october, 2017

05oct6:00 pm8:00 pmDistrict 5 & 6 Park Commissioner Candidate Forum


Event Details

Please Join us Thursday, Oct. 5th for our District 5 & 6 MPRB Commissioner Candidate Forum. Districts 5 & 6 cover a large portion of South MPLS, from the river to the lakes!

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, but not limited to

*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 and Somali interpretation will be provided.


(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Recreation Center