Transit/Public Safety, Housing and Regional Prosperity
Please join us at the April DCR Chamber's Public Affairs Breakfast, where we will hear from Charlie Zelle, Chair of the Metropolitan Council. Charlie will address and discuss the recent headlines regarding the ongoing public safety issues on Metro Transit Bus and LRT lines and the need for better and more accessible housing.
A longtime businessman who led his family's bus company, Jefferson Lines, Zelle first entered the public sector in 2013 when then-Gov. Mark Dayton picked him to lead the transportation agency MnDOT
He leads the powerful regional agency that manages public transit, affordable housing, wastewater, and land use planning in the metro area with over 4,500 employees and a 1.2 billion dollar budget.