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Mpls Mayor Jacob Frey gave an update today on what's to become of the #NoGoZone currently barricaded for the #GeorgeFloyd memorial.

*Being used as a screen for illicit activity and is retraumatizing the n'hood
*Businesses being impacted…
*Situation isn't sustainable
*We're not going back to normal at that intersection
*Intersection must remain a space for racial healing & justice
*Derek Chauvin trial begins next month
*The area is not and will not be an autonomous zone
*City services must be robustly provided
*Area will remain closed to vehicular access through the Chauvin trial

@MplsWard9 Alondra Cano and @MplsWard8 Andrea Jenkins rep the area
Chief Arradonda said the intersection must open and the police department will collaborate with the "community stakeholders" working on the future of the area.
Interim public works director Brett Hjelle spoke about the process of restoring access and transit service to the area.
*A survey will be sent out to area residents to get feedback
Comments from interim CPED director Andrea Brennan were beyond canned and pandering hitting every single PC phrase in existence. Begins at 23:00
Frey indicated the "Fist" and other public art will be placed in the public right-of-way in the plans being considered.
*Tires will never run over the "sacred space where George Floyd was killed"
*The space will be protected by a barrier keeping traffic from it
Chief Arradondo was asked about current police response to the area. He said there have been some "challenges" in having police respond into the area, but carefully avoided detailing the issues.

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