To strengthen the neighborhood and community engagement system
The Neighborhoods 2020 process is an opportunity to look at how the City of Minneapolis serves and supports neighborhood organizations via staffing, organizational and advisory board oversight and grant-funded programs. Each piece is important for equitable and high quality services to our residents. The lens that Neighborhoods 2020 uses encompasses four important parts:
- Consistent funding and programming for neighborhoods and other community-based programs.
- Proper oversight of these programs by an advisory body.
- A citywide community engagement policy for the City of Minneapolis that incorporates the core principles of community engagement.
- An efficient and effective service delivery model from the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department.
Changes to revenue sources
The current funding program for neighborhood organizations, the Community Participation Program, was designed around the anticipated revenues from the Consolidated Redevelopment Finance District. Revenues from this District will be discontinued after 2020, and the change in funding sources provides an opportunity to re-examine the roles of Minneapolis Neighborhood Organizations and to establish a new partnership between neighborhood organizations and the City.