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Community Engagement

NRP Beyond 2009

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At the request of the Minneapolis City Council and Mayor R.T. Rybak, a series of informational sessions were held in January and February 2008 to begin the process of gathering feedback from the community on the proposed " Framework for the Future" of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP). The framework, which was put together by the NRP Work Group outlines the continuation of the NRP beyond 2009 and the program’s connection to the broader community participation work of the City.

How input was collected…

Linked below are comments/feedback on Framework for the Future from residents and organizations:

Comments on Framework from residents (doc)
Comments on Framework from neighborhood organizations (pdf)
Framework for the Future (annotated by Neighbors4NRP) (doc)


On Dec. 20, 2007 the Minneapolis City Councils Committee of the Whole and Mayor R.T. Rybak were presented with a proposed " Framework for the Future" of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP).

Taken together, the recommendations will preserve neighborhood groups’ autonomy and provide funding to those groups for administrative support and discretionary funding. The recommendations also call for more resident oversight of the City’s community participation efforts and reworking the City’s organizational structure toward a greater alignment of neighborhoods’ visions and City goals and processes.

During the first quarter of 2008 neighborhood organizations, community stakeholders and representatives from other governmental jurisdictions will have opportunities to provide input on the framework.

Framework for the Future
NRP Background (CE Track 3 Work Process)

NRP Work Group

The framework, which looks at the focus, funding, and governance of the NRP, was put together by the NRP Work Group. The NRP Work Group included representation from the City Council, Mayor Rybak’s office, and the director of NRP. Members included:

Council President Barbara Johnson
Council Vice-President Robert Lilligren
Council Member Paul Ostrow, Chair, Ways & Means/Budget Committee
Council Member Betsy Hodges, Chair, Inter-Governmental Relations Committee
Robert Miller, Director, Neighborhood Revitalization Program
Cara Letofsky, Policy Aide, Office of Mayor R.T. Rybak

The group’s charge was to frame options for:

1. A proposed administrative structure to support community engagement activities;

2. Expectations of services community or neighborhood organizations would provide through citizen participation contracts; and

3. Extending or not a formal program of using discretionary funds for community-initiated projects.

March 28, 2008

Last updated Apr 17, 2012



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