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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On Monday, January 9 at Highwood Hills Elementary School, neighbors congregated for small group discussions about their visions for their neighborhood. About 80 - 100 people attended. The full coverage of the discussions are still being processed, but 4 major themes emerged:
After the small group discussions, participants had an opportunity to hear from Ramsey County about their work around the BTT site, from D1's UM intern about equity and access to parks, and from the City of Saint Paul about its Comprehensive Planning process.
There will be ANOTHER meeting on January 23, 6:30p at Battle Creek Rec where we will hear directly from Ramsey County Commissioner McDonough about Ramsey County's process to decide how to deal with the need to replace the current BTT facility. Another community workshop to further discuss a common vision for the neighborhood will happen in March.
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SouthEast Community Org Staff