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Background

During the spring of 2015, DMC was holding its final hearings. At about the same time Major Jim Frye from the Salvation Army had spoken with the Rochester Area Interfaith Leaders about his concerns related to DMC and how the Salvation Army’s community service buildings were not on the DMC map. Such services are critical services and many issues were raised regarding accessibility and the impact on social services by DMC.

These concerns were brought back to the Justice and Peace Ministry Team of Congregational Church UCC. After discussion, the team decided to appear before the final DMC meeting asking for a social impact statement, and they made plans for what would be the first In the Shadow of Growth Forums on June 17, 2015. Presenters were individuals from the community services area. With approximately 120 concerned community members in attendance, it was felt that a second forum would be held to gauge from those community members to see what direction the group would be from there.

So, a community group had started. In the meantime, several downtown church leaders had been meeting about the same issues. The group was called In the City for Good. The steering committee for the Forums met and chose to take on that name. There are eight Action groups working with the issues of Living Wages, Transportation, Affordable Housing, Sustainability, Social Services, Education, Social Justice and Historic Preservation.

 

September 2017 News

UPCOMING FORUM:

In the Shadow of Growth Forum: Pathways to Prosperity and Well-being 

This is a national pilot project to stop generational poverty and what we need to do
within the current system to accomplish this now.

Guest Speaker: Paul Fleissner, Director
Olmsted County Community Services
Thursday, October 5, 2017
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
 

All are Welcome!
Zumbro Lutheran Church
624 Third Av SW
(Fireside Room- lover level)
Park on the street or lot; entrance on the south side.
Zumbro Lutheran is happy to host but is not representing or responsible for any views expressed by ITCFG
 

Action Groups Meetings

Affordable Housing Action Group Monday, September 11th, 7 p.m., United Way Building

Steering Committee Tuesday, September 12 4:00 p.m., United Way

Social Services Action Group Monday September 18, 7:00 p.m. Congregational Church UCC

Sustainability Action Group Thursday, September 21, 3:30 p.m. Assisi Heights

Education Action Group Tuesday, September 26th, 4:30 p.m., Room A Rochester Public Library


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A sub-site of Community Beam, the City4Good website is being prototyped by openBEAM.net  to help the "In the City For Good initiative" to better collaborate.
Community Status/News

Groundbreaking Building 1 Discovery Square (November 06, 2017)

The building will be the first of several science and research complexes that could total up to 2 million square feet in the 16-block Discovery Square area.

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DMCC approves $22M in capitral improvement projects for 2018 (November 04, 2017)

While the DMC EDA budget will rise from $3.5 million this year to more than $3.7 million next year, the city will contribute $122,000 less and Mayo Clinic's contribution will increase by $337,000.

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In the Shadow of Growth Forum: Pathways to Prosperity and Well-being (October 16, 2017)

At the October 5 C4G forum, Paul Flesinner talked about a national pilot project to stop generational poverty and what we need to do within the current system to accomplish this now.

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What's the vision for Saint Marys Place subdistrict? (October 11, 2017)

PB Reporting: "A Destination Medical Center rendering provides a potential look at the future St. Marys Place. Community input is being sought this week as a final design concept nears."

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Taylor Arena Replacement (October 09, 2017)

Discussion of a proposed arena project connected to Mayo Civic Center will continue Tuesday.

The Mayo Civic Center Commission will hear a presentation from London-based PricewaterhouseCoopers regarding an analysis of a proposed sport and entertainment arena to replace Taylor Arena.

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Journey of Peace 2017 Planning Workgroup (October 05, 2017)

Agenda outline for the October event, August 23 Meeting Agenda and May 24 meeting notes.

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University of Minnesota, Rochester Master Plan (October 01, 2017)

PB reports "The University of Minnesota Rochester is taking another step toward its future goal of building a 10-acre college campus at the edge of downtown."

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Diversity Council Rochester Area Racial Attitude Survey (September 30, 2017)

Luther College researchers released a Diversity Council presentation: At the Cross Roads: 2016 Olmsted County Racial Attitudes and Actions Survey

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