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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.

 

June 2021 Activities
This month, the Housing and Social Justice Action Teams will jointly host two representatives from Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP) to provide a summary of various legislative and other activities relevant to housing issues here In Minnesota. We all know about the current incredibly tight markets for single family and town homes here and the way that both owned and rental housing is becoming more and more unaffordable for more and more people. This will be an opportunity to hear about some of the actions being considered to address these concerns. You will also be able to give input and feedback too.
If you are not familiar with MHP, plan on visiting their website prior to Monday night so you can be prepared with specific questions for them.

https://www.mhponline.org/

We will also plan on spending a few minutes discussing the viability of returning to in person meetings or some kind of “hybrid” approach of online and in person. 
Meeting details:
 
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Purpose of the site
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

Sustainable, Resilient Rochester (June 17, 2021)

Sustainability Task Force: Presentations to CMRC, Housing and Feedback from survey and action plan

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South-of-Downtown Waterfront Small Area Plan (May 29, 2021)

  March and May 2021 status slides and recording. 

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Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan (May 28, 2021)

2021-05-28 News: Msg from JJ,;  May 2021 TB Report;  ACG pledge , 

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Discovery Walk (May 27, 2021)

March 2021 DMCC approval for Bid

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Bryk Apartments March and May Status (May 26, 2021)

March and May reports to DMCC including video, documents and presentations. 

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month (May 04, 2021)

 SE MN Regional Crisis Center to open in July. 

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Minnesota Compass (April 27, 2021)

OpenBeam presentation at MN Compass, RPL workshop

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