620
Ward 3: Chris Tolbert 651-266-8630
Ward 4: Mitra Jalali 651-266-8640
Ward 5: President Amy Brendmoen 651-266-8650
Ward 6: Nelsie Yang 651-266-8660
Ward 7: Jane Prince 651-266-8670
ABOUT SOS (Save Our Street)
Save Our Street is a citizen group that seeks to educate and advocate for the preservation of the historic streetscape of Summit Avenue as a treasured St. Paul destination and a safe, tree-lined, multi-modal corridor for generations to come.
SOS Steering Committee Chair: Gary Todd 651-470-4720