The Future of East 38th Street: Participate. Connect. Build.

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Wednesday May 6, 6-8 PM at Sabathani, 310 East 38th Street

How can we participate together – with government, business, neighbors, and community organizations — in building our future?

For our fourth and last meeting (for now!) we will bring our past conversations about History & Storytelling, Development & Opportunity, and Local, Community & Cooperative ownership to the next level. Join us as we dig in deeper to set our work in motion on projects that neighbors have recommended for the Future of E 38th Street!

Refreshments provided. All voices welcome! We look forward to seeing you! Questions? Contact the Ward 8 City Council Office at (612) 673-2208 or elizabeth.glidden@minneapolismn.gov

 

Corridor Co-hosts: Bryant Neighborhood Organization + Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization + Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder + St. Peter’s AME Church + 38th and Chicago Business Association + Sabathani Community Center + Arts on Chicago + Ward 8 City Council Office, City of Minneapolis + Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Park Legacy Advisory Committee + Sabathani Seniors + AARP Sabathani Chapter + Palestine Lodge No 7

The Future of East 38th Street: Participate. Connect. Build.

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Wednesday, April 1, 6:00-8:00 pm 


St. Peter’s AME Church, 401 East 41st Street

Refreshments provided. All voices welcome!

How can our community benefit from growth? We will learn about local, community, and cooperative ownership models, discussing how these models might fit development opportunities in the East 38th Street area for businesses and housing and build our community’s wealth.

Featuring inspiration from:

  • Gary Cunningham, co-founder of the former Bryant-Central Coop and Executive Director of Metropolitan Executive Development Association (MEDA)
  • Jeff Washburn, Director of City of Lakes Community Land Trust-promoting perpetually affordable home ownership opportunities
  • Leslie Watson, co-founder of the NorthEast Investment Cooperative (NEIC) a model allowing neighbors to collectively pool their resources to buy, rehab and manage commercial and residential property
  • Sean Doyle/LaDonna Sanders Redmond, Seward Community Coop- a member owner, member governed business under construction in our neighborhood today

We look forward to seeing you!  Questions? Contact the Ward 8 City Council Office at (612) 673-2208 or elizabeth.glidden@minneapolismn.gov

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Corridor Co-hosts:  Bryant Neighborhood Organization + Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization + Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder + St. Peter’s AME Church + 38th and Chicago Business Association + Sabathani Community Center + Arts on Chicago + Ward 8 City Council Office, City of Minneapolis + Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Park Legacy Advisory Committee + Sabathani Seniors + AARP Sabathani Chapter + Palestine Lodge No 7

Kingfield Not Curbside Composting Until 2016

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The map that every green-oriented resident of Minneapolis has been waiting for is out.

Reprinted from MinnPost

As the city rolls out its curbside organics recycling system, it is only able to serve about a quarter of the city in Phase 1. Those are the residents who can begin putting organics in new bins for regular city collection starting in August. The map released this morning shows those areas in green.  See more: https://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2015/03/map-which-minneapolis-neighborhoods-are-getting-organics-recycling-first

You can see the map on MinnPost…sadly Kingfield will have to wait until 2016. Boo! 

 

Printed via the Minneapolis 8th Ward Council Newsletter.  

The new Clean Energy Partnership Board will hold its first meeting in February. This first-of-its-kind City-utility partnership will have the City of Minneapolis, Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy collaborating in new ways to help Minneapolis achieve its clean energy goals, including making energy more affordable and reliable for everyone while increasing energy efficiency, increasing renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gases. 

The first board meeting will be 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4. The board members are Mayor Betsy Hodges, City Council Member Elizabeth Glidden, City Council Member Kevin Reich and City Coordinator Spencer Cronk for the City of Minneapolis; Laura McCarten, Regional Vice President, and Lee Gabler, Director of Demand-side Management and Renewable Operations for Xcel Energy; and Joe Vortherms, Vice President of Gas Operations, and Jeff Daugherty, Director of Regulatory Affairs, for CenterPoint Energy. City Council Member Cam Gordon is an alternate for the City of Minneapolis.

At this first quarterly meeting, along with setting its schedule and adopting bylaws, the board will also establish an Energy Vision Advisory Committee. The board will begin accepting applications from the public for the committee in the weeks following this first board meeting, so look for more information on this opportunity. The Energy Vision Advisory Committee will provide feedback on the board’s work plan and performance reports, and provide expertise or represent their Minneapolis communities.

You can find more information about the Clean Energy Board, and follow its progress, here.

Welcoming newly appointed Chair of the Met Council Adam Duininck and Senator Scott Dibble

Friday, January 30, 7:30 – 9:00 am

Turtle Bread, 4762 Chicago Ave S (in Café Lavain)

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In 2015, transportation is a top issue at the State Legislature. At the same time, the Metropolitan Council has been at the center of heated regional discussion about how to fund and prioritize transit and transportation investment, among other issues.

We are so excited this month to welcome Met Council Chair Adam Duininck, newly appointed by Governor Dayton in January 2015 to lead this regional organization that conducts regional planning and operates Metro Transit, as well as Minneapolis State Senator and Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee Scott Dibble.

 

Today (12/1/14), at our “budget markup” meeting, the council approved on a close 7-6 vote a .18% property tax decrease (for a $180,000 home, we were told the savings would be approximately two dollars and fifty cents). I argued against this motion (and voted against it) for the simple reason that the small property tax savings were not worth the harm to critical investments, as well as creating a “budget hole” that will create challenges in future years.

What was cut to achieve this average savings of about $2.50? Our commitment to our Nation’s first clean energy partnership (a commitment leveraging significant staff and resource contributions from our partner utilities), diverse homeownership support and foreclosure prevention for communities of color, depleting the One Minneapolis Fund targeted to support leadership development in communities of color, and cutting in half our support for the disparities study that forms the legal basis for setting race-based goals for business inclusion in worker inclusion goals.

Barely saved, on another 7-6 motion, was one of the new equity positions within the city coordinator’s office. We have similar enterprise support positions in other key goal areas of the city, such as sustainability and the arts, and they have been highly effective in driving city-wide results and leveraging outside partnerships.

I am most concernedt that 7 of my colleagues voted to reduce our commitment to the Clean Energy Partnership – especially since this was one-time funding that will have no impact on the property tax levy. This investment would primarily be for designing and implementing programs to serve residents in Minneapolis. One of the highest on the list, in my mind, is how we address energy issues (and costs) at multi-unit residential buildings. I am hoping we can look for a solution on this item before the final budget approval of December 10.

More details are here: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/meetings/budgetsub/WCMS1P-130547

Co-hosted by Council Members Glidden, Quincy and Palmisano to eceive community feedback 

Mayor Hodges is hosting a community meeting an opportunity for you to learn more about her recommended budget, to provide feedback, and to ask questions you may have.

2015 Budget Community Meeting
Wednesday, November 12, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Mayflower Church, 106 E. Diamond Lake Road

For background on the 2015 budget, you can review Council Member Glidden’s budget overview in her October 31 newsletter, or you can go to the City website here. The 2015 proposed budget includes the addition of a city-wide composting program that would be implemented in 2015.

There are two public comment hearings that you can attend to share your thoughts about the proposed budget:

  • Nov. 18 at 6:05 p.m. Room 317 of City Hall
  • Dec. 10 at 6:05 p.m. Room 317 of City Hall (under state law, this is also the date that the city council will adopt the budget, a process that will occur immediately following the public hearing).

Please contact Elizabeth with your thoughts on the budget at (612) 673-2208 or Elizabeth.glidden@minneapolismn.gov.

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