Programs and initiatives

Learn about City programs and efforts to improve our City. Search by department or interest area to learn more.

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Staff look at current map of council wards and voting precincts


A process to set new election district lines based on the current population.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services document

U Visa and T Visa

The City provides U and T-Visa Certifications for crime victims who qualify.
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Zero Waste

We want to reduce garbage thrown away in landfills and waste-to-energy facilities. Learn how we plan to do this.
intersection of 38th St and Chicago Ave.

38th and Chicago

This intersection is a sacred space for racial healing.
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Clean City Classroom

When you become a Clean City Classroom educator, you can teach youth about the best ways to handle waste. We'll provide you lesson plans and materials at no cost.
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Fire Department Pathways

We offer many options to prepare for an emergency services career. We value your culture and life experiences, and we want you to be a part of our team.
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Homegrown Minneapolis

We help our community grow and distribute more locally grown food.
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Human trafficking prevention

The City of Minneapolis is committed to fighting all forms of human trafficking.
Community service officer with kids and balloons.

National Night Out

The first Tuesday in August is a night to gather with your neighbors and partner with police.
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Skin lightening

The Minneapolis Health Department is seeking to reduce the use of dangerous skin lightening products through education.
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Trial support and safety

The City and our partners continue to work to keep people safe and informed after the trial and conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin.
Downtown Minneapolis buildings

Energy Benchmarking

In Minneapolis, large buildings make up almost 50% of the City's energy use. Our program allows building owners and the City to track energy and water usage year to year.