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June 16, 2020 Minutes

Meeting Minutes – ANA Annual Meeting

Date: June 16, 2020

Format: Virtual meeting held via Zoom, 40+ Armatage neighbors in attendance

Called to Order: 7:03pm

Presided by: Joel Federer (President)

Note taker: Patty Grabski

Board members present:  Joel Federer, Patty Grabski, Tyler Mulcahey, Donte Mearan, Adriana D, Adam Miller, Brett Anderson, Michael Kootsikas, Judy Vecere

Board members absent: Ryan Antkowiak

Others present: Lauren Anderson (Coordinator), Rachel Ireland-Henry (Accountant), Linea Palmisano, David Rubedor, Jamie Long, Marion Greene

Upcoming event: Zoom convo with Linea Palmisano re neighborhood safety and policing on June 25

2020 Census – David Rubedor, Director of Neighborhood & Community Relations

  • Every 10 years – constitutional requirement
  • Many current challenges to accurate representation and distribution of resources
  • MN risks losing a congressional seat = $2.6M potential loss
  • Extension due to COVID and civil unrest – new deadline is October 31+
  • Good news! – ARMATAGE is at 86% self-response rate to date– above 2010 final rate

Marion Greene, County Commissioner

  • Money from fed govt for COVID response to Hennepin C
    • $25M for small bus support – 2k bus asking from 36 cities
    • Funds for nonprofits
    • $15M in rental
    • $2.5M in employment assistance
    • Homelessness – expand shelters to make them COVID safe; expand to hotels, spread by 50%
      • 24 hr services for daytime safety
      • Vulnerable ppl housing support – age, illness – 625 hotel units supporting for QT
      • Working on permanent housing, affordable housing project – increased funding
      • Adult shelter connect line
    • Youth focused resources
      • Distance learning – kids without wifi or computer – $1.5M
      • $1-3M for summer youth activities – creating city programs
    • Concern for elections – $3.5M to ensure elections go smoothly
      • Apply for an absentee ballot for primary – auto gen for federal election – this will help with social distancing, some locations will be closed, there will be pressure on polling locations
  • Lobbying at the legislature for reform re George Floyd
    • Looking at jail terms??
    • Look to the court system to evaluate outcomes
    • Respond to destruction on lake st etc; property ownership, work on gentrification
  • Weekly newsletter available – tells how money is spent etc, updates on city activities

Jamie Long, State Representative

  • Introduced bill: Commitment to police reform, change the way we prosecute police-involved shootings; independent prosecutors, handled by attorney general
  • Working on bill for Civilian review process – hamstrung by state laws
  • Residency requirements – 90% of our PO do not live in the city of Mpls – maybe set reqs, up to the city; PO arbitration for reinstatement process
  • 20 bills submitted to propose transformative change
  • Senate bills passed have been quite modest
  • COVID – called leg into special session; stay safe phase – 10 indoors, 25 outdoors, reduced capacity for retail and gyms
    • Extended unemployment
    • Pandemic unemployment for self-emp and independent contractors
    • Grants for childcare providers and food shelves
    • Energy assistance
    • Workers comp for COVID medical
  • Elections – pushing for vote by mail
  • Bus Rapid Transit including the E Line along France Ave is in this round of the bonding bill but no agreement yet
  • $15 million for Solar Rewards Program
  • How can citizens help to push changes forward – most impactful to reach out to those who represent you.
  • Rep Long’s office got 6,000 messages over the past several weeks after George Floyd and the unrest, which is by far more than he’s received on any other issue since taking office. He has proposed a $350 million package to help rebuild, which unfortunately won’t scratch the surface. The state is also pursuing emergency funding for emergency food shelves.

