Join us at the Sun Ray Shopping Center for an evening of free family-friendly fun! Businesses will be giving out candy and treats. Hear DJ'd music from the Twin Cities Radio Network, meet members of the St. Paul Police department, check out wandering Halloween characters and enjoy free all-beef hot dogs from the District 1 Community Council (until we run out)!
Date: Tuesday or Wednesday, October 29 or 30 (still TBD).
6:00-8:00 pm More details to come in a separate email.
Sun Ray Shopping Center is one of our primary community hubs. Neighbors rely on it for shopping, resources and services. We'll have more news on positive things happening at Sun Ray in the near future!
Volunteers needed for theSpooktacular Event! Contact us if you are interested. 651\578-7600.
Rentals, Realities & Resources
Join D1 organizer Carlos Garcia-Velasco in community gatherings for renters who wish to talk about their issues, or who need resources.
Gatherings are held at the District 1 office, 2105 ½ Old Hudson Road, at Sun Ray Shopping Center.
Saturday, Oct 12 2:00-4:00 pm Wednesday, Oct 23 6:00-8:00 pm Saturday, Nov 9 4:00-6:00 pm
Email Carlos at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651/578-7600.
Transportation Open Houses
Join us at any of two upcoming community meetings surrounding public transportation needs in our neighborhoods.
What type of service improvements should Metro Transit prioritize?
Where are there gaps in our network?
What would help you to ride more often?
Monday, November 18, 6:30-8:00 pm District 1 Office at Sun Ray
Thursday, December 5, 6:30-8:00 pm Highwood Hills Recreation Center
Community Planning Basics
Join us in a session offered by the City of St. Paul and designed for community members with little to no planning experience. The discussion will focus on District 1 and the east side. This is part of our Community Power Leadership Series which is designed to help regular people learn about how community development happens and what they can do to be a part of it.
Thursday, November 7
Battle Creek Rec
More details to come!
Speed Limit Analysis
The City of Minneapolis and Saint Paul Public Works departments are collaborating to analyze appropriate speed limits on city-owned streets. Both cities anticipate lowering limits on streets under the cities’ jurisdiction. Slower speeds on our streets make travel safer for everyone no matter how they get around. Lower traffic speeds reduce the likelihood of a crash and make a crash less likely to lead to death or a life-changing injury.
Minneapolis and Saint Paul Public Works are each doing detailed technical analyses to determine appropriate speed limits for city-owned streets. Those studies are expected to be completed first quarter 2020. Implementation of new speed limits is expected to begin in the spring of 2020.
There is a community Information Session on Thursday October 3, 5:30-6:30 PM, Rondo Community Library.
The Highwood Performance Series Survey
Didn't Attend? Let us know why.
Attended? Share your input!
We are still accepting input on the Highwood Performance series. If you didn't attend, we'd love to know why. This information helps us plan relevant programs for the future. If you did attend and have feedback, we'd like to hear from you as well. Click here to share you ideas and input.
As part of the District 1 grant funds we have regarding Boys Totem Town, we have three goals to accomplish:
1. Develop community leadership
2. Build community
3. Capture community ideas and themes regarding the potential future use of the Boys Totem Town land.
Some of this took place in previous years, but we've heard from community members who have not had a chance to weigh in with their feedback. Please follow this link to complete a survey that helps us gain a better sense of community needs in D1.
This information will be compiled into a report and shared with city and county officials and community members.
Ward 7 City Council Candidate Forums
Join the League of Women Voters St Paul to hear from the candidates for the City Council Ward 7 at Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Ave, St. Paul, MN 55119.
Tuesday, October 8
_______________________________________________________ Learn where local Council candidates stand on affordable housing in our community. Held at Dayton's Bluff Recreation Center, 800 Conway St, St Paul, MN 55106
Monday, October 21
Dayton’s Bluff Rec Center
Election Judges Needed
Election judges staff local polling places for the primary and general election as well as during early voting. You can earn money, meet your neighbors and help ensure that elections are administered in a fair manner.
Monica Bravo from St. Paul's WestCo talked about their district's experience with theEquitable Development Scorecard. The Scorecard will be a tool we use to help ensure community-relevant decision-making on planning and development in our community. If you are interested in participating in this work, contact our office.
Discussions about the Red Rock Terminal railroad issue continue. Work group meetings take place each month. Follow our website for information.
We are running a project with organizer Carlos Garcia-Velasco to get to know more renters and engage them in our work. If you would like to participate in our planning and events. please let us know.
D1 office staff have been working with the St. Paul Police, Councilmember Prince and Brixmor Management to improve the safety and cleanliness at Sun Ray Shopping Center. Details coming soon.
We continue to work with our graphic designer on the logo. Please share your vote above!