Ward 1 September Newsletter

Ward 1 News from Minneapolis Council Member Kevin Reich
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September 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

Thanks to all who attended the recent First Ward Forum on the topic of financing community solar projects and special thanks to guest speakers Mark Russ, the City of Minneapolis CFO, and Andy Stahlman from IPS Solar. For more information about this engaged discussion, visit http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/documents/agenda/wcmsp-213755.pdf. This event was only the latest in an ongoing discussion about the feasibility of a community solar project right here in Ward One. Watch future newsletters for announcements about upcoming meetings.

September marks the beginning of budget season for the City of Minneapolis. Mayor Frey presented his proposed 2019 budget on August 15 and you can read it in its entirety by clicking HERE. Over the next two months I and my Council colleagues will be hearing presentations from various departments about the specifics of their budget requests. These presentations are open to the public and are also available on the City's cable access channel. Visit http://www.minneapolismn.gov/budget/budget-calendar  for a calendar of these presentations. These presentations are illuminating, offering an important glimpse into each department's accomplishments, goals and priorities, and I encourage you to watch them to learn more about the work of your tax dollars. 

There will be three opportunities for public comment to the Council on the budget in November and December, before final budget adoption on December 5. You don't need to wait, however, to offer me your input on priorities for our tax dollars, so feel free to reach out at any time by email, letter, phone or at one of my community events. 

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