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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.


Seward Neighborhood Redistricting Info

Information for Seward including links to info at the City web site, text of the SNG Executive Committee letter to the Redistricting Group, and the maps under discussion. 

City site for Redistricting

City Site for Current Ward Maps

Link to the interactive ward map at City of Minneapolis Site.
It’s not very intuitive especially in figuring out how to display the past versions. You have to find the little button that says “Show Contents of Map” located in the upper left, just above the heading “Minneapolis Draft Maps”.

Next public hearings and the last chance for the public to be heard

You only need to attend one of these hearings. Public testimony to the Group is the best way to get your opinion across.

You can also provide feedback by emailing Redistricting2012@minneapolismn.gov. Include your real name and residence address. 

March 20
Public Hearing on Proposed Ward & Park District Maps
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Sabathani Community Center
310 E 38th St

March 21
Public Hearing on Proposed Ward & Park District Maps
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center
2001 Plymouth Ave N


Text of letter to the Redistricting Group from Seward Neighborhood Group. (from March 12 Executive Committee meeting.) Continue reading