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

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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(@k.twitter)

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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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(@katie.lampi)

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Landlords

Residential and commercial rental property owners are held accountable for the livability/workability of their properties, the physical condition/appearance of the building's interior and exterior, and the property's grounds/landscape.

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(@katie.lampi)

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Parental Leave

The City of Minneapolis will lead way and become an example to other employers in regards to work/life balance by raising the bar and offering employees paid parental leave (equal for men and women) in the event of a birth/adoption of a child. This is important as we trying to replace an aging workforce by recruiting new talent. Other municipalites have implemented (Brooklyn Park) or discussed (St. Paul) this idea already. ...more »

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(@jenkader)

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Rainwater harvesting, greywater recycling

Approximately 50% of the water used in residences goes to non-potable uses. In commercial buildings, that percentage rises to nearly 95%. We have huge opportunity to use rainwater or greywater for so much of this, and many examples to learn from across the nation. Whether it is San Francisco, New York City, Seattle, or (our favorite) Portland, there are examples all around us. Reusing stormwater indoors mitigates ...more »

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Midtown Greenway Transit

We need to accelerate the Midtown Greenway Transit! With all the new development along the greenway it's time to utilize the existing non-bike/walk side of the greenway to enhance transportation options in Minneapolis. Imagine being able to hop on for a quick ride to the Midtown Exchange for dinner and shopping.

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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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32 votes
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(@rozymaggie)

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Create a Safe City that includes People of Color

Establish a panel that investigates complaints against police and has the power to hold police accountable for their crimes. One that also protects people who make complaints from the police. Currently, the police investigate themselves when there is a complaint or someone is injured or killed at their hands.

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32 votes
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(@josh.schaffer)

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Increased Access to Public Information

The City provides convenient access to public records and information through multiple channels. Requests for information are responded to efficiently and completely. Processes for obtaining information are clear and accessible.

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(@communitymember)

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Equitable services

City services are offered equitably to all – Where you live, how well you speak English, what you look like – these things shouldn’t influence the quality of the services you receive from the City.

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Make Uptown More Walker Friendly!

Uptown needs to get even more walker friendly! Take the time to explore all intersections and potential cross over points on Hennepin, Lyndale, Lake, Lagoon & 31st to ensure pedestrian safety is enhanced even further!

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