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Neighborhoods 2020

Neighborhoods 2020 is an opportunity to further develop and improve upon the City of Minneapolis’ neighborhood based engagement structure. Neighborhood organizations are by the people, for the people. Join the Neighborhoods 2020 mailing list. This does not enroll you in our general update emails.


The official public comment period was extended multiple times to September 30, 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak and civil unrest.

  • Feb. 28 - Sept. 30: Public comment period
  • Nov. 5: Public Health and Safety Committee public hearing and presentation
  • Nov. 12: Budget Committee presentation to discuss the program allocations
  • Nov. 13: Full City Council vote

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Approved Neighborhoods 2020
Program Guidelines

The Minneapolis City Council approved the Neighborhoods 2020 Program Guidelines on Nov. 13, 2020. The guidelines are centered on building equity in our community. The City has worked closely with neighborhoods, community members and the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) to develop these guidelines.

The guidelines align with the City’s adopted Strategic Racial Equity Plan and the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan, which states that “Minneapolis will have an equitable civic participation system that enfranchises everyone, recognizes the core and vital service neighborhood organizations provide to the City of Minneapolis, and builds people’s long-term capacity to organize and improve their lives and neighborhoods.”


Total program funding and base level funding for each neighborhood organization will be discussed through the City's regular budget process. See dates in the timeline. You can also submit comments online.

CURA racial equity research and activities

In September 2019, the City of Minneapolis contracted with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) for the final phase of Neighborhoods 2020.

Public comments about current draft guidelines

During the public comment period on the Neighborhoods 2020 draft program guidelines, the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department (NCR) received 354 public comments. NCR accepted comments by email, mail, phone call, text message and virtual meeting.

Information session

Watch broadcast of the April 2 information session about the draft program guidelines here. Click "Join the event" to watch. (Meeting begins at the 22 minute mark.)

Second draft of framework recommendations

On May 6, 2019, NCR presented the revised Neighborhoods 2020 Framework Recommendations and comments at the City Council’s Public Health, Environment, Civil Rights and Engagement (PECE) Committee at a public hearing.

Public comments about second draft of framework recommendations

Recommendations from 2020 work groups

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First draft of framework recommendations

Members of the public were invited to submit public comment on the first draft of the Neighborhoods 2020 Framework Recommendations through postal mail, email, voicemail, text message and public meetings.

Community engagement about first draft of framework recommendations

NCR staff attended over 30 neighborhood and community public comment sessions along with five planned multilingual public comment meetings. NCR staff also took public comment at the Community Connections Conference on February 2 as part of a Neighborhoods 2020 open house.

From February 27 to March 21, 2019, NCR staff organized meetings at East Side Neighborhood Services and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park  in English, at Harrison Recreation Center in English, Lao and Hmong, at the Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center in Somali, and at the Waite House in Spanish. Public comment was from January 28 to March 31, 2019. At these 40 community public comment meetings, NCR reached over 1,000 residents.

Translated framework recommendations

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If you have questions, please contact the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department at 612-673-3737, reach out to your neighborhood or community specialist at NCR or email to [email protected].

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Last updated Nov 13, 2020



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