One Minneapolis

Goal: Disparities are eliminated so all Minneapolis residents can participate and prosper. Question: What do you think success looks like for the goal One Minneapolis?
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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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Community policing in Mpls

There's a lack of trust - driven by fear and misunderstandings - between the Mpls police and the community it serves. This trust is a contributing factor to Mpls having one of the worst racial disparities in the US. It makes everyone - the community *and* the police - less safe and makes life difficult for folks who have run-ins with the law to bounce back to becoming a productive member of the community. It's an unfortunate ...more »

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End hunger

People are hungry in Minneapolis, particularly children and older people. A successful city should create policies that support people and organizations in fighting hunger, especially in our vulnerable populations.

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Equity of opportunities

Opportunities to succeed in life are equitably present for everyone. We’ll know this through things like: graduation rates, unemployment rates, poverty rates.

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More equitable property taxes

Don't use property taxes to pay for services and needs that should be funded

by everyone. Reduce the financial burden

on single family homes. Listen to tax payer -proposed alternatives.

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(@alyssaanderson)

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Minneapolis Artists in Minneapolis Locations

Support the arts in Minneapolis and the artists living here by offering use of public spaces in the city - buildings and parks - for performances and showings. Give local musicians, actors, dancers, and visual artists the opportunity to bring their work to their neighbors and community by showcasing the talent in this city and providing financial support for these showcases.

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More Affordable Housing and Fewer Condos and Luxury Apts

The amount of condos and luxury apts. is through the roof with no actual increased demand for such units. Many sit empty. They displace affordable housing which is sorely needed. We should be demanding that it be at least a one to one ratio of affordable units vs. luxury units. The gentrification and loss of culture is really eye opening at this point. Not to mention, why are we not taking care of the people who live ...more »

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(@elise.ebhardt)

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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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(@andrewowen)

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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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