Neighborhoods 2020 Draft Plan (An open letter from LCC & SENA)

An important message about the future of neighborhood organizations like Longfellow Community Council (Not related to COVID-19).


To the residents of Greater Longfellow:

The following notice from the City of Minneapolis – Neighborhood and Community Relations Department (NCRD) extends the comment period for the draft guidelines on the program(s) that will fund neighborhood organizations. We encourage everyone to review the guidelines (link here) and give your feedback to the City. The proposed program is woefully underfunded and will undo the system of neighborhood organizations that has successfully supported communities like Greater Longfellow for the past 30 years. We need your input now more than ever. Please feel free to contact LCC’s Executive Director Melanie Majors at melanie@longfellow.org with any questions


How to leave a public comment:

The public comment period on the Neighborhoods 2020 program guidelines has been EXTENDED 90 DAYS until July 15, 2020. The guidelines are now expected to go before City Council for a vote by mid-August.

You may allow submit comments in the following ways:
Email • Neighborhoods2020@minneapolismn.gov
Phone • 612-673-3737
Text Messaging and Voicemail • Español: (612) 404-2978 • Hmoob: (612) 367-6548 • Soomaaliga: (612) 404-2978 • English: (612) 518-8743
US Postal Service Mail:
Neighborhood and Community Relations
105 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 425
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
Comments must be received by 11:59p.m., July 15.
During the extended public comment period, NCR will expand their outreach and hold additional virtual public meetings. More information will be available as these meetings are scheduled.The City of Minneapolis held an informational meeting on April 2, the meeting was recorded and is available at minneapolismn.gov/neighborhoods2020 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your neighborhood specialist or NCR at ncr@minneapolismn.gov.
http://www.minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/public/@ncr/documents/webcontent/wcmsp-223035.pdf