Noticias
NEWS FROM THE NINTH WARD
Grand Marshall of the 2015 Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade, Ms. Andrea Jenkins, representing #BlackLivesMatter and #TransLivesMatter. See more photos here
CAFE CON ALONDRA 
COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENTS
Please join me tonight for a community conversation co-hosted by Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden and the Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CANDO).

Community Benefits Agreements (CBA) have historically served as negotiated contracts to ensure that development projects of a certain scope deliver intentional and focused benefits to underserved or local communities.

Detroit is looking to become the first city in the country to require that developers enter into a CBA with the community when projects are awarded a public subsidy or reach a certain threshold.

Locally, residents have discussed CBAs in connection to recent projects like the proposed MLS Soccer Stadium, the City of Minneapolis' owndevelopment projects, and the Seward Coop. Join us for a conversation with community leaders, policy makers, and neighbors to learn more about what makes a CBA tick and the best practices to enact a successful CBA initiative.

Featuring:
John Philo, Executive Director, Sugar Law Center (Detroit, Michigan)

Russ Adams, Executive Director, Alliance for Metropolitan Stability

Ishmael Israel, Umoja Community Development Corporation
Wednesday, July 1
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
CANDO Community Space, 3736 Chicago Avenue South
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POWDERHORN GATEWAY REPAIR
This summer the City of Minneapolis will be conducting a major renovation of the Powderhorn Gateway. This artwork was created by artist Susan Fiene in 1993, as part of the Minneapolis Arts Commission’s Neighborhood Gateways program in collaboration with the Powderhorn community and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.  The renovation includes removal of the entire structure, sandblasting and repainting, as well as shoreline-restoration work, and is planned for completion this fall. Email for more information
THE PEOPLE'S FESTIVAL
A People Powered Event Celebrating our interdependence on July 4th in Powderhorn Park
Food Vendors . Bouncy Castle . Canoeing . Chicks On Sticks . I See You, You See Me Portraiture . Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue Aztec Dancers . People's Movement Center . Speaker's Soapbox . Z Puppets Rosenschnoz . and More!

Sponsored by PPNA Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association
 
CENTRAL NEIGHBORHOOD CALL FOR ARTISTS: UTILITY BOX DESIGN
 (CANDO) has an opportunity for local artists to submit photography for utility box wraps as part of the City of Minneapolis Art in Public Places program. The Call for Artists is open to Central neighborhood residents. It is open to professional and amateur artists, or anyone who is creative. The photographs must reflect the landscape, architecture, culture or people of the Central neighborhood with special attention paid to the African American and Latino communities.
Deadline is July 13. Chosen artists will receive a $250 honorarium.
REGISTER YOUR BLOCK PARTY FOR NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 
National Night Out is an annual nationwide event that encourages residents to hold block parties and get to know their neighbors as a way to foster community building. Register your block party by July 21 and save $100 on the permit fee.
HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAM
Maybe you’ve thought homeownership wasn’t possible, or you didn’t know where to start. Maybe you thought your credit wasn’t good enough or you haven’t saved enough for a down payment. We can help!
The City of Minneapolis is partnering with Minnesota Housing and the Minnesota Homeownership Center to provide access to down payment assistance, quality, affordable mortgages and free, non-biased housing experts that can help you become a successful home owner!
SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH
The Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board has launched its citywide program finder.  What’s Up 612! is an online resource of things to do outside of the classroom in Minneapolis. The program finder is a citywide resource where youth, parents, educators, youth workers and persons who know young people can find afterschool and summer activities for children and youth ages 5-21. Check it out today!
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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.
UPCOMING
SOUND OFF ON POLICE BODY CAMS
The Minneapolis Police Conduct Oversight Commission is hosting three listening sessions to help guide research and drafting of a written policy for body camera use. Topics include whether members of the public support police use of body cameras, when body cameras should be turned on and off, how to protect the privacy of those recorded and public access to body camera footage. Come to a meeting or submit your comments via email
Saturday, July 11 
10:00 a.m.
OFFER FEEDBACK ON THE MPCA'S ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE FRAMEWORK
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has developed a framework to imbed Environmental Justioce principles in their work. Check out the Draft framework and offer your comments before July 15, 2015.
POWDERHORN SUMMER GATHERING
The community is invited to PPNA’s annual Summer Gathering for food & festivities. 
Drop by to welcome Raul Mejiaborja, PPNA's new Community Organizer and to say goodbye to Becky Timm, who will be leaving PPNA in August.

Wednesday, July 15
5:00 – 7:00 pm
 OPEN STREETS 
Open Streets is coming to East Lake Street! Mark your calendar for Sunday, August 2nd!
For the past five years, streets in Minneapolis have transformed to allow residents to experience their city in a whole new way — by bike, by skateboard, however they please. We call this Open Streets Mplsand it has grown from one event in 2011 to eight in 2015.
Follow Open Streets on Facebook to learn more, volunteer, and find out how to support the success of the first Lake Street Open Streets!
OPPORTUNITIES
The City of Minneapolis is hiring a Manager of Equity and Inclusion
Neighborhoods Organizing for Change is hiring Canvasser, Operations Director and Organizer
The Minneapolis Police Department is hiring Community Service Officers
The Wirth Co-Op is hiring a General manager
In the Heart of the Beast is hiring an Executive Director
Wellstone Action is hiring a Senior Project Manger that will guide work with Native American communities
Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association is hiring an Executive Director
CONTACT US
Call (612) 673-2209
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