Join us for a Democracy, Discussion and Drinks with Lucy Thompson, Principal City Planner, to discuss Saint Paul's 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The goal of the plan is to be a forward-thinking vision that will guide the city’s development over the next 20 years. The draft plan can be viewed in-full here, or by topic/chapter here. The plan focuses on becoming an equitable city; helping people continue to live active, healthy and engaged lives as they age in the community; improving public health; economic development; utilizing sustainable strategies to protect Saint Paul residents from the effects of climate change; and good urban design.
About the Speaker
Lucy Thompson is a Principal City Planner in the Saint Paul Department of Planning and Economic Development (PED). She joined PED in 1988, and has worked on neighborhood planning, heritage preservation, riverfront redevelopment, infill mixed-use development, zoning for traditional neighborhood design, transit-oriented development and urban design over her 31 years with the City. Currently, her emphasis is on planning and urban design for downtown Saint Paul and the central Mississippi riverfront, and leading the City’s update of the Comprehensive Plan. Ms. Thompson is a member of the Saint Paul Urban Design Collaborative, an inter-departmental collaboration whose mission is to stimulate economic vitality by championing innovative, sustainable urban design.
About the Venue
The event is at Dual Citizen Brewing at 725 Raymond Avenue in Saint Paul. Table-side delivery is available from Naughty Greek. There is free parking across the street on Myrtle Street. It’s accessible via the Raymond Avenue Green Line stop, or buses 63 and 67. Stay after our discussion for Trivia Mafia.
About the League
The League of Women Voters—Saint Paul is a nonpartisan citizens organization fighting to improve our government and engage all citizens in decisions that impact their lives—and it’s not only for women! Our Democracy Discussion and Drinks (D3) events are open to anyone interested in respectful, engaging and low-key conversations about politics and policies. Guests are responsible for the purchase of their food and drinks. We hope you will join us!