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But Dayton said he heard complaints that light-rail planners had a “tendency … to come forward with decisions and then have public meetings about the decisions rather than — before the decisions were made — have a chance for people to express their views.
“We need to put together a process by which citizens can feel their questions are going to be answered and they’ll have a chance to comment before final decisions are made,” he said.
Edina Mayor Jim Hovland, who attended the Tuesday meeting, said that Dayton expressed support for the project and that he is “trying to figure out a way to push it through to completion.”
“He believes in the project,” Hovland said, “but is also sensitive to the issues in Minneapolis and wants to maximize the chances of municipal consent.”
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