The city and county have a bunch of big elections this year. Once again, we'll be putting together voter guides on a couple key races.
Before that happens, we want to know – what do YOU want to know? For starters, we'll be pulling together voter guides for candidate for county attorney and sheriff in Hennepin County. What questions do you have for them, or what policies or issues do you want answers from the candidates about? Reply to this email with your answer and we'll use your questions to guide our guides. There are no such things as dumb questions! If you have the question, so does someone else. Ask away!
We published a beautiful community post about lilacs. Their fragrance and appearance tell everyone in Minneapolis that it's officially spring, just as they do in our sister city of Harbin, China. That connection is a reminder of how we need to find more things that bring us together.
This week's meetings (it's a light week!)
Minneapolis City Council and committees*
The Capital Long Range Improvement Committee and the Pedestrian Advisory Committee meet on Wednesday.
The Charter Commission meets Wednesday.
*None of these meetings this week will be live-streamed or posted to YouTube. Locations of the meetings are listed in the calendar.
If a meeting will be broadcast, the meeting description will read, "Watch the meeting on: Comcast Channel 14 or 799, City Council TV, or the City's YouTube Channel."
Hennepin County Board
No meetings this week
MPS School Board
The Finance Committee meets tonight at 5 p.m.
The Finance Committee meeting is not livestreamed or recorded. The public is welcome to attend the meeting at the John B. Davis Center on West Broadway Avenue in North Minneapolis.
Parks & Recreation Board
The Board meets Wednesday night.
The Met Council's Committee of the Whole meets Wednesday.
LINK ROUNDUP 🔗
Shaun Laden, the leader of the Minneapolis Public Schools' education support professionals, has announced he's running against Omar Fateh for State Senate. (Sahan Journal)
Today and tomorrow, crews will be out moving eight trees within Painter Park to different sections of the park as a part of the new redesign. (Park & Recreation Board)
Students from across the state will be walking out of school and marching against gun violence in downtown Minneapolis today. (Twitter)
Late night dining in Minneapolis and St. Paul, including a beautiful celebration of Red Dragon. (Heavy Table)
A dance class at North High is booming in popularity. (Star Tribune)
COMMUNITY RESOURCES 💪
The state's pandemic eviction restrictions are being lifted tomorrow. In Minneapolis, renters have a right to counsel, a pre-eviction filing notice requirement, renters assistance, relocation assistance, and more. Know your rights, renters.
Do you want a free "20 is Plenty" sign for your yard? A new batch is available at the Public Works building at 6036 Harriet Ave S. for you to pick up (no contact available) while they last.
Open Streets Lyndale is this weekend! Volunteer for the Break Down Crew to help clean up from 4:15-5:15 p.m. on Sunday.
Apply to join the city's Housing/Rent Stabilization Work Group. Applications are open through June 6.
OUT & ABOUT 🎈
¿Hablas español y te interesa el cambio climático y la justicia ambiental? Ven al centro comunitario de Sabathani (Sabathani Community Center, 310 E. 38th St Ste 200, Minneapolis, MN 55409) de 6-8 p.m.
Explore artwork by Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander artists in Mia’s collection.