Council Member's Message
Last August I invited new Regulatory Services Director Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde to a Ward 1 Community Forum to introduce her to the community and offer her the opportunity to hear input from residents. At that time she discussed ways in which she would like to refocus her department to work more cooperatively with residents, property owners and businesses. She also talked about her commitment to allocating resources to toward the small percentage of landlords and property owners who are responsible for a large amount of recurring Regulatory Services’ and public safety violations. At the end of her talk at the Firefighters’ Hall & Museum, she offered to return in one year to discuss her progress.
That time has arrived and I would like to invite you to join Director Rivera-Vandermyde and me to learn more about the new focus of the City of Minneapolis Regulatory Services department:
Tuesday, August 26
Firefighters Hall & Museum, 664 22nd Avenue
“All Together Now!” is one of the new initiatives Director Rivera-Vandermyde has introduced. Regulatory Services has partnered with community associations and Minneapolis businesses to help neighborhoods and residents maintain their properties. The initiative is being rolled out in targeted neighborhoods – including Southeast Como and Audubon Park – but will be expanded citywide in the near future. As part of this initiative, local businesses have agreed to provide discounts on home improvement supplies for residents working in conjunction with Regulatory Services.
Director Rivera-Vandermyde will also be discussing new tools Regulatory Services has developed for ensuring that owners of rental property properly maintain and supervise their properties.
I hope you will join us for this opportunity to learn more about Regulatory Services and offer your input on how to keep our neighborhoods maintained and livable.