Ward 8 Update Oct. 26th, 2018

CM Andrea Jenkins



Office Hours: Monday 9-11 a.m.

Sabathani Community Center, 310 E. 38th St.

Join community in solidarity at #WeWontBeErasedMN Mpls-St.Paul Sunday, Oct. 28 at noon


WHO: Calling all trans, gender-expansive, intersex folks and our allies!

WHAT: This is a visibility action for those affected by the Department of Health and Human Services' memo released by the New York Times on 10/21 discussing plans to revoke Title IX civil rights protections on the basis of gender identity and allowing work place discrimination AND those affected by the Department of Justice memo released on 10/25 saying that it is federally legal to discriminate against trans people in the workplace.

WHEN: Sunday, October 28th from 12pm-1pm. For one hour only. Marshals will signal the start and the end of this action.

WHERE: Transgender, intersex, and gender-expansive people and allies will line up along the south side curb of Lake Street, starting at Chicago Avenue heading East towards St. Paul on to Marshall Ave. They will simply stand or sit, shoulder to shoulder, and will not obstruct traffic.

More information about the event can be found here.

2018 Creative Citymaking Call For Artist - Apply to be a Creative Citymaking Artist by Nov. 1

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The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy in the City of Minneapolis is seeking three artists/designers or teams (maximum of two artists/designers per team) to participate in Creative CityMaking, a program that partners staff in City of Minneapolis departments with experienced community artists/designers to advance the City’s goal of eliminating economic and racial disparities.


Creative CityMaking develops new arts-based, field-tested
approaches that engage traditionally underrepresented
communities and stimulate innovative thinking and practices
for more responsive government. More information regarding the program can be found here.


  1. Midtown Greenway Wayfinding with the
    Department of Public Works
  2. 2020 Census Complete Count with the Department
    of Neighborhood and Community Relations
  3. Green Zones with the Office of Sustainability

Details about the application process are outlined in this document here.

Public hearings set for comment on final draft of Minneapolis 2040

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Residents have additional opportunities to provide feedback on the final draft of Minneapolis 2040 at two upcoming public hearings. Comments on the City’s draft Comprehensive Plan, which will guide the city’s development over the next 20 years, can also be made online.

Minneapolis 2040 public hearings

Planning Commission 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 City Hall, Room 317

City Council 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 City Hall, Room 317

The Comprehensive Plan is based on 14 goals adopted by the City Council, including reducing disparities, providing access to affordable housing and living-wage jobs, creating a sustainable community, and remaining a healthy and diverse economic center. The final draft of the plan is the product of a two-year engagement process and integrates more than 10,000 public comments collected during a robust, four-month community engagement period.

The City Council will vote on the Comprehensive Plan in December before submitting the plan to the Metropolitan Council. The Metropolitan Land Planning Act requires municipalities in the Twin Cities area to provide the Metropolitan Council with updated comprehensive plans every 10 years. It must be consistent with the Metropolitan Council’s regional development guide, Thrive MSP 2040, that sets the direction for the region’s growth and development.

Weekend hours begin for Downtown Early Vote Center, three new Early Vote Centers open Tuesday

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Weekend hours begin tomorrow for the City’s Downtown Early Vote Center. From now until Election Day, the center will be open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. 

Early in-person voting at the Early Vote Center is convenient. It especially helps voters who need special accommodations, such as language support, that the extra time, attention and onsite resources of early in-person voting afford more readily than the polls might on the day of the election.

Three new Early Vote Centers open Tuesday

Starting Tuesday, one week before Election Day, three new Early Vote Centers will be serving Minneapolis voters:

  • North Early Vote Center at the Minneapolis Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Ave. N.
  • East Early Vote Center in the University of Minnesota Field House Lobby, 1800 University Ave SE.
  • South Early Vote Center at Regents Assembly Church, 810 W. 31st St.

All four Early Vote Centers will have the same hours, which can be found at vote.minneapolismn.gov.

Absentee voting is easy

Any voter can vote early with an absentee ballot; no reason is required. Please allow enough time to complete the process by mail; it can take longer than seven days. Absentee ballot applications are available at vote.minneapolismn.gov/voters/absentee and may be submitted anytime throughout the year.

Jack-o’-lanterns can go in organics recycling


When you’re done with your carved pumpkins and other gourds, you can put them in your green organics recycling cart. They don’t need to be bagged.

If you haven’t signed up for organics recycling, you can dispose of pumpkins with your other yard waste. Added synthetic materials such as paint, glitter or jewels make pumpkins non-compostable, and then they must be disposed of as garbage.

Remember: Wrappers from Halloween candy go in the garbage. They are not recyclable or compostable.

Find more information on organics recycling here.

Join MnDOT for a bus and bike tour of the 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project Oct. 28

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Join the MnDOT project team for a bus and bike tour of the 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project. During the tour, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the project and its benefits including the new Lake Street Transit Station and Midtown Greenway Green Crescent while biking or riding through the project area. This event is free for the public to attend.

For more information or to RSVP, email amy@willow-consulting.com by Oct. 24 to secure your spot for either tour.

Bus and bike tour 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 28 Kingfield Farmers Market

Get the most updated info related to the 35W@94 Downtown to Crosstown project

About the 35W@94 project

To learn more, including all current traffic impacts and detour routes, visit the project website at mndot.gov/35w94.

Metro Transit bus routes will be impacted as a result of construction. For updated route information, and to sign up for Rider Alerts, visit metrotransit.org/35W.

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority routes will be impacted due to construction. For updated route information, visit mvta.com.

Stay connected

  • Visit the project website: gov/35w94
  • Follow on Facebook and Twitter:@mndotnews
  • Email the project team at info@35w94.com.
  • call project hotline at 612-284-6125

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit 511mn.org/ or dial 5-1-1. 

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Andrea Jenkins, 350 S. Fifth St., City Hall Room 307, Minneapolis, MN 55415


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