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4/12 - Pilot     2     36 Now, neighborhoods work with NRP, but the City doesn’t pay any attention to                 City
                            neighborhoods. CARAG did work with staff to create a small area plan, but it wasn’t
                            paid attention to when a proposed development came through. Same thing happened
                            with Central
4/12 - Pilot     2     40 Don’t want to get involved in one more plan that’s discarded when a developer comes         City
                            in.
4/12 - Pilot     3     56 City budgets should be created at the department level.                                     City
4/12 - Pilot     3     57 Sometimes it seems that we should get out of the way of departments – they’re already       City
                            micromanaged by council members and the mayor.
4/12 - Pilot     3     60 There’s a structural problem with Minneapolis City government                               City
4/12 - Pilot     3     64 311 good because there’s follow-up.                                                         City
4/12 - Pilot     3     70 Need for more consistency. 311 is a good start. More data – accountability and              City
                            measurability.
4/12 - Pilot     3     71 There are no more City budget analysts. Staff is so strung out. There’s 5,200 staff,        City
                            when there used to be 7,500. The average citizen doesn’t realize this.
4/12 - Pilot     3     78 Start from zero-based budget and work up from there                                         City
4/12 - Pilot     3     79 Need for budget analysts                                                                    City
4/20 - North     3     17 Would like to have an impact on CPED.                                                       City
4/20 - North     3     18 Satisfied with CPED (from a different participant).                                         City
4/20 - North     3     19 Worried that budget issues would result in no CPED developments – would hamper /            City
                            put a stop to projects like the Eco Village in Hawthorne. This becomes a vicious cycle:
                            vacant housing, crime goes up, etc.
4/20 - North     3     21 CPED and the Mayor’s office are publicizing work being done in Hawthorne – which is         City
                            good.
4/20 - North     3     22 Neighborhoods are way too quick to blame CPED; other departments have a roll too.           City
                            Example: nobody quite understands the Problem Properties Task Force. There are
                            two sides to this issue: people don’t want houses torn down, but no one really wants
                            these h
4/20 - North     3     23 It’s nice for Hawthorne to have Elfric (Porte) at the City because he listens, and          City
                            continues to ask questions.
4/20 - North     3     24 Good idea if multiple departments are conferring about same property.                       City
4/20 - North     3     25 Some of the attention may be driven by complaints.                                          City
4/20 - North     3     26 Fallacy to think that if a complaint is made then it will magically be solved.              City
4/20 - North     3     27 311 can take a report and send staff out to neighborhood, but an inspector has to           City
                            actually observe the activity, otherwise the complaint goes nowhere.
4/20 - North     3     28 Would like more information from CPED related to their budget and their priorities.         City

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4/25 - Southwest       3     59 We are partners, good neighborhood=good city, we need to know where the interface                City
                                  is, define a protocol for the foreclose
4/25 - Southwest       3     60 Good relations with economic development, business property goes vacant but much                 City
                                  needed. Need relationships developed with city departments in many issues like
                                  foreclosure.
4/25 - Southwest       3     62 Absentee landlord how do we get the houses rented out – all dealings with city have              City
                                  been good. But how do we find out about these houses.
4/27 - Northeast /     1     12 Mailing lists absentee property owners. Need an update of database.                              City
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     3      58    Solid waste and recycling action affected multiple NE neighborhoods NO INPUT ON              City
Southeast                           THAT
4/27 - Northeast /     3      61    Really good experiences in general but public works in general is difficult                  City
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     3      62    Absentee housing / inspections dept / door knocks / police and inspections present at        City
Southeast                           coffee shop, makes for good relations.
4/27 - Northeast /     3      63    Barriers in getting neighborhood signs posted. Public Works, committed support with          City
Southeast                           funds originally, now funds aren’t available to get signs up. No working with them
                                    reasonably.
4/27 - Northeast /     3      64    Landlords and Renters meetings with Carol Osterheis, Community Crime Prevention              City
Southeast                           were well intended and engaging. It has taken so long to deal with over crowding and
                                    problem properties. It did get somewhat resolved.
4/27 - Northeast /     3      65    Southeast Strategic task force: Police Inspections regulatory services, working              City
Southeast                           together creates results. Setting priorities and aligning.
4/27 - Northeast /     3      66    Access to information from city site is important. Landlord information.                     City
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     3      67    311- originally a great idea. Can only call 311, only to be transferred to file complaint.   City
Southeast                           Really slows down process to address issue/complaint.
4/27 - Northeast /     3      68    Relatively good luck with it (311) but some say it’s a dead end.                             City
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     3      69    Neighborhoods provided feedback to 311 but what happen to the feedback?                      City
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     3      73    Yearly Neighborhood policing plan / PAC Police and Community Advisory Committees City
Southeast                           / Money resources go to address the highest needs, and then it trickles down to lower
                                    needs.



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4/27 - South         3     66 Issues have been mostly with zoning and planning. The first projects that came along City
                                and challenged the neighborhood’s work were accepted by the city – even though the
                                neighborhood spent three years working on their small area plan. Very frustrating. N

4/27 - South         3      67    Didn’t know initially that neighborhood’s plan wasn’t being adhered to. Volunteer who       City
                                  was involved finally said, “I’m out”.
4/27 - South         3      68    Haven’t done a lot in past year. LRT station planning was 2-3 years ago– departments        City
                                  were good. Proof will be in next couple of years as development comes along and
                                  neighborhood will see if plans are adhered to. Might be that no one goes back and
                                  looks
4/12 - Pilot         2      24    Do away with all the acronyms, please…                                                      Clarification
4/12 - Pilot         2      55    It’s all confusing.                                                                         Clarification
4/12 - Pilot       other    89    Be clear who the master of NCR is - Is it the City Coordinator? NCEC? How is it the         Clarification
                                  same and different than NRP?
4/20 - North         2       5    What’s the formula now?                                                                     Clarification
4/20 - North         2       8    What do most parents currently pay to have their kids in park programs? How much is         Clarification
                                  currently subsidized? (Response – most participants don’t pay).
4/20 - North         2      14    How does the CPP program get us to City priorities?                                         Clarification
4/20 - North         3      39    Need greater clarity regarding CPP guidelines (especially unused 2010 funds) and the        Clarification
                                  future.
4/20 - North         3      40    Not clear whether it’s use it or lose it. Answer : There’s a mechanism for rollover – but   Clarification
                                  there’s been some ambiguity about how it will work.
4/20 - North         3      41    Need for clarity regarding what these funds can be used for… it is JUST community           Clarification
                                  engagement?
4/20 - North         3      42    Note: CPP funding is not tied to neighborhood organizations’ fiscal years.                  Clarification
4/20 - North         3      43    Need for clarity re approvals, contracts.                                                   Clarification
4/20 - North         3      44    Will NCR be sharing how formula/numbers are adjusted? Answer: yes.                          Clarification
4/25 - Southwest     2      18    How was state funding established for NRP City NCR. Answer: TIF districts                   Clarification
                                  consolidated for NRP Citizens participation program/federal funds. If money is frozen
                                  why aren’t we paying our bills (the city)?
4/25 - Southwest     2      19    NIF, mini NRP, and CIF (great streets) competitive grants, project oriented                 Clarification
4/25 - Southwest     2      27    What is the current formula? Answer: Population number of households,                       Clarification
                                  diversity/racial population, Income, rental properties, livability crime stats, number of
                                  foreclosures.
4/25 - Southwest     2      29    How we share who was missed (immigrant Somali information)?                                 Clarification


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4/25 - Southwest       3     58 How does the city deal with foreclosure and how can our neighborhoods help        Clarification
                                  communicate what they know to the city? Foreclosed homes and how do we get them
                                  rehabilitated.
4/27 - Northeast /     1      9   Need to clarify process                                                         Clarification
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1      10   Need to figure out what our dept DOES DO A&O Team                                          Clarification
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1      17   Census numbers coming out are not understood – staying low key. Columbia Park              Clarification
Southeast                          has a significant number of blue collar workers, children and renters.
4/27 - Northeast /     1      19   What is going on - what is going to change                                                 Clarification
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1      22   Would like/request staff from NCR to attend meeting and get clarification.                 Clarification
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1      24   What is going to happen, clarity, not upset, just don’t understand why.                    Clarification
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1      28   Is the issue settled between NRP and NEC?                                                  Clarification
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1      36   Confinements are with CPP. NRP II is still flopping too.                                   Clarification
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2      52   Bridge funds are they still available, will they come out of currently contracted funding? Clarification
Southeast                          No, coming out of 3rd year funding.
4/27 - Northeast /     2      53   With CPP funding, what is defined as engagement. We have 3 broad definitions, what Clarification
Southeast                          are neighborhood priorities, how you can provide input into city process, engaging
                                   community, events, festivals. Want to leave broad latitude for a good fit. Be creative.

