Ward One Newsletter, September 2019

Ward 1 News from Minneapolis Council Member Kevin Reich
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September 2019


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

Phone: 612-673-2201



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Council Member's Message

In mid-August Mayor Frey presented his 2020 budget proposal to the City Council. Between now and November, it will be the job of the City Council to evaluate that proposal as we hear in detail from every City department about their needs and priorities. These budget presentations, which will occur at the Ways & Means Committee, are open to the public and can also be viewed remotely. Visit http://www.minneapolismn.gov/tv/citycounciltv to watch the presentations.

As I have said in the past, our annual budgets express our values as a city, so as we continue this work, I hope to hear your input on this budget and the extent to which it reflects what you value. Click HERE to see for yourself what has been proposed.

It has been my distinct pleasure to host a student intern from Edison High School in my office each summer since I took office in 2010. The talented, diverse and ambitious group of young people who have worked alongside me and my staff have brought us immense value - fresh perspectives, intelligent insights, creative problem-solving - and this year has been no exception. Gabriel Spinks, a recent Edison grad who served as the student representative on the MPS School Board and has been an active member of the Youth Coordinating Board, spent his summer doing a variety of projects for us. One of his tasks was to explore and document some of the most innovative initiatives going on in our local schools. I hope you'll check out the article below that he wrote for us about Edison's Green Team and their work to implement organics recycling at the school and across the district. We wish Gabriel all the best as he begins his college career this fall and will continue to feature his newsletter articles over the course of the year.

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