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Fourth Ward Report

Council Member Barbara A. Johnson

Phone: 612-673-2204 

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Fall street sweeping

Watch your neighborhood for fall street sweeping. The schedule for the fall comprehensive street sweep and leaf collection start dates will be posted on the city’s website at Streets will be posted on Monday, October 16, for sweeping and enforcement to begin on Tuesday, October 17 (watch for no parking signs). It typically takes four weeks to complete. Be sure to check the website for the updated schedule, more detailed information and the street look-up tool.

New Minneapolis program available to clean up litter in public spaces

The City of Minneapolis’ Division of Solid Waste and Recycling recognizes that not all volunteers are able to commit to reoccurring cleanup events, or maintaining areas for an extended period of time. The new Request for Litter Clean-Up Supplies program offers volunteers an opportunity to participate in one-time, no commitment cleanup activities. The program provides litter clean-up supplies such as bags and gloves at no cost, and delivery is provided. The program is available to Minneapolis residents, business and property owners, visitors and other groups that are interested in volunteering to collect litter in their community. Clean-up areas are limited to public sidewalks, curbs, and boulevard greenbelts, green spaces and other public property within the City of Minneapolis. Find more information at or contact the Division of Solid Waste and Recycling’s Clean City Coordinator at 612-673-2789.
Help shape our City – Apply for openings on Minneapolis Boards and Commissions

Applications are now being accepted for a number of open boards and commissions positions that the City Council and Mayor will appoint this fall. Board and commission members in the City of Minneapolis provide valuable insights, help shape key policy decisions and provide community-based input into administration of services. The City is seeking applicants with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences to strengthen the work of the City. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 20, however, the positions are open until filled. Visit the City’s website for a list of appointment opportunities, position descriptions and applications.
Public hearings on the City’s 2018 budget

The City Council is now in the process of considering Mayor Betsy Hodges’ 2018 recommended budget. The final approval of the 2018 budget is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6, 2017. This year, there is a new website filled with information on the city’s budget at Two public comment hearings give you an opportunity to tell council members what you think about the budget. The public hearings will be held in Room 317at City Hall, 350 South 5th Street, on November 29 at 6:05 p.m. and December 6 at 6:05 p.m. Presentations are being made to the City Council’s Ways and Means/Budget committee. You can watch committee hearings on Minneapolis 79 or at

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