Linea Palmisano, City Council Member

  • COVID Series of cost containment measures – $61M of additional savings to city budget to keep balanced
    • Need to cut $165M
    • Budget amendment in July – strategic cuts
    • 24% cut to some services – will feel like
  • Stance on defund the police – transparency, accountability, etc
    • ‘year of community involvement’?
  • What can we do
    • Block org and neighbor involvement and coop was increased – working at the block club level
    • Participate in public hearings
    • Q on ballot – charter amendment of city charter re requiring a police dept and details
      • Hearings by august 21 in order to be on ballot in November
    • Need methods to receive feedback and input
  • 2040 plan
    • How to undo impacts of redlining – need greater integration in our city  – need more kinds of public housing and different levels of income, need senior housing, etc
      • Need all orgs to create impact, not just zoning
      • Need to recover Lake St to maintain racially diverse businesses etc

Mini Grants Update

  • Goal is to fund projects that support, strengthen Armatage
  • https://armatage.org/mini-grants 
  • 2019 projects
    • Community art mural
    • Neighborhood thermal camera
  • 2020 projects
    • Equity committee at Armatage Montessori
    • Outdoor Curriculum with Armatage Montessori PTA

Neighborhood Art Journal 

Neighborhoods 2020

  • Focused on creating equity across the city and redirect funds
  • Neighborhood base funding to drop from $30k to $10k
  • ANA requesting council to consider $15
  • Significant changes to services able to provide to the neighborhood
  • Residents please review the draft funding plan and comment to the city by July 15
  • Draft letter available on ANA website – to send to city council
  • https://armatage.org/n2020E

Election Results

  • 119 total votes!
  • Samantha Bild
  • Sean Burke
  • Adriana Dobryzcka
  • Sharla McIntosh-Ziegler
  • Kevin Ross

Door Prize Drawing

  • Chris – Colita
  • Josh – Unwind Within

Please join us for a neighborhood conversation with Linea Palmisano on Thursday June 25

April 21, 2020 Minutes

Meeting Minutes

Date: April 21, 2020

Format: Virtual meeting held via Zoom

Called to Order: 6:33pm

Presided by: Joel Federer (President)

Note taker: Patty Grabski

Board members in attendance: Donte Mearon, Patty Grabski, Adriana Dobrzycka, Michael Kootsikas, Adam Miller, Brett Anderson, Ryan Antkowiak, Joel Federer, Lauren Anderson (Coordinator), Rachel Ireland-Henry (Accountant)

Others in attendance: Linea Palmisano (Council Member, Ward 13), Jordan Nelson (Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Stephanie Vigen, Neil D.

Board members absent: Judy Vecere (technical difficulties), Tyler Mulcahey

Welcome & Introductions

Parks and Rec Update: Jordan

  • Rec Center closed in conjunction with schools at least through May 3
    • Trying to move programs online
  • Ambassador program
    • Parks and trails are open
    • Park reps available to check on things, answer questions and be a resource to residents
    • ID via light blue jackets
    • Trying to keep park reps employed

City Update: Linea Palmisano

  • Property tax late fees in Hennepin and Ramsey will be waived until June 15
  • $2.2M in small business relief agreed and available
  • Passed takeout wine and beer with food – big revenue boost for small businesses
  • Donation hub located in the city
  • COVID health department line open – 24/7 response
  • Street sweeping impending for pollution control
    • There will not be towing but tickets will be issued
    • Dumpsters included in required moving
  • Construction nuisance update

ANA Annual meeting and Board Elections

  • Question of whether to hold online June 16 or wait until Fall
    • Board consensus to hold online in June
  • Discussion re Annual Meeting main topic
    • City staffer to present re 2020 Census via webinar
    • Suggestion for open forum re feedback and outreach
    • Grant recipient updates
  • Process discussion re whether and how to end vote count during hte online meeting in order to announce new board members
  • Need to determine best web platform to utilize – need volunteer to research
  • Suggestion to model voting process on Kingfield, utilize their voter guide
    • This requires candidates to self-identify in advance – no nominations during meeting
  • Lauren to confirm open seats – please communicate with her if your term is up

Newsletter

  • Content review is crunched this month – need several volunteers to help with proofreading

Virtual Happy Hour and Coffee Break

  • 1 held so far with 7-8 in attendance
  • 5/12 to be hosted by the Green Team with topic of Spring Gardening
  • 6/9 host Mini Grants subcommittee

