Minneapolis moves forward on Neighborhoods 2020 – May 31 Update
Dear neighborhood and community leaders,
We want to keep you informed and updated during these next steps following City Council’s actions on May 17, which passed the Neighborhoods 2020 framework along with two staff directives. You can find City Council’s final actions on the framework at minneapolismn.gov/ncr/2020.
In one staff directive, City staff were instructed to conduct an enterprise-wide evaluation of community engagement efforts and develop a work plan and timeline for adopting a citywide community engagement policy. In the other, staff were directed to work with a consultant or consultants to continue conversations with neighborhoods and the community on program guidelines and metrics for the Neighborhoods 2020 framework while continuing to ensure that racial equity remains at the core of the work.
Our immediate next step is to begin developing the scopes of work necessary to contract with a consultant or consultants. Staff in the Coordinator’s Office will work with Procurement and the Target Market process so that any qualified candidate may submit a proposal as soon as scopes of work are ready. We will send that information out to you and our Target Market Program vendors and post it on the City’s procurement webpage as well as NCR’s homepage. Once qualified contractors have been selected, an updated project timeline will be posted on our website and shared publicly.
We will continue to send out updates and update the Neighborhoods 2020 webpage as we move through this process.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your neighborhood specialist, Deputy Director Karen Moe or myself.
City of Minneapolis – Neighborhood and Community Relations