The Task Force invites your participation. If you would like to provide public testimony, either written, virtual, or in-person, please contact Taylor Koehler at firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00pm on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.
This is the first in a series of field hearings planned throughout the state, the purpose of which is to hear directly from Minnesotans about the challenges their communities are facing in the realm of Emergency Medical Services. This hearing will focus on Northeast Minnesota and the Iron Range. Subsequent hearings will take place in the Northwest, Southwest, Southeast, and/or Metro regions of the state in January.
2:00 PM - Call to Order and Opening Remarks by the Co-Chairs
2:05 PM - Public Comments
4:00 PM - Hearing Adjourns
This is an in-person event, open to the public. Remote testimony will not be available. If you wish to testify, please contact the Task Force Administrator at email@example.com by 12:00PM Tuesday, December 12. Depending on the number of sign-ups, we may limit speaking time to 3-5 minutes so we can hear from everyone. If you wish to submit written testimony, please do so by 12:00PM Tuesday, December 12 to the Task Force Administrator.
You can view further details, meeting documents, and sign up for the task force listserv by visiting the Task Force web page.
Agenda/Time/Location - TBD
PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT LISTENING SESSION:
This meeting date is reserved explicitly for conducting a public listening session and hearing testimony from citizens. The task force welcomes and encourages public input into its work. In particular, the task force would like to hear public testimony regarding the governance structure of the Metropolitan Council, including input into whether the Metropolitan Council's board should remain solely governor-appointed or whether other options such as an elected board or council of governments (COG) structure should be considered instead.
The Public Engagement Session will open with a panel discussion on the topic of Metropolitan Council governance. The Task Force is excited to have the following individuals joining at the Lake Elmo City Center as panelists:
The meeting will take place in dual locations, both in Room G-3 at the State Capitol and at the Lake Elmo City Center, located at 3880 Laverne Ave. N., Lake Elmo, MN. 55104. The City Center sits across the street from the former Lake Elmo City Hall. Attendees should enter the parking lot off of Laverne Ave, as the entry off of 39th St. is solely for firefighters and emergency vehicles.
If you would like to provide testimony to the task force, please join us at the Lake Elmo City Center at 12:00 pm. Public testimony will be taken at the Lake Elmo City Center only, not at the Capitol. If you would like to speak at the meeting to provide testimony, please fill out this RSVP Form. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Taylor Koehler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who do not sign up in advance may still be able to speak at the meeting if time permits. Even if you don't wish to speak yourself, the task force still welcomes your attendance and engagement!
Please also reach out to Taylor Koehler at email@example.com with questions about accessibility or to request an accomodation.
***No Official Business or Action Will Be Taken At This Meeting***
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