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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.

 

2019 December News

Upcoming Meetings:

 

Steering Committee: 

Tuesday, December 3, 4:00 p.m at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street. Main floor Conference Room

  

Affordable Housing Action Group

Monday, December 9th at 7:00 p.m. at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street

 

Social Action Group 

No meeting in December. Congregational Church, 974 Skyline Dr SW   

 

Age-Friendly Community Action Group

Wed, December 18th,  6:30pm - 8pm 125 Live.

 

Library Action Group- TBD 

Sustainability Action Group- TBD

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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.
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"The council opted to move forward with a modified plan for a single village at Mayo Clinic’s west parking lot along Second Street Southwest and a transit system traveling east and west with a loop around the city-county Government Center."

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Governor Tim Walz announced the next phase of the COVID-19 response (May 14, 2020)

In conjunction with this announcement, the Governor signed Executive Orders to protect Minnesotans most at risk from the virus and safeguard workers. The first Executive Order strongly encourages Minnesotans at greatest risk of serious illness to continue staying home. The second Executive Order
ensures workers can raise concerns regarding the safety of their work environments without fear of discrimination or retaliation. It also protects workers from loss of income if they refuse to work under unsafe or unhealthy conditions.
Following the guidance of public health officials, the Governor today announced a preliminary set of health indicators that could trigger a decision to re-impose restrictions to slow the spread of the virus. These indicators will be refined over time as we learn more about the virus and the course of the
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Diversity Council Newsletters with COVID-19 Info (May 12, 2020)

In light of all that is going on throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Diversity Council wants to remain a connector and convener for all those in need throughout our community. If you are aware of valuable information and resources, please email [email protected] and we will do our best to increase awareness.

If you have needs to express as an individual or member of a particular community, please reach out to [email protected] Diversity Council is willing and happy to hear your concerns and connect you with the correct resources.

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