4/27 - South           2      51   Will there come a time when there won’t be funds for neighborhood staffing?                Clarification
                                   Response: This hasn’t been contemplated.
4/27 - South           2      53   Why was CPP funded first? Response: It was seen as what neighborhoods needed               Clarification
                                   first -- keeping staff, keeping the lights on in neighborhood offices, neighborhood
                                   organizing. Think of CPP as talking the place of the old Citizen Participation funding.

4/27 - South           2      54   Question: What is available for other programs? Response: A combined $1.5 million          Clarification
                                   has been allocated for the remaining two programs per year.
4/27 - South         other    77   What is the process for the next round of funding?                                         Clarification
4/27 - South         other    80   What will happen to the NRP funds if NRP sunsets at the end of 2011?                       Clarification


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4/12 - Pilot     2     27 City needs to address how it’s going to maintain relationships with neighborhoods.            Community
                                                                                                                        Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     2       28   City shot itself in the foot in December – but now we’re having this meeting...           Community
                                                                                                                        Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     2       29   (Participant) came here for Robert, but not for the City.                                 Community
                                                                                                                        Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     2       33   CPP seemed top down. It didn’t feel collaborative. It didn’t feel like the City wanted to Community
                              work WITH neighborhoods. Great Streets seems top down – it’s the mayor’s priorities, Engagement
                              not neighborhoods’.
4/12 - Pilot     2       37   Neighborhoods buy into processes, work on it, but it can’t change without any input.      Community
                                                                                                                        Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     2       39   Input must be used.                                                                       Community
                                                                                                                        Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     2       41   This discourages participation and creates a cynicism about City government.              Community
                                                                                                                        Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     2       42   With everyone being asked to do more, we have to be able to trust the handshake           Community
                              (with the City).                                                                          Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     2       50   The Community Engagement process… it doesn’t seem that much has changed.                  Community
                              Seems like same battles are fought over and over again. More pedestrian areas called Engagement
                              for – but when the work is completed, they’re not there – AGAIN.
4/12 - Pilot     3       58   If we could give the input and know that it’s listened to –                               Community
                                                                                                                        Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     3       59   Citizens shouldn’t have to know all the intricacies of every department.                  Community
                                                                                                                        Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     3       61   There’s listening problem                                                                 Community
                                                                                                                        Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     3       62   City should use citizens’ time right                                                      Community
                                                                                                                        Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     3       63   When citizens have some thing that they care about, then they monitor that issue.         Community
                              People will only get involved if it’s what they care about.                               Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     3       66   Department heads aren’t really paying attention to neighborhoods – community              Community
                              planning is.                                                                              Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     3       72   Bring people together for information sharing                                             Community
                                                                                                                        Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     3       73   Follow through is also really important. The Pedestrian Master Plan is probably sitting Community
                              on a shelf. Need to see results.                                                          Engagement

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4/12 - Pilot        other  86 It’s also about Community Engagement, and how the City works with neighborhoods.               Community
                                                                                                                             Engagement
4/12 - Pilot       other    88   It’s an obligation of the citizenry to learn who to talk to. Provide better information for Community
                                 neighborhoods on what are reasonable expectations.                                          Engagement
4/20 - North         3      16   Any City Department – but not the City Council?                                             Community
                                                                                                                             Engagement
4/20 - North         3      29   Felt like neighborhoods had NO impact on the City Council and Mayor regarding the           Community
                                 recent (December) funding decision.                                                         Engagement
4/20 - North         3      31   Very frustrated by recent actions.                                                          Community
                                                                                                                             Engagement
4/20 - North         3      32   Why are City priorities at the top? What about neighborhood priorities?                     Community
                                                                                                                             Engagement
4/20 - North         3      33   One of the most important things is to bring the neighborhoods along… Keeps                 Community
                                 neighborhoods informed. Will NCR be working with other departments? (Reply: Yes – Engagement
                                 work will be accomplished both via the department head and also through the NCEC).

4/20 - North         3      35   A point of contact is important. Neighborhoods just want to know who to call.           Community
                                                                                                                         Engagement
4/20 - North         3      36   The City is more enthused with the process than with the actual projects and results.   Community
                                                                                                                         Engagement
4/20 - North         3      47   Need some assurance that neighborhoods aren’t going to lose and lose and lose.          Community
                                                                                                                         Engagement
4/20 - North         3      48   City Council needs to take a look at their overall allocations/ budget.                 Community
                                                                                                                         Engagement
4/20 - North         3      49   Looks like it was just a slam dunk deal.                                                Community
                                                                                                                         Engagement
4/20 - North         3      50   Doesn’t feel like there’s any funding left for neighborhood priorities.                 Community
                                                                                                                         Engagement
4/20 - North         3      51   We don’t know the answers – we just know what we’re losing.                             Community
                                                                                                                         Engagement
4/20 - North         3      53   Council members need to walk the area.                                                  Community
                                                                                                                         Engagement
4/20 - North         3      59   All I want is a phone number.                                                           Community
                                                                                                                         Engagement
4/25 - Southwest     2      21   Discussed CM Hodges' statements about the need to change.                               Community
                                                                                                                         Engagement

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4/25 - Southwest       2     23 Generally supportive of our City’s strategy on this, but money will not decrease the      Community
                                  city’s deficit in the long run.                                                         Engagement
4/25 - Southwest       3     63 City departments need to be reminded that neighborhood groups do not turn on a            Community
                                  dime, need more LEAD time, as far out ahead as possible.                                Engagement
4/27 - Northeast /     2     46 Disconnect between/with neighborhoods and the city priorities. Eastside is usually left   Community
Southeast                         out, ineligible to apply.                                                               Engagement
4/27 - Northeast /     3     59 CLIC (Capital Long Range Improvement Committee); Neighborhoods have no                    Community
Southeast                         connection, no communication, no input into future plans/projects. NRP use to assist    Engagement
                                  with communication. Continuity, flagging those major projects and relay to
                                  neighborhoods. Waite
4/27 - Northeast /     3     72 CDBG program 40 years old – neighborhood admin is a core city service. Citizen            Community
Southeast                         participation received a chunk from CDBG for community engagement. (History of          Engagement
                                  CDBG and NRP funding streams). Cite all changes and striff, create weird
                                  unpredictable cycles, c
4/27 - South           1     27 Anxiety that current funds will be cut too. It takes away incentive for people to be      Community
                                  involved.                                                                               Engagement
4/27 - South           1     29 Can’t trust that anything’s going to be around. Fully expect the bottom to fall out.      Community
                                  Proceeding ahead, but don’t have a lot of faith that funding will be there.             Engagement
4/27 - South           1     31 Used to get block grant funding. Didn’t last year, and no one said anything. No one’s     Community
                                  saying anything this year either.                                                       Engagement
4/27 - South           1     37 If you’re talking about community engagement, then you need trust – which is already      Community
                                  lost.                                                                                   Engagement
4/27 - South           1     38 Also need something real that can come out of the engagement.                             Community
                                                                                                                          Engagement
4/27 - South           2       54   Neighborhood has had lots of conversations with Bob Miller, who speculated that       Community
                                    something like this would happen.                                                     Engagement
4/12 - Pilot           1       4    Census maps that are just out show neighborhood changes, which may affect future      Funding allocations
                                    allocations.
4/12 - Pilot           2       19   Some neighborhoods are more greatly affected and maybe should have greater            Funding allocations
                                    access to the $2.5 million. Neighborhoods with greater foreclosures might have
                                    greater access to $2.5 million – look at new Census numbers. It should be more
                                    heavily needs-based.
4/12 - Pilot           2       25   Current formulas make sense.                                                          Funding allocations
4/12 - Pilot           2       44   Funding could be used to reward neighborhoods for participation – reward those        Funding allocations
                                    neighborhoods that DO do outreach. If you don’t do it, you won’t get $.
4/12 - Pilot           2       46   Needs test                                                                            Funding allocations

