We are 31 new members/donations away from hitting our goal!
Our updated drive tracker shows how close we are to ending this drive. We are trying to get to 112 new members/donations by the end of June and I know we can do it. This morning I broke out my paint to fill in the circles.
A special shout out to N. who walked a check over to us to make sure we hit our goal last week.
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Last night Anna covered the ISAIAH forum with City Council Vice President and Ward 13 Councilmember Linea Palmisano. Palmisano answered questions about housing, policing, and climate change. She did not speak to her vote against the Hennepin Avenue South redesign plan, which includes all-day bus lanes.
You know that $9 billion surplus the state has? Are you curious what the heck is up with that? Well we have a treat for you.
State Rep. Jamie Long (who represents a portion of Southwest) wrote a community post about how that money could be used in Minneapolis if the legislature passes something from a special session: "Due to a historic budget surplus, Minnesota has an extraordinary opportunity to help address many of the pressing challenges facing our state. Regrettably, the legislature adjourned without reaching agreement on the surplus and Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller made clear that he does not favor returning for a special session to complete the work."
We joined Wedge LIVE! for another on-location podcast episode. This time, at night in Uptown. We visited the trolley ball, LynLake, and the top of a parking garage. You can also listen to the audio, but why miss the video of three tall adults crammed into a trolley ball?
The Urban Bird Collective brings together BIPOC and LGBTQ people to create a safe place to enjoy birdwatching (Sahan Journal).
There has been a surge in Minneapolis police officers retiring with disabilities after the murder of George Floyd (Minnesota Reformer).
A new youth shelter opens up in South Minneapolis today (WCCO).
Toddlers and infants can now be vaccinated against COVID-19 (MPR News).
There are more medians on Lyndale Avenue S popping up. This time, south of Lake Street. The median party continues at 37th, 41st, and 45th Streets. Last month, medians were constructed on 25th and 27th Streets. The medians south of Lake Street are connected with the Bryant Avenue S reconstruction. Buses that run along Bryant will be moved to Lyndale Avenue S. Pedestrian safety improvements are being built into Lyndale Avenue S ahead of the transit changes.
You can learn more about the Clean Energy Partnership, a first-in-the-nation agreement that brings together the City of Minneapolis, Xcel Energy, and CenterPoint Energy, online tonight at 7 p.m.. Representatives from Xcel Energy will talk about how to partnership supports of the city's Climate Action Plan. The Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association is hosting the talk.
La segunda cita de South Side Se Vuelve Verde presentada por Lyndale Neighborhood Association será hoy a las seis de la noche. Júntense a la conversación sobre el cambio climático y la energía renovable en el vecindario (¡por la segunda vez!)
A new, single preferred park concept will be published on the Cedar-Isles Master Plan project page today at 6 p.m., the same time as a Community Advisory Committee meeting to discuss the concept begins. This new concept was created after analyzing feedback on two initial concepts that were available for public feedback last winter and spring, as well as a broad range of input collected from park users, the project’s Community Advisory Committee (CAC) and Park Board staff since the project launched in late 2019.
Bring your dogs to pups & play at Painter Park tonight. Bring your dog and check out the off-leash play area, face painting, food trucks, ice cream, and more.
OUT & ABOUT
The Nunnery, Kitchen Congregation, and Jerrika Michelle are performing an all-ages courtyard show tonight at Icehouse. They also collectively win SW Voices' Best Collection of Artist Names of 2022.
Riot grrrl, punk band Surly Grrly plays at Mortimer's tonight.