Social Distancing Engagement

  • Art booklet and Quarantine projects – PDF or slideshow
  • Contracted art kit
  • Contest for mural artwork
  • Donte to compile and organize submissions

Presidents Report

March Minutes – Approved

Treasurer Report

  • CPP funds could be revoked by the city – $38k in report – should we earmark these with the intention of safe-guarding
    • Suggestion to move to Metro Blooms bill to ‘professional services’ within CPP

Green Team Update

  • Rain and Native Gardens
    • This will go forward despite COVID with social distancing
    • 15 gardens in program, several spots still open – will boost on social
    • Continue feedback to Metro Blooms re sensitivity to size etc
    • June installation
  • Virtual Organics workshop 5/18
  • Hennepin county grant is canceled due to COVID

Mini Grants Committee Update

  • 3 applications received
    1. The Fen – garden installation at 58/Penn triangle
      • Application lacked clarity – vote to deny passed
    2. Armatage Montessori School – equity and race workshops
      • Application approved
    3. Armatage PTA courtyard garden improvement and nature studies
      • Application approved

Complete Count

  • FB paid ads
  • Please help boost by sharing via Twitter, FB and Instagram

Coordinator Update

  • COVID19 relief fund – could combine with two other neighborhoods, we would have $8500 to contribute from program funds – to look into
  • Attorney support paid for by city
  • Armatage Park playground up for renovation – goal to encourage fast movement on plan

8:26 ADJOURNED

June 25 Community Conversation

Thursday, June 25
8:00-9:00pm
Zoom link:
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Join the ANA for a second Community Conversation on Thursday, June 25 from 8:00-9:00pm on Zoom to continue our dialogue on where we go from here as a neighborhood and broader community. The discussion will include community engagement, safety, equity and anti-racism and we’ll be joined by Ward 13 City Council Member Linea Palmisano.


Topic: Armatage Community Conversation #2
Time: Jun 25, 2020 08:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Anti-Racism Resources

Hennepin County Library Free eBooks

Hennepin County Library is dedicated to listening, learning, educating, and making the critical changes needed to move toward a more just world.

As part of the library’s commitment to listening, learning and taking action, four eBooks are now available with no holds: How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad, and The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander.

These four titles bring to light the many ways in which racism functions, damages, and is perpetuated in our modern world. These books pose essential questions to each of us: How can we hold ourselves accountable? And also, how can we contribute to a society of true equity and justice?

If you’re hungry for even more reading, the University of Minnesota Press has made available a collection of anti-racist books to all to read online for free through August 31.


Upcoming Trainings on Resilience, Peace and Healing Racial Trauma

When terrible things happen, like racism, police brutality, and COVID-19, our peace has been stolen from us. Intro to STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) for Cultural Competence trainings teach how to build culturally competent peace back into our lives and communities with justice for all.

2-hour online trainings are led by the Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute and are partially funded by the City of Minneapolis’ Office of Violence Prevention to promote racial trauma healing, resilience, and restorative justice for all who live, work, and/or play in Minneapolis. Pay-what-you-can up to $30. Minnesota social workers, teachers, and nurses can earn 2 hours of continuing education for $45.

Click the date/time link to register:
Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 2pm – 4pm CST
Friday, July 17, 2020, 10am – 12pm CST
Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 2pm – 4pm CST
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 10am – 12pm CST
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 2pm – 4pm CST
Friday, July 31, 2020, 10am – 12pm CST

Community Conversation

Community Conversation June 9

Please join us from 8:00-9:00pm this Tuesday, June 9 on Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/502813335) for an open conversation on how Armatage can learn from recent events and where we go from here to be more equitable and inclusive. Our original topic for this month’s Happy Hour was brainstorming community projects that could be funded by a Mini Grant, but there is a lot to discuss and process after the last couple weeks in our community. Learn more about monthly Happy Hours at https://armatage.org/happyhours

May 14, 2020 eNews

May 19 Meeting Agenda

6:30-8:30pm | Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/94646891472
All meetings are open to community members. Please allow time to sign in at the link above.