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4/12 - Pilot           2     47 Performance test                                                                           Funding allocations
4/12 - Pilot           2     49 You’ve got to float the whole boat. But for how long? Some neighborhoods continually       Funding allocations
                                  underperform. Should they still be funded?
4/12 - Pilot           2     53 Bob Cooper’s shop used to classify by “target” vs. “non-target” neighborhoods. In the      Funding allocations
                                  end, NCEC staff came up with formula that gives administrative $ to poorer
                                  neighborhoods.
4/12 - Pilot           3     67 Attention seems to be paid to poorer area – which is o.k.                                  Funding allocations
4/20 - North           2      6   CPP funds for Hawthorne will cover a staff member, but not much more.                    Funding allocations
4/20 - North           2     15 Allocations will change based on Census data.                                              Funding allocations
4/20 - North           3     45 How will neighborhoods be made whole?? Hawthorne is 10 years in the hole as a              Funding allocations
                                  result of the City Council’s actions.
4/20 - North           3     46 There’s a need for a minimum standard that each neighborhood should be able to             Funding allocations
                                  reach.
4/20 - North           3     52 This area needs money more so than other areas. Crime isn’t down; crime is up.             Funding allocations
4/25 - Southwest       2     24 Do some neighborhoods have a lack experience in creating plans and contracting?            Funding allocations
                                  Why are these neighborhoods just sitting there, with their money?
4/25 - Southwest       2     25 Please let each neighborhood explain their situation rather then just strip their funds    Funding allocations
                                  increase or decrease, find out where they are at.
4/25 - Southwest       2     28 Census is way off in Elliot (1,000 residents off), we have high renter, low income, lots   Funding allocations
                                  of diversity. We weren’t counted correctly.
4/25 - Southwest       2     32 Having CPP funds fairly issued.                                                            Funding allocations
4/25 - Southwest       2     40 Provide a guaranteed level of funding, with continuity.                                    Funding allocations
4/27 - Northeast /     1     23 Happy with amount from CPP, amount is good but fuzzy.                                      Funding allocations
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1       31   Having more meeting, more administrative funds would help.                             Funding allocations
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2       43   Non neighborhood organization would be eligible for programs (NIF)                     Funding allocations
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2       45   Let’s have non neighborhood organizations work through our organizations.              Funding allocations
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2       49   Census info – should stay the same, include foreclosure stats.                         Funding allocations
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2       51   No money next year so why are we having this discussion. Funding will be available     Funding allocations
Southeast                           and additional resources.



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4/27 - Northeast /     2     56 CDBG 12m entitlement funds, CLIC major funds – long range view and capital                 Funding allocations
Southeast                         improvement projects, affects – Tons of funds out there that needs to go to most
                                  needy neighborhoods. Highly targeted funding, go back and get CDBG money. What
                                  are the other sour
4/27 - South           2     42 Challenge is that it’s just not a lot of dollars when spread across all the neighborhoods. Funding allocations

4/12 - Pilot           2       31   Central Ave is Northeast’s sleeper. People want to use the funds / see ways to build      Neighborhood
                                    and leverage jobs. Empty buildings on Central need to be bought and filled. Both          activity
                                    Windom Park and Beltrami want CIF funds used to help entrepreneurs and to build
                                    jobs.
4/12 - Pilot           2       34   We don’t need banners; we need jobs.                                                         Neighborhood
                                                                                                                                 activity
4/20 - North           2       10   Fewer programs getting funded.                                                               Neighborhood
                                                                                                                                 activity
4/25 - Southwest       1       13   Safety and Security issues, particularly lighting, only one staff person to support a lot of Neighborhood
                                    work                                                                                         activity
4/27 - Northeast /     2       54   Would like to do more active engagement with our community, example; NECP, Street Neighborhood
Southeast                           Patrol. They write up code violation, problem properties citizen inspection team. Would activity
                                    like to build fences and add flowers to hide the eye sore, on North end of neighborh

4/27 - Northeast /     3       71   Find out what our resident’s passions are and engage. Lots are being filled in – i.e. the Neighborhood
Southeast                           sustainable resources project. Puppet group / drive way tours                             activity
4/20 - North           3       54   It all has to do with businesses and schools.                                             Neighborhood
                                                                                                                              characteristics
4/20 - North           3       55   Effect of foreclosures on schools.                                                        Neighborhood
                                                                                                                              characteristics
4/25 - Southwest       2       22   Armatage is a safe neighborhood, some quality of life issues. Generally                   Neighborhood
                                                                                                                              characteristics
4/27 - South           1       20   ECCO – Unique in that they have no park, library or school within the neighborhood.       Neighborhood
                                                                                                                              characteristics
4/12 - Pilot           1        6   This really affected the neighborhood – it’s lead to uncertainty and volunteers feel like Neighborhood
                                    they’re sputtering – must re-prioritize.                                                  response
4/12 - Pilot           1        7   It’s discouraging, even though people understand the financial constraints.               Neighborhood
                                                                                                                              response
4/12 - Pilot           1        8   It has discouraged some participation, but they’re starting to move forward again.        Neighborhood
                                                                                                                              response

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4/12 - Pilot     1     10 Impacted by amount of staff time required to respond to emails, etc.                       Neighborhood
                                                                                                                     response
4/12 - Pilot     1       11   Uncertainty and loss of control.                                                       Neighborhood
                                                                                                                     response
4/12 - Pilot     1       13   It’s a small neighborhood, but to them it’s a lot of $.                                Neighborhood
                                                                                                                     response
4/12 - Pilot     1       15   Interesting to note the difference between Beltrami and Windom Park. Beltrami is the   Neighborhood
                              poorest neighborhood in NE. Most of their Phase I $ were given out in grants, so       response
                              there’s no program income to use in the future. Windom Park was very frugal – gave
                              no
4/12 - Pilot     1       16   Beltrami has higher needs. Beltrami feels very affected, but aren’t out there with     Neighborhood
                              pitchforks; they’re pragmatic.                                                         response
4/12 - Pilot     1       17   Windom Park feels put upon. They were responsible, weren’t spend thrifts, and feel     Neighborhood
                              like they’re not getting their fair share.                                             response
4/12 - Pilot     2       20   But this is NRP’s problem.                                                             Neighborhood
                                                                                                                     response
4/12 - Pilot     2       26   CARAG won’t dedicate any CPP $ to programming – just to admin.                         Neighborhood
                                                                                                                     response
4/20 - North     1       1    Prioritize and reduce                                                                  Neighborhood
                                                                                                                     response
4/20 - North     1       2    Spend a lot time doing the above (prioritizing) – when we already spent a lot time     Neighborhood
                              prioritizing.                                                                          response
4/20 - North     1       3    Could impact which projects get funded / implemented in plans – business façade        Neighborhood
                              improvements are in plans, but might not get funded.                                   response
4/20 - North     1       4    Starting to put NCR / NCEC on agenda so neighbors become familiar with names and Neighborhood
                              acronyms. Organization is on board and is trying to learn. Board is keeping this front response
                              and center.
4/20 - North     2       7    Recent actions will force neighborhoods to hurry up and contract funds before they’re Neighborhood
                              taken away again.                                                                      response
4/20 - North     2       11   Being careful about what can be funded from various sources.                           Neighborhood
                                                                                                                     response
4/20 - North     2       12   Don’t know how you mitigate it.                                                        Neighborhood
                                                                                                                     response
4/20 - North     2       13   Very aware of what’s been lost.                                                        Neighborhood
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4/25 - Southwest       1      2   The ability for our organization to continue operating will definitely be a challenge and    Neighborhood
                                  will have to be reconsidered.                                                                response
4/25 - Southwest       1      3   How to maintain staffing levels.                                                             Neighborhood
                                                                                                                               response
4/25 - Southwest       1        5    The neighborhood has been very prudent with the resources. No longer have an              Neighborhood
                                     Executive Director; responsibilities are now a Board function, supported by a half time   response
                                     coordinator and half time housing position (action taken prior to December Council
                                     action)
4/25 - Southwest       1        8    What projects do we will fund and at what level will have to change                  Neighborhood
                                                                                                                          response
4/25 - Southwest       1        9    Having to answer questions and concerns, about how the neighborhood resources will Neighborhood
                                     be disbursed.                                                                        response
4/25 - Southwest       1       11    CPP doesn’t replace NRP resources, but can keep us going.                            Neighborhood
                                                                                                                          response
4/25 - Southwest       2       30    we worked hard to outreach to Somali community to maintain our population.           Neighborhood
                                                                                                                          response
4/27 - Northeast /     1        2    Were in the middle of decision-making, we had to stop the entire process             Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                 response
4/27 - Northeast /     1        3    Makes the neighborhood and city look dumb                                            Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                 response
4/27 - Northeast /     1        4    New ideas did come to make up for loss in funds                                      Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                 response
4/27 - Northeast /     1        6    Windom Park had been frugal and methodical about our resources                       Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                 response
4/27 - Northeast /     1        8    A lot of punting, looking to city to pick up slack, examples of frustration that NCR Neighborhood
Southeast                            can’t/doesn’t assist the neighborhood.                                               response
4/27 - Northeast /     1       15    Going from 3 year plan to 2 year plan, follow NRP rules for housing, etc.            Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                 response
4/27 - Northeast /     1       16    Do a different dance                                                                 Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                 response
4/27 - Northeast /     1       18    Have to stay in touch with renters, door knocking necessary.                         Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                 response
4/27 - Northeast /     1       20    Columbia Park neighbors/residents are willing to come out and do things within the   Neighborhood
Southeast                            neighborhood. Good participation.                                                    response
4/27 - Northeast /     1       21    Seems like a big change                                                              Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                 response

