Public meetings, survey seek input on community engagement report

The Survey and public meetings are being sponsored by the City and the Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program

A NRP and the City of Minneapolis to gather public input on how the community would like to see the City engage them in its decision making process. The survey and the public meetings are a result of the Minneapolis City Council and the Neighborhood Revitalization Program Policy Board’s call for public discussion of the Community Engagement Report submitted by the City Coordinator Nov. 9, 2006.

The deadline for public comment and the receipt of the completed survey is Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007.

Community Meetings
Community meetings flyer (Hmong) (pdf)
Zeg zog dev sib koomtes – Rooj kev sib tham cov sijhawn
Community meetings flyer (Lao) (pdf)

Community meetings flyer (Oromo) (pdf)
Qooda fudhannaa hawaasaa – Sagantaa Walga’ii
Community meetings flyer (Somali) (pdf)
Ku xiridda bulshada – Waqtiyada Kulamada
Community meetings flyer (Spanish) (pdf)
Participacion comunitaria – Calendario de reunions
Community meetings flyer (Vietnamese) (pdf)
Cac Tiep Xuc trong cong dong – Thoi Bieu cho Buoi Hop

The public meetings have been scheduled at various locations in early 2007 to reach a broad cross-section of community stakeholders. Please note that the meetings on Jan. 30, Feb. 1 and Feb. 5 will have language interpreters. The dates, times and locations – and the names of nearby neighborhoods – are as follows.

7 8:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 29
Van Dusen Conference Center

(Bryn-Mawr, Cedar-Isles-Dean, East Isles, Harrison, Kenwood, Lowry Hill, Lowry Hill East, Stevens Square and Whittier neighborhoods)

7 8:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 29
Burroughs School
th St.
(Armatage, CARAG, East Harriet, ECCO, Fulton, Kenny, Kingfield, Linden Hills, Lynnhurst, Lyndale, Tangletown, West Calhoun and Windom neighborhoods)

7 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 30
Plaza Verde

(Bancroft, Bryant, Cooper, Corcoran, Longfellow, Midtown Phillips, Phillips East, Phillips West, Powderhorn Park, and Seward neighborhoods)

Interpreters for Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Vietnamese, Lao and Oromo languages will be available at this meeting

7 – 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 30
Minnehaha United Methodist Church
th St.
(Diamond Lake, Ericsson, Field, Hale, Howe, Hiawatha, Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park, Northrop, Page, Regina, Standish and Wenonah neighborhoods)

7 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 31
Marcy Open School
th Ave. S.E.
(Beltrami, Como, Marcy Holmes, Nicollet Island/East Bank, Prospect Park, St. Anthony East, St. Anthony West and University neighborhoods)

7 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 31
Firefighters Hall and Museum
nd Ave. N.E.
(Audubon Park, Bottineau, Columbia Park, Holland, Marshall Terrace, Logan Park, Northeast Park, Sheridan, Waite Park, and Windom Park neighborhoods)

7 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 1
North Regional Library

(Cleveland, Folwell, Hawthorne, Jordan, Lind-Bohanon, McKinley, Near North, Shingle Creek, Sumner-Glenwood, Webber-Camden, Willard-Hay and Victory neighborhoods)

Interpreters for Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Vietnamese, Lao and Oromo languages will be available at this meeting

7 8:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5
Mill City Museum
nd St.
(Cedar Riverside, Downtown East, Downtown West, Elliot Park, Loring Park, North Loop and Ventura Village neighborhoods)

Interpreters for Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Vietnamese, Lao and Oromo languages will be available at this meeting

If you need a disability related accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, wheelchair accessible meeting site or materials in alternative format, or more information about these community meetings, please contact Barb Lickness at (612) 673-5216, blickness@nrp.org.

Community Survey

A survey about community engagement is now available. You can download and print a copy by clicking on the community engagement survey link. No postage is necessary to mail the completed survey (staple or tape survey with the cover page that includes the mailing address and "No postage necessary" indicia showing).

The deadline to complete the community survey is Thursday, Feb. 8.

Requests for additional information and paper copies of the survey should be directed to Joe Horan, NRP, 105 5th Ave. S., #425, Minneapolis, MN 55401; (612) 673-5141, jhoran@nrp.org

To submit comments on the Community Engagement Report

Written comments on the Community Engagement Report should be sent to Clara Perrin, community engagement coordinator, 301M City Hall, 350 S. 5th St., Minneapolis, MN 55415; by fax to: (612) 673-2011; or by e-mail to: clara.perrin@minneapolismn.gov by Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007.

You can also contact Perrin to request this information in an alternative format.

Letter to Community Leaders from NRP and the City of Minneapolis (pdf)

Community Engagement Survey (pdf) Deadline for receipt of survey is Feb. 8, 2007

Community Engagement Report [Nov. 2006] (pdf)

January 23, 2007

Published Nov 21, 2006