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Poverty in Minneapolis

A successful city should implement policies targeted at eliminating the inequity in who experiences poverty (there are differences by race, family status, age, veteran status, etc). To keep our city liveable for all, we should figure out the minimum income necessary to live in Minneapolis for a single person, family of four, and person who has retired, and keep that number in mind when designing programs and policies.... more »

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Streamlined regulations that produce equity

Streamline bureaucratic work for organizations and nonprofits, place binding minimums for diversity in procurement contracts. Also, streamline regulations for minority and women owned businesses to easily become vendors of the City.

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A committed City staff that truly represents Mpls.

- Require Mpls residency for all new hires - Work towards a staff that better represent the racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, economic diversity of Mpls ** ** ** ** With all of the increasingly pressing issues we face as a community, we can't afford to have folks working for us who are merely in it for the paycheck or for bolstering their resume. We need City staffers... more »

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Digital Equity - Technology Access and Skills

Eliminate disparities in resident’s access to technology and digital literacy skills based on race/ethnicity and income level: Equity in access to computers, mobile devices and the Internet, along with the skills to use these tools is critical as technology becomes more and more a part of our economic, educational, health, and workforce systems; and as technology and the Internet play a stronger role in civic and community... more »

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Make Cannabis the Lowest Level Law Enforcement Priority

Making cannabis the lowest level law enforcement priority is one way to greatly reduce racial arrest disparities. In October 2014, the ACLU released a report showing that African Americans are 11.5 times more likely to be arrested in Minneapolis for cannabis possession than whites. [1] While possession of 1.5 ounces (42.5g) of cannabis is currently a petty misdemeanor in Minnesota, the fact that it is a criminal citation... more »

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Possessing a Small Amt of Cannabis Should Result in a Civil Fine

Currently in Minnesota, possession of less than 1.5 ounces (42.5g) of cannabis is a petty misdemeanor. While this is certainly preferable to a felony, the fact is that a petty misdemeanor is still a criminal offense with the potential to wreak long-term harm. Repercussions include having the citation show up on some background checks, being banned from taking out federal student loans for a year [1], and not being allowed... more »

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Possessing Small Amounts of Hash Oil Should Not Be a Felony

In Minnesota, possession of any amount of hash oil is a felony. It's time we change this, so that having small amounts of concentrates (7g or less) in Minneapolis becomes a civil fine or petty misdemeanor charge – as it is to possess cannabis in its natural form. Cannabis oil has significant uses, particularly for medical patients, which is part of the reason why the state legislature approved a medical cannabis bill... more »

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Free Wireless Enterprise Zone

As part of the USI Wireless contract, Minneapolis offers free wireless in 117 hotspots that are spread around the City. There is no rhyme or reason to their location and public awareness is limited. Why not focus all those hotspots into one region to create a wireless enterprise zone? This could encourage economic growth and development, and help bridge the digital divide. We already provide these free hotspots, why... more »

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Crosswalk Enforcement Prioritized.

Direct Minneapolis Police to enforce the State of MN pedestrian laws, focusing on the crosswalk law. This is seldom observed or enforced. To make major change all we need to do in enforce laws already on the books.

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