Noticias
NEWS FROM THE NINTH WARD
Thank you to State Representative Ilhan Omar for testifying at our Intergovernmental Relations Committee presentation on the negative impact of President Trump's executive orders on sanctuary cities and our immigrant neighbors. Thank you to all of the community members who came to support this presentation and to all of our guest speakers. During this committee we approved a Sanctuary City Task Force staff direction for which I was the chief author for, I thank Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden and Council Member Jacob Frey for co-authoring this piece of legislation with me. Onwards. #NoBanNoWall
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Dear Neighbors,
This month we are flooded with saccharine visions of love and hallmark hearts with syrupy platitudes on mylar balloons. But the kind of love that I see in our community is something of a different order entirely.
Our love is earthy and deeply rooted. It is a solid manifestation of our shared commitment to see one another through difficul times and into the world of abundance that we know is possible. This shows up in a thousand ways, large and small, each day in our beloved community. It reminds me of Cornell West's observation that "justice is what love looks like in public."
When a faith community comes together to offer sanctuary to refugees, when friends and neighbors come together over the weekend to address commercial sexual exploitation, or when donations pour in for families at Little Earth who were displaced by a tragic fire - that is what love looks like in public. When our spokenword artists bring us together to heat up the night with sultry poetry, when small businesses reach out to me to make sure that the trash is picked up and streetlights are on - that's what love looks like in public. When you show up day after day for missing Indigenous women, to plan for protecting immigrant and Muslim rights, or to advocate for progressive policy change at all levels of government - that is what love looks like in public. Thank you for your big heart.
With you, in this month of love and friendship, and every day,
ON THE COUNCIL
Money for Our Neighborhoods
I'm very supportive of the neighborhood associations that engage the residents of our city and leverage their funding for much needed community based projects in their area. I'm looking forward to casting my official vote of approval at our next full Council meeting to restore more than $500,000 to neighborhood groups in the Ninth Ward. In 2010, these dollars, which are to be spent on neighborhood revitalization, were 'borrowed' from some neighborhood groups, including several in the Ninth Ward, to be paid back when the funds became available. I am thrilled that we are at that point.
The people of the Ninth Ward are lucky to have largely volunteer-powered neighborhood organizations working hard to keep neighbors engaged and informed while they support important projects and programs like the Phillips pool, building houses on empty lots, collaborations with arts-based groups, downpayment and home repair assistance, and many other valuable projects. I look forward to seeing the innovative partnerships that the Neighborhood groups are able to pursue with these funds.

Green Zones
Last year, I was a chief author of a resolution that created the Green Zones workgroup which will present its findings to the City Council in the next couple of months. Green Zones are an effort to support the health, economic development, and environment in Minneapolis' most low-income high-pollution areas. The workgroup is holding small focus groups with residents who live in communities impacted disproportionately by pollution - including the Phillips and Powderhorn area. These are happening on Thursday, February 23 and on Tuesday, February 28. Dinner, childcare, and a small stipend for participants will be provided. Find more info on the Green Zones page. Please contact Aisha Gomez at our office if you would like to participate.
WATERYARD MAINTENANCE FACILITY
AT OLD ROOF DEPOT SITE
COMMUNITY MEETING
Join Council Member Alondra Cano, State Representative Karen Clark, and City leaders to review the most recent updates on the City of Minneapolis' plan to build a wateryard maintenance facility at the seven acre industrial site formerly known as the Roof Depot building. We would like to hear from you about your ideas and vision for this space and ensure that your voices have a say and an impact on the final build out of this tax-payer funded municipal operations building.

Saturday, February 11, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center
2307 17th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
DEFENDING IMMIGRANT, MUSLIM RIGHTS
Let's come together to keep organizing to protect and defend the human rights of our immigrant, refugee, and Muslim community. Join us for this follow up planning meeting to turn our ideas into public policy efforts and direct action. 
Sunday, February 12
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
El Colegio Charter School, 4137 Bloomington Ave. S.
CAFE CON ALONDRA: CLIMATE JUSTICE AND ENERGY DEMOCRACY
Join neighbors and community experts for a conversation about the role of local clean energy in building resilient communities.

