Downtown neighborhood group annual meeting is Nov. 9

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November 1, 2004 // UPDATED 4:33 pm - April 25, 2007
By: Sarah McKenzie
Sarah McKenzie

The Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association (DMNA) is holding its annual meeting Nov. 9 at the University of St. Thomas Law School, 1000 LaSalle Ave.

Several community leaders are expected to attend, including Mayor R.T. Rybak, Police Chief Bill McManus and City Councilmembers Lisa Goodman (7th Ward), Natalie Johnson Lee (5th Ward) and Paul Zerby (2nd Ward), among others.

Assistant City Attorney Lois Conroy, a 1st Precinct community attorney, will also give an update on the city's loitering-with-intent and panhandling ordinances. The 1st Precinct's Lt. Michael Kjos and Luther Krueger, a civilian crime-prevention specialist, will also give crime and safety updates.

The agenda also includes an update on Downtown development activities. Speakers include Jack Byers, a city planner with the city's Community Planning and Economic Development department, Deidre Schmidt of Brighton Development, Karen Swenson of Groundworks Minneapolis, Anne Ulseth of the New Central Library Project Office and DMNA Vice Chair Kim Motes.

DMNA Chair Tom Hoch will deliver a "state of the neighborhood" address.

There will also be an election to fill four open seats on the board. Downtown workers and residents are eligible to apply.

DMNA's boundaries include the Central Business District to 12th Street, the riverfront east of Hennepin Avenue and the area just north of the Metrodome.

The meeting will be held in room MSL 235 in the law school, 6:30-9 p.m.

For more information, go to www.thedmna.org.