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Beers with Bender

Join City Council President Lisa Bender for a casual happy hour from 5:30 - 7:00pm tomorrow (March 7) at LynLake Brewery. This will be a fun chance to say hello, meet or check in with the Council Member and share your ideas.

Bike lanes on 24th Street

The Public Works Department is working on plans to add bike lanes to 24th Street from Hennepin Avenue South to 3rd Avenue South along with a planned maintenance project on the roadway. Public works staff has attended neighborhood meetings and one-on-one meetings with business owners and representatives from major institutions along the corridor. This will be a chance to review the plans (shown below) that staff is proposing after these stakeholder meetings.
  • Wednesday March 14, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • LHENA office - 2909 Hennepin Avenue S - second floor 
  • hosted in partnership with the LHENA and Whittier Neighborhood Organizations
  • public works staff will present the 24th Street Bikeway layout

City renews commitment to ending gun violence

In the wake of the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the Minneapolis City Council passed a resolution renewing the City’s commitment to reduce gun violence and pledging to do all it can to keep firearms out of the wrong hands. The resolution also encourages responsible gun ownership and supports legislative change at all levels of government to help keep children safe.

In its resolution, the City Council strongly supports the efforts in our community to prevent the tragic effects of gun violence and to honor and value all human lives, declaring that the City of Minneapolis must do more to reduce gun violence and keep its schools and communities safe.

Thank you to Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Everytown for Gun Safety for joining us along with student leaders from Minneapolis high schools who are organizing to end gun violence. There are a number of planned community meetings, events and actions from each of these groups that interested members of our community can get involved in to help make a difference on this important issue.

Help reshape downtown Hennepin Avenue

Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis needs reconstruction, and the City would like to hear your thoughts on how the new street should look and function.

The Hennepin Downtown Street Reconstruction Project will reconstruct the roadway from Washington Avenue to 12th Street. City staff is in the preliminary stages of planning and design and would like to talk about current plans and hear from people who use the busy street.

People who live, work and travel in the area have an opportunity to share their priorities, concerns and preferences for Hennepin Avenue as well as how they’d like the street to be from the Sculpture Garden to the Mississippi River.
The improved street design will build off corridor planning work and engagement that occurred in 2016 and continue to accommodate multiple travel modes within the existing right-of-way including:
  • Sidewalk space to support high volumes of people walking and room for plantings and street furnishings.
  • One-way bikeways behind the curb and separated from motor vehicles.
  • Space for enhanced transit stops compatible with future arterial bus rapid transit service.
  • Generally four vehicle lanes, with Hennepin Avenue remaining a two-way street.
For more information about the project and to take a survey about your Hennepin Avenue experience, visit the project website at or contact the project staff at or 844-887-8330.

Watch for your Solid Waste & Recycling guide in the mail, take survey on services

Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling customers should watch their mailboxes for the 2018-2019 services guide arriving soon in the mail. The guide includes a collection calendar and information on all Solid Waste & Recycling services. In 2017, customers recycled more than 27,000 tons of paper, plastic, glass and metal for new products. Customers composted almost 4,800 tons of organics including leftover food scraps, paper towels, pizza boxes, paper egg cartons and more in the curbside organics recycling program.

organics recycling logoSurvey
All City Solid Waste & Recycling customers are invited to participate in a 10-minute services survey. The information gathered will help staff evaluate current outreach and educational messages and help guide future conversations on potential program changes. Survey participants will be randomly selected to win one of 40 prizes valued at $10 each. Click here to take the survey by April 20.

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