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Neighborhoods 2020 is an opportunity to further develop and improve upon the City of Minneapolis’ neighborhood based engagement structure. Neighborhood organizations are by the people, for the people. Join the Neighborhoods 2020 mailing list. This does not enroll you in our general update emails.

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Draft Program Guidelines - Now Available for Review and Comment

The draft Neighborhoods 2020 Program Guidelines are now available for review and public comment. The official public comment period has been extended from February 28 to July 15, 2020.

The draft Neighborhoods 2020 Program Guidelines are centered on building equity in our community. The City has worked closely with neighborhoods, community members and the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) on the development of the guidelines. The guidelines align with the City’s adopted Strategic Racial Equity Plan and the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan, which states that “Minneapolis will have an equitable civic participation system that enfranchises everyone, recognizes the core and vital service neighborhood organizations provide to the City of Minneapolis, and builds people’s long-term capacity to organize and improve their lives and neighborhoods.”

NCR will be holding community informational meetings. All meetings will have interpreters available. These meetings provide a space where residents can submit public comments. Current meeting dates include:

You may allow submit comments in the following ways:

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Neighborhood and Community Relations
105 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 425
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

Comments must be received by 11:59p.m., July 15.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your neighborhood or community specialist at NCR.

After the presentation to the City Council Committee of the Whole (CoW) on February 12, the new timeline for Neighborhoods 2020 is as follows:

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Neighborhoods 2020 CURA-led activities

This September, the City of Minneapolis contracted with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) for the final phase of Neighborhoods 2020. Sign up for updates from CURA here.

Documents from CURA

City Council Actions Taken May 17, 2019

See the attached framework resolution and staff directions pending mayoral review below.

Neighborhoods 2020 Framework Recommendations

Public Comments

  1. Read The Community Review Panel Report.
  2. Read the full original public comments document (31M download).

Recommendations from 2020 work groups

More information about work groups...

Public Comment on Neighborhoods 2020 Framework Recommendations

Members of the public were invited to submit public comment on the document through postal mail, email, voicemail, text message and public meetings on the first draft of the Neighborhoods 2020 Framework Recommendations.

You can read that draft of the Neighborhoods 2020 Framework Recommendations here.

NCR staff attended over 30 neighborhood and community public comment sessions along with five planned multilingual public comment meetings. NCR staff also took public comment at the Community Connections Conference on February 2 as part of a Neighborhoods 2020 open house.

From February 27 to March 21, 2019, NCR staff organized meetings at East Side Neighborhood Services and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park  in English, at Harrison Recreation Center in English, Lao and Hmong, at the Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center in Somali, and at the Waite House in Spanish. Public comment was from January 28 to March 31, 2019.

At these 40 total community public comment meetings, NCR reached over 1,000 residents.


>If you have questions, please contact the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department at 612-673-3737 or email to [email protected]

Last updated Mar 27, 2020



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