Noticias
NEWS FROM THE NINTH WARD
Alondra celebrates Zapata Day with community members on East Lake Street
MAYOR HODGES' BUDGET ADDRESS
Last week, Mayor Betsy Hodges gave her first budget address. I was pleased to see that the mayor is proposing that we make a definitive investment in implementing the racial equity work at the city in which I have been deeply involved. I am also excited about investment in protected bike lanes that will focus on low income communities and communities of color, curbside composting pickup, and a greater investment in affordable housing and home ownership initiatives for communities of color.
Mayor Hodges announced that she would increase funding for permanent staffing increases to the Minneapolis Police Department to combat the ongoing crime issues facing many residents and business owners in the NInth Ward and across the city. She also allocated $1.1 Million to implement body cams for MPD officers. I fully support this measure, which has shown promising results elsewhere.
I am looking forward to digging into the details of the Mayor's proposal as they become available. You can learn more about the budget process on the city's website. Hearings on each of the department budgets are coming in the next two months with the schedule to be published shortly. Final adoption of the budget and a public hearing take place in mid-December.
Read more about the Budget here:
Mayor Betsy Hodges' budget would invest in equity, raise levy
 TINY DINER TOMATO TASTING
Tiny Diner joins Seed Savers to celebrate the height of the summer tomato harvest! This free event will feature tastings of more than 40 varieties of rare heritage breed tomatoes, free seed-saving workshops, live music and grilled goods by Tiny Diner.
Sunday, August 31 
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Tiny Diner
MEETING WITH TENANTS
It was my pleasure to meet with dozens of neighbors in an East Phillips apartment building last week to discuss ways to improve the safety and security of their homes and improve facilities for the many children who live in the building. One of the highlights of my visit was a tour of the backyard and getting to hear the vision for the space that the young residents shared with me.
The Ninth Ward is home to a large population of renters and I am committed to ensuring that every family has a healthy, safe, and dignified place to call home. My office works closely with the Minneapolis Department of Regulatory Services to quickly resolve issues that renters are experiencing. We are also working with community members, other policy makers, and staff to ensure that we continue to improve the health, energy efficiency, and livability of rental housing in our city.
Renters can report issues to 311 or contact Homeline at (612) 728-5767 if they are in need of advice or legal advocacy.
WELCOME, CURIOUS GOAT FOOD TRUCK
Chef Ian Grey is closing his restaurant on West lake Street andtossing his hat into the food truck ring. The truck will be parked at Sociable Ciderwerks in Northeast Minneapolis but like many of our local food trucks they are taking advantage of the Kitchen in the Market in the Midtown Global Market to cook their goat creations. 
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IMPROVING THE SAFETY OF OUR STREETS
SHARE YOUR IDEAS!
Ninth Ward residents have strong feelings and innovative ideas with respect to increasing safety and addressing livability issues along 26th and 28th streets. I hope you will join us for the final open house to share your thoughts about traffic calming and pedestrian and bicycle improvements on 26th and 28th Street streets in 2015. If you are unable to attend this meetings, you can also share your opinion online.
Wednesday August 27 
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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UPCOMING
ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS OPEN HOUSES
The city has received interest in Accessory Dwelling Units (also known as granny flats, carriage houses or mother-in-law units) and is considering allowing them in Minneapolis. We invite you to attend an open house to share your thoughts about this potential policy change. Staff will provide research from cities where granny flats are allowed, and will gather feedback about how these could work in Minneapolis neighborhoods.
Presentation at 11 a.m.
Saturday, August 23
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hosmer Community Library  

KWE.STRONG 2014 TRIATHLON
The women of Kwe.Strong Indigenous Women’s Wellness are determined to help motivate, mentor, and make healthy wellness opportunities available for Native women and their families. All ability levels are welcome-- volunteers and cheering sections needed! Learn more and RSVP to the Facebook event
Saturday, August 23
9 a.m.
LoLa ART CRAWL
Smaller and more intimate than many art festivals, the League of Longfellow Artists (LoLa) Art Crawl will give you a glimpse into the creative workspaces of artisans working on jewelry, glasswork, painting, collage, photography, textiles, pottery, sculpture, and more. Check out the website for a map of participants and more information.
Saturday, August 23
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, August 24
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
SUPPORT THE MINNEAPOLIS BICYCLE COALITION
Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Ethan Fawley is going on the longest bike ride ever (For him. In a single day.). The Bike Coalition advocates for protected bikeways, works on Open Streets events, and coordinates Minneapolis Bike Week among other wonderful things. Please consider supporting this cause.

COMMUNITY VOICES FORUM: THE FUTURE OF HOUSING IN OUR COMMUNITY

Join the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department and Civil Rights Commission for an interactive conversation on issues around the concentration of affordable housing in our city. Policymakers and community advocates in housing will discuss their views and experiences while responding to questions from community residents.
Moderated by Prof. Nekima Levy-Pounds

Wednesday August 27
6-8 p.m.
POWDERHORN PORCH FEST
Powderhorn PorchFest is an annual community event that showcases more than 25 local bands in the intimacy of a neighbor's porch or yard. This year, PorchFest will feature foodtrucks, ping pong, chalk art, puppets, and a square dance in the street. This great community event takes lots of volunteer time and energy to put on-- please consider supporting their kickstarterLearn more and RSVP to the Facebook event. 
Saturday, September 13
4:00-10:00 p.m.
3316 17th Avenue S.
RENTERS' REBATES AND PROPERTY TAX REFUNDS 
This year more Minnesota  renters and homeowners qualify for a refund, and previous qualifiers may be eligible for a larger refund. Check out the Minnesota Senate webpage for more information.
OPPORTUNITIES
Minneapolis Police Department is hiring cadets.
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