Ward 6 News ~ March 12, 2012

Minneapolis Ward 6 Council Member Robert Lilligren
March 9, 2012
In the early morning of March 2nd, KMEB 88.5 FM Radio’s Live in the Neighborhood series took place live at The Nicollet coffee shop on the corner of Franklin Avenue and Nicollet in the 6th Ward. Council Member Lilligren was invited to speak at the series and was interviewed on two of his favorite topics – streetcars and the reopening of Nicollet Avenue at Lake Street. The City of Minneapolis recently received a federal grant to continue studying reintroducing streetcars to our city. Minneapolis has identified seven streetcar lines as a “primary network,” defined as a line extending from Nicollet Avenue in south Minneapolis, through downtown, then continuing through Northeast Minneapolis on Central Avenue to the city limits. Council Member Lilligren has been busy leading the City’s efforts to bring streetcars to our City, you can read more about this project here.
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Mondays with Robert

Council Member Lilligren has always believed that it's important for regular people to have access to government. Robert is still committed to that value today. For that reason, Robert makes himself available to community member visits on a walk-in and appointment basis.

You can meet with Robert on the first four Mondays of the month at each of the neighborhoods he represents. Call or email Alondra at 673-2206 or alondra.cano@minneapolismn.gov to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, however - you will be asked to wait if there is a scheduled appointment.

NOTE: If a meeting is scheduled, walk-ins will be asked to wait until the scheduled appointment is over.

First Monday of the Month
Whittier Alliance, 10 E. 25th Street
9:30am - 11:30am

Second Monday of the Month
Phillips West, LSS Bldng (2400 Park Ave.)
9:30am - 11:30am

Third Monday of the Month
Stevens Square, 1925 Nicollet Ave.
9:30am - 11:30am

Fourth Monday of the Month
Ventura Village, 2323 11th Ave. S.
2nd Floor of Phillips Community Center
9:30am - 11:30am

Public Hearings

Every 10 years, based on new census data, the City of Minneapolis goes through a process of redistricting. Charter Commissioners and Redistricting Advisory Board members draw ward lines that define who is able to run to represent your neighborhood and community. Read more about the redistricting process here and attend the final public hearings to share your views:

Tuesday, March 20
5:00 – 7:00pm
Sabathani Community Center
310 E 38th St, Minneapolis
Wednesday, March 21
5:00 – 7:00pm
Urban Research & Outreach Engagement Center (UROC)
2001 Plymouth Av N, Minnepolis

Partnership Highlight

150 Nonprofits partnered with the City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County to end homelessness, Heading Home Hennepin has been a tremendous success and we're looking forward to continuing the work. Since 2010, we have seen a 40% reduction in street homelessness. We'd like to recognize St. Stephen's Shelter and Church for housing over 350 people since 2007. Read the full five year report presented to Committee of the Whole, Chaired by Council Vice President Robert Lilligren, here.

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We want to hear about your highlights!

We know lots of stuff is happening in the wonderful world of the 6th Ward so help us share the news. If you have a meaningful project that you are helping to lead, are a part of, or know about please tell us know so we can include it in our regular newsletters. Getting featured in our highlights section is as easy as one, two, three! Send us an email at Ward06CouncilOffice@minneapolismn.gov with 1) a 250 word or less description of what's happening, 2) a photo that we could use to depict the highlight, and 3) your full name, title (if applicable), and contact information. We look forward to hearing from you!


Heidi’s Restaurant, located in the 6th Ward, is one of Several Minneapolis Eateries Nominated for 2012 James Beard Awards!

Congratulations to the numerous Minneapolis restaurants and chefs that were recently nominated for the prestigious 2012 James Beard Awards:  The Bachelor Farmer (Best New Restaurant), La Belle Vie (Outstanding Bar Program), Tim McKee, La Belle Vie (Outstanding Chef), Michelle Gayer, Salty Tart Bakery (Outstanding Pastry Chef), Restaurant Alma (Outstanding Restaurant), Richard D’Amico and Larry D’Amico (Outstanding Restauranteur), Manny’s Steakhouse (Outstanding Service), Sameh Wadi, Saffron (Rising Star Chef of the Year), Steven Brown, Tilia (Best Chef:  Midwest), Doug Flicker, Piccolo (Best Chef:  Midwest) and Stewart Woodman, Heidi’s (Best Chef:  Midwest).  Five finalists in each category will be announced on March 15, and the winners on May 7.  


Teen Job Fair!

Saturday March 24, 12:00pm - 3:00pm

At the Minneapolis Central Library

Teen Job Fair

From the Office of City Council Vice President Robert Lilligren
350 South 5th Street, City Hall, Room 307, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Robert.Lilligren@minneapolismn.gov · Ward 6 website · (612) 673-2206

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