CAC Meeting 7-21-08

By admin, July 23, 2008 12:01 am

Minnehaha-Hiawatha Strategic Development Framework
CAC Meeting Notes
Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Organization – 1830 42nd Street East
21 July 2008 / 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Attendees: Jamie Buss, Dan Swenson, Lisa Middag, Sam Newberg, Judy Corrao, Greg Toltzman, Steve Krause, and Karl Stoerzinger (unable to attend: Ed Leaf). County project manager Robb Luckow, HKGi project manager Mark Koegler, and public participation consultant Anne Carroll; guest County senior project manager Patrick Connoy.

1. Welcome and convene (Patrick Connoy)

2. Group norms: Activity
As CAC members will be working together for a long time, they took this opportunity to do a short group norms exercise and intend to use the results to provide internal guidance for future CAC meetings.

CAC Norms Exercise

3. NNO process and content: Review, decide

  • Review final draft plans and content and provide final changes: No further changes
  • Decide whether CAC members or others are able to or should provide direct support: The group decided to promote the efforts within their own NNO events and to speak with various Block Club leaders. They noted that given how short many NNO events were, it was unrealistic to be able to both support their own and rush around to others and try to make headway as strangers. They also believed that working through the Police Department contacts was building effectively on existing relationships and was more likely to succeed this early in the project.

4. Standish-Ericsson (July 25) and Longfellow (Aug 7) Corn Feeds: Review, decide

  • Review final draft plans and content and provide final changes: No further changes
  • Decide what materials should be put out on tables for people to review: Identified a number of informational items and added a small “What do you think?” card with project contact information as a takeaway.
  • Determine who is able to be at which of these to help get people’s input: Volunteers were identified for each event.

5. Process graphic: Review and provide input
Review and provide input on the draft project “process graphic”: CAC members recommended changes for this; these will be incorporated in the final version that will go public at the Sibley Park (Standish-Ericsson) Corn Feed on 25 July and be posted on the website.

6. Informing corridor residents and businesses about this effort: Discuss and provide guidance
Residents and businesses in the corridor need information about this project beyond what’s being done through the newspaper articles and similar general approaches. Briefly discuss and provide guidance to clarify objectives and explore methods, content, and timing: CAC members decided on a simple half-page card mailing in the first half of September. Further details to be worked out at the September meeting. In the meantime the County will try and find mailing lists.

7. Upcoming/eventual SH input sessions: Review and provide guidance
Briefly review updated Stakeholder Engagement Plan (more of a calendar format) and provide more CAC input on priorities or changes: The CAC made some additions and changes; these are reflected in the document on the website under Activities and Events.

8. Updates and information:

  • Background and parallel plans and studies: Handouts on previous plans and studies and current consulting work that is informing this project: One of these is already on the web and the other is coming soon.
  • Website update: Handout of site map; provide guidance on any additional information: CAC members will use and review the website and provide comments and recommendations over time.
  • Newspaper article update: Articles prepared and accepted for all three neighborhood newspapers or major distribution channels: The SENA newsletter came out today and CAC members received copies; the others are scheduled for publication very soon.

9. Other issues, ideas, opportunities, or recommendations from CAC members? CAC members offered various recommendations around inclusivity, providing both information to and gathering input from stakeholders, and ways to tailor documents to people’s needs. These will be reflected in future plans and activities.

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