Thanks so much to the more than 150 Minneapolis residents and interested supporters who joined our Mayor, our Council President, and our Public Safety and Emergency Management Committee for the first Public Safety Forum. Come to the second event on Tuesday, April 10, details included in the flyer below.
Dear Neighbors,
Unlike other years, our city is now growing. How this growth is managed will define who gets to call Minneapolis home. Can you help us ensure that the City's legally binding growth plan doesn't leave anyone behind? 
You can help by reviewing the draft Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The Metropolitan Council requires that all metro cities update their plans, which act as a 20-year guide for development in our city. Our planning staff put this draft together based on two years of community engagement with community, please take a look and make sure that your voice is incorporated to guide the values and priorities of our growth. You can check out the entire document, sorted by topics and goals, and provide your feedback on the Minneapolis 2040 website. The City will be accepting comments through July 22. Sign up for emails to learn about events and other opportunities to interact with the draft plan.
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What are some new ideas that can help keep our community safe? The City's Collaborative Safety Strategies funding program is looking to fund resident-driven and innovative projects that interrupt crime and improve safety in our neighborhoods. A total of $200,000 will be available for strategies that serve the East Lake Street corridor and a total of $50,000 will be available for strategies that serve the residents of Little Earth and East Phillips.
If you are interested in applying, please attend one of the ideation sessions below to share your ideas, build collaborations, and identify ways to submit a strong proposal.

Information Session #1
Friday. April 13
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Little Earth Board Room

Information Session #2
Wednesday, April 11
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Mercado Central Cafeteria
The 35W@94 (transit access) project is well under way. Our neighborhood is already being impacted by the closure of the 35th and 36th street ramps on 35W and the closure of the 38th Street bridge.
If you have any questions or concerns contact the project hotline at 612-284-6125 or email
It's that time of year - the annual MayDay parade and festival is just around the corner and this weekend the community build begins!
How it Works
You select a section of the parade to work on, find the artist in charge of that section, and set to work!

Artists will guide you.

You can either make your own creation which you can keep after the parade, or help with the larger parade floats.

Typically, you'll need 3 or 4 sessions to complete a project, but you can come to as many or as few as your schedule allows.

Other Details

Workshops are free, although donations are graciously accepted, always welcome, and much needed.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Wear "painting" clothes.

Bring recycled items (if you can): small plastic tubs with lids, brown paper bags, newspapers, fabric, sheets, latex paint, bamboo, scissors. Check our Materials Wish List for specific needs.

No reservations required. Just Come!

If you are coming with a large group, come! But please let us know in advance by calling 612-721-2535.

Workshops are funded by free will donations and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Community workshops to build MayDay are held at In the Heart of the Beast Theatre’s home base, The Avalon Theatre at 1500 East Lake Street.

From Saturday, April 7 - Thursday, May 3, 2018, MayDay Build Workshops are held:

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.*

Every Saturday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is available at every Tuesday night workshop.
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Alondra Cano represents the Ninth Ward on the Minneapolis City Council. The Ninth Ward consists of the Central, Corcoran, East Phillips, Midtown Phillips, and Powderhorn Park neighborhoods along with a sliver of Longfellow. Our diverse and vibrant communities boast beautiful parks, a number of thriving small business corridors, the Midtown Exchange, world class hospitals, and an informed and engaged community of changemakers, artists, and activists.
The Minnesota legislative session is underway and in just a few short weeks we have seen many bills aimed at restricting reproductive rights. From an all-out ban on abortion, to an ultrasound bill, to bills requiring the state to offer “pro-life” license plates. There are also good bills – like the Protect Access to Contraception (PAC) Act – that would protect Minnesotan’s access to affordable birth control from attacks by the federal administration. 

Join Born After Roe and Planned Parenthood Minnesota for a Town Hall on Reproductive Rights featuring panelists Senator Sandy Pappas, Representative Erin Murphy, and Representative Erin Maye Quade.
Thursday, April 5 
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Urban Growler Brewing Company
This conversation is about the housing needs in the Esat African community. Hosted by the New American Development Center, this event will feature Mayor Frey and Council Members.
Monday, April 9 
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Phillips Community Center
The Jewish and Muslim communities of the Twin Cities will come together over a great meal to talk about shared and similar experiences. The dinner conversation will explore what it's been like for both communities over the past couple of years. This event is co-sponsored by Jewish Community Action and CAIR-Minnesota and is being funded by the partners of SolidarityMN. This event is free!

Tuesday, April 24
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Seward Co-Op Creamery
The City of Minneapolis is hiring for multiple positions including a Housing Stability Specialist and a Director of Sustainability. 
Take Action MN is hiring for several positions.
The Central Neighborhood (CANDO) is hiring an Organizer and an Administrator.
Geek Love, the restaurant inside Moon Palace Books, is hiring a front of house manager and a pizza cook.
Call (612) 673-2209
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