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Update from Council Member Palmisano
  • June Online Annual Meeting & Board Election
    • Resolution for a Remote Annual Meeting
    • Agenda and speakers
    • Board election volunteers
    • Communications and budget
  • Art Journal Project
    • Communications & Outreach Plan
  • ANA Board & Committee Expectations
  • Other Business
  • President’s Report
  • Minutes – need to approve
  • Treasurer Report – financials emailed
  • Committee Updates
    • Green Team
    • Mini Grants
    • Complete Count
  • Coordinator Update:
    • New Board Orientation & Board Refresher

Monday, May 18
7:00-8:00pm
Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83728133761

Thinking of making a change that will have a huge impact on your family’s environmental footprint? Now is the perfect time to start organics recycling and check out our free Organics Recycling How-to Workshop on May 18! We’ll cover what can and can’t go into the green cart, tips and tricks, and lots of ideas to affordably set up your home.

Taught by our Coordinator, Lauren, who ran organics recycling programs and taught workshops all over the Twin Cities before coming to the Armatage neighborhood, we promise it’ll be a short and fun Zoom workshop! Open to all, even if you live outside Armatage: armatage.org/online-organics-recycling-workshop/


Armatage Neighborhood Art Journal

During this time of social distancing, what have you and your family members done to express yourselves creatively? Please share your creations with us as we compile a journal to document this moment of time in Armatage.

Your submission could be artwork and paintings; sidewalk art; original poetry or short stories; knitted, crocheted or sewn creations; new gardens; home DIY projects; recipes you’ve cooked up; or images from walks. We will assemble your submissions into a free journal available to download at armatage.org/art and possibly feature them in ANA communications about this project or in a future community mural.

See submission guidelines and an awesome video about this project at armatage.org/art/


Armatage Annual Meeting & Board Election

Tuesday, June 16
7:00-8:30pm
Zoom

Join your neighbors for a virtual Armatage Annual Meeting! Connect virtually with your elected officials and hear a short, fascinating talk on the 2020 Census and its impact on Minneapolis before board election results are announced.

This year’s Board Election will be held online from June 9 through June 16 at 7:30pm. All Armatage residents 18 years and older and designated business representatives will be able to vote in the election through an online form that will be posted at armatage.org. See below for more details on running for election!


Join the Board

Thinking about running for the Armatage Neighborhood Association’s Board of Directors?  Thank you!  Board members will have a critical role in shaping our neighborhood nonprofit for years to come.

Members of underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to run for the board, including renters, seniors, residents with disabilities, and residents who identify as LGBTQ or BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and/or People of Color).

Learn more about what’s involved and register to run by June 8 at armatage.org/2020boardelection/


Take Action and Win a $50 Gift Card

Help neighbors and friends take the Census by May 31 and enter to win one of four $50 gift cards to local businesses:

  1. Take the 2020 Census: my2020census.gov
  2. Take Action. Choose from the following list…
    • Snap a selfie and share with hashtags #WeCountMN #Census2020 #ArmatageTakesTheCensus
    • Share a social media post with my2020census.gov/ and hashtags #WeCountMN #Census2020 #ArmatageTakesTheCensus
    • Reach out to a neighbor (or two!) about completing the Census using #socialdistancing. (This is a perfect chance to check in remotely).
  3. Visit armatage.org/2020census and enter your info for a chance to win one of four $50 gift cards to local businesses. All Minneapolis residents are eligible to enter.

Help is Available

We updated our COVID-19 Resource Page to make it much easier to navigate, especially on mobile. Check it out to find links to emergency assistance, unemployment, food shelves, maps of local businesses offering curbside pick-up, online kids’ activities, and details on our new Stay Safe MN order at https://armatage.org/covid19.


Armatage Park Play Area Improvements Survey

Dreaming of when we’ll be able to safely play in parks again? Us too! In the meantime,  please help weigh in on upcoming improvements for the Armatage Park Play Area by taking the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board’s survey and signing up for project updates at https://bit.ly/ArmatagePark

This survey is open now through May 29 and is expected to be first in a series on prioritizing and designing improvements. Thanks in advance for sharing your ideas and opinions for our beloved park! Click here to take the Armatage Park survey.


