With a quorum present,
Mark Bliven advised that he, along with two other graduate students at the
Humphrey Institute, perceive the No. 1 problem facing land use and transportation
is the destructive impact that freeways have on urban settings. To combat this
problem (focusing primarily on
Lisa announced the following:
· The departure of her assistant, Douglas Gardner, on April 25th to pursue his educational plans and new opportunities. A farewell event will be held at the Depot probably the first weekend in May; invitations with details are forthcoming.
The arrival of her new assistant, Doug Kress, on April 21st.
Doug is the Executive Director of
The next “Lunch with Lisa” on Wednesday, April 23rd, at La Toscana. This luncheon, the last in the series before
the summer break, will have a presentation on the
· The unanimous passing by the City Council of the Elliot Park master plan.
The 2003 legislative agenda for the City of
The hiring of a summer intern (i.e., Craig Williams) to complete
the greening of the
Thereafter, Lisa answered questions and explained the recent budget cuts, its impact on City services and residents, and gave an update of the status of NRP funds and CPED.
Rick Johnson, who has been before the board several times, and Tom Hysell updated the board on the design changes since the unveiling last October. Demolition of the old building is complete and excavation for construction of the new building is underway. The design calls for a central 5-story public space called “Library Hall”, plaza entries on both Nicollet and Hennepin Avenues, and a combination of clear and opaque glass exterior walls for a welcoming visibility.
After Rick and Tom entertained questions, Andy moved and
Consideration of the minutes from March 2003 was postponed to the next regularly scheduled meeting.
No items were considered for review. The next meeting is scheduled for
Kim Motes advised that she and
After a lengthy discussion regarding the Affordable Housing RFP and Selection Criteria documents, and changes suggested thereto, Carletta moved and Gene seconded to adopt the amended Affordable Housing RFP 2003 and the attached Selection Criteria. The motion was carried unanimously.
Thereafter, Mark suggested that once DMNA is considering Affordable Housing proposals that they be submitted on its website for neighborhood input.
Kim presented to the board what has/has not been accomplished thus far from its NRP Neighborhood Action Plan and solicited feedback on the relevancy of the various goals and objectives contained therein. After a brief discussion, the board agreed to move toward finalizing the Action Plan at the next scheduled NRP IC meeting on Wednesday, April 30th at
Andy announced the annual meeting of the Central Community Housing Trust (CCHT) to be held on Tuesday, April 29h at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. The keynote speaker will be Kit Hadley, former commissioner of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency and the new director of the Minneapolis Public Library Board. Andy indicated that dinner would be free but those interested should rsvp.
Tom distributed to the board a letter he drafted on behalf of DMNA (Attachment 3), and at the request of Central City Neighborhood Partnership Restorative Justice Program (CCNP RJP), to the “powers that be” in support of an immediate, same-day process to address the chronic offenders who are failing to respond to their tickets for livability offenses.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at
Signed this ________ day of ________________________, 2003.