This September, the City of Minneapolis contracted with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) for the final phase of Neighborhoods 2020.
On Nov. 18, CURA convened an initial dialogue with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) residents and neighborhood organization members on the importance of neighborhood work, its funding and other topics impacting Neighborhoods 2020. CURA followed this dialogue on Nov. 21 with the first of a series of neighborhood stakeholder meetings. About 60 people participated in this robust discussion.
The materials created from this process are expected to be released for a 45-day public comment in January or February of 2020. Then, these materials would go before the City Council’s Public Health, Environment, Civil Rights and Engagement Committee in late March and would go before the full City Council in early April.