West Calhoun Neighborhood Council
Minneapolis City Council Ward 13 Candidate Forum
Proposed Minneapolis Charter Amendments
The current charter is 192 pages long. The Plain Language Charter if only 63 pages long. Part of the reason the new Charter is shorter is that it eliminates obsolete provisions, like those dealing with steam whistles and others about the Library Board.
You may wonder why there are two proposals on the ballot instead of one. State law requires that Charter provisions dealing with liquor laws be approved by a higher percentage, 55% instead of 50%. So the first question deals with everything except the liquor law provisions and the second deals with only the liquor law provisions.
If the Charter passes in November of 2013, the new Charter will be effective in January 2015. This leaves a year for the City Council to consider and adopt ordinances that might be appropriate under the new Charter.
Here are the two ballot questions:
Proposal to Amend the Minneapolis City Charter
1) “Shall the Minneapolis City Charter be amended in the form of a complete revision which (1) modernizes the Charter; (2) redrafts its provisions for brevity and in plain language; (3) reorganizes the Charter into nine articles, and groups related provisions together; (4) removes from the Charter certain provisions for possible enactment into ordinance; and (5) retains the current role and relationships of City boards and commissions?”
Proposal to Amend the Minneapolis City Charter Liquor-Licensing Provisions
2) “Shall the Minneapolis City Charter provisions relating to the sale of liquor and wine be amended by reorganizing and rewriting in plain modern language?”
If you have questions, contact the Minneapolis Charter Commission at 612-673-2287.
Midtown Corridor Alternatives Analysis Open Houses
Both open houses are from 6-8 p.m. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Colin Powell Center
2924 4th Avenue South
Minneapolis Energy Update
SW LRT Corridor Updates
In addition, here is a short video about the SW LRT alignment that shows a trip down the whole line.
Whole Foods Market receives Good Neighbor Award
At the July 9 WCNC Board meeting, Whole Foods Market (Calhoun Store) received the WCNC Good Neighbor Award for being a generous sponsor of WCNC events over the years.
Looking ahead, WCNC is planning a Midtown Greenway Family clean-up with Whole Foods on September 14, 2013 from 10 am. - 12 p.m., with lunch served from 12 - 1 p.m. at Whole Foods. Save the date! More details will follow.
Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at 5:30 p.m., The Bakken Museum
The West Calhoun Neighborhood Council invites and encourages participation by every resident to each program, service and event organized by WCNC. Should you require an accommodation in order for you to fully participate, or if you require this document in a different format, please let us know by contacting us at 612-928-3511 at least five days before our event.
SW LRT Station Area Planning Open House - Video
Capstone Traffic Studies
- Spring 2011 Traffic Assessment and Recommendations
- Fall 2011 Y-Intersection Elimination Conceptual Design and Cost Estimate
- Fall 2011 Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Conceptual Design and Cost Estimate
- Fall 2012 North-South Connector Street Exploration and Throughway Traffic Modeling
- Fall 2012 Structured Parking Facility Conceptual Evaluation
WCNC Response to Draft Environmental Impact Statement
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West Calhoun Neighborhood Council
West Calhoun Neighborhood Council meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at The Bakken Museum, West 36th Street and West Calhoun Parkway. All business and residential neighbors are welcome to attend. You can leave a message with comments, questions or concerns on the West Calhoun Neighborhood Council Voicemail Hotline at 612-928-3511 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
2013-14 Board of Directors
David Rhees, Chair
Richard Logan, Vice Chair
John Abraham-Watne, Treasurer
All WCNC meetings are open to the public. If you live, work or own property in the neighborhood, we welcome your participation. For more information, contact Rhea Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-928-3511.
West Calhoun is bounded by West Calhoun Parkway on the East, West Lake Street on the North, West 36th Street on the South and France Avenue on the West. The neighborhood includes Lake Calhoun's northern shoreline, Calhoun Commons and surrounding businesses, many residential buildings and 32 homes.
Our Meeting Space: The Bakken Museum
We are very pleased about our meeting space at The Bakken Museum, located at the intersection of West 36th Street, just off West Calhoun Parkway. The meeting rooms are cozy and inviting. Parking is available in the parking lot on the north side of the building and on West 36th Street.
The Bakken Museum is an independent, nonprofit educational institution that collects archival materials related to the history of electricity and magenetism in medicine and the life sciences. It was founded in 1975 by Earl E. Bakken, inventor of the first transistorized cardiac pacemaker and founder of Medtronic, Inc. For more information about The Bakken Museum, visit their website at www.thebakken.org.
West Calhoun Neighborhood Profile
Based on the 2010 US Census:
288 owner-occupied housing units
898 renter-occupied housing units
Average household size: 1.4 people
For more information on neighborhood demographics and statistics, go to: http://www.mncompass.org/twincities/neighborhoods.php or City of Minneapolis profile or visit the Community Planning and Economic Development website.