What we were formerly calling the Boys Totem Town Task Force is now called the Boys Totem Town Work Group, to try to help clarify what the group does...
The group met on Monday, February 13, to assess the input of the first community workshop and to plan for the next workshop, coming in March. The notes to that meeting are listed here.
The tentative plan is to hold the next community workshop at the end of March. An exact date and location is currently being negotiated. Check back here for an update.
Thanks to Crystal Rogers for her work transcribing the attached notes. The participants were asked 4 questions - 1) what do you leave the neighborhood for to find elsewhere? 2) what issues and challenges do each of us face living in this neighborhood? 3) in a perfect world, what do you want to see in the neighborhood? 4) in a perfect world, what do you want to do in the neighborhood?
The responses varied and did not always correspond to the questions asked. No attempt has been made here to analyze the results - that will be the work of the Task Force. There were several groups of people answering the same questions. The notes are presented for each group.
Thanks to Alyssa Schmeling and the University of Minnesota's Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) for the work done this fall on equitable access to parks and greenspace. This work can inform the decisions we make, the vision we develop, for the Boys Totem Town site, as well as help us frame the efforts we make throughout the district around parks and recreation.
SouthEast Community Org Staff