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File #: RES 14-499    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 3/26/2014
Title: Recognizing Allen P. Lovejoy on his retirement from the City of Saint Paul.
Sponsors: Kathy Lantry
Recognizing Allen P. Lovejoy on his retirement from the City of Saint Paul.

WHEREAS, Allen Lovejoy started with the City of Saint Paul on August 21, 1978 as a City Planner II, following his graduation from the University of Southern California and initial planning jobs in Paramount and Malibu, California, beginning an illustrious 35 year career with the City in the Departments of Planning & Economic Development and Public Works; and

WHEREAS, a majority of Allen's work has focused on planning for public infrastructure investments, which he began by leading groundbreaking work with a national consortium of cities to develop an improved approach to the City's capital improvement planning and budgeting process; and

WHEREAS, Allen has worked on the last four of the City's 10-year Comprehensive Plan updates, including leading the 1980s update and working on transportation, parking, and sewers elements of the other plans through the current plan adopted in 2010; and

WHEREAS, Allen left his mark on downtown development, serving as the lead downtown planner in the 1980s, and working on site preparation coordination for both the Science Museum and Xcel Energy Center; and

WHEREAS, major transportation planning projects have been Allen's most significant work, led by the Phalen Corridor Initiative, a transformative East-Side project that led not only to the development of Phalen Boulevard, but also significant related business and residential redevelopment; and

WHEREAS, Allen probably has the distinction of having worked longer on the Central Corridor LRT project than probably any other City staff person, beginning with the first alternatives analysis in the 1980s, and including the Draft, Supplemental, and Final Environmental Impact Statements, Preliminary Engineering, Municipal Consent, Final Design, and Construction, working with an interdepartmental City staff team; and

WHEREAS, Allen forged strong relationships with regional agency partners, ...

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