Update on Appointments to Upper Harbor Community Committees

Appointments to City’s Upper Harbor Community Planning and Engagement Committee to Be Considered on May 7

On May 7, the Minneapolis Economic Development and Regulatory Services (EDRS) Committee of the City Council will consider City Council appointments to 11 of the 15 seats on the newly-established Upper Harbor Community Planning and Engagement Committee (CPEC). The Committee will also confirm three Mayoral appointments to the CPEC.

A review panel including representatives of the four North and Northeast Council Members’ offices, plus staff representatives from the Mayor’s Office and Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Department (CPED), a development team representative and a community representative reviewed the received applications and recommended 11 people to be appointed by City Council. Three Mayoral appointees to the CPEC will be confirmed by the City Council.

The following CPEC seats will be filled by the City Council and Mayoral appointments:

  • Seat 1 – McKinley resident
  • Seat 2 – Hawthorne resident
  • Seat 3 – Bottineau resident
  • Seat 4 – Marshall Terrace resident
  • Seat 5 – Mayoral appointee
  • Seat 6 – Mayoral appointee
  • Seat 7 – Mayoral appointee
  • Seat 8 – Cultural group representative
  • Seat 9 – Cultural group representative
  • Seat 10 – Cultural group representative
  • Seat 11 – Cultural group representative
  • Seat 12 – OPEN (Cultural group representative)
  • Seat 13 – Owner of north/northeast Minneapolis business
  • Seat 14 – EJCC representative (recommended by EJCC)
  • Seat 15 – AFCAC representative (recommended by AFCAC)

One of the five cultural group seats is being left open to provide additional diversity and will be filled by a future Council appointment.

The report outlining the appointment recommendations is now available at the following link: https://lims.minneapolismn.gov/File/2019-00550.

The EDRS meeting will be held:

Tuesday, May 7

Meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. (UHT CPEC item is #8 on agenda)

317 City Hall

The meeting is open to the public, though it will not include a public hearing about the appointments. Note that this item is on the consent agenda and thus might not be discussed. Interested persons also may watch the meeting online at the following link: http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/tv/citycounciltv.

The EDRS Committee’s recommendations then will be forwarded to the full City Council for consideration at its May 17 meeting.

What is the Upper Harbor CPEC?

The City’s Community Planning and Engagement Committee (CPEC) was established by City Council resolution on February 1, 2019. The Committee will work with the Upper Harbor redevelopment project team on community engagement, refinement of the Phase 1 redevelopment Concept Plan and visions for future development phases. The CPEC is expected to convene in early June. See more information on the CPEC here: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/boards/openings/UHTCPEC.

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Upper Harbor Community Advisory Committee

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is establishing an Upper Harbor Community Advisory Committee (CAC), which will work with the MPRB on park-related components of the Upper Harbor redevelopment planning. The MPRB has closed applications for the CAC. Each of the nine MPRB Commissioners will appoint one member of the 17-member group. An MPRB review committee composed of community stakeholder group representatives will review the applications received for the other eight positions. The committee recommendation to the MPRB is tentatively scheduled for the June 12 meeting. The meeting agenda and report will be posted at the following link prior to the meeting: http://minneapolisparksmn.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx

MPRB meeting

Wednesday, June 12

Meeting starts at 5:00 p.m.

MPRB headquarters, 2117 W. River Road N.

The CAC is expected to have its first meeting later in June.

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