Sign up here to indicate your interest in serving on a community team forming this Spring whose task will be to bring information on the various Candidates and Races to Our Community. Whether through debates, interviews, or written information, the job of this Team will be to help educate other neighbors about the people, the process, the charter amendments, as well as the dates and details of this year’s election.
In 2021 Minneapolis will vote for all municipal offices including Mayor, City Council, Park & Recreation Board, and Board of Estimate & Taxation.
Minneapolis Democrat-Farmer-Laborer Party:
This year, the entire process will be conducted virtually. To participate, register for your precinct’s virtual caucus between April 1 and April 30 at caucus.dfl.org starting April 1. Know someone who can’t register online? Tell them to call (612) 552-4215 or text “2021” to (612) 712-7461.
Once you register you will receive a postcard with a confirmation code as well as an email with a link. There, you can indicate your candidate preference as well as whether you want to be a delegate to the virtual ward and city conventions. Between May 12 and May 18 everyone who has registered can vote for their precinct’s delegates to the city and ward conventions. These delegates will then vote on the DFL endorsement for Mayor, City Council, Park & Recreation Board, and Board of Estimate and Taxation.
More information is available at minneapolis.dfl.org, including a list of candidates seeking endorsement, details about the virtual caucus process, and alternative methods to participate for residents who do not have Internet access.
Other Political Parties:
Note: KFNA has contacted the city’s other political parties and will post information about how to participate in any caucuses that they are holding. What we have received is noted below. If you have additional information about how the Republican, Green, Legal Marijuana Now*, Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis, Green, Independence**, or Libertarian*** parties are conducting caucuses for the 2021 municipal elections, please let us know at . [Read more…]
Sign up here to indicate your interest in serving on a community team forming this spring whose task will be to bring information on the various Candidates and Races to Our Community through election day, Tuesday 2, 2021. Whether through debates, interviews, or written information, the job of this Team will be to help educate other neighbors about the people, the process, the charter amendments, as well as the dates and details of this year’s election.
By filling out this form you are not committing to participating but rather expressing your interest. Residents will be contacted later this spring to discuss the races and next steps. If you have questions please contact Sarah Linnes-Robinson, KFNA Executive Director at .
The City Council has approved Neighborhoods 2020 program guidelines for equity, funding, and governance among City-supported neighborhood organizations. These guidelines are designed to preserve neighborhood organizations and create equitable communities in which all people are valued, all communities are engaged, and leadership mirrors the diversity of the city. Under the approved plan, there are equitable engagement funds available to each neighborhood which are allocated based on an equity formula developed by CURA and total program funding and base level funding for each neighborhood organization will be discussed through the City’s budget process.
The current proposal provides less than .25 of 1% of the entire City budget to be divided between the 70 Minneapolis neighborhood associations.
The City of Minneapolis is seeking your input what community safety looks like. Please tell us your ideas about a new model of community safety for the City. You can take the survey in English right now, and translations will follow shortly on the City website. Complete the survey by Nov. 20 for the first phase of survey results. Input provided after Nov. 20 may continue to be used for future engagement phases.
In June 2020, the City Council pledged to create a new model of community safety. As part of that, we committed to a yearlong process of community engagement. This survey is one of the first steps in that process. Through the survey, you can share your vision for a new community safety model. You can also provide ideas for how to accomplish that new model.
Results from the survey will be used to help create recommendations for elected leaders and to help guide the City’s next steps for community engagement.
This survey includes some questions similar to other recent City surveys. That includes questions about alternative responses to mental health crises and non-emergency crimes. Any input you already provided on those surveys is valued and will still be used as planned. Recommendations will also be considered as part of this broader focus on transforming community safety.