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January General Membership Proposed Agenda

Wednesday January 10th, 2024 – 7:00pm

ICCM (1812 Park Ave) AND ZOOM (includes phone in option)
ICCM: MASKS OPTIONAL   ZOOM: PLEASE MUTE WHEN NOT SPEAKING
Times listed are estimates and are not “times certain” 

7:00 Introductions/Correspondence 

7:10 ACTION: Approval of January 10, 2024 proposed agenda 

7:15 ACTION: Approval of December 13, 2023 minutes 

7:20 ACTION:

Recommendation 2401-1: Approval of the 2024 Budget

7:25 CCP/SAFE Crime & Safety – Update

7:45 City Council – Update

8:15 Committee Reports 

1) Wellness, Gardening & Greening (Meets 5:30 p.m., Last Thurs. of the Month – TBA) 

2) Community Engagement (Meets 5:30 p.m., Last Thurs. of the Month – TBA) 

3) Parks (Peavey/PCC) (TBA)            

4) Crime & Safety – (Meets 5:30 p.m., Last Thurs. of the Month – TBA) 

5) Housing & Land (Meets 5:30 p.m., Last Thurs. of the Month – TBA) 

6) Executive Committee  

7) Treasurer’s Report (NCR/NCEC)

8:25 New Business and Old Business – 

8:30 ACTION: Adjourn 

Ventura Village invites and encourages participation by all.  If you require an accommodation in order for you to fully participate, or if you require this document in a different format, please let us know at least five days in advance by emailing villageventura@gmail.com, or by calling 612-548-1598  

December 2023 Committee Agenda

December 28, 2023
Ventura Village Committee Agenda

1. Encampment at 13th and 24th – Mike Goze and the Mayor’s office have been invited to discuss if there is a plan going forward now that the Mayor decided not to close the encampment on Dec. 16th.

2. 2040 Plan – The City Attorney has been invited to explain why the City is not complying with the injunction regarding residential development under the 2040 plan.

3. Franklin and Chicago – Update  from Kali on arrests

4. Our Saviour’s update on shelter expansion (tentative) 

5. Citizen Participation Priorities for 2024 – What Ventura Village needs to do to implement the Equitable Engagement Contract with the NCR.

6. 2024 Budget – Administrative and program budgets

7. Problem Solving Implementation Plan – Update

8. Rethinking I-94 – January 23, 2024 meeting about becoming a consulting party

9. NRP Policy Board Nominations, Electors, and Election – Deadline for candidate nomination is January 20, 2024. Need to choose our elector in time to attend February 24, 2024 “conference.”

10. 2023 Neighborhood Annual Report – Do we need to submit this report since Ventura Village did not receive and 2023 NCR funding?

Kay Carvajal Moran’s Afterschool Class at Waite House

This past fall Kay Carvajal Moran’s afterschool class at Waite House studied graffiti and its effects. They experimented using a commercial anti-graffiti coating on different surfaces and how different graffiti removers worked. They also painted this graffiti-covered fire hydrant with paint provided by the City.

Thank You Board Members

Two members of our Board are leaving as their terms end in 2023. Melanie Majors served 2 terms on our Board and also served as chair and treasurer. Michelle Benson served 1 term on the Board and was also involved when the Ventura Village Neighborhood Association began more than 20 years ago. We want to thank them for their service to the neighborhood and the City of Minneapolis.

December General Membership Proposed Agenda

Wednesday 13th, 2023 – 7:00pm

ICCM (1812 Park Ave) AND ZOOM (includes phone in option)
ICCM: MASKS OPTIONAL   ZOOM: PLEASE MUTE WHEN NOT SPEAKING
Times listed are estimates and are not “times certain.” 

7:00 Introductions/Correspondence 

7:10 ACTION: Approval of December 13, 2023 proposed agenda 

7:15 ACTION: Approval of November 8, 2023 minutes 

7:20 Election of Vacancies for Board of Directors

Nominees: Kellen Gustafson, Lorna Hammonds, Ray Peterson

7:25 ACTION:

Recommendation 2312-1: To adopt the attached Problem Solving Implementation Work Plan and allocate $2,000 to help begin the implementation.

7:30 CCP/SAFE Crime & Safety – Update

7:50 City Council – Update

8:15 Committee Reports 

1) Wellness, Gardening & Greening (Meets 5:30 p.m., Last Thurs. of the Month – TBA) 

2) Community Engagement (Meets 5:30 p.m., Last Thurs. of the Month – TBA) 

3) Parks (Peavey/PCC) (TBA)            

4) Crime & Safety – (Meets 5:30 p.m., Last Thurs. of the Month – TBA) 

5) Housing & Land (Meets 5:30 p.m., Last Thurs. of the Month – TBA) 

6) Executive Committee  

7) Treasurer’s Report (NCR/NCEC)

8:25 New Business and Old Business – 

8:30 ACTION: Adjourn 

This is our Annual Meeting. Board elections will be taking place and dinner will be provided. 

Ventura Village invites and encourages participation by all.  If you require an accommodation in order for you to fully participate, or if you require this document in a different format, please let us know at least five days in advance by emailing villageventura@gmail.com, or by calling 612-548-1598