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4/27 - Northeast /     1     25 Publicity is a challenge.                                                                     Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                     response
4/27 - Northeast /     1      26   Hosting a new website, access, information.                                                Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                     response
4/27 - Northeast /     1      27   Disappointed that revolving loan is gone, kept neighborhood going and a tax revenue Neighborhood
Southeast                          for the city. How will that turn out?                                                      response
4/27 - Northeast /     1      30   Trying to be strategic, making our outreach to community programmatic.                     Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                     response
4/27 - Northeast /     1      37   Had to plan for 3 years, now what.                                                         Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                     response
4/27 - South           1       2   Made them rethink way they did business, and really start thinking about doing projects Neighborhood
                                   that draw in community. They’ve received their Community Participation Program             response
                                   (CPP) funding.
4/27 - South           1       3   Would do everything differently.                                                           Neighborhood
                                                                                                                              response
4/27 - South           1       4   Were down to areas (of their NRP plan) that needed to be re-written. Jolt not all bad – Neighborhood
                                   they knew they needed to do something differently. A time to re-evaluate.                  response
4/27 - South           1       6   Working on strengthening organizational infrastructure, which will hopefully make the Neighborhood
                                   organization stronger, and not so staff reliant. May be able to function down the road response
                                   without staff.
4/27 - South           1       7   Working with Bancroft, LCC, Powderhorn, etc. – talking about ways to work together. Neighborhood
                                   Maybe share space? Share staff? Timeline is unclear, but at least they’re exploring        response
                                   options.
4/27 - South           1       8   Want to make sure that neighborhood organizations are viable and not lose what             Neighborhood
                                   they’ve spent 20 years working on.                                                         response
4/27 - South           1      10   Potential that this could be beneficial in that they’ll find new program areas that people Neighborhood
                                   bring forward -- issues that are coming up from the neighborhood.                          response
4/27 - South           1      11   FRNNG existed before the NRP – which is beneficial.                                        Neighborhood
                                                                                                                              response
4/27 - South           1      12   Their office is located in a church, so overhead is very low; this has been a really good Neighborhood
                                   thing for them.                                                                            response
4/27 - South           1      13   Volunteers are recruited to be at functions, and not just to come to a meeting.            Neighborhood
                                                                                                                              response
4/27 - South           1      14   Also looking at collaborating with other neighborhood boards and non profits, such as Neighborhood
                                   Nokomis Healthy Seniors.                                                                   response


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4/27 - South         1     16 Most of the dollars lost were housing dollars. Some things (such as multifamily                Neighborhood
                                housing) they just won’t be able to do. Will work with what they’ve got.                     response
4/27 - South         1     17 Organization is fairly stable, based in a church, with low overhead. Will change               Neighborhood
                                substantially once all NRP funds are gone. Admin expenses are figured out for next 2-        response
                                3 years, but… Currently have 12-15 hours staff time per week, so already fairly limite

4/27 - South         1       18   Not very able to take lead, but able to support projects.                                  Neighborhood
                                                                                                                             response
4/27 - South         1       19   Will change substantially once all NRP funds are gone.                                     Neighborhood
                                                                                                                             response
4/27 - South         1       22   Future is on everyone’s mind. What’s going to happen when the funds are all gone?          Neighborhood
                                  There will be no home improvement funds. Funding coming in now isn’t enough to             response
                                  support that.
4/27 - South         1       25   The wonderful synergy will need to happen outside of the neighborhood level. These         Neighborhood
                                  are future issues.                                                                         response
4/27 - South         1       40   Worried about neighborhood organizations that haven’t built the capacity to really stand   Neighborhood
                                  on their own.                                                                              response
4/27 - South         2       55   Hard to suggest solutions when one doesn’t know future.                                    Neighborhood
                                                                                                                             response
4/27 - South         2       56   The instinct is to make it like NRP, even though NRP isn’t perfect.                        Neighborhood
                                                                                                                             response
4/12 - Pilot         1       1    Didn’t really affect them, because they’re fully contracted.                               NRP status
4/12 - Pilot         1       2    Other organizations lost a lot.                                                            NRP status
4/12 - Pilot         1       3    $37K lost. Ranking was 58th of out of 68th in terms of amount frozen, with 68th being      NRP status
                                  the least amount frozen. Fairly minimal impact.
4/12 - Pilot         1       5    Affected quite significantly. Just finished Phase II – and are capped at full 50%.         NRP status
4/12 - Pilot         1       12   Lost half of its allocation – $135K.                                                       NRP status
4/12 - Pilot         1       14   Not done yet, and will lose 50% of Phase II allocation.                                    NRP status
4/25 - Southwest     1       4    Did not suffer too much loss by Council action of December. Implementing Phase II,         NRP status
                                  no change within plan, all funds have been contracted.
4/25 - Southwest     1       6    (Mostly) contracted no impact. Working on strategic planning, no change in plan, thus      NRP status
                                  far.
4/25 - Southwest     1       10   89K frozen, maintained a good balance of resources and good fundraisers in place.          NRP status
4/25 - Southwest     1       14   Did some contracting prior to council action.                                              NRP status
4/25 - Southwest     2       31   NRP frozen for 3-4 years (administrative issues).                                          NRP status


