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6th Ward City Council Candidates Forum Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m.

If you are interested in hearing what the Candidates have to say consider attending the 6thWard City Council Candidates Forum. There are six candidates running: Abukar Abdi, SheikhAbdul, Abdi Addow, Mahamed Cali, Incumbent Robert Lilligren, Abdi Warsame. All Candidateshave been invited! After giving an introductory statement, each candidate will participate in aQ & A session . There will be a Somali & Oromo Interpreter! Light beverages will be provided!

Final #Minneapolis Redistricting Maps – Wards 1-6 – The Neighborhoods Lost

Ward 6 (with a chunk of Seward Neighborhood) looks like a gun pointed at St. Paul. Ward 2 holds the rest of Seward. Ward 6 is represented by Robert Lillegren. Ward 2 is represented by Cam Gordon.

Read Robin Garwood’s thoughtful analysis of the final result: “The Neighborhoods Don’t Matter” Map.

Find all the final maps at the City site.


Second Ward April 2011 E-Newsletter

News from Cam Gordon

Council Member, Second Ward

 April 2011


Urban Agriculture Policy Plan.  The Urban Agriculture Plan unanimously passed the City Council this morning.  I see this plan as a major step towards making Minneapolis a leader in the local food movement.  It recommends allowing people to grow food commercially in Minneapolis for the first time, along with a host of recommendations that will make it easier for residents to start community gardens and grow food in their own backyards.  I want to thank all of the community members who helped shape this plan, and who got engaged to make sure it made it through the Council process without major alterations. The plan will provide guidance for specific food-related land use, regulatory and zoning ordinance amendments that I hope to see in place by next year’s growing season. 

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CLIC season is underway

CLIC season is underway.

by Becca Vargo Daggett

What is CLIC? From the Capital Long-range Improvement Committee Bylaws: “It shall be the mission of CLIC to advise the Mayor and City Council on the City’s capital improvement program policy and process, five-year, or multi-year capital improvement programs, and annual capital improvement budgets.” 

In practice, CLIC reviews Capital Budget Requests from City departments (think infrastructure investments – roads, bridges, pipes, buildings), hears presentations from the departments, asks questions of the presenters, and then ranks capital requests using a multi-factor scoring system. Final rankings and comments are submitted in an annual report to the Mayor and City Council members. (A remarkable amount of information about the process is available from the City of Minneapolis Finance Department.)

CLIC had its first full meeting of the year on April 12. After some administrative tasks, we heard presentations from the City’s new Chief Information Officer, Otto Doll, and the Director of Public Works, Steve Kotke. Continue reading

Second Ward March 2011 E-newsletter

News from Cam Gordon

Council Member, Second Ward

March 2011



March is Food Share Month. From 2008 to 2009, there was a 25 percent increase in food shelf visits in Minnesota — the largest recorded increase in 28 years. If you can, please consider making a food shelf donation this month. To help restock the Salvation Army’s food shelves and help Minneapolis firefighters win a food drive competition against St. Paul, you can bring food donations to City Hall or any Minneapolis Fire Station anytime this month. Food donations can be dropped off at Room 233 of City Hall or at any fire station from 10am to 8pm.  You can also contribute to food shelves in the Ward at the Glendale Food Shelf, at 92 St. Mary’s Ave. S.E. (http://www.esns.org/GlendaleFoodShelf) or at the Brian Coyle Food Shelf at 420 15th Ave. S. For more info see http://mnfoodshare.gmcc.org/index.php Continue reading