Southside Green Zone
The City of Minneapolis Southside Green Zone, which includes the greater Phillips community and Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, was created by the City Council Resolution Designating Green Zones on April 28, 2017. From October 2017-September 2018 the Southside Green Zone Task Force developed an action-oriented Work Plan specific to the Southside Green Zone. The Work Plan identifies actions that promote health and economic well-being using environmentally-beneficial strategies.
Draft Southside Green Zone Work Plan (July 2018):
- Equity, Anti-Displacement and Employment (Green Jobs) [PDF]
- Health and Energy in Housing [PDF]
- Air, Water and Soil Quality [PDF]
- Healthy Food Access [PDF]
- 14 Priority Action Items from the Work Plan [PDF]
On November 2, 2018, City Council approved a resolution renewing the Southside Green Zone for another two years. The Southside Green Zone Council (formerly “Task Force”) will serve as an advisory board to the City Council and Mayor on the implementation and evaluation of the Southside Green Zone Work Plan. The Southside Green Zone Council will be made up of 12 residents of the Southside Green Zone and four non-voting members who may include business leaders or staff from the City or community based organizations.
The Southside Green Zone Council members will be responsible for attending meetings, holding the City of Minneapolis and related partners accountable to the timely and effective implementation of the work plan, informing and engaging community members on the status of the work, developing a fundraising plan and overseeing its success by guiding Green Zone staff and advocating for resources, and providing policy, program and resource recommendations to the Mayor and City Council.
No meetings currently scheduled
Meeting Dates & Locations:
- October 4, 2018 | Phillips Community Center, 2323 11th Ave S | Notes
- September 6, 2018 | Phillips Community Center, 2323 11th Ave S | Notes
- August 23, 2018 | Hope Community, 611 E Franklin Ave | Notes
- August 16, 2018 | Little Earth Gym, 2501 Cedar Ave S
- August 9, 2018 | Little Earth Gym, 2501 Cedar Ave S | Agenda and Materials | Notes
- July 12, 2018 | Center for Changing Lives | Agenda | Meeting Notes
- June 19, 2018 | Urban Ventures, Colin Powell Center, 2924 4th Ave S | Agenda | Recommendation: 14 Priority Action Items
- May 15, 2018 | Urban Ventures, Colin Powell Center, 2924 4th Ave S | Meeting Notes
- April 17, 2018 | Urban Ventures, Colin Powell Center, 2924 4th Ave S | Meeting Notes
- April 3, 2018 | Abbott Northwestern, Education Building Room 105 | Attachment 1: Air, Water and Soil Quality Draft Work Plan - Attachment 2: Healthy Food Access Draft Work Plan - Attachment 3: Health & Energy in Housing Draft Work Plan
- March 20, 2018 | Open Arms of Minnesota, 2500 Bloomington Ave | Meeting Notes
- February 20, 2018 | Open Arms of Minnesota, 2500 Bloomington Ave | Meeting Notes
- January 23, 2018 | Open Arms of Minnesota, 2500 Bloomington Ave | Meeting Notes
- December 19, 2017 | Stewart Park, 2700 12th Ave S | Meeting Notes - Attachment 1: Resource Map Notes - Attachment 2: Resource Map - Attachment 3: Resource Map Key
- November 28, 2017 | Center for Changing Lives, 2400 Park Ave S | Meeting Notes - Attachment 1: Charge - Attachment 2: Group Norms - Attachment 3: CEED Presentation slides (PPT: 6MB) - Attachment 4: City Presentation slides - Attachment 5: Combined Green Zone Goals - Attachment 6: Proposed Meeting Objectives
- October 17, 2017 | Stewart Park, 2700 12th Ave S - Multipurpose Room | Meeting Notes - Attachment 1: CEED Presentation slides (PPT: 27MB)
Southside Green Zone Council
16 seats: 12 voting residents of the Southside Green Zone and 4 non-voting community members from the City of Minneapolis or community-serving organizations.
The Southside Green Zone Council uses the City’s Open Appointment process. To apply go to the City Clerk's Office Open Appointments webpage
Term of appointment
The Southside Green Zone Council will report to the City Coordinator’s Office of Sustainability and will deliver recommendations to the City Council’s Public Health, Environment, Civil Rights and Community Engagement (PECE) Committee. Email [email protected] or call 612-673-3014 for more information.
Last updated Apr 16, 2019