Contact: Matt Laible, Communications Dept., (612) 673-2786
June 22, 2008
NRP work group proposes a framework for the City's relationship with neighborhoods
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, July 24, 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 has developed a program proposal that continues NRP and strengthens the partnership between neighborhoods and the City.
The final report includes descriptions of:
- Administrative funding to neighborhood organizations,
- A Neighborhood Investment Fund,
- The Community Innovation Fund,
- Sources of funding,
- A Neighborhood and Community Advisory Board,
- A Neighborhood and Community Relations Department, and
- Transition issues
In December 2007, the City Council voted unanimously to adopt Core Principles of Community Engagement 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 sign up for e-mail updates on the process, please visit Neighborhood and Community Relations (NCR)
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Published Jul. 22, 2008