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April News and Events
 
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In this issue:

LEC Meeting Tonight, April 4
LYNAS Monthly Meeting on April 14
LEC Updates
Youth Violence Prevention Week
Bike and Scooter Share
Open Streets
City Boards & Commissions
Crime Stats
Security Rebates

LEC Meeting Tonight, April 4, 6:30 p.m.


The Lynnhurst Environmental Committee will be meeting tonight, April 4, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Lynnhurst Recreation Center (1345 W Minnehaha Pkwy). The meeting will include guest speaker Cathy Abene, MPRB District 6 Commissioner.

LYNAS Monthly Meeting on April 14 in-person or virtual


Join us for our LYNAS Board and Community Meeting:

Thursday, April 14
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Lynnhurst Recreation Center
1345 W Minnehaha Parkway


The monthly LYNAS meetings are moving back to in-person! Due to scheduling conflicts with Lynnhurst Recreation Center, the new meeting time is now 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 

Virtual Option Available

If you are unable to attend in person, or are not comfortable attending in person, we are offering a virtual option. Please note that this is the first time we will be conducting a hybrid meeting, so it may take us a meeting or two to perfect it. If you are interested in attending virtually, please register via Zoom.

Questions? Please contact info@lynnhurst.org.

Lynnhurst Environmental Committee Updates


Please add these upcoming LEC events to your calendar:

LEC Meeting
Monday, April 4, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Lynnhurst Recreation Center
1345 W Minnehaha Parkway

Earth Day DIY Clean-Up
Saturday, April 23, 9:30 a.m. - noon
Pickup trash bags and gloves at Lynnhurst Recreation Center
Click here for more info.

LEC Meeting
Monday, May 2, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Lynnhurst Recreation Center
1345 W Minnehaha Parkway

Garlic Mustard Pull
Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Meet at Lynnhurst Recreation Center for info about work areas
Click here for more info about Garlic Mustard

Youth Violence Prevention Week


Join Minneapolis Youth Violence Prevention Week events April 2-10
 
Several community activities are taking place for Youth Violence Prevention Week, April 2-10, to raise awareness and encourage young people to have a healthy and safe spring.

The City’s Office of Violence Prevention and its partners are supporting Youth Violence Prevention Week to call attention to the issue of youth violence, identify strategies to combat this public health epidemic and promote the positive roles young people and adults can play to make their communities and schools safer. The goals are to raise awareness about violence as a public health issue and to empower young people, families and the community around effective ways to prevent or reduce youth violence.

See the schedule of events

Bike and Scooter Share


City launches 2022 Shared Bike and Scooter Program
 


The City of Minneapolis has entered into license agreements with three operators —Lyft, Lime, and Spin — to participate in its Shared Bike and Scooter Program launching in mid-April. To foster greater cooperation and coordination across jurisdictions the City, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the University of Minnesota and the City of Saint Paul issued a joint solicitation for vendors and worked together to review and rank operator proposals.

Under this multi-vendor program, the City of Minneapolis has issued a sole license for bike sharing was issued to Lyft to continue to operate the Nice Ride system with both classic pedal bicycles and electric-assisted bicycles. The City also issued licenses to Lyft, Lime and Spin to operate motorized foot scooters. Negotiations between the operators and other jurisdictions are ongoing. 

Equity and safety continue to be key focus areas for the program. As part of the City’s Equity focused requirements, at least 30% of each operator’s scooters must be distributed in Equity Distribution Areas in north and south Minneapolis and a maximum of 40% of each operator’s scooters are allowed downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Learn more about the Shared Bike and Scooter program

Open Streets


Open Streets announces events for 2022 season



After a break in 2020 and a limited run in 2021, Open Streets Minneapolis is back with a full season of events for 2022, including: 
  • Open Streets Lyndale on Sunday, June 5.
  • Open Streets Franklin on Sunday, July 10.
  • Open Streets East Lake on Saturday, Aug. 13.
  • Open Streets West Broadway on Saturday, Sept. 10.
  • Open Streets Minnehaha on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Open Streets Minneapolis events close city streets to motor vehicle traffic, and open them up for fun and unique programming from local businesses, artists, and community groups. For more than a decade, tens of thousands of people have gathered to enjoy the games, live music, vendors, art, and other activities that line each route. Registration is open for all 2022 events for those interested in having a spot on the street for an event

Open Streets Minneapolis is organized by Our Streets Minneapolis and is a program of the City of Minneapolis, supported by sponsors and local organizations.

City Boards & Commissions


Apply to serve on a City board or commission

Thirty-one City boards and commissions have openings for appointments this spring. The City seeks applicants with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences representing the demographics of Minneapolis to strengthen the work of the City. Translation and interpreting is available so all residents can participate. Applications are open now.

City boards and commissions have brought forward recommendations that resulted in renter protections, wage protections and a ban on a hazardous chemical in dry cleaning. Board and commission members in the City of Minneapolis help shape key policy decisions, give community-based input into the City’s administration of services and supply valuable insights.

The positions are open until filled; application review begins April 15 unless marked otherwise.

Learn about the boards and commissions with open positions

Crime Stats


Improved crime dashboard now online

The City of Minneapolis has improved its online crime dashboard. The new dashboard connects to Minneapolis Police Department data better than before, providing more comprehensive results that align with national standards.    

The MPD data accessible through the dashboard uses the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), which contains more categories than the City’s previous dashboard, including weapon law violations, destruction/damage to property, fraud and drug/narcotic offenses. The dataset also has specific crime data categories not included in the FBI’s system, including carjackings, domestic assaults and gunshot wound victims.

The dashboard’s new interface has a “summary view,” providing year-to-date statistics for crimes and their locations, and a “details view,” providing more in-depth views of specific crimes within customizable date ranges. Charts can be generated using both views, and data visualizations can display crimes by hour, weekday, precinct, ward and neighborhood as well as during certain time periods, such as seven-day, 28-day, 12-week, 13-month and four-year.

The dashboard accesses crime data back to Jan. 1, 2019. Because different methods were used to create this more comprehensive dataset, data obtained through the old dashboard may not align with the data now available.

LYNAS Security Rebate Program










With the citywide increase in crime and resident feedback asking for more support, we have modified our Security Rebate Guidelines to allow for easier and recurring rebates. Properties are now eligible to apply for one rebate per address, per calendar year. Additionally, rebates will be awarded up to the first $100 spent (no match required). Please see our website for the program guidelines.

Applications may be submitted by the online (Google account required). If you have any questions or need assistance with the online application, please contact info@lynnhurst.org.

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