Rybak wants to remake Neighborhood Revitalization

  • Article by: STEVE BRANDT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 12, 2008 - 9:05 PM

The mayor's proposal, under a special state law, would spend $8 million annually on neighborhoods and set aside $10 million to pay off debt on the Target Center.

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mplsunAug. 13, 0811:03 AM

Having worked with neighborhood orgs that were involved with NRP, it is my hope that this money will be distributed in the right areas and not equally throughout the neighborhood organizations of Minneapolis. Neighborhoods like Philips and Central are in much more need than those in Southwest Minneapolis. Hopefully the residents of these wealthy areas will not whine too loudly about needing things that are unreasonable. They are known for being quite loud and pushy (Rybak is from this area). This money is much needed in communities that do not have the luxury of an army of block-club organizing PTA parents pushing for everything. SW Minneapolis is always heavily involved in politics, both locally and nationally, but if more of the residents would step out of tangle-town into the real southside for just a little while they will see an area with so much to offer that just needs a little help.

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Former CarrierAug. 13, 08 4:14 PM

I, as an old crab who has lived in N Mpls since 1947, think the Target Center can go hang, and all the money should go to the North Side, and most of that for crime prosecution and prevention,

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