Public Comment Requested on Draft ADA Transition Plan for Public Works

The City of Minneapolis Government is seeking comments through Dec. 27 on the draft ADA Transition Plan for Public Works – a plan that identifies priorities for removing accessibility barriers in the City’s public right of way.

The draft ADA Transition Plan identifies and outlines recommendations for four types of infrastructure that impact accessibility for people walking or rolling in the public right of way: pedestrian curb ramps, accessible pedestrian signal systems, sidewalks and street crossings.

Following the comment period, staff will review feedback and will bring a revised ADA Transition Plan for Public Works to the City Council for consideration in early 2020.

Read the full draft here: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@publicworks/documents/webcontent/wcmsp-221601.pdf

Comments can be made online, in person, or via phone.

Attend an Open House on the draft:
Monday, Dec. 16
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Board Room
300 Nicollet Mall

Comment online here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DraftADATransitionPlanSurvey

Comments can also be taken by:
Kelsey Fogt
Kelsey.fogt@minneapolismn.gov
612-673-3885.

St. Anthony East Neighborhood Association: Priorities Survey 2019

St. Anthony East Neighborhood Association: Priorities Survey 2019

SAENA is surveying the entire neighborhood for ideas and suggestions on what our neighborhood values. Results from this survey will aid the Board of Directors in identifying neighborhood priorities for 2020.

Fill out the English survey here.

Rellena la encuesta española aquí.

Board Elections

Apply to join our Board Of Directors! We will have five open seats on our Board of Directors.

Residents of St. Anthony East, representatives from neighborhood businesses, and property owners are encouraged to run! We will be voting on the new board at the Annual Meeting on Monday, June 24th at 6pm.

Fill out the Director Application here.

Meeting Dates:

May 20 – Board Meeting, Clare Housing
June 24 – Annual Meeting, Elections, and Ice Cream Social
July 22 – Board Meeting, Clare Housing
August 26 – Board Meeting, Clare Housing
September 23 – Community Meeting, Webster Elementary
October 28 – Board Meeting, Clare Housing
November 25 – Board Meeting, Clare Housing
December – No Meeting

Tell us what you think!

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Over the past year, City planners have been doing a lot of listening about the future of Minneapolis. One theme we’ve heard is that everyone must benefit from a growing city. Done right, population growth can help our city become a healthy, sustainable, and thriving place for all. We have some ideas on how to achieve that, and would like to hear your thoughts.

We want to hear from you!

Engage in Person at Community Meetings in December

Please attend one of the following interactive engagement events. Each event will feature the same family-friendly activities created by artists and City staff, as well as free food from local businesses.

Saturday, Dec. 2
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Van Cleve Park Gym
901 15th Ave. SE
Co-hosted by SE Como, Waite Park, and Marcy-Holmes neighborhoods

Tuesday, Dec. 5
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Farview Park Gym
621 29th Ave.N
Co-hosted by Hawthorne neighborhood

Saturday, Dec. 9
10 a.m.-noon
Roosevelt High School gym
4029 28th Ave. S
Co-hosted by Standish Ericsson and Corcoran neighborhoods

Monday, Dec. 11
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King Park multi-purpose room
4055 Nicollet Ave.
Co-hosted by Tangletown, Kingfield, Armatage and Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association

Engage Online and with your friends

  • Starting November 20, visit www.minneapolis2040.com and check out our new interactive content and leave feedback
  • Follow us on Twitter @Mpls2040
  • Sign up for our email list
  • Download the Meeting-in-a-Box tool kit to host your own engagement meetings and report back

About Minneapolis 2040

Minneapolis 2040 is an update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, a document that shapes how Minneapolis will grow and change. The plan will cover topics such as housing, job creation, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets.

Minneapolis Needs You!

Enjoy people and service to others?

Serve as an Election Judge!

Election Judges serve the voters in the local polling places, administer election procedures, and ensure that the rights of voters are protected on Election Day.

Required qualifications: 

  • eligible to vote in MN
  • able to read, write and speak English
  • cannot be a spouse, parent, child or sibling of any election judge serving in the same precinct
  • cannot be a candidate or the spouse, parent, child or sibling of any candidate on the ballot in that precinct
  • must attend a 2 hour training class

Students age 16+ may serve!

Time off from Employment to serve!

To learn more about becoming an Election Judge, visit
http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/elections

MPS School Board Election Informational Session Tonight

Did you know there is an upcoming Minneapolis School Board election coming up? Feeling under-informed?

Neighbors for Public Schools is hosting a quick informational session TONIGHT so you can have the most accurate and up to date information. Kid friendly!! Food and Beverages Provided!!

Here’s the invitation from Jenny Arneson, a current member of the Minneapolis Public School Board:

You care about kids. You care about schools. You care about our city and community. Over the last four years, we’ve worked hard to make them better and we are ready to keep working to make them great. Join us Tuesday as we discuss the status of the school board election. New people have filed for the at-large seats which will make this a difficult race for the DFL slate. Though I am not being challenged directly, the composition of the board directly impacts what we can achieve.

Take 90 minutes on Tuesday, July 15, 5:30-7:00 to gather with friends. Learn more about this election and what we need to do and how to go about it, while grabbing a bite to eat and having a beer. Your kids can play supervised activities in the next room.

Neighbors for Public Schools will be held at Grace Center for Community Life (1500 6th Street) and is open to anyone — even non-Minneapolis or residents from other Districts — that cares about kids and knows 10 people. Can you attend? It’s important to us that you come (and we promise you will be in and out) to get the most accurate and up to date information.

Please help shape the course of the election. Because this school board race is about us. Our kids. Our schools.

See you Tuesday.

Jenny

Volunteer Opportunity – Eastside Meals on Wheels

Eastside Meals on Wheels has volunteer shifts open! Sign up now!

Below are the available shifts. Contact information to sign up is at the bottom. Here’s to being a good neighbor, helping those in need, and building a strong healthy community! Thanks so much!

1 Thurs July 24
1 Fri July 25

1 Mon August 4
1 Thurs August 7
2 Mon Aug 11
3 Tues Aug 12
4 Weds Aug 13
1 Mon Aug 18
1 Thurs Aug 21
4 Fri Aug 22

Eileen Hafften
Eastside Meals on Wheels
817 Main Street NE
Minneapolis, MN. 55413
phone (main) 612-277-2529
fax 612-277-2531
web: eastsidemeals.org