Meet Vasiliki [pronounced Vah-suh-lee-kee], our newest team member. She joins us all the way from the Kingfield neighborhood. Vasiliki is our advertising relations lead, which means she connects with local businesses and organizations about partnering with Southwest Voices on a variety of marketing opportunities. Vasiliki was an early supporter of our work and we are so stoked to be working with her.

Want to get in touch to chat with her about advertising with us? Shoot her a note at


The Kenilworth corridor is a major linchpin in the Green Line Extension light rail project. Henry reported from a Met Council tour of the corridor and shared some photos and tour-goer reactions.


Monday Meeting Review

If you are looking for summaries of any civic meeting, check out the Minneapolis Documenters website. They also have a meeting calendar.

Minneapolis City Council and committees
At 10 a.m., Mayor Jacob Frey is giving his 2023 budget address in the City Council chambers. You can watch the livestream here.

The Policy & Government Oversight Committee is meeting today at 1:30 p.m. The committee will hear a presentation on police accountability and public access to misconduct records by Professor Rachel Moran, law professor at the University of St. Thomas Law School, and Abigail Cerra, lawyer and former chair of the Police Conduct and Oversight Commission.

The Committee of the Whole meets Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. City council members will be discussing the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board annual report and its 5-year project schedule. The committee will also hear a presentation on how pattern and practice consent decrees function and the history of their use by the Department of Justice.

The City Council meets Thursday at 9 a.m. We will post the agenda in our newsletter when it is published.

You can access the meetings on City Council TV or the City's YouTube channel. The public is allowed to attend meetings in-person at City Hall in room 317.

Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education
The board will hold a business meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Interim Superintendent Rochelle Cox will talk to the board about preparations for the school year which starts September 6 (September 8 for pre-k and kindergarten).  

You can stream the meeting here, attend the meeting at the John B. Davis Center, or watch the recorded meeting that will be posted here.

Met Council
This week, numerous Met Council committees are meeting including the Transportation Advisory Board and the Committee of the Whole.

You can access Met Council meetings through the agendas, which include a live YouTube link to the meeting.

Hennepin County
The Hennepin County Board meets Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

You can access Hennepin County meetings online here.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
The Park Board meets Wednesday at 5 p.m.

You can watch the livestream and recordings of the meetings here or attend in person at the Mary Merrill Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Headquarters.


Legacy Glassworks is featured in this article about encouraging  THC users to get politically involved in legalization efforts. (Minnesota Reformer)

WedgeLIVE! broke down primary election voter turn-out data in Southwest Minneapolis (WedgeLIVE!)

MPR News looked at voter turn-out data for the primary election on Aug. 9 and answered some questions about what it might mean for the general election on November 8. (MPR News)

New COVID-19 guidelines from the CDC is reigniting conversations about how quarantining impacts student development. (The 74)


The Street East Food Truck will be serving hot meals for those 18 and under at Whittier Park Rec Center (1:20-1:40 p.m.) and Painter Park Rec Center (2-2:20 p.m.) today.

Bde Maka Ska's Thomas and 32nd Street beaches are closed.

Tonight at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Park Rec Center, the city is holding a community listening session for residents to provide input on topics related to a new three-year contract with the Police Federation of Minneapolis. The session goes from 6-7:30 p.m.


The Park Board is celebrating the new tennis courts in Loring Park today at 2 p.m.

Local music legend, eight-time Minnesota Music Award winner, and two-time inductee into the Mid-America Music Hall of Fame, Mary Jane Alm plays the Woman's Club of Minneapolis at 5:30 p.m.

The High 48s (bluegrass) play the Lake Harriet Bandshell at 7:30 p.m.

"Harold & Maude" is screening at Loring Park tonight after the sun sets.

Espada is DJing at TILT tonight.