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4/27 - Northeast /     1      1   Did not loose too much money,                                                                  NRP status
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1       5   Lost full 50%                                                                                 NRP status
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1       7   Home loans looking at loss of 281K out of already reduced NRP allocation.                     NRP status
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1      13   Lost $35K / $15K for school / $15K park / $5K for garden. Minimal impact on Waite             NRP status
Southeast                          Park
4/27 - Northeast /     1      32   Second Phase in but not spent.                                                                NRP status
Southeast
4/27 - South           1       1   Lost quite a bit of funding, - but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing.                        NRP status
4/27 - South           1       5   Had just done a plan modification to move dollars, so they have funding for staffing,         NRP status
                                   etc. But obviously, it’s a drastic change.
4/27 - South           1      15   Bancroft lost the most that they could – they weren’t yet at 50% contracted.                  NRP status
4/27 - South           1      21   No office -- staff works 10 hours a week out of her home. They’ve contracted 89% of           NRP status
                                   Phase II funds -- not much is spent though. CPP and NRP funds can support the
                                   organization for the next 2-3 years.
4/20 - North           2       9   Fundraising / grants applications will be needed to keep programs going.                      Outside funding
4/25 - Southwest       1       7   Neighborhood will have to broaden their resource base and Increase /secure outside            Outside funding
                                   funding minimally at 30% to cover loss.
4/25 - Southwest       1      17   Leveraging outside funding with city funds will be challenging due to decrease by C-          Outside funding
                                   action.
4/27 - South           1      24   Neighborhoods might need to be proactive in seeking out other funding.                        Outside funding
4/27 - South           1      30   Also, with all the other (county, state, federal) political stuff going on… it’s not a good   Outside funding
                                   climate.
4/27 - South           2      45   Reality is that foundation funding is tight                                                   Outside funding
4/27 - South           2      46   If there are 52 neighborhood organizations applying for the same funding - you kind of        Outside funding
                                   have to have the sexy issue in order to get funding.
4/27 - South           2      47   There are a few specific areas that foundations like to give money to, and some               Outside funding
                                   neighborhoods don’t have the right demographics to get foundation funding.
4/27 - South           2      48   Hired their coordinator because she did have grant-writing experience. Also looking at        Outside funding
                                   doing more fundraising.
4/27 - South           2      50   When neighborhoods start fight for same grants… that’s not good.                              Outside funding
4/12 - Pilot           2      18   It’d be ridiculous to start all over again.                                                   Process
4/12 - Pilot           2      23   City shouldn’t have resurrected TIF districts – it screwed everything up.                     Process


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4/12 - Pilot            2    35 Process could be more collaborative by having neighborhoods sitting down with City       Process
                                  staff.
4/12 - Pilot            2    51 Hopeful that there can be changes in how the process works.                              Process
4/12 - Pilot            2    54 At some point, NCR / NCEC will have to adapt to what neighborhoods are doing.            Process
4/12 - Pilot            3    65 Strengthen what we have; tweak - not overhaul – problem areas.                           Process
4/12 - Pilot            3    74 Clean up from past is needed.                                                            Process
4/12 - Pilot            3    77 Need to see results from NCR if people are going to be involved.                         Process
4/12 - Pilot          other  80 Make sure people don’t get lost – focus on the product.                                  Process
4/12 - Pilot          other  81 Some neighborhoods want to make sure they don’t get lost in this process.                Process
4/12 - Pilot          other  82 We might not get the middle grounders to these meetings.                                 Process
4/12 - Pilot          other  83 Purpose of this meeting is to figure out what to do with 2012-2013 CPP funds.            Process
4/12 - Pilot          other  84 This shouldn’t be about NRP.                                                             Process
4/12 - Pilot          other  85 Be more clear that this is about the future.                                             Process
4/20 - North            3    20 The negative sticks easier than the positive.                                            Process
4/20 - North            3    34 A flow chart showing how NCR fits in City structure would be helpful.                    Process
4/20 - North            3    37 Feels like we already need to start working on next year’s proposal                      Process
4/20 - North            3    38 Wasn’t clear that if neighborhoods didn’t get their CPP applications submitted in        Process
                                  January that they could still get funding.
4/25 - Southwest        1    15 Concern that there is no clear home presently (NRP-NCR)                                  Process
4/25 - Southwest        2    35 Application accessibility, easy of access to.                                            Process
4/25 - Southwest        2    36 Not as complex as NRP, Project specific.                                                 Process
4/25 - Southwest        2    37 Number of times neighborhoods can apply.                                                 Process
4/25 - Southwest        2    38 Formula: Messing with formula is dangerous, leave in place.                              Process
4/25 - Southwest        2    39 Redesign the formula? Fairness is always an issue, people are trying, but folks fall     Process
                                  through the cracks.
4/25 - Southwest        2    43 No whiplash effect, same consistent levels of funding from year to year.                 Process
4/25 - Southwest        2    44 Less bureaucratic process! - Neighborhoods put a lot of time and energy into             Process
                                  preparation for these grants.
4/25 - Southwest        2    52 Continuity of funding / project planning                                                 Process
4/25 - Southwest        2    53 Simpler process decrease bureaucracy                                                     Process
4/25 - Southwest        2    54 Flexibility, clear guidelines, clear timelines.                                          Process
4/25 - Southwest        3    64 Better communication, concise, accurate.                                                 Process
4/27 - Northeast /      1    29 Let’s go out and explain the numbers and program.                                        Process
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1       33   Current CPP guidelines what will the outcome be in 3 years, what will the changes be? Process
Southeast

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4/27 - Northeast /     1     35 A wait and hold game, we can’t plan without the definite outcome of CPP/NRP II                Process
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2      40    CPP stay just the way it is, 7 years of study, meetings, framework for the future, stated Process
Southeast                           3 million every year for admin. City extended the tax increment. Must be continued as
                                    it is admin money for the neighborhoods. General fund or ???
4/27 - Northeast /     2      41    Remain committed to providing/allocating                                                  Process
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2      42    Do not want to see the formula changed, frustrating.                                      Process
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2      48    Small funding amounts, requiring neighborhoods to work/learn bureaucratic process         Process
Southeast                           and that takes away from the grassroots effort.
4/27 - Northeast /     3      75    The process took four months to get check for an approved plan of early this year         Process
Southeast                           January 2011.
4/27 - South           2      43    If it’s competitive grants, then neighborhoods will have to focus and apply for funding   Process
                                    for just one project.
4/27 - South           2      57    Neighborhoods know the NRP process.                                                       Process
4/27 - South           2      58    What would you change about the NRP process? There are some inequities. Not all           Process
                                    neighborhoods have the same capacity. Not all neighborhoods have people who can
                                    do financial reports, etc. Some neighborhoods need to bring in five translators.
                                    Partnersh
4/27 - South           2      59    Some of things in CPP guidelines are good. Neighborhoods are forced to look at who        Process
                                    they’re engaging. Know that you’re not going to engage everyone. Some people
                                    choose to be engaged elsewhere.
4/27 - South           2      62    The NRP funds aren’t being used. Neighborhoods should be able to take funds and           Process
                                    use them for something else.
4/27 - South           2      65    Lots of bureaucracy with NRP – which could be improved. Some constraints are a little     Process
                                    challenging. Not meaning to take away accountability, but allow neighborhoods to be
                                    proactive with their funding. No NRP plan mods.
4/27 - South           3      75    Allow some flexibility. Times change and some NRP Phase I funds could be better           Process
                                    used. Neighborhoods want to be more nimble.
4/27 - South         other    78    Frustrating in that currently neighborhoods don’t know what to work towards. SENA         Process
                                    has a 3 tiered approach – should that be put on hold?
4/27 - South         other    79    Would be helpful if NCEC commissioners would come to neighborhoods.                       Process
4/12 - Pilot           2      38    Sometimes things happen quickly -- $s come quickly, but then have to be used ASAP.        Scale / timing
                                    Striping over potholes and calling them “bike paths”.
4/12 - Pilot           2      52    Maybe neighborhoods are too small (of a planning area)?                                   Scale / timing

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4/12 - Pilot           3     68 It all feels like silos.                                                                     Scale / timing
4/12 - Pilot           3     69 Silos can be used to neighborhoods’ advantage strategically, but that’s not the way you      Scale / timing
                                  really want to play.
4/25 - Southwest       2     33 Leave local control to neighborhoods.                                                        Scale / timing
4/25 - Southwest       2     42 Maintain local determination of use to accommodate diversity of neighborhood needs.          Scale / timing

