|New benefit starts May 28|
|New benefit starts May 28|
Minneapolis Bike Tour is Moving!
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Celebrating more than 120 years of free entertainment in Minneapolis parks.
Minneapolis Bike Tour is Moving!
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will not host the Minneapolis Bike Tour in September 2020. The Bike Tour is moving to May 2021, to grow and expand the event. The new date is yet to be determined, but we look forward to sharing details in the coming months. Part of this move will allow us to coincide with Minneapolis Bike Month, create new partnerships and kick off the riding season each spring!
We will continue to update our website throughout the next 3-6 months.
We hope to see you in May of 2021! Thanks for your continued support of the Minneapolis Bike Tour!
Check out draft recommendations for Parks for All, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Comprehensive Plan, during Virtual Park Summit May 26-June 2!
During weeklong online event, public invited to review and ask questions about draft policy recommendations that will guide parks and recreation in Minneapolis for the next decade
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MRPB) is excited to announce the Parks for All Virtual Park Summit, a weeklong series of online activities, events and conversations designed to share and collect feedback on draft policy recommendations that will set MPRB priorities and policy direction for the next decade.
What is Parks for All?
“Parks for All” is the MPRB 2021 Comprehensive Plan, which will guide everything done by the organization over through the next decade. It articulates why the MPRB exists, identifies how the MPRB performs its work, and describes what the MPRB hopes to become.
Since Parks for All launched in 2019, the MPRB has collected an enormous amount of community feedback from Park Dream Boxes placed in every recreation center, online surveys, text messages, in-person events and advisory groups like the Community Advisory Committee, Youth Design Team, focus groups, seven topical Workgroups, and a Community Collaborators program.
How can I participate in the Virtual Park Summit?
Originally scheduled as a daylong, in-person event, the Park Summit shifted online to accommodate the need for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s something happening every day between Tuesday, May 26 and Tuesday, June 2, so find something that works for you and get involved!
Here’s how to participate in the Park Summit:
Bookmark these pages to stay up to date on the project!
Park Summit Schedule
All Office Hours will be held online via Zoom or Facebook Live; links available on Virtual Park Summit webpage when the summit opens.
Tuesday, May 26: All recommendations published online in video and text formats, available to review throughout the week
Wednesday, May 27: Youth Space with Youth Design Team (4-6 pm)
Thursday, May 28: Office Hours – English and Somali (4-5 pm)
Friday, May 29: Office Hours – English only (Noon-1 pm)
Saturday, May 30: Office Hours – English and Spanish (4-5 pm)
Monday, June 1: Office Hours – English and Hmong (4-5 pm)
Tuesday, June 2: Virtual Listening Session (5-7 pm) (via Zoom and Facebook live, links available on Virtual Park Summit webpage when the summit opens)
A special thank you to the almost 5,000 people from across Minneapolis who shared their thoughts and dreams for Minneapolis parks and recreation over the past year and a half. The MPRB is grateful for your thoughtful insights and hope you see many of your ideas represented in these recommendations.
What is next for Parks for All?
June-July 2020: The draft Comprehensive Plan will be developed, written, and designed
August-September 2020: Draft plan published for 45-day public comment period
Fall 2020: Plan is revised based on public comment period feedback
Winter 2020: Revised plan considered by MPRB Board of Commissioners for review and adoption
The public comment period for the draft Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan will close this Friday, May 22nd. This is your last chance to comment on our draft strategies and actions if you haven’t yet.
The 10-year action plan will guide future planning, design and implementation of transportation projects for all people in all the ways they move around.
Provide your input and feedback on our interactive website
Check out the Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan website to learn more and provide feedback at go.minneapolismn.gov. The interactive website includes opportunities to provide your input on the plan – including draft strategies and actions and priority networks.
Watch a recording of our online open houses
At three online open houses staff presented highlights of the Transportation Action Plan and answered questions from the audience in real time. Our online engagement events have concluded but you can still watch recordings of them on our website at go.minneapolismn.gov/get-involved.
Follow the City of Minneapolis on social media to stay updated
Use #gompls to talk transportation with us and follow the City on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Kathleen Mayell I Transportation Planning Manager I Transportation Planning and ProgrammingDivision
City of Minneapolis Public Works I 301 4th Ave S. Suite 785 Minneapolis MN 55415 I 612-673-3695 desk phone I 612-419-9835 work cell I kathleen.mayell
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Hennepin County shelter response update,
Friday, May 8, 2020
Hennepin County has been preparing to prevent and respond to the spread of COVID-19 among our most vulnerable residents, including those experiencing homelessness. The county continues to work with several area hotels and service providers to provide alternate housing for high-risk and sick residents who cannot isolate on their own.
Hennepin County first acted to establish alternative accommodations for high-risk residents at area hotels on Tuesday, March 17. To date, the county has allocated more than $6 million for protective and isolation housing for vulnerable residents.
As of Friday, May 8, there are 276 healthy but high-risk residents being housed at three area hotels, including 154 seniors, and 122 people with underlying health conditions.
On April 30, Catholic Charities and Salvation Army started moving more high-risk residents from their Higher Ground and Harbor Light Center shelters into a jointly operated hotel. As of Thursday, May 7, 179 people had moved to the hotel.
Also on April 30, Our Saviors and St. Stephen’s began moving their entire shelter population into a jointly operated hotel. They have moved their entire shelter population into the hotel which included over 120 people.
Eleven more residents with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are being housed at a third hotel dedicated to isolation spaces.
A 55-room hotel also has been activated for families staying in shelter, who have symptoms of COVID-19. Hennepin County is also working with People Serving People, St. Anne’s Place of Haven Housing and Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative to run the shelter. As of Friday, no families had been placed at that hotel.
In total, 187 residents at protective and isolation hotels have been tested.
Hennepin County emergency rental assistance
The Hennepin County Board allocated $15 million for emergency rental assistance for low-income residents.
Low-income households and households of color have been disproportionately impacted by the economic consequences of COVID-19. Many low-income renter households are working in the industries that have lost the most jobs due to COVID-19. To address these disparities, funds will be targeted to renters with incomes below 50 percent of the area median income.
This funding is expected to help 9,000 low-income Hennepin County residents maintain stable housing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The board previously approved $740,000 to fund emergency housing assistance for renters and homeowners.
Rent assistance for suburban residents is currently available, and help for Minneapolis renters is coming later this month.
Restrooms and hand-washing stations
Public and private partners have made restrooms and hygiene stations available for people who are experiencing homelessness.
Note: As of Friday, May 8, the public restroom at the South Minneapolis Human Services building is no longer available for public use, due to under-utilization.
Legal guidance and resources for renters
While evictions are not currently allowed under Governor Walz’s Peacetime Emergency order, rent is still due. LawHelpMN.org has compiled helpful information about renters’ rights during the pandemic and has legal aid available for tenants.
Hennepin County resource helpline
If you’re affected by COVID-19, you can call this number for help with clothing, financial assistance, grocery and household supplies, medical care and equipment, or medication.
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