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.
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.
On Nov. 18, CURA convened an initial dialogue with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) residents and neighborhood organization members on the importance of neighborhood work, its funding and other topics impacting Neighborhoods 2020. CURA followed this dialogue on Nov. 21 with the first of a series of neighborhood stakeholder meetings. About 60 people participated in this robust discussion.
The next two meetings scheduled for neighborhood stakeholders are offered twice, once on a Thursday, and once on a Tuesday:
The materials created from this process are expected to be released for a 45-day public comment in January or February of 2020. Then, these materials would go before the City Council’s Public Health, Environment, Civil Rights and Engagement Committee in late March and would go before the full City Council in early April.
City Council Actions Taken May 17, 2019
See the attached framework resolution and staff directions pending mayoral review below.
Neighborhoods 2020 Framework Recommendations
Recommendations from 2020 work groupsMore 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 Dec 13, 2019