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.
We have uploaded summaries of the Task Force meetings that have already been held. This project page was originally set up so that these were not retained after each new meeting. We have archived them here now that this is a blog, so there is an on-going record of what is happening during this process.
The model of a task force being used for this project is the same as that used when we created the first-in-the-city neighborhood Transportation Plan - a task force that pulls together resources and inputs from the broader community. The difference this time around is that we have an explicit focus on equity for this work.
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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