Michelle Bruch

Neighborhoods weigh in on community engagement


A new report evaluating the city’s community engagement process has some Downtown neighborhood organizations lobbying forsurvival.

In Loring Park, some neighborhood board members interpreted the report as an indication that the current neighborhood-based system could dramatically change in the future. Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) funding is currently scheduled to end in 2009.

“I think we’re out of business after ’08 and nobody is going to save us, except ourselves,” Board Member Terry Thompson said.


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