- Published: 26 March 2015
Minneapolis Parks: Old and New Protecting the Public Interest
On April 7, the League of Women Voters Minneapolis Parks Committee will host a public forum on some of the current issues before the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board regarding how parks might be additionally funded in the future.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is facing challenges in maintaining our award-winning park system while adding new parkland to meet the needs of our growing and changing city. Complex projects, especially downtown and on the riverfront, involve many players. At this forum we will learn about new ways of funding, developing and managing parks. As governments, non-profits and the private sector collaborate, who will protect the public interest?
The event includes a panel discussion featuring Jayne Miller, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Superintendent; Steve Cramer, President and CEO of the Minneapolis Downtown Council: and a representative from The Trust of Public Land.
Tues., April 7
Armatage Park Community Center
(2500 W 57th St)
For more information, visit www.lwvmpls.org
- Published: 26 March 2015
2015 Spring Egg Hunt
Sat., Apr. 4
Armatage Community Center
Ages 12 and under
- Published: 12 March 2015
Several neighbors have expressed concern about the condition and amount of debris on the streets now that the snow has melted. Here is the response from the City:
“As you may remember, we were snowed out of the last four days of the fall sweeping program. Consequently there are many neighborhoods and hundreds, even thousands, of storm drains across the City that have excess leaves and debris on the street and in the storm drains. We generally won’t be able to fully sweep streets until we commence the comprehensive spring sweep in April. Unless there are some locations that are so plugged that there is a risk of flooding and property damage, that is our most efficient way to deal with them. Sweeping without posting and enforcing the parking restrictions will just leave too much leaf and debris in the streets so that early rains would likely just reclog many storm drains.
Crews are generally aware of problem spots and might have a chance to clear some storm drains. If folks have some particularly bad, specific locations, they can report them through 311, and crews may get a chance to clear some storm drains prior to the sweep.
Please do report specific storm drains or streets and ask your neighbors to do the same!”
- Published: 18 February 2015
Please plan on joining us for the Kenny Annual Meeting and Celebration on Tues., April 21.
We’ll start the evening off with a Social Time from 6:30 – 7 p.m. followed by the regular Annual Business Meeting. By 7:30 we will break in to small groups to brainstorm ideas, issues, needs etc. within our three new Action Committees: Community Engagement, Transportation and Greenspace & Beautification.