Living Well

Goal: Minneapolis is safe and livable and has an active and connected way of life. Question: What do you think success looks like for the goal Living Well?
(@patrickhanlon)

Living Well

More trees: success defined by a healthy tree canopy

We will be losing 260,000+ trees to emerald asher borer. Trees need to be planted on boulevards, park land, residential, and commercial properties now to maintain our current air quality, water quality, and other lesser known benefits such as energy efficiency in buildings and carbon retention provided by this significant amount of trees.

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128 votes
138 up votes
10 down votes
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(@janineloureyryan)

Living Well

Aging in Place

Provide Aging in Place resources to support our senior community and to enable them to stay in their homes and neighborhoods. This includes funding for retrofitting homes with hand rails, ramping, etc. to make them safe.

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86 votes
96 up votes
10 down votes
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(@robingarwood)

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Healthy food access

Ensure that all Minneapolis residents, regardless of location, income level and race, have access to healthy, affordable, and culturally appropriate food.

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75 votes
94 up votes
19 down votes
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(@communitymember)

Living Well

Housing for all needs

We have housing that is affordable and meets a variety of needs: seniors aging in place, young families, households with extended family living together

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68 votes
74 up votes
6 down votes
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Living Well

Stop Incinerating Recyclables at the Garbage Burner (HERC)

After almost 30 years of polluting the communities of our city with toxic emissions (and now the "open air" Twins Stadium), it is time to transition away from burning recyclables and compostables in the heart of Minneapolis. The contract allowing Hennepin County to incinerate 1000 tons of refuse per day at HERC--regardless of our recycling rate--ends in 2018. We should not have to breathe the same amount of airborne ...more »

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66 votes
80 up votes
14 down votes
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Living Well

Safe ways to bike anywhere in Minneapolis

Provide more protected bikeways--routes that separate bikes from cars with some physical barriers--planters, a curb, plastic sticks--anything. This will get more people biking and reduce car-bike conflicts.

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62 votes
77 up votes
15 down votes
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(@c.twitter)

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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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62 votes
67 up votes
5 down votes
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Living Well

Homelessness

Eliminate homelessness. There have been creative solutions around the country that we could emulate or adapt for Minneapolis to eliminate the experience of homelessness.

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58 votes
61 up votes
3 down votes
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(@robingarwood)

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Healthy and Energy Efficient Rental Housing

All rental housing in Minneapolis is healthy and safe for its tenants - lead, mold, pests and other health risks are prevented from harming Minneapolis residents. The energy efficiency of rental housing is dramatically increased, and those benefits are passed along to residents.

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44 votes
47 up votes
3 down votes
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(@jenniferlansing)

Living Well

Improve Air Quality

Ground level ozone damages lung tissue and vegetation making it a public and environmental health issue. With the announcement by the EPA to drop the standard for ozone to a range of 65-70 ppb the City of Minneapolis is at risk for being in nonattainment (the 3 year average for 2011-2013 for the metro was at 67 ppb). This will increase the regulatory burden on our community. We need to make it a priority to study air ...more »

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37 votes
39 up votes
2 down votes
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(@robingarwood)

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Bicycling increases

The percentage of trips made by bicycle increases to the City's existing goal (from the Climate Action Plan) of 15%.

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37 votes
46 up votes
9 down votes
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(@ryan.txanson)

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Slow down the urban "highways"

26th St S, 28th St S, University Ave SE, 4th St SE, Blaisdell Ave S. These are all roads in the city, and yet they are treated like highways. People drive well above posted limits, and the roads do more to break up communities than they do to bring people together, and create dangers for pedestrians and bicyclists. Whats more, speed limits appear to be unenforced on many of these roads. We need to re-evaluate the speed ...more »

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36 votes
42 up votes
6 down votes
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