SUPPORTING WARD 11

My priority is to be available to you. Representing Ward 11 at City Hall means being responsive to all residents, business owners and other stakeholders -- not just the ones who already know their way around City Hall. I advocate for maximum transparency as part of City Council processes. The public deserves to understand what's going on and who is involved.

 
 
Goals
  • Improve City processes to make them as accessible as possible for Ward 11 residents
     

  • Continue to meet neighbors where they are, including by offering regular office hours and weekly newsletters
     

  • Prioritize the needs of our seniors so they can continue to live both independently and with support in our community

Accomplishments
  • Hosted over 90 public events as well as published weekly newsletters to keep Ward 11 informed.  Communication and accessibility are key.    
     

  • Expanded Funding to Support Seniors-  Secured $140,000 in funding for aging support services in this year’s City budget. My colleagues unanimously supported this measure, which represents a $60,000 funding increase for Minneapolis’ four senior service centers – including Nokomis Healthy Seniors, which serves our Ward 11 community.

  • Brought the Healthy Aging Resource Fair to South Minneapolis- At this inaugural event, more than 100 attendees heard from more than a dozen local organizations about Medicare planning, brain health, fraud and scam prevention and more. 

  • Brought healthy food options to Bossen residents- Authored change to mobile food ordinance to allow mobile healthy food market in Bossen area.  Read the ordinance here.
     

  • Brought safety improvements to the intersection of Cedar and Edgewater. Worked with the county, Park Board and neighbors to host community forms, recommend improvements, and implement new safety measures.

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