Comment on the Transportation Action Plan by May 22

Did you know that streets and public right-of-ways make up 22% of the land in Minneapolis?  The draft Transportation Action Plan is a 10-year action plan to guide future planning, design and implementation of transportation projects for these spaces and for all people in all the ways we move around Minneapolis.

Visit the interactive website at http://go.minneapolismn.gov/ to provide your input on specific strategies and actions during the public comment period, which runs through May 22.


Stay Safe MN Details

Beginning May 18, non-critical businesses, like retail stores and main street businesses, can reopen if they have a social distancing plan and operate at 50 percent capacity. Also, starting May 18, Minnesotans are welcome to gather with friends and family in groups of 10 or less with safe social distancing practices in place. Learn more at https://mn.gov/covid19/


Comprehensive District Design Passes

The Minneapolis School Board voted to approve the district’s Comprehensive District Design recommendations this week.  Learn about the changing school boundaries and pathways, magnet schools and timeline for implementation at https://www.cdd.mpls.k12.mn.us/


NRPA Social Distancing Graphic

Minneapolis Park Closures

Minneapolis playgrounds, skate parks, athletic fields, and courts are closed. Check out the closure details at https://www.minneapolisparks.org/coronavirus-covid-19-information/

Parks and trails are still open during this time. Please do your part to keep them safe for everyone and check the MPRB’s COVID-19 page in the weeks to come for updates.

2020 Annual Meeting

Armatage Annual Meeting & Board Election

Tuesday, June 16
7:00-8:30pm
Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89815019195

Join your neighbors for a virtual Armatage Annual Meeting! Connect with your elected officials, win a $50 gift card to Colita or Unwind Within (must be present to win!), and hear a short, fascinating talk on the 2020 Census and its impact on Minneapolis before board election results are announced.

Agenda:

  • Welcome
  • The 2020 Census and Why it Matters for Minneapolis – David Rubedor, Director of NCR
  • Connect with Elected Representatives:
    • County Commissioner Marion Greene
    • State Representative Jamie Long
    • City Council Member Linea Palmisano
  • Current Armatage Neighborhood Initiatives:
    • Neighborhood Art Journal
    • Mini Grant Program
    • Neighborhoods 2020 Proposed Funding Cuts
  • Results of 2020 Armatage Board Election
  • Door Prize Drawing

This year’s Board Election will be held online and voting runs from June 9 through June 16 at 7:30pm. All Armatage residents 18 years and older and designated business representatives can vote once  in the election. Learn more about the candidates and cast your vote at armatage.org/2020boardelection/

Full Zoom invite:

Topic: Armatage Annual Meeting
Time: Jun 16, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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May 19, 2020 Agenda

6:30-8:30pm | Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/94646891472
All meetings are open to community members. Please allow time to sign in at the link above.

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Update from Council Member Palmisano
  • June Online Annual Meeting & Board Election
    • Resolution for a Remote Annual Meeting
    • Agenda and speakers
    • Board election volunteers
    • Communications and budget
  • Art Journal Project
    • Communications & Outreach Plan
  • ANA Board & Committee Expectations
  • Other Business
  • President’s Report
  • Minutes – need to approve
  • Treasurer Report – financials emailed
  • Committee Updates
    • Green Team
    • Mini Grants
    • Complete Count
  • Coordinator Update:
    • New Board Orientation & Board Refresher

2020 Board Election

Thank you to everyone who voted in the 2020 Armatage Board Election!

We received 119 votes in total and it was a close election. Congratulations to the newly elected ANA Board Members:

  • Samantha Bild
  • Sean D. Burke
  • Sharla McIntosh-Ziegler
  • Kevin Ross
  • Adriana Dobrzycka (current ANA Board member elected to a new term)

Voting Instructions:

armatage mapVoting begins June 9 and ends June 16 at 7:30pm during the virtual Armatage Annual Meeting. All Armatage residents 18 years and older and designated representatives of an Armatage business are eligible to vote once here. Neighborhood boundaries are shown below.

Election results will be announced live at the end of Annual Meeting on June 16 and on the website the following day. If you have any questions about this process, please contact our Coordinator, Lauren, at anacoordinator@armatage.org.

