Hello and happy new year!
December was a low-key month for the St. Louis Park City Council, but 2020 will bring many new opportunities to shape the future of our shared community.
Here's a look-ahead to some of the items your local elected officials will be discussing and potentially voting on in the coming months:
Finally, here's a select list of upcoming events in SLP in January:
Fern Hill Pavement Management Project Open House & Public Hearing: These events are about work proposed for 2020, which includes potential new sidewalks along Basswood Road and Kipling Ave. Open House to review proposed plans and share feedback with staff: Tues., Jan. 7, 5:30-7 pm, St. Louis Park City Hall, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd. Public Hearing, Mon., Jan. 21, 6:30 pm, Council Chambers, St. Louis Park City Hall. More info here.
Presidential Primary Primer: On March 3, Minnesota will have its first presidential primary. How will it work? And what happens at a caucus? Learn and ask questions at this nonpartisan community event Wed., Jan. 22, 7-8:30 pm at Lenox Community Center, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. Featured speaker will be Michael Wall from the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. Hosted by the SLP Community Education Advisory Council in partnership with the League of Women Voters and the St. Louis Park City Clerk's office.
City Communications Focus Groups: The City is looking for help in shaping a vision for local cable, community media and technology by inviting residents to participate in one of three focus groups. Attend any focus group, or the one that most closely aligns with your role or that of an organization in the community you're associated with. Dates are: Local Government (city staff, elected officials, boards, commissions, local businesses) Wed., Jan. 22, 9:30-11:30 am; Public (nonprofit groups, arts, culture, faith, seniors, residents and organizations) Wed., Jan. 22, 5:30-7:30 pm; Education (teachers, administrators, staff, sports, parents, students) Thurs., Jan. 23, 5:30-7:30 pm. Sign up by Jan 15 here. More info here.
St. Louis Park & Golden Valley artist showcase opening night: Be among the first to view an Artist Showcase featuring 2D and 3D artwork from 36 artists from the St. Louis Park and Golden Valley communities. Virtual reality art experiences with REM5 VR Lab, food & drinks, live music and local performers, film premieres, artist discussions and more. Fri., Jan. 31, 5-9 pm, Brookview Golden Valley, 316 Brookview Parkway S., Golden Valley. Info here.
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