Noticias
NEWS FROM THE NINTH WARD
Photo Credit Xavier Wang for Star Tribune
Jayanthi Kyle performs as part of the Amethyst Soul section of the Heart of the Beast's 43rd annual MayDay Parade. Check out more photos in these slide shows. Remember it's never too late or early to support MayDay and Heart of the Beast with a donation!
Dear Neighbors,
On the heels of our community victory to establish Green Zones for the low-income, high-pollution areas of our city - we have good news about funding for our Phillips Green Zone. The City of Minneapolis will receive funding, technical support, and be connected to a network of cities that are doing similar work. The support comes from a matching grants program by Partners for Places - a project of the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities. The program pairs city governments with philanthropy to make our air and water cleaner, develop new green jobs, and promote the well-being of all residents. The match comes from The McKnight Foundation. My thanks go out to our Sustainability staff Kelly Muellmann and the McKnight Foundation for their support of this important initiative.
Meanwhile, this week I was proud to be a chief author of a resolution in support of the North Minneapolis communities who have been negatively impacted by the Northern Metals operations. Our resolution moves us towards investing the settlement of $600,000 that the City of Minneapolis will manage to supporting the families most impacted by the Northern Metals pollution and calls for an end to environmental racism.
Hasta la victoria,
BIKE TO WORK WITH ALONDRA AND
MET COUNCIL CHAIR ADAM DUININCK
It is Minneapolis Bike Month! Join Council Member Alondra Cano and Chair of the Metropolitan Council Adam Duininck for Bike to Work Day. We will meet bright and early for a mellow-paced caravan downtown where we will meet other bike commuters from across the city for a brief program and morning snacks at the Government Center Plaza. 
Friday, May 19
7:30 a.m.
Freewheel Cycle on the Greenway
CONSTRUCTION SEASON
With the beautiful weather comes road construction! Stay up to date and avoid delays. 
  • The Portland and Cedar Avenue bridges over the Greenway are currently being completely reconstructed- use detours and keep an eye on project updates on the Hennepin County website
  • Signals are being upgraded along East 24th Street between Chicago and Cedar Avenues 
  • Curb work is happening around Green Central School as part of the Safe Routes to School project
Check out the City of Minneapolis traffic map to keep up to date on current road closures.
As the 35W Transit/Access project gets underway track the progress on the MNDOT website.
GENDER INCLUSIVE BATHROOMS
Photo Credit Tony Webster
Above, Ms. Andrea Jenkins on a float honoring our trans ancestors as part of the Amethyst Soul section of the MayDay Parade.
Due to powerful advocacy by the trans and gender nonconforming communities, 44 City buildings will add all-gender restrooms in the coming years. This recommendation came from the Trans Issues Workgroup that our Ninth Ward Office is a part of and involves a broader effort within the city to identify disparities and create policies that are inclusive of the transgender community and transgender employees. Keep up with our work on Trans equity issues on the City's website.
LAKE STREET POP-UPS: MOSAIC MAKING

This summer the Lake Street Council is pairing local artists with the small business community to host a series of unique outdoor events. Join them for Mosaic Making with GoodSpace Murals!

Stop by to help make mosaic medallions for Super Mercado Morelia's storefront! 

Plus, have your immigration questions answered by Hart Law Office, PLLC - Immigration Attorney and get some produce from the North Country Food Alliance.
Thursday, June 1st
5:00 p.m.
Supermercado Morelia: 1417 East Lake Street
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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.
Updates & Events:
City Staff will be presenting the results of the Minimum Wage Listening Sessions in a special meeting of the Committee of the Whole on Thursday, May 25, at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall. Join us! 
Stay current on the City's work to raise the wage by regularly visiting the City of Minneapolis' minimum wage landing page.
UPCOMING
GARDENING STILL MATTERS PLANT SWAP

A coalition of Southside gardeners and community organizations are hosting a Plant Swap and Resource Fair. The Swap gives us an opportunity share information, materials, resources, ideas, and energy. 
Staurday, May 20
10:00 a.m.
Waite House
FUNDRAISER FESTIVAL FOR RENTERS RIGHTS

Join renters with Inquilinxs Undixs Por Justicia/Renters United For Justice for an afternoon of fun, food, and games to raise money for renters rights! 
Saturday, May 27
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
3715 Chicago Avenue South
PACK THE ROOM AGAINST LINE 3 PIPELINE

Join MN350, the Sierra Club North Star Chapter, and others at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. This is an important opportunity to show how many Minnesotans oppose the controversial Line 3 tar sands pipeline proposal. Afterwards, everyone is invited to a debrief and next steps conversation at Golden's Lowertown.
Thursday, May 18
9:30 a.m.
MN Public Utilities Commisison: 121 7th Place East, St. Paul
CRIME & SAFETY NEWSLETTER
Council Member Alondra Cano publishes a monthly newsletter focusing on the work we are doing to address crime and safety issues in our Ward. Check out the latest issue online and click here to sign up!
OPPORTUNITIES
The City of Minneapolis is hiring for multiple positions including Fire Cadets and a City Planner.
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