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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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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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Step 1: Find out more about CNG and if its vision and mission inspire you to act. Things to consider include: What can I get out of participation? What can I contribute to the network? Take a look at the FAQ's and read more about this effort on our InfoCenter .

Step 2: Get on our distribution list.

 

Community Status/News

Cradle to Career 2018 Launch Feb 22, 2018 Meeting (January 17, 2018)

Cradle to Career Planning Team looks forward to sharing this work with you on February 22. They invite you to join us to see the research and recommendations that have been developed during 2017. Coffee will be served.

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Winona State Rochester: Business, Leadership, and Education (January 12, 2018)

Winona State University – Rochester (WSU-R) and the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business, Leadership, and Education Open House Jan. 18, 2018

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Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) Formal Alliance Proposal (January 10, 2018)

A number of members of the Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) are proposing a formal alliance framework.

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Rochester A City of Compassion Steering Committee 2017 Status Report (December 24, 2017)

Year end report on status and what to look forward to ...  "as Mary Alessio of the Locks of Compassion Project declares “Compassion is rippling throughout our community”

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Coalition to advance housing framework (December 24, 2017)

Rochester Area Foundation announced the creation of the Coalition
for Rochester Area Housing, a group of public and private sector organizations dedicated to affordable housing in the Rochester area.

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November 2017 DMC Dashboard (December 12, 2017)

YE 2017 DMC Metrics per Nov. 2, 2017 DMCC Board Meeting.

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World's Best Workforce Plan goals not met (November 27, 2017)

Slow progress. 5 Goals not met:  All children are ready for kindergarten, Third-grade literacy, Close all academic achievement gaps, Have all high school graduates career and college ready, Graduate all students from HS

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Groundbreaking Building 1 Discovery Square (November 06, 2017)

The building will be the first of several science and research complexes that could total up to 2 million square feet in the 16-block Discovery Square area.

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DMCC approves $22M in capitral improvement projects for 2018 (November 04, 2017)

While the DMC EDA budget will rise from $3.5 million this year to more than $3.7 million next year, the city will contribute $122,000 less and Mayo Clinic's contribution will increase by $337,000.

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