There are seven (7) candidates running for the ANA Board of Directors this year. If elected, each candidate term’s will run from June 2020 – May 2022.  Learn more about the candidates through the ANA Voter Guide and vote for up to five (5) candidates.

Voter Guide: learn more about the candidates here

Click here to vote in the 2020 Board Election

Neighborhoods 2020

Future Funding for Neighborhood Organizations

You Could Lose Your Neighborhood Organization. We Need Your Help.
Funding for Minneapolis neighborhood organizations like ours expires at the end of this year. The City is considering a plan that changes the funding structure and work of neighborhoods and would drastically reduce the annual funding for Armatage and many other neighborhoods.

We believe there can be a better balance in this funding plan that will increase equity funding while allowing small neighborhoods like ours to keep operating. We hope you take the time to weigh in.

Submit a Public Comment:

Check out the Draft Funding Plan here and submit a comment by July 15, 2020 at 11:59pm. Comment through email using our draft below or via phone, text or postal mail (visit http://minneapolismn.gov/ncr/2020 for more info).

Please copy and paste the Neighborhoods 2020 and all City Council member/staff email addresses into the “recipient” address line:

Neighborhoods2020@minneapolismn.gov
kevin.reich@minneapolismn.gov
cam.gordon@minneapolismn.gov
steve.fletcher@minneapolismn.gov
phillipe.cunningham@minneapolismn.gov
Ward4GeneralInbox@minneapolismn.gov (Phillippe Cunningham)
jeremiah.ellison@minneapolismn.gov
Danielle.hans@minneapolismn.gov (Jeremiah Ellison)
maryan.sharif-abdinassir@minneapolismn.gov  (Jeremiah Ellison)
abdi.warsame@minneapolismn.gov
Ryan.SanCartier@minneapolismn.gov  (Abdi Warsame)
Yusra.Arab@minneapolismn.gov  (Abdi Warsame)
lisa.goodman@minneapolismn.gov
andrea.jenkins@minneapolismn.gov
alondra.cano@minneapolismn.gov
dylan.kesti@minneapolismn.gov  (Alondra Cano)
graham.faulkner@minneapolismn.gov  (Alondra Cano)
Lisa.bender@minneapolismn.gov
Jeremy.schroeder@minneapolismn.gov
Andrew.Johnson@minneapolismn.gov
linea.palmisano@minneapolismn.gov

Copy and paste the following subject line and message into your email, edit this letter, or write your own, personal letter:

Subject:

Neighborhoods 2020 Public Comment

Body:

Dear Minneapolis City Council Members,

As an Armatage resident, I support the racial equity goals outlined in the draft Neighborhoods 2020 plan and the emphasis placed on engaging historically underrepresented residents. Directing more funding to areas of the city that need it most is overdue.

However, the proposed program changes will reduce the base funding for Armatage and other small neighborhoods to such a degree that many core services and the ability to work on equity will be in jeopardy. Base funding is what is used by neighborhood organizations to operate – e.g., a small amount of staff time, accounting services, rent (in some cases), and communications such as mailings and digital tools that enable neighborhoods to do critical work.

Though some neighborhoods have reserves to help delay the impact of the proposed program changes, many will need to immediately begin drastically reducing programs and services should this plan pass as drafted. Therefore, I urge the Minneapolis City Council to increase the neighborhood base funding from $10,000/year to $15,000/year. 

Neighborhood organizations work hard to listen to all residents’ needs and make our communities great places to live through advocacy, housing support, annual community-building events, environmental initiatives, and communications that help keep the neighborhood informed and engaged. With a slightly higher funding level, multiple neighborhoods could work together in order to keep their doors open while still protecting a large level of equity funding for the City’s neighborhood organizations.

The last few months have of COVID-19 and community-driven reform have reinforced how critical strong, local communities are. We believe there can be a better balance in this funding plan that will increase equity while allowing small neighborhoods like ours to keep operating.

Thank you for considering this request.

Sincerely,
Your Name
Your Neighborhood or Address