A City that Works

Goal: City government runs well and connects to the community it serves. What do you think success looks like for the goal A City that Works?

A City that Works

Translation Services

Have better city or department wide translation services especially for field employees interacting with the public. Have the ability to bring a translator to appointments and translate emails or phone calls that may be received from residents. A city that works is a city that can communicate with the vast population that makes our city great.

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(@kerstin.hammarberg)

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Cost savings

Combine similar city facilities into fewer sites. When there are multiple locations doing the same thing, find a location that centralizes the activity to save money on rent expenses.

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Recruiting

Hiring and recruiting resources to effectively hire candidates with diverse backgrounds. City workforce and leadership that reflects our diverse communities.

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Bicycle Lanes

If money is going to be spent on bicycle lanes, then bicyclists should be required to use them.

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Bicycle Licenses

I think bicyclists who commute on bike lanes should have to pay a fee or license (every year) in order to help pay for all of the bicycle infrastructure, just like automobiles pay a license fee (every year) in order to use the bike lanes.

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Listen to Constituents

Work Towards True Grassroots Democracy: All city council members will be required to hold an annual Town Hall-type input meeting, advertised broadly to ward's constituents, where they solicit priorities. come to consensus and then words towards show progress towards implementing these priorities (or explain why not at future Town Hall-type meetings), instead of ignoring constituents and failing to pursue the voters' true... more »

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(@alexcecchini)

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Housing + Transportation Affordability

Measure how affordable the city is for different resident demographic categories, and across the city. Include not only the cost of housing but also reasonable estimates for transportation. Link this with job accessibility per Andrew Owen's comments to understand how many jobs are available, by different industry sectors, within different commute times by mode to understand how reasonable it is to afford living in the... more »

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Neighborhood Meetings

A forum that allows residents to comment via computer on proposed City projects should be established.

 

This would allow residents that aren't able to physically attend neighborhood meetings to easily voice their opinions.

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Protected Bicycle Lanes

The City of Minneapolis does not need to build protected bicycle lanes because they already exist. They are currently known as sidewalks.

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Create a Promising Future for City Employees

Idea is being submitted based on the results of the 2014 Employee Engagement survey (My Minneapolis). Creating a more promising future for our employees will positively impact employee engagement. Numerous studies have shown that by improving employee engagement organizations realize: • Increases in employee productivity • Decreases in undesirable employee turnover • Have a more favorable reputation in the community... more »

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(@jarederdmann)

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Department Level Performance Management

Department-level performance indicators should be tied to monetary investments the department(s) is/are actually making towards a particular project or program or desired outcome. Citywide indicators that are not tied to department level investments can be interesting and nice to have but do not necessarily measure the respective departments' performance.

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