I was drawn to the community of Brooklyn Center because of its diverse community, beautiful spaces and the close proximity to Minneapolis. As a long term resident of Brooklyn Center, I have been concerned about the impact of policy and decision making processes affecting such a unique community. The proposals regarding changes to 252 have been very concerning since the time we were made aware of possible plans. There has been little true community involvement, most of the initial meetings have involved our residents listening to presentations, not being involved in active and thoughtful discussions. As an attorney who has been involved in public service for over thirty five years, I feel strongly that the concerns about safety, pollution, health issues and the beauty of our wonderful river should be heeded.