KFNA has created 500 reusable posters to hang around Kingfield to promote the August 9th primary and the November election at MLK Park! We are looking for volunteers who can help hang them the weekend of July 22nd, and then remove them just after the August 9th primary until it’s time to re-hang them again in October.
After every federal census, the Minneapolis Charter Commission is required by Article II of the City Charter to redraw the boundaries that make up the 13 City Council wards and the six park districts. The Commission and its committees have held public meetings since early last year to create and communicate the new maps. The City Clerk’s Office and other City departments have provided administrative and technical support for the redistricting project. Links to the proposed maps are below:
The new boundaries were drawn with the goal of making the populations equal, while minimizing changes to the existing boundaries and considering communities of interest wherever possible. The primary goal of redistricting is ensuring fair political representation – “one person, one vote.” The Charter Commission is scheduled to approve the maps at its meeting on March 2.
Article II of the Charter also requires inviting comments from each neighborhood organization recognized by the City Council before two of the four mandatory public hearings. The final hearings are scheduled for
- Tuesday, February 9 at 7:00 pm, and
- Wednesday, February 24 at 4:00 pm.
The hearings are public and can be watched in real time on the City’s website, the City’s YouTube Channel, or on Comcast channels 14 or 799. Those wishing to speak at the hearings can register at the City’s website. Interested parties can also make comments about the maps for the public record.
For a comprehensive overview of the redistricting project, browse the redistricting website.
Gregory Munson, Program Assistant – Redistricting Project Manager
Help the League of Women Voters Send Voting Reminder Postcards
Action: Help send 2400 informational postcards to registered voters in Ward 5â€™s zip code 55411. We are focusing on this area because of lower-than-average voter turnout.
You can help by addressing postcards, adding a short personal note, stamping and mailing. We will provide a mailing list and the postcards. If you would like a stack of postcards (minimum 25) and addresses, sign up via Sign Up Genius:Â Click here for Postcards. The postcards should be mailed to voters by October 26. If you are interested in this activity, but donâ€™t wish to donate the stamps ($10 for 25 postcardÂ stamps), please let us know. Email Judy Zaunbrecher atÂ Â with questions.Â Judy will email you with additional instructions once you sign up.
Tuesday November 2, ALL DAY!Â at MLK Park
To volunteer to greet neighbors or bring firewood or cookies, Sign up here!
Kingfield Neighborhood has a great voting tradition, and KFNA hosts an all-day, outdoor polling party at MLK Park to greet ALL neighbors and thank them for voting with hot coffee and tasty treats! All of Kingfieldâ€¦and only Kingfieldâ€¦votes at MLK Park so you are sure to bump elbows with many neighbors, old and new! Sign up to be part of the fun!
This month the KFNA discussed the three Minneapolis Charter Amendments, as well as outreach plans for building community this winter.