Read about all the investments our community will see next year.
Read about all the investments our community will see next year.
In order to have an accurate count in Minnesota, our local Census efforts need to be running at full capacity. Minnesota is in need of hring more staff to help run the Census! If you are looking for full or part-time work please consider applying to become a census taker. Hennepin County is offering $27.50 an hour for these positions.


Dear Neighbors,
We are proud to announce that the City Council has approved the 2020 budget. It was initially presented to the City Council by the Mayor's Office in August of this year. The budget process from August to present has allowed for a strong discussion to take place where public input has informed a document that speaks not only to our values as a city, but our commitments to residents. Here are some of the important investments we approved and that our community will see next year:
  • Violence Prevention across the city: $2.73 million
  • Cultural Districts: $1 million
  • Enhanced lighting and litter control efforts to address safety and livability concerns: $550,000
  • Full-time Trans Equity staff member: $90,000
  • Office of Violence Prevention: $150,000
  • Affordable Housing: $31 Million 
  • Funding to Cultural Communities and culturally commemorative events in the city: $200,000
  • Climate Action Work and Sustainability: $2.3 million

    Learn more about the City’s budget here, and read more details about amendments and 'change items' proposed by council offices here


EPIC (East Phillips Improvement Coalition) has voted to approve the City of Minneapolis to distribute $154,905 in neighborhood funds to eight partner organizations to invest in and enrich the East Phillips community.  
NCR (Neighborhood and Community Relations) aided in the engagement process so that that funds were allocated with robust community input and in a timely manner. The City of Minneapolis will begin the contract process for amounts listed with the following partners:
1. African Community Services ( - $26,771
2. Indigenous Peoples Task Force-$13,338
3. Women’s Environmental Institute - $41,460
4. Voices of Phillips KRMS Radio - $12,500
5. Little Earth Residents Council -Native Youth Art Collective- $19,448
6. Semilla Center for the Healing and the Arts -$2,000
7. American Indian Community Development Corporation - $20,000
8. Banyan Community - $19,448
To learn about your neighborhood, get involved with your local organization, and learn more how Neighborhood and Community Relations works with residents to increase community engagement, click here


Across the Ninth Ward this holiday season the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, YWCA, and YMCA are partnering with The Sheridan Story, a local non-profit that works to address food insecurity, to provide bags of free, healthy food for those in need. The winter break is one of the most difficult times for children who are facing food insecurity in their households, as access to school provided meals becomes disrupted. 
By simply asking the front desk during normal business hours, the following locations will provide a bag of nutritious food, no questions asked. Please share this information with your friends, family, and community. 
You can access The Sheridan Story map for drop-off sites on their website.
Saturday, December 21, 2019 to Sunday, January 5, 2020
YWCA- Midtown Location
2121 E. Lake Street

Corcoran Park Recreation Center 
3334 20th Avenue South

Central Park Gym, 3416 4th Avenue South

Stewart Park Recreation Center
2700 12th Avenue South

East Phillips Park Recreation Center
2315 17th Avenue South

Phillips Community Center
2323 11th Avenue South
Welcome to our #MplsVotes newsletter segment. This is where you can get the latest City of Minneapolis information regarding the 2020 Presidential Nominating Primary (PNP), the March 3 caucus, and the General Election in November of 2020.
Voter Turnout Maps and Visualizations
The City of Minneapolis website hosts a variety of maps informational and visualizations you can alter by pre-selected measures (such as year, ward and precinct) to learn how your neighborhood has voted over time.
Please click here to see Voter Turnout Map Visualizations. 
With absentee voting gaining popularity, and Minnesota playing host to a Presidential Nominating Primary in 2020, we will potentially see the highest voter turnout numbers in the history of Minneapolis. 
Remember that you are able to cast your ballot starting January 17, 2020. You can do so by  mail, early in person, or on election day Tuesday, March 3. 
Key Election Dates for 2020 
Voting Begins for Presidential Nominating Primary - Friday, January 17, 2020.
Party Caucuses - Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.
Presidential Primary - Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
State Primary - Tuesday, August 11, 2020.
General Election - Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

For more information on all things related to the elections happening in 2020, including finding your polling place, visit the City's Elections and Voter Services website.
To find out more about Minnesota's process for the Presidential Nominating Primary, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State's website.
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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.
Celebrate the darkness and beauty of the season and the Winter Solstice. Festivities will include crafts, stories, and other activities. Refreshments will be provided. Recommended age group is 5-18. This is a partnered event hosted by "Community Connect' and 'Active Kids.'
Friday, December 20
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
East Phillips Park Recreation  Center
2315 17th Avenue South
The City of Minneapolis is hiring a City Attorney.
The City of Minneapolis is hiring a Water Treatment Plant Service Worker.
The City of Minneapolis is hiring a Public Works- GIS Intern.  
The City of Minneapolis is hiring a Health Inspector.
The Corcoran Neighborhood Organization is hiring a Community Program Director
U.S. Census Bureau is hiring Census Workers
Metro Transit is hiring Bus Drivers.
The Link is hiring Youth Specialists and more.
Loaves and Fishes is hiring a Site Coordinator and Chef.
Senior Community Services is hiring seasonal snow removal contractors.
The CareerForce Center on Lake and Chicago is hiring a bilingual Rehabilitation Representative for Vocational Services, you can apply at the Minnesota Management and Budget website with Job Code 37406.
Call (612) 673-2209
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