4/25 - Southwest       2       46   Strengthen connection between neighborhoods communication                                Scale / timing
4/25 - Southwest       2       49   Encourage cross neighborhood collaboration (district 2)                                  Scale / timing
4/25 - Southwest       2       50   Centrally organize.                                                                      Scale / timing
4/25 - Southwest       3       69   Want to collaborate at major gathering/s, with positive spin, move forward, not fancy.   Scale / timing
                                    How do we collectively address Print communications, fundraising/successful
                                    fundraisers. Quick presentations. What works what doesn’t, volunteer time is
                                    precious.
4/25 - Southwest       3       70   More networking. Share ideas. Neighborhood partners Initiative model to see what         Scale / timing
                                    was done with funds.
4/27 - Northeast /     3       74   NEC in theory will bring neighborhoods together, where NRP is a silo model.              Scale / timing
Southeast
4/27 - South           1       26   Current situation makes medium and long term planning difficult as funding is spread     Scale / timing
                                    too thin.
4/27 - South           1       33   NRP gave neighborhoods the right / responsibility / privilege to do the work since       Scale / timing
                                    neighborhoods know the issues in their neighborhoods. Who’s going to be responsible
                                    for the local level now?
4/27 - South           1       34   NRP worked at the local level. Now, there’s CPP. Neighborhood organizations are          Scale / timing
                                    built up, but now can’t do projects. A real challenge.
4/27 - South           1       35   If neighborhood organizations are just about engagement, then maybe the city should      Scale / timing
                                    just do it.
4/27 - South           1       39   Decisions are no longer being made at the local level. That’s a huge loss – especially   Scale / timing
                                    if the city is setting priorities.
4/27 - South           2       49   Encouraging partnerships could be one of the good things that comes out of this          Scale / timing
                                    change – especially with neighborhoods that are right next to each other. Maybe
                                    programming could be done that way too -- extra points for collaboration. Could be a
                                    better u
4/27 - South           2       52   Focus still has to be at the neighborhood level. A person who doesn’t live in the        Scale / timing
                                    neighborhood can’t understand what the neighborhood needs.
4/27 - South           2       64   You have to question the efficiency of each neighborhood having a housing loan           Scale / timing
                                    program. Maybe a larger scale for something like this would be better.

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4/27 - South         3     69 Also, some plans were developed before the latest financial crisis.                   Scale / timing
4/27 - South         3     70 With Cedar Ave United, Public Works sat down with group, and said “You can’t do x, y, Scale / timing
                                z…” They listened, but the speed of the process was slow and volunteers burned out.

4/27 - South         3       71   Neighborhoods want to know how plans that are on paper can be implemented.                 Scale / timing
4/27 - South         3       72   The real issue is that it takes two years. Maybe need to be clear about the timeline up    Scale / timing
                                  front.
4/27 - South         3       73   “Dream plans” are ok, but so much can change over time. The speed of the process is        Scale / timing
                                  a problem. It might also be that the planning didn’t occur at right time.
4/27 - South         3       74   It also takes awhile to get the right people at the table.                                 Scale / timing
4/27 - South         3       76   Maybe this could be accomplished by making the funding more short-term – three             Scale / timing
                                  years plans instead of 5-10 year plans.
4/12 - Pilot         2       45   Some neighborhoods really do need help – especially those where people are working         Services
                                  two jobs
4/12 - Pilot         2       48   Support to help neighborhoods get to that level.                                           Services
4/12 - Pilot       other     87   Would be nice to have a City “how to” primer. (Example: Trees are planted in the           Services
                                  spring, not summer, and you must make the request the fall before).
4/25 - Southwest     2       45   NCEC guidance/focus. Menu of ways to implement funding                                     Services
4/25 - Southwest     2       47   Centralized services, volunteers, communication pieces, staff support                      Services
4/25 - Southwest     2       48   Provide a menu of vendors to assist neighborhoods (city directory model).                  Services
4/25 - Southwest     2       51   Print piece now missing. Many budgets cut publications/newsletters. Newsletters            Services
                                  going to on line service. Support services that neighborhoods can hook up with – i.e.
                                  IT
4/25 - Southwest     2       55   Having access to talent to assist neighborhoods                                            Services
4/25 - Southwest     2       56   NCEC NCR present at neighborhood meetings                                                  Services
4/25 - Southwest     2       57   Help with navigating systems                                                               Services
4/25 - Southwest     3       61   NCR provide neighborhood organizations assistance in getting to know city                  Services
                                  departments, staff who can assist.
4/25 - Southwest     3       65   NCR staff attend meetings.                                                                 Services
4/25 - Southwest     3       66   Centralized data base, updated incoming staff board chairs, anything that facilitates      Services
                                  good communication.
4/25 - Southwest     3       67   Use E-news with links – digest approach –user friendly format. Model NRP digest,           Services
                                  only briefer. Users can take what they need from it. Basic and quick link information to
                                  full disclosure. Reader-friendly, solid/up to date contact information, provide op

4/25 - Southwest     3       68   Less and less training and networking offered.                                             Services

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4/27 - Northeast /     2     55 Much need of technical support - grant writing, other ways of helping neighborhoods,         Services
Southeast                         partnering, fundraising.
4/27 - South           2     44 One idea - the city could provide grant writing assistance, and maybe some kind of           Services
                                  technical assistance.
4/12 - Pilot           1      9   Very limiting when 70% must go to housing.                                                 Use of funds
4/12 - Pilot           2     21 But with the $5 million – there’s never been $ for NIF and CIF, so take those $ out.         Use of funds
                                  Proceed as we would have with the $2.5 million.
4/12 - Pilot           2     22 Program income – Some neighborhoods have a lot coming in, so the $5 million is what          Use of funds
                                  is what that would have been used for. Admin for the neighborhood groups; program
                                  income for programs.
4/12 - Pilot           2     30 CIF $ might be more competitive grants.                                                      Use of funds
4/12 - Pilot           2     32 They want to have CIF funds. It’s not a lot of $, but…                                       Use of funds
4/12 - Pilot           2     43 NRP was just NRP stuff, now it’s everything – CLIC, etc.                                     Use of funds
4/12 - Pilot           3     75 Don’t start talking about NIF and CIF when there’s no $.                                     Use of funds
4/12 - Pilot           3     76 Give neighborhoods $ for admin and then let them go wild.                                    Use of funds
4/20 - North           3     30 It all starts with neighborhoods committing funds – then others are drawn to the given       Use of funds
                                  project.
4/20 - North           3     56 Want program redesigned so we can still do the projects we want to do.                       Use of funds
4/20 - North           3     57 Need for funding for project.                                                                Use of funds
4/20 - North           3     58 Want a list of allowable expenses -- but not one that’s too confining.                       Use of funds
4/25 - Southwest       1      1   Received 94K for Housing, there is no offer of housing money in CPP funds.                 Use of funds
4/25 - Southwest       1     12 Can not offer housing loans                                                                  Use of funds
4/25 - Southwest       1     16 How we will fund particular projects and the most visible projects neighborhood wide.        Use of funds
                                  Trees, tennis courts - projects which are highly visible to the neighborhood, those that
                                  are readily notice. Biggest concern
4/25 - Southwest       2     20 Neighborhood funding formula single funding program redirect CIP into phase ii action        Use of funds
                                  plans
4/25 - Southwest       2     26 NRP flexibility/State states 50% to housing. Some neighborhoods do not need homes,           Use of funds
                                  lets be flexible in the spend down of funds.
4/25 - Southwest       2     34 Funding for projects to leverage additional/greater resources/Matching-Dollar program.       Use of funds

