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Measure Equity of Access to Destinations

Accessibility metrics indicate how easily people can reach opportunities such as jobs, education, healthcare, and recreation. They reflect both transportation and land use investments and policies. The City should measure how accessibility to different types of opportunities varies throughout Minneapolis and identify critical accessibility gaps.

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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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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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