In Lisa Goodman's interview with Charlie, she expressed curiosity about how the new council members are going to learn the ropes during an irregularly short term (two years). "Campaigning doesn't mean you're an expert on the city or what it does, so there's a learning curve that's going to come with that."
When asked about a change she wants to see in the public safety system, Goodman said, "That police officers would believe that respect of the community is the most important thing in policing."
Read the whole interview here, part of our city council interview series!


Announcing our Hennepin Redesign Project Page.
This page will be continually updated with resources, updates and YOUR perspectives. Do you feel strong emotions when looking over the plan? Are you hopeful? Frustrated? Excited? We'd love to feature your perspective.
Email or text us at 612-204-2887 and we will let you know how you can add your voice.

Melissa Whitler covered the MPS Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday night where the district's strategic plan was discussed. Look no further than her Twitter thread to learn more about the strategic plan goals (academic achievement, student well-being, effective staff, and school & district climate). We will have her full meeting summary up later today.

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Bicycles parked outside of Holidazzle.


I found this interactive construction map developed by the City when I was prepping our Hennepin Redesign Project page. Construction plans are mapped out through 2026, so you can more easily predict when you will be annoyed, but thankful, for road work. 🚧

I just finished my last semester teaching at a community college, so this story about students struggling to afford food is near and dear to my heart. (Sahan Journal)


The Minneapolis Public School Board is looking for two student representatives. If know of a student that would be a strong voice for their peers, encourage them to apply. Deadline is Jan. 11, 2022.

Kingfield Neighborhood Association is looking for volunteer design help for Empty Bowls. The event brings the community together to share a meal of homemade soup and bread donated by local restaurants out of handmade bowls donated by local artists.


Enjoy the next few days, wherever you go and whatever you do.
We will be back next week. -Charlie, Melody, and Andrew