4/25 - Southwest       2       41   Flexibility with CPP resources-fund Phase I or Phase II projects                         Use of funds
4/25 - Southwest       3       71   Annual event with CPP projects.                                                          Use of funds
4/27 - Northeast /     1       11   Utilizing funds to hold meetings example, welcome wagon projects, could use those        Use of funds
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4/27 - Northeast /     1     14 Guidelines will drive how they do business.                                                   Use of funds
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2      15   NIF/Mini NRP – smaller scale / city priority projects, city wide programs on line          Use of funds
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1      34   What can we do with the CPP funds, how does that align or reallocate between NRP           Use of funds
Southeast                          and CPP.
4/27 - Northeast /     1      38   Spend it all on management is questionable.                                                Use of funds
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2      44   Nice to see that NIF has some project funds.                                               Use of funds
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2      47   Make CIF go away, focus on NIF and CPP, both in place, includes community                  Use of funds
Southeast                          engagement.
4/27 - Northeast /     2      50   Throw away CIF, NIF, administration. Consolidate all funds. (CIF = Completely              Use of funds
Southeast                          Insufficient Funds, NIF =No Investment Funds.)
4/27 - Northeast /     2      57   Redesign formula, single funding program, could use CPP to funds NRP Projects              Use of funds
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     3      60   Any extra money, give to NRP plans, do not send back.                                      Use of funds
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     3      70   Like the flexibility of CPP, creative ideas – personal things, events, new developments,   Use of funds
Southeast                          excited bout it. Neighborhoods are being creative and we want to assist with
                                   communication and sharing ideas.
4/27 - South           1       9   CPP seems mostly about community engagement. It may be harder to attract                   Use of funds
                                   volunteers without program funds.
4/27 - South           1      23   An expectation was developed through NRP that neighborhoods can help with home             Use of funds
                                   improvements; that may no longer be the case.
4/27 - South           1      28   When funds can be used for tangible projects, more than just the usual suspects will       Use of funds
                                   be involved.
4/27 - South           1      32   Have interest dollars coming back from housing programs.                                   Use of funds
4/27 - South           1      36   Projects bring people in.                                                                  Use of funds
4/27 - South           2      60   What about the percentages – especially for housing?                                       Use of funds
4/27 - South           2      61   Housing loans – people aren’t taking them out as much. People are getting low              Use of funds
                                   interest loans from banks.
4/27 - South           2      63   It’s hard when the housing percentage rule was a legislated 20 years ago.                  Use of funds




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4/12 - Pilot     1      1     Didn’t really affect them, because they’re fully contracted.                                NRP status
4/12 - Pilot     1      2     Other organizations lost a lot.                                                             NRP status
4/12 - Pilot     1      3     $37K lost. Ranking was 58th of out of 68th in terms of amount frozen, with 68th being       NRP status
                              the least amount frozen. Fairly minimal impact.
4/12 - Pilot     1     4      Census maps that are just out show neighborhood changes, which may affect future            Funding allocations
                              allocations.
4/12 - Pilot     1     5      Affected quite significantly. Just finished Phase II – and are capped at full 50%.          NRP status
4/12 - Pilot     1     6      This really affected the neighborhood – it’s lead to uncertainty and volunteers feel like   Neighborhood
                              they’re sputtering – must re-prioritize.                                                    response
4/12 - Pilot     1     7      It’s discouraging, even though people understand the financial constraints.                 Neighborhood
                                                                                                                          response
4/12 - Pilot     1     8      It has discouraged some participation, but they’re starting to move forward again.          Neighborhood
                                                                                                                          response
4/12 - Pilot     1     9      Very limiting when 70% must go to housing.                                                  Use of funds
4/12 - Pilot     1     10     Impacted by amount of staff time required to respond to emails, etc.                        Neighborhood
                                                                                                                          response
4/12 - Pilot     1     11     Uncertainty and loss of control.                                                            Neighborhood
                                                                                                                          response
4/12 - Pilot     1     12     Lost half of its allocation – $135K.                                                        NRP status
4/12 - Pilot     1     13     It’s a small neighborhood, but to them it’s a lot of $.                                     Neighborhood
                                                                                                                          response
4/12 - Pilot     1     14     Not done yet, and will lose 50% of Phase II allocation.                                     NRP status
4/12 - Pilot     1     15     Interesting to note the difference between Beltrami and Windom Park. Beltrami is the        Neighborhood
                              poorest neighborhood in NE. Most of their Phase I $ were given out in grants, so            response
                              there’s no program income to use in the future. Windom Park was very frugal – gave
                              no
4/12 - Pilot     1     16     Beltrami has higher needs. Beltrami feels very affected, but aren’t out there with          Neighborhood
                              pitchforks; they’re pragmatic.                                                              response
4/12 - Pilot     1     17     Windom Park feels put upon. They were responsible, weren’t spend thrifts, and feel          Neighborhood
                              like they’re not getting their fair share.                                                  response
4/12 - Pilot     2     18     It’d be ridiculous to start all over again.                                                 Process
4/12 - Pilot     2     19     Some neighborhoods are more greatly affected and maybe should have greater                  Funding allocations
                              access to the $2.5 million. Neighborhoods with greater foreclosures might have
                              greater access to $2.5 million – look at new Census numbers. It should be more
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4/12 - Pilot     2     20 But this is NRP’s problem.                                                                     Neighborhood
                                                                                                                         response
4/12 - Pilot     2      21   But with the $5 million – there’s never been $ for NIF and CIF, so take those $ out.        Use of funds
                             Proceed as we would have with the $2.5 million.
4/12 - Pilot     2      22   Program income – Some neighborhoods have a lot coming in, so the $5 million is what         Use of funds
                             is what that would have been used for. Admin for the neighborhood groups; program
                             income for programs.
4/12 - Pilot     2      23   City shouldn’t have resurrected TIF districts – it screwed everything up.                   Process
4/12 - Pilot     2      24   Do away with all the acronyms, please…                                                      Clarification
4/12 - Pilot     2      25   Current formulas make sense.                                                                Funding allocations
4/12 - Pilot     2      26   CARAG won’t dedicate any CPP $ to programming – just to admin.                              Neighborhood
                                                                                                                         response
4/12 - Pilot     2      27   City needs to address how it’s going to maintain relationships with neighborhoods.          Community
                                                                                                                         Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     2      28   City shot itself in the foot in December – but now we’re having this meeting...             Community
                                                                                                                         Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     2      29   (Participant) came here for Robert, but not for the City.                                   Community
                                                                                                                         Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     2      30   CIF $ might be more competitive grants.                                                     Use of funds
4/12 - Pilot     2      31   Central Ave is Northeast’s sleeper. People want to use the funds / see ways to build        Neighborhood
                             and leverage jobs. Empty buildings on Central need to be bought and filled. Both            activity
                             Windom Park and Beltrami want CIF funds used to help entrepreneurs and to build
                             jobs.
4/12 - Pilot     2      32   They want to have CIF funds. It’s not a lot of $, but…                                      Use of funds
4/12 - Pilot     2      33   CPP seemed top down. It didn’t feel collaborative. It didn’t feel like the City wanted to   Community
                             work WITH neighborhoods. Great Streets seems top down – it’s the mayor’s priorities,        Engagement
                             not neighborhoods’.
4/12 - Pilot     2      34   We don’t need banners; we need jobs.                                                        Neighborhood
                                                                                                                         activity
4/12 - Pilot     2      35   Process could be more collaborative by having neighborhoods sitting down with City          Process
                             staff.
4/12 - Pilot     2      36   Now, neighborhoods work with NRP, but the City doesn’t pay any attention to         City
                             neighborhoods. CARAG did work with staff to create a small area plan, but it wasn’t
                             paid attention to when a proposed development came through. Same thing happened
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4/12 - Pilot     2     37 Neighborhoods buy into processes, work on it, but it can’t change without any input.      Community
                                                                                                                    Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     2       38   Sometimes things happen quickly -- $s come quickly, but then have to be used ASAP. Scale / timing
                              Striping over potholes and calling them “bike paths”.
4/12 - Pilot     2       39   Input must be used.                                                                   Community
                                                                                                                    Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     2       40   Don’t want to get involved in one more plan that’s discarded when a developer comes City
                              in.
4/12 - Pilot     2       41   This discourages participation and creates a cynicism about City government.          Community
                                                                                                                    Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     2       42   With everyone being asked to do more, we have to be able to trust the handshake       Community
                              (with the City).                                                                      Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     2       43   NRP was just NRP stuff, now it’s everything – CLIC, etc.                              Use of funds
4/12 - Pilot     2       44   Funding could be used to reward neighborhoods for participation – reward those        Funding allocations
                              neighborhoods that DO do outreach. If you don’t do it, you won’t get $.
4/12 - Pilot     2       45   Some neighborhoods really do need help – especially those where people are working Services
                              two jobs
4/12 - Pilot     2       46   Needs test                                                                            Funding allocations
4/12 - Pilot     2       47   Performance test                                                                      Funding allocations
4/12 - Pilot     2       48   Support to help neighborhoods get to that level.                                      Services
4/12 - Pilot     2       49   You’ve got to float the whole boat. But for how long? Some neighborhoods continually Funding allocations
                              underperform. Should they still be funded?
4/12 - Pilot     2       50   The Community Engagement process… it doesn’t seem that much has changed.              Community
                              Seems like same battles are fought over and over again. More pedestrian areas called Engagement
                              for – but when the work is completed, they’re not there – AGAIN.
4/12 - Pilot     2       51   Hopeful that there can be changes in how the process works.                           Process
4/12 - Pilot     2       52   Maybe neighborhoods are too small (of a planning area)?                               Scale / timing
4/12 - Pilot     2       53   Bob Cooper’s shop used to classify by “target” vs. “non-target” neighborhoods. In the Funding allocations
                              end, NCEC staff came up with formula that gives administrative $ to poorer
                              neighborhoods.
4/12 - Pilot     2       54   At some point, NCR / NCEC will have to adapt to what neighborhoods are doing.         Process
4/12 - Pilot     2       55   It’s all confusing.                                                                   Clarification
4/12 - Pilot     3       56   City budgets should be created at the department level.                               City
4/12 - Pilot     3       57   Sometimes it seems that we should get out of the way of departments – they’re already City
                              micromanaged by council members and the mayor.


