- Published: 05 June 2020 05 June 2020
The 2020 KNA Annual Meeting is taking place online. Please see the attachments below to review our year-end accomplishments and a financial report.
Beginning on June 8, we will be holding an online election for our KNA Board of Directors as well as taking a vote on a few minor revisions to our bylaws. We will post the link on June 8 to a survey to place your vote. In the meantime, you can review a summary of our proposed bylaw changes, a marked-up version of the current bylaws and view the bios of the Board candidates. All of these are attached below.
- Online voting for the KNA Board and the bylaw revisions will begin on June 8th and will close on June 15th.
- Election results will be announced on June 16th on our website and at the regular KNA Board Meeting which will be held online.
We invite you to join us at ANY of our monthly KNA Board Meetings. These meetings are being held virtually on Zoom until public health guidelines indicate otherwise. We will post information on how to join the meeting each month on our website and in our monthly e-news.
- Published: 04 June 2020 04 June 2020
Check out the neighborhood activity for “kids” ages 1 to 101! Show us what Kenny neighborhood looks like to YOU! Decorate this map of the neighborhood any way you like — add your house, family, pets, neighbors, school, etc. Send it to us at KNA/PO Box 19593/Minneapolis, MN 55419; be sure to include your name and address. We’ll create a virtual art showcase and post drawings on our website as well as social media for all to enjoy. Each entry will receive a $5 Sebastian Joe’s gift card. Have fun and be creative! Adults are welcome to participate, too!
Click on the attachment to download and print a copy.
- Published: 29 May 2020 29 May 2020
May 29, 2020
Like you the actions by the four officers that led to the murder of George Floyd leaves me disgusted and furious. I simply cannot fathom how someone who has sworn to protect the residents of this city, could act without humanity or empathy towards another person. George Floyd should be alive today. He, his family, his community and this city deserve justice. We need change at every level and we need it now.
I stand with Mayor Frey and Chief Arradondo in the decision to fire all four officers involved. However, that is only the first step in ensuring justice. Even if these officers are charged, tried and convicted, that is only yet another series of steps on a much longer list. Ensuring real justice means that we all hold each other accountable to ensuring lasting change.
We need swift action and we need to ensure that the change from that action sticks. Those two don’t always go hand in hand, and that is frustrating. Since Tuesday morning, I have spoken with elected leaders across our state, and local community leaders. I am present, I am calling on all levels of government in Minnesota to work with me and the rest of the City Council to make lasting, systemic changes. Many, many people are reaching out and I am doing my best to get back individually, but that must be balanced by my extreme focus on working and being on the phone with all levels of government, from my peers to our state offices.
- Published: 29 May 2020 29 May 2020
Businesses and commercial property owners have asked for guidance on protecting private property. Absent additional emergency orders, generally the City is not in the position to direct people what to do with personal private property. They do have the following suggestions:
- Please keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Please consider taking measures to secure the property, such as removing cash drawers and boarding windows.
- If you choose to stay at your business or property, please avoid confrontations.
- Please plan a secondary exit in the event of a confrontation and leave the area. Do not engage with anyone breaking in or threatening you. Once in a location of safety, plan to connect with loved ones. Choosing to stay and defend your business property puts yourself, those you encounter, and the general public in danger.
- Calling 911 continues to be the best way to report unlawful activity as it connects directly with dispatchers
- Published: 20 May 2020 20 May 2020
At its May 19 meeting, the KNA Board voted to identify the Neighborhoods Respond to COVID-19 Fund as a new Neighborhood Priority. This priority will create a fund for COVID-19 response to meet immediate needs arising as a direct result of COVID-19. Any funds not spent through this initiative will return to the original strategy from which funds were reallocated to this priority.
The creation of this priority and fund will require a plan modification of KNA's Phase II NRP Action Plan in the amount of $2,500.