Agenda for Board/General Meeting for Monday March 16, 2020


The chair has chosen to postpone  all CPNA meetings while the public safety concerns regarding Covid-19 are on going.


The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday March 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Golf Manor 3300 Central AV NE. MAP

For reasonable accommodations, alternative formats, translation services or the accessible entrance opened please contact CPNA staffer Liz at 612-390-3735. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call.

Please do not wear heavy scents to our meetings. We are in a small location and members have allergy issues. Thank you in advance for helping make our meetings inviting to all.

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions
6:31 – Approval of the Agenda
6:35 – Approval the Minutes of CPNA Draft Minutes for February 24, 2020
6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File
6:45- Open Time
6:59 – General Meeting

7:00 – Crime and Safety Update

7:05 – Old Business
Comment letter on Neighborhoods 2020 Draft
Earth Day
Postcard for Housing Program
37th and University
PechaKucha postponed to June 1

7:15 – New Business
Covid-19 plan
Conflict of Interest Policy and forms
Casey Carl, City Clerk and David Ruebedor NCR (7:30) presentation on the census etc…
Lane Christiansen and Marlene Spangler (7:45) stormwater adopt a drain program

7:59 – Announcements/ Communications.

April agenda…  Ange from First and First
Annual Meeting Planning

Kroening Interpretive Center Programs
Building hours: Tuesdays — Fridays, 9 am – 5 pm; Saturdays, 10 am – 5 pm: Sundays, 12 noon – 5 pm
North Mississippi Regional Park, 4900 Mississippi Court

Spring Break Camp: Down in the Dirt
March 23 – 27
Kids from 6 to 12 can enjoy a week of fun during spring break! Do you love to get messy playing in the dirt? Then join us in discovery. Find out what dirt is made from, why it’s important and how fun it is to build with. We’ll explore seek out soils, decomposers and animals living under the ground. Registration: $150. For information and to register:

Public comment period is open for the Neighborhoods 2020 draft
These are program guidelines on neighborhood programming and funding to support the City’s 70 neighborhood organizations in 2021 and beyond. The public comment period runs through April 17.

Here are some opportunities for the Ward One community to learn the details, hear from neighbors and share feedback and comment on the draft program guidelines:

Wednesday, March 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Van Cleve Park Recreation Center, Multipurpose Room, 901 15th Ave SE
Thursday, April 2, 6-8 p.m.
Northeast Park Recreation Center, Multipurpose Room, 1530 Johnson Street NE

The draft guidelines build on a framework resolution and staff directions passed by the Council last May.  They were developed by City staff using input from neighborhoods, community members and the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs. The guidelines are intended to align with our Strategic Racial Equity Plan and the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Goal 14, “Equitable civic participation system: In 2040, 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 to improve their lives and neighborhoods and Policy 100: “Place-based Neighborhood Engagement: Strengthen the City’s robust neighborhood-based community engagement system to ensure that it effectively and equitably builds people’s capacity to organize to improve their neighborhoods.”

People can also comment at, 612-673-3737 and at Neighborhood and Community Relations, 105 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 425, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401.

On May 4, final guidelines will be considered by the City Council’s Public Health, Environment, Civil Rights and Engagement Committee with a City Council vote expected on May 15.

The City has opened public comment on the draft Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan.

The plan is a 10-year action plan to guide future planning, design, and implementation of transportation projects for all people in all the ways they move around. Public comment on the draft plan will continue for 45 days

Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is seeking additional members to join the Equity and Diversity Impact Assessment (EDIA) Committee.

Applications are open until 11:59pm on April 10th. Interested applicants should complete an online application:

A short summary of the EDIA is shared below. For additional information, please see our website:

What is the EDIA? Who is the EDIA Committee and what do they do?
The EDIA is a reflective tool and guided process to evaluate policies, practices, and procedures that impact MPS students and families.

The EDIA Committee is a voluntary advisory group that consists of parents/guardians of MPS students, community-based organization members, and MPS staff. The purpose of the EDIA Committee is to partner with MPS to support the district in identifying and examining inequities in MPS policies, practices, and procedures that significantly impact student learning and resource allocation.

EDIA Committee Meeting Informational Sessions – March 11 and March 25th
We invite you to attend one of our informational sessions.
•    Sit in on a regular EDIA Committee meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 12pm-2pm at MIGIZI (3017 27th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406). A light lunch will be provided. Note that the first hour will be devoted to usual EDIA Committee business and the second hour will be spent on the actual informational session.
•    Wednesday, March 25 from 5:30pm-7pm at the Davis Center (1250 West Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411) in Room N5-083. Light refreshments will be provided

City of Minneapolis Affordable Housing Programs & Access

City of Minneapolis’ Housing Policy and Development team is hosting a information and community feedback meeting on the City’s affordable housing programs and policy and the ways in which they can meet community needs. Questions that will be considered at the meeting include:

  • What are the top policy or investment priorities to improve housing stability of low income renters?
  • What is the ideal balance between priorities of new affordable housing development and preserving existing affordable housing?
  • Is it more important to produce more affordable units or few units that are more affordable to extremely low-income households (with incomes at or below $30,000 per year)?

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Northeast Park Recreation Center, 1530 Johnson Street NE

All are welcome. RSVPs are requested. Please email with any questions. Visit to RSVP


8:00- Adjourn

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