The Safe and Thriving Communities report was announced by city leaders over the summer, but while the roadmap has been clear since July, implementation of the plan seemed up in the air.
During the special meeting called by Mayor Jacob Frey, council members questioned the mayor’s hasty effort to push the plan through.
Researchers found PFAS in the Mississippi River, as well as the Sauk River, Clearwater River and Johnson Creek in central Minnesota.
Though it’s been several weeks since Cobb’s family urged prosecutors to charge the officers following the 33-year-old Black man’s killing, legal experts say the case is complicated.
Incumbents Rebecca Noecker, Mitra Jalali, Nelsie Yang and newcomer Hwa Jeong Kim all surpassed the 50% threshold of first choice votes under ranked choice voting to win their seats. Saura Jost had 49% and her opponent conceded, while Anika Bowie and Cheniqua Johnson leads will be confirmed by tallying second and third choice votes.
After the council committee update on the new commission, Council Member Robin Wonsley wrote that her office has received “concerning feedback” on the commission’s work, including a lack of focus and public transparency, delays and minimal contact with the Minneapolis Police Department.
The Climate Equity Plan lays out a decade-long roadmap to achieving climate goals while focusing on low income communities and communities of color.
District Court Judge Matthew M. Quinn sentenced people to probation after being convicted of felonies then went on to prohibit them from registering to vote, declaring the new law unconstitutional.
“We look at neighborhood safety as the beginning of the road (of community safety) and the police as the end of the road. We want to uplift crime prevention so people don’t have that interaction with police.”
MinnPost asked the candidates in every race across both cities about their top policy priorities and whether police budgets should be decreased to fund alternative forms of public safety.
The $500,000 contract is for three years between the city and Zencity Technologies, a technology platform for local and state governments, and public safety agencies that uses targeted online surveys to gain public input.
The council on Thursday sent the grant back to committee after nearly half of the council expressed concerns about its lack of scope and potential for reigniting fears of surveillance.
A housing nonprofit and community groups are asking Minneapolis city officials to invest more resources into addressing ongoing crime in the area.
If confirmed, Toddrick Barnette, the first person of color elected to the position of chief judge of the state’s largest judicial system in 2020, brings experience as a judge, prosecutor and public defender to the role.
“They haven’t let (my son) out since Sunday (Sept. 3) to take a shower, they’re just sliding him cold cereal to eat. I want to hear from my son.”
“I think there’s no point in a mission statement if it’s just falsities and symbolic language. It says right here in the vision statement that ‘We hold ourselves accountable’ and we know that’s not the truth.”
Families of loved ones killed by police are concerned about the BCA’s involvement in distributing funds to survivors.
Several activists, as well as Cobb’s family, are asking for charges to be brought against the troopers involved in Cobb’s killing.
Sessions take place throughout Minneapolis with one Wednesday night at East Neighborhood Services, Inc., 1700 2nd St., N.E.
As chair of the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission, Mitchell helped usher in policies like a five-year cap on probation for most felony offenses.