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Draft Community Engagement Task Force Report

How to provide input

Draft CETF Report (presented to the Council on Sept. 20)
Summary – Draft CE Task Force Report (pdf)

We want to hear from you!

The Community Engagement Task Force (CETF) has a draft report of recommendations and is now seeking public input. We want to hear from as many people as possible. Please pass this information along! The deadline for public comment on the draft report is Oct. 19, 2007.

Attend and participate in a Community Forum
Request a presentation
at your regularly scheduled meeting 
Submit your comments via e-mail or through the mail to the City of Minneapolis 

Submit your comments in writing to a CETF member

Some suggestions to get you started on your input

Community Forums*


Tuesday, Oct. 9
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Windom Park Recreation Center gymnasium
2251 Hayes St. N.E.

Wednesday, Oct. 10
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

North Commons Park gymnasium
801 James Ave. N.

Tuesday, Oct. 16
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (open house format)

Central Library board room
300 Nicollet Mall

Wednesday, Oct. 17 **
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Nokomis Park Recreation Center gymnasium
2401 E. Minnehaha Parkway

**Coincides with a Transportation Action Plan open house (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.) at the same address. Plan to spend some time at both meetings and provide valuable input on two important City initiatives.

Thursday, Oct. 18
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

MLK Park Recreation Center multipurpose room
4055 Nicollet Ave. S.

*The meeting sites are wheelchair accessible. If you need other disability-related accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter, or materials in alternative format, please contact Jennifer Lastoka at (612) 673-3163, or e-mail [email protected] at least a week before the meeting.

If you want help translating this information, call (612) 673-3737.



To request a presentation, or submit written comments

To request a presentation from a Community Engagement Task Force member or City staff member, or to submit written comments via e-mail, fax or U.S. mail, contact:
Jennifer Lastoka

City of Minneapolis Community Engagement Coordinator
350 S. 5 th St. – City Hall Room 310M
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Telephone: (612) 673-3163
Fax: (612) 673-2011
E-mail: [email protected]

The deadline for the receipt of all input on the CETF’s draft Report is Oct. 19, 2007. The CE Task Force will then reconvene to review all suggestions and prepare its final report for the Mayor and City Council.

Submit your comments in writing to a CETF member

You may also submit your comments in writing to any of the Community Engagement Task Force membership by the deadline date. Visit the Structure and Participants site for a complete list of task force members.

Suggestions to get you started on providing input

Here are a few questions to help you get started on providing valuable input. Your suggestions will be considered by the task force as it revises the report to submit a stronger set of recommendations to the Mayor and City Council: Print a copy of suggested questions (doc)

1. What do community organizations need to do to ensure your input is received and considered by City staff and elected officials? (Consider a time when you felt this happened successfully or unsuccessfully.)

2. How can the City better work with community organizations so that your input can be considered by City staff and elected officials? (Consider a time when you felt this was done successfully or unsuccessfully.)

3. What expectations should community organizations have of the City? Conversely, what should the City expect from community organizations—especially those groups that receive City resources?

4. What else would you add, change, or remove to the draft CETF report to strengthen its recommendations to the Mayor and City Council?

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