There is a proposed legislative action to restore Minneapolis neighborhood’s full NRP funding. Bills are being proposed in the State House and Senate but, representatives and senators will want to know if neighborhood residents really support the action requested. If you are interested in learning the actual language of this legislation and potentially supporting this action, please contact your representatives and senators. Contact information is attached. MN Legislature Minneapolis Delegation House & Senate 2011. Committees will be reviewing the bill as soon as Monday 3/14/11.
The City’s seizure of already allocated NRP funds does not fix the problem of the city’s budget problems, nor is it fair to property owners. This action disproportionately penalizes neighborhoods most in need of their NRP funds, while providing the greatest tax relief in neighborhoods with the highest incomes. See the maps that show this here.
— Sarah Linnes-Robinson, Executive Director,
Kingfield Neighborhood Association