Neighborhoods 2020 Update from David Rubedor
Neighborhoods 2020 is a community process to identify the next generation of neighborhood programming, funding and governance structure to support the City’s 70 neighborhood organizations starting in 2020 and beyond. Three work groups have been established to cover the major function areas of this work: Programming and funding; Governance; and Citywide Engagement Policy. The work groups consist of representatives from neighborhood organizations, cultural groups, those with equity/undoing racism experience; as well as, City Council and Mayor representation.
Neighborhoods 2020 Stakeholders,
I am writing to let you know that the beginning of the 45-day review and comment period will be delayed from the original expected date of January 14. We anticipate having the final framework available by the end of January. Along with reviewing the work group recommendations, staff are working with the City Attorney, Internal Auditor, Division of Race & Equity, Finance and others to ensure a quality product is released. We anticipate the document will be done the last week of January and available by the Community Connections Conference on February 2.
In the meantime, the work groups' draft recommendations are available on the NCR website for review at http://www.minneapolismn.gov/ncr/2020.
Our department will have a space dedicated to the Neighborhoods 2020 process at the Community Connections Conference. We hope that people will use that opportunity to submit feedback and comments at the conference. In addition, I will be sending out information regarding the 45-day comment period, additional City-hosted meetings and the City Council presentation once the framework is ready. To register for the conference, go to http://www.minneapolismn.gov/ncr/conf/index.htm.
As always, you can discuss Neighborhoods 2020 by contacting our Neighborhoods 2020 project lead, Steven Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-673-2905.
I would like to thank everyone involved in the extensive visioning of how the relationship between the City and neighborhoods will look in the future.
David Rubedor Director of Neighborhood and Community Relations ADA Title II Coordinator, City of Minneapolis