District 1 is now the Southeast Community Organization!
Our district council has a new name! The Southeast Community Organization is your connection to city and county officials. We guide you to local government resources and keep you informed of issues that arise in our neighborhoods. In collaboration with community members in our district, we address issues around business development, the environment, parks, transportation, safety, housing and other matters. We work with you to help you build relationships with your neighbors and create the kind of community you would like to see.
Vote From the Comfort of Your Own Home
The Minnesota Secretary of State's Office is encouraging absentee voting among eligible voters to to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to keep our communities healthy.
To register to vote and request your absentee ballot, visit the Secretary of State’s website. Make sure you have a Minnesota-issued driver's license/State ID or the last 4 digits of your social security number
Ballots will start being sent out after September 18th. You can track your ballot online to see when it's sent to you and when it returns. The deadline to register to vote is October 13. Ballots need to be mailed back prior to Election Day on Nov. 3rd in order to be counted.
Planning for Future Energy Use in Our Community
Join us for a discussion on Xcel Energy's Integrated Resource Plan. This 15-year plan highlights Xcel Energy's planning to reduce their use of coal, continue work with nuclear plants, and increase renewable power resources, among other areas of importance. How do these plans affect you, your utility bill and the health of our environment?
Wednesday, September 16
**Via Zoom online - email Betsy Mowry Voss to have the Zoom login sent to you. If you need assistance in how to use this platform, please let me know - I'm happy to speak with you. YOu can also access the link through our website calendar of events.
Annie Levenson-Falk from the the Citizens Utilities Board (CUB) will present an overview of the plan, and will include some of the boards insights and feedback on the proposed plan.
We will also be joined by members of MN-350 an organization that works on issues pertaining to climate change and climate justice.
MN-350 is pushing the City of St. Paul to demand Xcel Energy provide 100% clean, renewable, and equitable energy and stop any plans to build new fossil fuel infrastructure, like fracked gas power plants. Sign a virtual pledge card through this link.
Q & A time will follow. You may also direct questions to either organization through us in advance by email or phone at 651-578-7600.
Find the SECO Newsletter on our site
Complete our parks survey
Thank you to everyone who participated in our visiting Local Parks Checklist this summer. Next week, we will be drawing a couple names of winners who submitted their forms in time!
In our efforts to learn more about resident feelings regarding our local parks, the various District Douncil partners in this project have created a survey to collect information to share with each other, Parks & Recreation and other departments and officials.
Please complete our online survey by clicking here.
Read more about the 10-Minute Walk program here!
Pigs Eye Lake Master Plan
The Pigs Eye master plan will address phased natural resource improvements for the Pigs Eye Lake island building project, other natural resource activities and public protection for the Ramsey County section of Pigs Eye Lake.
Community members may review the materials and provide feedback through Wednesday, September 30. Follow this link to read more.