Ward 1 August Newsletter

Ward 1 News from Minneapolis Council Member Kevin Reich
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August 2018

CONTACT INFORMATION

Kevin Reich
350 S. 5th St.
City Hall, Room 307
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: 612-673-2201

Email:
kevin.reich@minneapolismn.gov

Neighborhoods

Audubon Park
Columbia Park
Como
Holland
Logan Park
Marshall Terrace
Mid-City Industrial
Northeast Park
Waite Park
Windom Park

City of Lakes

Council Member's Message

I have a couple of August events to share with you. Over the past couple of years I've been meeting with a group of Ward One residents who are eager to initiate a community solar project. Recently that group combined forces with another group of residents concerned about accelerating the City's progress toward meeting its sustainability goals. It's become very apparent that there's a growing interest in developing a concrete alternative energy project right here in the First Ward. As a next step, I hope you'll join me at a community forum on the topic of the nuts and bolts of community solar financing:

Wednesday, August 22, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Firefighters Hall & Museum

The First Ward has a long history of interest in solar power as an alternative energy source. The first project in our community was the Solar Townhome development in the Holland neighborhood in 2003. Since that time, we've seen solar installations at the Solar Arts Building, Insight Brewery, Coffee Shop Northeast, Able Seedhouse, and Eastside Co-op. Our newest solar installation is in progress on the Green Campus of Edison High School.

I'd also like to draw your attention to the 12th Annual Eastside Barbeque, which takes place on Thursday, August 23, 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. in front of Edison High School. This longstanding community tradition is held in conjunction with the open houses of all of our Eastside public schools and brings together our community, our businesses and our students, families and school staff for food and fun. See the story below for more information and please plan to drop by! 

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