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.
Thank you to the many people that have already commented to the City about the importance of funding neighborhood associations during the development of the guidelines! Neighborhood organizations are a key connector between residents and the City, and these place-based nonprofits lead community building and organizing efforts and provide critical services. Throughout the budgeting process, the City still needs to hear this message. Feel free to use any of KFNA’s comment templates about the importance of our work which you can find here: https://kingfield.org/neighborhoods-2020/
The City Council needs to hear your feedback. When they hear directly from impacted communities to prioritize the Mayor’s investments. Your voice is valuable, and we need you to contribute it to this important conversation.
There are two remaining upcoming online public hearings for people to share thoughts on the Mayor’s recommended 2021 City Budget, and comments can also be submitted online at the City’s website. Comments submitted online will be entered into the public record and shared with the Mayor and Council Members.
Budget hearing information, including links on how to participate are below:
- Public Hearing on Budget: Monday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. (virtual)
- Truth in Taxation Public Hearing: Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 6:05 p.m. (virtual)
- Final Budget Hearing and Budget Adoption: Wed, Dec. 9 at 6:05 p.m.(virtual)
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