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Statement regarding North Mississippi Avenue

Press release


Members of the media,

Please see a statement below from Mayor Wheeler regarding the latest developments on North Mississippi Avenue.

Attached is a letter from Mayor Wheeler and Chief Lovell to the Kinney family.

My goal remains finding a peaceful resolution to the situation on North Mississippi Avenue. My focus has been on protecting lives.

An agreement in principle we reached late Saturday evening will result in the re-opening the streets and sidewalks in the area near the Red House on Mississippi. This agreement is an important step toward de-escalation and a long-term resolution for the neighborhood and the Kinney family.

I maintain measured optimism that we can accomplish this step and move toward the next steps to advance the safety and well-being of the family and the safety of the neighborhood.

I also want to acknowledge the neighbors and the challenges this situation created for them. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we took the time needed to try to resolve what is a very dangerous situation.