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In the City for Good: Housing and Sustainability News

 

Please join us for the next IN THE SHADOW OF GROWTH FORUM, June 15th 7:00 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church.  See flyer attached.

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Affordable Housing Action Group- June 12th and July 10th, 7:00 p.m. United Way Building, 903 West Center

 

Sustainability Action Group Meeting June 15th, 3:30 p.m.,  Assisi Heights

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Social Services

Education 

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A CALL TO ACTION FROM THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING GROUP!:


If you are concerned about the current and future lack of affordable workforce housing in Rochester, we are asking that you email your city council representative now, to let them know you support the recommendations of the Inclusionary Housing report by Grounded Solutions.

 

You will find a link/button on the city website to email your council member:

 

http://www.rochestermn.gov/government/city-council/council-members

 

It’s important that each email is individualized, so we are recommending you include the following information:

 

1.       Use a personal story; for example, maybe you or someone you know has had trouble finding affordable workforce housing.

2.      Send it to all of the city council members and the mayor (there is a button on the website which will send to all).

3.      Ask them to adopt the recommendations of the report as presented by Grounded Solutions and in the levels recommended in the report.

 

City of Compassion News

 

City of Compassion Value Statements

  • We believe that a compassionate world is a peaceful world
  • We believe that a compassionate world is possible when every man, woman and child treats others as they wish to be treated - with dignity, equity and respect
  • We believe that all human beings are born with the capacity for compassion, and that it must be cultivated for human beings to survive and thrive.
  • Join to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. Embrace the compassion revolution.

 

 

Meetings

  • The next meeting will be Monday June 19th in Walters at Assisi Heights.
  • All meetings are 5:30 pm
  • Continued schedule, please come as you are able.
  • June 26
  • No meeting July 3rd
  • July 10th 17th, 24th, 31st
  • August 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
  • Mayor Brede Signing the City Charter for Compassion August 30th, Peace Plaza, 12:00 - 1:30
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Rochester Area Foundation

Rochester Public Library

Diversity Council

Channel One

Minnesota Children's Museum - Rochester

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Community Status/News

Olmsted County Complete Count 2020 Planning Kickoff (November 21, 2018)

Invitation from Sheila Kiscaden, Olmsted County Commissioner & Chair of Olmsted County Complete Count Committee

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Action Groups being formed (November 20, 2018)

Action Groups being formed to make progress on: Health Insurance; IT: Tech Support; Joint Purchasing of Goods and Services

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Age Friendly Community Survey (November 18, 2018)

How well is Rochester meeting your needs as you age? A survey.

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Race Exhibit 2018 (November 17, 2018)

Reviving 2009 Race Exhibit in a condensed version.

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Kiwanis Club of Rochester 4Q 2018 Community Services (November 17, 2018)

These are some of the volunteering activities that we participated in.

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Open Beam: A "For Purpose" Entity (November 02, 2018)

openBeam is having conversations with for-purpose agent(s) to explore the adoption of holacracy framework.

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Journey of Peace: Voice of Hope Keynote Speech (October 30, 2018)

At the November 2018 JoP event, speech by Judge Kevin Lund that calls for in service of hope for those less fortunate that us. 

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Cradle to Career publishes community report (October 16, 2018)

Cradle to Career published Community Report and recruiting Collaborative Action Network (CAN) conveners for Kindergarten Readiness and On-Time Graduation.

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6 Crtical Components for Discovery Square (October 04, 2018)

Presented to DMCC Board in its September 2018 board meeting.

 

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