Wednesday, March 8
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Walker Community Church
TIPPING POINT: WHY THE MINNEAPOLIS MINIMUM WAGE DEBATE MATTERS
Saru Jayaraman will explore the little known history of tipping in the United States, and place contemporary minimum wage debates in Minneapolis in a national context of the fight to improve pay and working conditions for all workers. Jayaraman will help provide a national perspective on these issues from the point of view of a researcher and practitioner.
Tuesday, February 21
10:00 a.m.
Carlson School of Management
MISSING AND MURDERED
INDIGENOUS WOMEN'S MARCH
Spend Valentine's day in solidarity with the community honoring missinng and murdered Indigenous women across all continents. Wear Red! Bring banners, signs, staffs, drums, and rattles. Tables will be set up at the Minneapolis American Indian Center for organizations and sign making.

Tuesday, February 14
11:00 a.m.
Minneapolis American Indian Center,1530 East Franklin Avenue
MIDTOWN PHILLIPS ANNUAL MEETING
Save the date for the Midtown Phillips annual meeting.
This yearly event is a great opportunity to come together with neighbors over a delicious meal, learn about resources in the neighborhood, and participate in board elections. We hope to see you there!
Tuesday, February 28
6:30 p.m.
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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.
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Stay current on the City's work to raise the wage by regularly visiting the City of Minneapolis' minimum wage landing page.
UPCOMING
CEDAR FIELD PARK RENOVATIONS
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board in partnership with Little Earth and East Phillips Improvement Coalition will be hosting a community listening session for the renovations at Cedar Field Park.
Wednesday, February 8th
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Southside Family Nurturing Center, 2448 18th Ave S
MN CARAVAN OF LOVE: A WALK OF LOVE FOR IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES
Please come and walk with us for love. Love for your immigrant neighbor, love for your Muslim classmate, love for your Syrian restaurant owner, love for your Somali state representative, love for your Mexican friend, above all, love for humanity. Bring love notes and letters of hope, and let’s fill Minneapolis with love signs and love marks at a time that hate is forced upon us. Let’s show our love for humanity and stand by our immigrant communities who are in fear for their existence and losing their hopes to be reunited with their loved ones.
Saturday, February 11th
12:00 Noon
Minneapolis City Hall
EROTIC POETRY OPEN MIC PRESENTED BY PALABRISTAS
Join the Palabrist@s, Latinx word slingers, for a hot, fun, sensual, and intimate evening of literary love and lust. Bring a poem to read, or just take in the steamy poetry and beverages.
Free and open to the public.
Saturday, February 11th
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cafe Southside-3405 Chicago Ave
GREENWAY MARKET COMMUNITY MEETING
Come hear architect Dean Dovolis present his proposal on a Greenway Market idea with housing. The Greenway Market would be located at the former Wentworth Aircraft site and where the current Medina Mall exists at 2825 13th Avenue South.
Building the Greenway Market with housing would require a zoning change. The owners of the current mall would like to propose a zoning change to support the addition of housing and businesses. There may also be a request to activate the Greenway level with retail, like Freewheel Bicycle store and Coffee shop at 11th Avenue. The mall owners have been working on solutions for parking and traffic concerns and will be sharing a report on this.
Tuesday, February 14th
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Stewart Park, 2700 12th Ave. S.
CRIME & SAFETY NEWSLETTER
Council Member Alondra Cano's office publishes a monthly newsletter focusing on crime and safety issues in our Ward. Check out the latest issue online and click here to sign up!
OPPORTUNITIES
Minnesota Department of Health is hiring for multiple positions.
City of Minneapolis is hiring for multiple positions.
LatinoLEAD is hiring an Executive Director.
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