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NEWS FROM THE NINTH WARD
Council Member Cano presents a City of Minneapolis resolution declaring solidarity with Indigenous community who oppose the Dakota Access pipeline. Join us next Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the City Council Chambers for a presentation by MN350 and the Indigenous community at our Intergovernmental Relations Committee on this issue.
Dear Neighbors,
More than one in every four Minneapolis residents lives in poverty, this is why I was proud to have stood with the people of our city as they fight for their right to vote on a $15 per hour minimum wage question in our November ballot. This week a judge determined that the majority of the City Council's vote to block the $15 per hour question from reaching the ballot was illegal.

If Minneapolis residents are able to vote on this measure and win, more than 100,000 low-wage workers in Minneapolis - many of them Latino, African American and Indigenous families - will be able to achieve a better future for their children and community.

I was humbled to be able to stand with you in this journey for justice. I want to send a huge Thank You to all the amazing, powerful, committed organizers for advancing this economic justice issue. Special thanks to Ninth Ward residents Ginger Jentzen, Robin Wonsley, and so many others in the leadership of 15 Now Minnesota like Nestor Garcia Olague and their team. Huge kudos to organizing powerhouse MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) including their unflinching racial equity leaders Anthony Newby, Mike Griffin, Wintana Melekin, Rod Adams, Abou Amara and all of their volunteers. Another visionary group at the forefront of this economic justice movement is CTUL and I send my deepest thanks to Veronica Mendez Moore, Merle Payne, Taylor Shevey, Gerania Mata, and so many other workers who worked with them to advance this lucha. MPIRG has provided consistent support to this win and I thank them and their Director Ryan Kennedy.

Moving forward, as we await the Minnesota Supreme Court ruling on the City's appeal of this first court ruling, we know that a raise in the wage is inevitable. I will continue to work with my Council colleagues and our small business community to advance support mechanisms and resources for our local and small business community to ensure they are ready to embrace this positive change and be successful along with our working families community.

Now, let's keep working together to improve economic opportunities for all,

ORANGE LINE UPDATE
Thank you to all of the community residents and transit advocates who have engaged with this issue by contacting their County representatives or attending community events. We need to keep advocating for the Orange Line, check the Transit for Livable Communities website and join us at the next Counties Transit Improvement Board (CTIB) meeting where they will discuss the Orange Line ahead of an important federal deadline.
Special CTIB Board Meeting 
August 31, 2016
 9:30 a.m.
Metro Counties Government Center, 2099 University Avenue, St. Paul
FOUR DIRECTIONS RUN IN SOLIDARITY
WITH STANDING ROCK LAKOTA NATION
The purpose of this event is to gather Indigenous people of the four directions and supporters, to run in solidarity with the Lakota Oyate and oppose the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Running on this day specifically holds a special synchronicity as the preliminary injunction hearing is also scheduled for August 24th.
"I'm here because I understand that what happens to the land and to the water of Standing Rock Reservation happens to all of us."

The run begins at the Thomas C. Savage Visitor Center at Fort Snelling and ending at Harriet Island.
Wednesday, August 24
10:00 a.m.
A CONVERSATION SESSION
WITH MN POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
Tamales y Bicicletas hosts an opportunity to connect and learn directly from the staff at the MN Pollution Control Agency that are working with Smith Foundry to renew their permit.

Participants of this session can ask questions, express concerns and share ideas on how to improve the air quality in the Phillips and Midtown community.
Friday, August 26
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Mercado Central, 1515 E. Lake Street
COMMUNITY WELCOME
FOR SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Join community members to greet young scholars and staff of South High School on their first day of school. Line up near the main entrance of South High (facing E 32nd Street) with lots of smiles, high fives and enthusiasm to wish students a great academic year!
Monday, August 29
7:45 - 8:40 a.m.
 WHAT WILL MINNEAPOLIS BE LIKE IN 20 YEARS?
This past Spring, Minneapolis City Council Members passed the resolution to officially launch the update to the Minneapolis Comprehensive Plan for the year 2040. The Minneapolis 2040 plan is the twenty-year vision for the city’s natural, built, and economic environment.
There is an interactive website Minneapolis 2040 that provides additional background information on the Comprehensive Plan and the three year engagement process, notice of upcoming events and activities, ways to participate, interactive engagement tools, and ways to contact City staff with questions, suggestions, and feedback. You can also follow @Mpls2040 on Twitter or share your ideas for the natural, built, and economic environment of Minneapolis in the year 2040 at #MplsBigIdeas.
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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 connected with local efforts to raise the wage by following 15 Now Minnesota
UPCOMING
LUNCH WITH ELIZABETH and ALONDRA: COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP MODELS 
Join me and Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden as we discuss options for collective ownership, especially in the commercial sector, and how these models can address gentrification and provide a source of enduring community wealth.
Friday, August 26
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS MONARCH FESTIVAL
The Monarch Festival celebrates the monarch butterfly amazing 2300 mile migration from Minnesota to Mexico with music, food, dance, hands-on art, native plant sales, and plenty of opportunities to get up close with monarch butterflies, learn about their habitats, and what you can do to make a difference.
Saturday, September 10
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
East Lake Nokomis Pkwy
SACRED GARDEN
Sacred Garden 2016 is a piece of outdoor public Performance Art that traces significant markers in the journey through womanhood; gender navigations, sisterhood, first menstruation, pregnancy, miscarriage, birth, motherhood, death of one's own mother, menopause, and elderhood. This piece is organized and directed by Malia Burkhart.
Saturday, October 1, 7:00 p.m.
October 7 and 8, 8:00 p.m.
OPPORTUNITIES
Banyan is hiring for a Physical Education Specialist.
Achieve Minneapolis is hiring for multiple positions.
Neighborhoods Organizing for Change is hiring a Development Director.
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