Reminder - 2040 Comp Plan meeting tomorrow.
View this email in your browser
Ward 10 Newsletter Banner - Council President Lisa Bender

Meeting Reminder :


Hope to see you tomorrow night!


Ward 10 - 2040 Comprehensive

Plan Meeting

We hope to see you at tomorrow evening's community meeting with Ward 10 Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender and Heather Worthington, Minneapolis' Director of Long-Range Planning, to hear about the City's draft Comprehensive Plan.

Staff will present an overview of the draft plan and there will be a lot of time to ask questions and share your thoughts. This document will guide Minneapolis' growth in the coming decades, and addresses a broad range of issues including housing, transportation, equity, sustainability, our local economy and more. You can also give feedback at

Wednesday July 11th
6:30 – 8:00 PM
James Ballentine VFW Post 246 (2916 Lyndale Avenue S)
The draft Minneapolis 2040 plan is open for public comment until July 22. See the draft and learn more here:
If you have any questions please contact Kristina Erazmus in the Ward 10 office at or 612-673-2210

Election Workers Needed             

Help your neighbors and get paid!  There’s a shortage of Election Judges this year for the August 14 Primary—please consider signing up to work at one of your neighborhood polling places.   Election Judges earn $15.75/hour or more, and can work a full day (6am-9pm) or one of the half shifts (6am-2pm or 2pm-9pm), with some breaks included.

Please apply online as soon as possible so you can get an assignment and get signed up for one of the    3-hr paid training sessions.  You must be an eligible Minnesota voter, but no experience is necessary. 
Apply at   or call 612-673-3870 for more info and assistance in signing up.

Kitty Hall returns Aug. 8

Kitty Hall returns to Minneapolis City Hall 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, which happens to be International Cat Day. This awareness-raising event will feature adorable, adoptable kittens from Minneapolis Animal Care and Control (MACC), as well as adult cats running for the offices of Kitty Council President and Meow-or. 

Come play with adorable kittens, check out the Meow-or and Kitty Council “catidates,” learn about MACC, and adopt! Kitty Hall will take place in the rotunda of City Hall, 350 S. Fifth St.

The public will be able to cast votes for their favorite felines online beginning in late-July, and in-person at the event until noon on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Election winners will be announced 1 p.m. at the event. Get more info and see where last year’s election winners are today at and RSVP on Facebook to get updates as they are announced. Remember to use hashtag #KittyHallMpls when posting about Kitty Hall.

Stay up-to-date on the 35W@94 project


Remember to plan ahead and consider alternative ways to get downtown as work ramps up on MnDOT’s 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project.

Interstate 35W from 43rd Street to Interstate 94 is now three lanes going north and two lanes going south until 2021. I-94 west will be reduced from three lanes to two lanes from Chicago Avenue to Nicollet Avenue for four months. This could cause significant delays. Please plan ahead and leave additional time.

For the latest closure and detour information, visit the project’s website or

To help people travel into downtown, MnDOT has partnered with Metro Transit, Minnesota Valley Transit Authority, Move Minneapolis, eWorkplace and others to provide many alternatives people can use to get into downtown. Commuters impacted by the construction project are eligible for a $20/month carpool parking rate in Ramp A. For more information, visit

In addition to transit, now is also a good time to consider biking or walking to downtown.

The 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project is a four-year reconstruction of I-35W between 43rd Street and downtown Minneapolis that will improve accessibility, safety and mobility in the corridor.
There are several ways to stay informed about the project and provide feedback to the project team:  

Web portal offers City public data on June 23 officer-involved shooting

Public data from the June 23, 2018 officer-involved shooting is available on the City’s webpage for frequently requested police information.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is performing the investigation of the incident. During the investigation, the BCA’s investigative data is generally confidential or protected nonpublic information. However, any public data originating from the City of Minneapolis will be posted to the webpage as more data is authorized for release.
The web address is Check back for updates.

Share your walking stories for #WeWalkMpls campaign  

The City of Minneapolis is collaborating with Our Streets Minneapolis on a new social media campaign— #WeWalkMpls — to highlight the stories of Minneapolis residents of all ages and backgrounds who choose to walk as a primary way to get around the city.
Share your stories on social media and use the hashtag #WeWalkMpls. Our Streets Minneapolis will also be collecting stories at upcoming Open Streets Minneapolis events: Lake/Minnehaha (Sunday, July 22), Northeast (Sunday, Aug. 5), Franklin (Sunday, Aug. 26), West Broadway (Saturday, Sept. 15), Nicollet (Sunday, Sept. 23) and University of Minnesota (Sunday, Sept. 30). The events run 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Check out the upcoming City of Minneapolis public meetings and hearings as well as Ward 10 neighborhood associations events!

City of Minneapolis Meetings

Neighborhood Associations

Minneapolis 311 Graphic
You can use Minneapolis 311 by phone website, smartphone app, or by email at to find out information, access services, and report issues.

311 Phone Hours:

Monday - Friday: 7am – 7pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8am – 4:30pm

About Lisa

Lisa Bender was reelected to serve her second term as  the 10th Ward City Council Member in November 2017. She was also elected to serve as City Council President by a unanimous vote of her fellow council members. Lisa lives in the Lowry Hill East neighborhood with her husband Ryan and two daughters.

Contact the Ward 10 Office

Office Phone

Lisa Bender
Council Member

Ron Harris
Senior Policy Advisor

Tina Erazmus
Council Associate

Copyright © 2018 Minneapolis City Council Ward 10, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp