Former Kmart and New Nicollet Redevelopment Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TCF9Y7N
These have been tremendously challenging times for our community, our city and our nation. Respect for the rule of law is seemingly at an all-time low. We have witnessed high levels of violent crime, including carjackings, armed robberies, burglaries and murders. This is unacceptable and the City must use all of its resources to address this issue. We know and understand that there are a variety of factors contributing to this current crisis – from the lack of affordable housing, opioid addiction, the over saturation of automatic guns in our communities to the very real staffing shortages in the law enforcement ranks. However, this is not the time for excuses but time to take action. I have been working with public safety officials to come up with strategies and solutions to address the many concerns we are hearing. To that end, I will be hosting a community safety meeting for the 38th and Chicago area next week, Thursday August 25th at 6:00 p.m. in the Phelps Recreational Center Gym, 701 E. 39th St. I have invited and confirmed the attendance of Interim Police Chief Huffman, Public Safety Commissioner Dr. Cedric Alexander, 3rd Precinct Inspector Gomez.
In the meantime, 3rd Precinct Inspector Gomez has committed to extra patrols in the area of 38th and Chicago. Governor Walz has committed to extending State Patrol resources for Minneapolis, and the FBI has been involved in addressing the proliferation of guns in our community. I know these are challenging times. I extend my apologies to the victims of violent and property crimes in our communities and vow to stay on top of this issue until we see some visible, effective and positive change.
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Thanks Sebastian Joe’s for being our local commissary on 43rd and Nicollet!
Bringing back the traditional of Kingfield Neighborhood Association biking to block parties to connect with neighbors and deliver Nicollet Pothole Ice Cream, developed in collaboration with our very own Kingfield Commissary, Sebastian Joe’s!, the KFNA Board will be working their way across Kingfield to connect with neighbors on Tuesday August 2nd.
Due to staffing changes at KFNA, we can’t promise to get to every registered block party, but we will try! If you have issues or concerns that your block is dealing with and to make sure we hear your voices and concerns please email and put “Neighborhood Concern” in the subject line. Please tell us your name, your block, and the issue you are dealing with. If we can’t make it to your block party, we will follow up directly later in the month.
The HomeHelpMN program will begin accepting applications for assistance onTuesday, May 17, beginning at 8:00 a.m. The application period will be open through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 17, but homeowners should not wait to apply.
HomeHelpMN provides assistance for homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage or other eligible housing-related expenses due to effects of the pandemic. Eligible homeowners may receive up to $35,000 in assistance for past-due expenses.
Funds for the program are limited, and need is expected to be high.?If applications received during the application period exceed available funding, applicants may be put on a wait list. Homeowners should submit their applications as soon as possible after the application period begins.
For more information about the program, including who is eligible to apply and what expenses are eligible, visit HomeHelpMN.org or call 1-800-388-3226. The Call Center is open Monday – Saturday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. The website is available in English, Spanish, Somali, and Hmong. The call center supports these languages and more – when you call you’ll be prompted to select a language.
English: The program will take applications during a period from May 17 to June 17 at 5 pm CST. Applications will be processed as they are submitted. In the event of high demand for funds, the funds may be fully allocated before the date the application period closes. Homeowners are encouraged to submit their applications early in the application period. A submitted application is not a guarantee of funding availability.
Spanish: El programa aceptará solicitudes durante el periodo del 17 de mayo al 17 de junio a las 5 pm HCE. Las solicitudes se procesarán a medida que se presenten. En caso de que haya una gran demanda de fondos, es posible que éstos se distribuyan en su totalidad antes de la fecha de cierre del periodo de solicitud. Se recomienda a los propietarios de viviendas que presenten sus solicitudes a principios del periodo de solicitud. La entrega de una solicitud no garantiza la disponibilidad de fondos.
- 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park building, 4055 Nicollet
Community listening sessions are being held in each of the City’s five police precincts will help inform the search process for the next Minneapolis police chief. City Council Member LaTrisha Vetaw, chair of the City Council’s Public Health & Safety Committee, is working with Mayor Jacob Frey’s office and the Mayor’s Police Chief Search Committee on the series of sessions.
The community feedback, guidance and perspective received during these sessions will be an integral piece in the creation of the position profile and will inform the entire search process for the new police chief.