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June 18, 2008

NRP work group reports its progress

WHAT: The Minneapolis City Council Comm itt ee of the Whole will hear a report from the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) Work Group on its progress toward shaping a proposal for the future of a neighborhood and community engagement program.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Thursday, June 19, 2008

WHERE: City Council Chambers, room 317 of City Hall, 350 S. Fifth St.

MORE: City leaders have been working since 2006 to improve the City’s community engagement system and to address how community engagement is affected by changes in population demographics, financial constraints, and the approaching sunset of legislation that created the funding source for the NRP. This effort seeks to ensure that neighborhoods remain a valued part of the City’s culture and serve as an important link between City government and our residents and businesses.

As part of that process, the City set up the NRP Work Group, which is currently adding detail to a program proposal that continues the work of the NRP and strengthens the partnership between neighborhoods and the City. The Work Group expects to present the completed program proposal to the Committee of the Whole on July 24. In the meantime, the group will make a progress report to the committee June 19.

A number of the NRP Work Groups working documents will be presented at the meeting, and they are now available online at Committee of the Whole Agenda June 19, 2008. The documents include:

In December 2007, the City Council voted unanimously to adopt Core P rinciples of Community Engag ement that guide the City’s work with its residents and businesses. The core principles and the other recommendations developed by the Community Engagement Task Force informed the NRP Work Group’s initial report, the "Framework for the Future" that was also presented to Mayor R.T. Rybak and the Committee of the Whole in December.

To view meeting minutes or sign up for e-mail updates on the process, please visit Community Engagement.

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Published Jun. 18, 2008