Posts Categorized: City of Minneapolis

Community Meeting on City Proposed Budget

Council Member Andrew Johnson is hosting a community conversation on Thursday, November 13, 6:30-8:30pm that will be an opportunity for residents to learn more and ask questions about the proposed city budget. The meeting will take place at the Lower Campus of Minnehaha Academy in the Chapel (4200 West River Parkway). The City Assessor and staff from the Finance Department will… Read more »

Proposed 2015 Minneapolis Park Board Budget

This was sent to the Longfellow Community Council by the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board on October 22nd, 2014 and is a courtesy post.  POSTED: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Proposed 2015 Minneapolis Park Board Budget Continues Focus on Fiscal Responsibility, Service Delivery and Maintaining Park System Public comment opportunities scheduled Nov. 5 and 19, Dec…. Read more »

Compost in Minneapolis for Residents

Whether you have your own compost bin or not, you can drop off compostable material at two sites in Minneapolis. Your food scraps, eggshells, coffee grounds and pizza boxes – even meats, bones, dairy and some other items that backyard composting can’t manage – can go to: Pearl Park (register to participate). South Transfer Station… Read more »

2014 Seal Coating

From the City of Minneapolis: Beginning July 21, a number of Minneapolis streets, alleys and parkways will receive a preventative maintenance treatment known as a seal coat. City crews will cover about two or three locations each weekday, completing the citywide effort by late July. The seal coating process involves applying a thin layer of… Read more »

Community Engagement Forums

  Dear neighborhood leaders, The City of Minneapolis’ Neighborhood and Community Relations Department is excited to invite you to participate in an upcoming discussion about equitable community engagement for all of Minneapolis. Please join City leaders from the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC) and the Health, Environment, and Community Engagement (HECE) Committee for a… Read more »

Fireworks Information

Be Safe this Independence Day! Fireworks reports can be made via 311 online, through mobile app, and by phone; call 911 for fireworks-related life safety or fire hazard concerns. Fourth of July fireworks are part of many people’s Independence Day celebrations, and the noise complaints and safety issues they generate lead to high call volumes… Read more »

Notice of a Public Hearing

  NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING   RE: 4901 Minnehaha Avenue   Miller Dunwiddie Architecture has applied for a Certificate of Appropriateness on behalf of the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board for the renovation of the Minnehaha Refectory (Pavilion) and associated improvements to the surrounding site located at 4901 Minnehaha Avenue within the Minnehaha Historic… Read more »

The MPD is hiring police cadets

From the Minneapolis Police Department: The Minneapolis Police Department is hiring Police Cadets Online application period June 9th – June 27th, 2014 The Minneapolis Police Department is seeking: College graduates from ANY accredited institution possessing ANY two or four year degree Military personnel possessing ANY two or four year degree from ANY accredited institution… Read more »

Register Your Bike with the MPD

Register Your Bicycle with the Minneapolis Police Department! It’s free and will help us return your bicycle if it is recovered after begin lost or stolen. Every year, thousands of bicycles are lost or stolen in Minneapolis. Many of them are recovered. However, because of a lack of proper identification, only a small percentage is… Read more »

Street Sweeping started 4/22/14

From the City of Minneapolis Weather permitting, an annual rite of spring in Minneapolis begins Tuesday, April 22. That’s when Public Works crews will start a comprehensive sweeping of all city streets to clean up the dirt and grime the melting ice and snow leaves behind. Beginning Monday April 21, drivers should watch for temporary “No Parking”… Read more »

Wednesday 4/16–Home Burglary Prevention Workshop

Home Burglary Prevention Workshop at Hiawatha School Park (4305 42nd St E) 6:30-7:30pm on Wednesday, April 16. Presented by LCC and MPD, Crime Prevention Specialist Shun Tillman will tell us about burglary prevention and ways to reduce the chances of being victimized. All Greater Longfellow Residents are welcome. Contact JoAnna with any questions (, 612.722.4529 ext 11.)

Grants for fixing sewer lines

Property owners who need to repair or replace their sanitary sewer lines may be able to get some help paying for that construction. The Metropolitan Council has made grant money available to cover a third of the cost, up to $2,000. Work eligible for the funding includes: Rehabilitation or replacement of sewer service lines from… Read more »

Message from Mayor Hodges on Pothole Repair

Dear Friends, Last month, I sent you a message saying that while warm weather was good news, potholes are not. Today, I would say the same thing. The flux in temperatures has continued to create potholes all across the area, as water gets into small cracks, freezes again, and then expands to create bigger cracks. When that happens over and over, the potholes get bigger and more numerous.

Serve on the Bicycle Advisory Committee

Applications are now being accepted for open board positions on the Minneapolis Pedestrian Advisory Committee and Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee. The positions are appointed by the City Council and Mayor. Applications will be reviewed beginning April 25, 2013, but the positions are open until filled. Pedestrian Advisory Committee The Minneapolis Pedestrian Advisory Committee was created… Read more »

Possible Changes in Polling Precincts

Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services is considering possible increases in polling precincts for 2014 and beyond. Two changes under consideration for Longfellow/Cooper are as follows: 2-1 Precinct (Holy Trinity located in the basement gym/assembly area) Considering an additional precinct, below 31st St E, with voting at Broadway (Longfellow) School, 3017 E 31st St, serving approximately… Read more »