District 3 September Newsletter

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Commissioner Marion Greene - News from District 3

September 2018

Greetings! We hope our newsletter serves as a resource for staying connected to Hennepin County activities and staying updated on county news and services. 

As always, please reach out with questions, comments, or to learn more about how to get involved. We hope you had a great Labor Day.

My best,

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Board Approves Contract To Provide Legal Representation for County Residents Facing Removal Proceedings

The board voted to approve a contract with Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid to provide legal representation to Hennepin County residents who meet income qualifications and are facing removal proceedings. The nonprofit will also use a portion of this funding to create materials in multiple languages informing people about their immigration rights during the booking process.

Hear my interview on KFAI's Truth to Tell. The host and I discuss the trajectory of this work leading up to the contract award. 



Eight Projects Receive Bikeway Grants

The board awarded funds for bicycle capital improvement grants to expand the county's bikeway network. The project will create and improve recreation commuting lanes for bicycles. 

Read more about this action.

Read more about the bicycle capital improvement program.

2019 Budget and Levy Hearings

The board scheduled public hearings for adoption of the 2019 budget and levy. The meetings will proceed as follows:

County administrator presents proposed 2019 budget to board

Tuesday, September 18, 1:30 p.m.


Thursday, October 4, 1 – 4:00 p.m.

Human Services

Thursday, October 18, 1 – 4:00 p.m.

Capital Budgeting Task Force and fees 

If needed, public hearing for transportation sales tax projects 

Thursday, November 1, 9 a.m. – noon


Thursday, November 8, 9:00 a.m. – noon

Public Safety

Tuesday, November 20,  9:00 a.m. – noon

Public Works

Tuesday, November 20, 1 – 4:00 p.m.

Truth-in-Taxation public meeting

Tuesday, November 27, 6:00 p.m.

Administrator and commissioner amendments

Thursday, November 29, 1 – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 5, 1 – 4:00 p.m.

Board vote on 2019 budget and levy

Tuesday, December 11, 1:30 p.m.

Read the related board action.

District 3 Profile

We love sharing profiles of District 3 constituents who work at Hennepin County. Sorry that this column is taking September off. Be on the lookout for our next feature in October. 

Board Briefings

You're invited. In addition to our regularly scheduled board meetings, the County Board often meets for updates on Thursday mornings. These are informal opportunities to discuss emerging issues. No decisions are made, and topics are subject to change. Board briefings occur in the board room on the 24th floor of the Hennepin County Government Center and are open to the public. Call my office to confirm briefing time and location.

Thursday, September 20

  • 9:30am-11:30am: Transportation

County calendar

Flash Fiction Writing Program

Monday, September 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Walker Library, 2880 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

Short short stories, often limited to a single page, are a great way to hone your skills for setting a scene, describing a character and hooking readers.

Learn more about this program.


September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

A library card is a ticket to a bigger world. It provides access to not just books, but to an astounding array of magazines, CDs and DVDs, and online resources.

Learn more about getting a free library card.

About District 3

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The 3rd District serves the city of St. Louis Park, and Southwest and downtown Minneapolis.

County Information

Contact us

Marion Greene
Commissioner, 3rd District

Elie Farhat
Principal Aide

Laura Hoffman
District Aide


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