The KFNA Board’s monthly meeting was held on Zoom last night. The beginning of the meeting focused on an update on the MLK Park Encampment from some of the lead volunteers who have been supporting the unhoused residents there since June 2020. Board business follows this discussion.
Kingfield E-Notice: 11/3/2020
- Today is the Day to VOTE! Go to MLK Park, 4055 Nicollet, to vote between 7 AM – 8 PM TODAY! * DO NOT MAIL YOUR MINNESOTA ABSENTEE BALLOT *
- 18 years old as of today? You can vote!
- New to Kingfield? You can vote!
- New to Minnesota? If you have been her since October 15th (20 days), you can vote!
- Drop in to the Kingfield Polling Party—ALL day, under two tents at MLK Park. Free hot Wildflyer Coffee brewed by our own Butter Bakery Café and lots of friendly volunteers to chat with too! Take a break from social media for some honest face-to-face social time (from 6 feet away!); wear a mask and bring you travel coffee tumbler too, please!
- Know Your Voting Rights! (From our friends at ACLU)
- If the polls close while you’re still in line, stay in line. You have the right to vote.
- If you make a mistake on your ballot, ask for a new one.
- If the machines are down at your polling place, ask for a paper ballot.
- Thank you Kingfield Votes Yard Sign Hosts for helping to remind people of the importance of (and location for) voting! Please remember to leave it in your yard following the election for volunteers to gather!
- Haven’t voted yet? Know who is on the Ballot! Don’t get caught unprepared! View the League of Women’s Voters Non-Partisan Voting Guide
- Make Sure You are Counted! Track Your Absentee or Mail Ballot Request and Return:https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/AbsenteeBallotStatus.aspx
- Need help getting your ballot to the Ballot boxes? League of Women Voters volunteers are at the ready to help you! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Give us your address and contact information so they can make arrangements with you to come and pick up your ballot for delivery.
A short statement about the upcoming election and potential actions in the coming days: Many of you have already cast your ballot and are looking forward to November 3rd. However, according to the high number of mail-in ballots across the country, it is very likely that the results of the election on November 3rd will not be known that day. If you are interested in when ballots can be counted in various states and when election results might be known in each please visit the following resource.
It is suggested by numerous organizations that you remain patient for the election results, and take some time to consider what your role is in society in this moment of massive social change. Shared with KFNA by our friends at Take Action MN, we would like to share the following resource with you from The Building Movement Project, which can help you reflect on your role, and the best fit for you in the weeks and months ahead. Every one of us can play a part in effecting social change and every one of us is needed to do so; figure out where you fit in.
Remember, KFNA will be available all day, election day, outside the park serving hot coffee and free conversation. Feel free to stop by and chat and we’ll be happy to discuss where you feel you best fit into this movement at this moment. We will also work to keep you updated in the coming weeks, about events and opportunities to express your 1st Amendment Rights to gather and protest, should those actions be needed. [Read more…]
This fall, KFNA shared our newspaper with our neighbors in Lyndale for a special Election Edition. Please be on the look-out for it in your mailboxes as this edition looks a little different than our usual publication.
You can also read it online here!
Hearing Date: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 at 6:45 pm during the regular Board of Commissioners meeting.
The Southwest Service Area Master Plan, called the Southwest Parks Plan for short, includes long-term plans for 42 neighborhood parks, one regional feature, six potential parks, and four park search areas in Southwest Minneapolis. It sets a vision for the improvement, operation and management of all neighborhood parks in Southwest Minneapolis over the next 20-30 years. The plan was created after nearly two years of community-based engagement, planning and design with individuals, neighborhood groups and community organizations throughout Southwest Minneapolis.
Please note: The proposed Southwest Parks Plan will be published to the project page (minneapolisparks.org/sw) on Friday, Oct. 2, when the Board agenda is posted. The public is encouraged to view the meeting from home and email comments on the plan to the Secretary to the Board at email@example.com before 3:30 pm on Oct. 7. Comments should be limited to approximately 300 words, which is similar to three minutes when they are read out loud by the Secretary at the Board meeting.The MPRB is adhering to social distancing recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic and all Board meetings are being held virtually.
If you prefer to speak in person, please call 612-230-6400 before 6 pm on Oct. 7 to sign up to speak at the meeting and be present in the Board Room at the Mary Merrill MPRB Headquarters, 2117 West River Road by 6:45 pm. Although all commissioners will not be physically present, the Board Room is open to the public during Board meetings. Social distancing is encouraged.
After the hearing, the Planning Committee will consider approval of the Southwest Parks Plan. The full board could consider final approval at either its Oct. 21 or Nov. 4 meeting.