Please Join us Tuesday, Sept 7th as we kick of our Park Commissioner Forum series with candidates seeking your vote for District 1 and 2 MPRB Park Commissioner. The MPRB is
Please Join us Tuesday, Sept 7th as we kick of our Park Commissioner Forum series with candidates seeking your vote for District 1 and 2 MPRB Park Commissioner.
The MPRB is a 9 person elected body that governs the Minneapolis park system; the largest property holder in the city with a budget upwards of $100 Million per year and it’s own police force. All 9 seats are up for election on November 7th. Parks and Power is collaborating with community orgs across the city to host 4 forums for community members to hear where candidates seeking election to the Park Board stand on issues of Racial and Economic Justice.
We will be asking for candidates visions and commitments on a range of issues including
*Recreation – we need a massive investment into programming at Neighborhood Rec Centers
*Food Justice & Sustainability – pesticide free parks, following through on the Urban Agriculture Master Plan and investing in food resilence
*Development, Anti-Gentrification and Right to the City – how are MPRB canddiates going to fight gentirification and prioritize renters
*Policing and Public Safety – What are candidates visions for divesting from the Police State and instituing wholisitc public safety
*Folliwng through with the restoration of Bde Maka Ska and removing homages to White Supremecists in the park system.
Spanish, Somali and Hmong interpretation will be provided.
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North (9-12) High School
1500 James Ave N, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411