Contact: Matt Laible, Communications Dept., (612) 673-2786

Sept. 24, 2008

Minneapolis City Council considers two actions related to the future of NRP

WHAT: The Minneapolis City Council will consider two actions designed to carry on the work of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) after 2009.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26

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

MORE: The City Council will consider a resolution to create a Neighborhood and Community Advisory Board. It will also consider whether to authorize the creation of a new City department, the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department.

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 2009 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.

To see the two items the City Council will consider, visit Community Engagement. Click on "Related Council Actions" and look under September 25.

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Minneapolis, MN 55415

Published Sep 24, 2008