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4/12 - Pilot     3     58 If we could give the input and know that it’s listened to –                                 Community
                                                                                                                      Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     3       59   Citizens shouldn’t have to know all the intricacies of every department.                Community
                                                                                                                      Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     3       60   There’s a structural problem with Minneapolis City government                           City
4/12 - Pilot     3       61   There’s listening problem                                                               Community
                                                                                                                      Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     3       62   City should use citizens’ time right                                                    Community
                                                                                                                      Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     3       63   When citizens have some thing that they care about, then they monitor that issue.       Community
                              People will only get involved if it’s what they care about.                             Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     3       64   311 good because there’s follow-up.                                                     City
4/12 - Pilot     3       65   Strengthen what we have; tweak - not overhaul – problem areas.                          Process
4/12 - Pilot     3       66   Department heads aren’t really paying attention to neighborhoods – community            Community
                              planning is.                                                                            Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     3       67   Attention seems to be paid to poorer area – which is o.k.                               Funding allocations
4/12 - Pilot     3       68   It all feels like silos.                                                                Scale / timing
4/12 - Pilot     3       69   Silos can be used to neighborhoods’ advantage strategically, but that’s not the way you Scale / timing
                              really want to play.
4/12 - Pilot     3       70   Need for more consistency. 311 is a good start. More data – accountability and          City
                              measurability.
4/12 - Pilot     3       71   There are no more City budget analysts. Staff is so strung out. There’s 5,200 staff,    City
                              when there used to be 7,500. The average citizen doesn’t realize this.
4/12 - Pilot     3       72   Bring people together for information sharing                                           Community
                                                                                                                      Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     3       73   Follow through is also really important. The Pedestrian Master Plan is probably sitting Community
                              on a shelf. Need to see results.                                                        Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     3       74   Clean up from past is needed.                                                           Process
4/12 - Pilot     3       75   Don’t start talking about NIF and CIF when there’s no $.                                Use of funds
4/12 - Pilot     3       76   Give neighborhoods $ for admin and then let them go wild.                               Use of funds
4/12 - Pilot     3       77   Need to see results from NCR if people are going to be involved.                        Process
4/12 - Pilot     3       78   Start from zero-based budget and work up from there                                     City
4/12 - Pilot     3       79   Need for budget analysts                                                                City
4/12 - Pilot   other     80   Make sure people don’t get lost – focus on the product.                                 Process
4/12 - Pilot   other     81   Some neighborhoods want to make sure they don’t get lost in this process.               Process
4/12 - Pilot   other     82   We might not get the middle grounders to these meetings.                                Process

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4/12 - Pilot    other  83     Purpose of this meeting is to figure out what to do with 2012-2013 CPP funds.                 Process
4/12 - Pilot    other  84     This shouldn’t be about NRP.                                                                  Process
4/12 - Pilot    other  85     Be more clear that this is about the future.                                                  Process
4/12 - Pilot    other  86     It’s also about Community Engagement, and how the City works with neighborhoods.              Community
                                                                                                                            Engagement
4/12 - Pilot   other   87     Would be nice to have a City “how to” primer. (Example: Trees are planted in the              Services
                              spring, not summer, and you must make the request the fall before).
4/12 - Pilot   other   88     It’s an obligation of the citizenry to learn who to talk to. Provide better information for   Community
                              neighborhoods on what are reasonable expectations.                                            Engagement
4/12 - Pilot   other   89     Be clear who the master of NCR is - Is it the City Coordinator? NCEC? How is it the           Clarification
                              same and different than NRP?
4/20 - North     1     1      Prioritize and reduce                                                                  Neighborhood
                                                                                                                     response
4/20 - North     1     2      Spend a lot time doing the above (prioritizing) – when we already spent a lot time     Neighborhood
                              prioritizing.                                                                          response
4/20 - North     1     3      Could impact which projects get funded / implemented in plans – business façade        Neighborhood
                              improvements are in plans, but might not get funded.                                   response
4/20 - North     1     4      Starting to put NCR / NCEC on agenda so neighbors become familiar with names and Neighborhood
                              acronyms. Organization is on board and is trying to learn. Board is keeping this front response
                              and center.
4/20 - North     2     5      What’s the formula now?                                                                Clarification
4/20 - North     2     6      CPP funds for Hawthorne will cover a staff member, but not much more.                  Funding allocations
4/20 - North     2     7      Recent actions will force neighborhoods to hurry up and contract funds before they’re Neighborhood
                              taken away again.                                                                      response
4/20 - North     2     8      What do most parents currently pay to have their kids in park programs? How much is Clarification
                              currently subsidized? (Response – most participants don’t pay).
4/20 - North     2     9      Fundraising / grants applications will be needed to keep programs going.               Outside funding
4/20 - North     2     10     Fewer programs getting funded.                                                         Neighborhood
                                                                                                                     activity
4/20 - North     2     11     Being careful about what can be funded from various sources.                           Neighborhood
                                                                                                                     response
4/20 - North     2     12     Don’t know how you mitigate it.                                                        Neighborhood
                                                                                                                     response
4/20 - North     2     13     Very aware of what’s been lost.                                                        Neighborhood
                                                                                                                     response
4/20 - North     2     14     How does the CPP program get us to City priorities?                                    Clarification

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4/20 - North     2     15 Allocations will change based on Census data.                                                Funding allocations
4/20 - North     3     16 Any City Department – but not the City Council?                                              Community
                                                                                                                       Engagement
4/20 - North     3      17   Would like to have an impact on CPED.                                                     City
4/20 - North     3      18   Satisfied with CPED (from a different participant).                                       City
4/20 - North     3      19   Worried that budget issues would result in no CPED developments – would hamper /          City
                             put a stop to projects like the Eco Village in Hawthorne. This becomes a vicious cycle:
                             vacant housing, crime goes up, etc.
4/20 - North     3      20   The negative sticks easier than the positive.                                             Process
4/20 - North     3      21   CPED and the Mayor’s office are publicizing work being done in Hawthorne – which is       City
                             good.
4/20 - North     3      22   Neighborhoods are way too quick to blame CPED; other departments have a roll too.         City
                             Example: nobody quite understands the Problem Properties Task Force. There are
                             two sides to this issue: people don’t want houses torn down, but no one really wants
                             these h
4/20 - North     3      23   It’s nice for Hawthorne to have Elfric (Porte) at the City because he listens, and        City
                             continues to ask questions.
4/20 - North     3      24   Good idea if multiple departments are conferring about same property.                     City
4/20 - North     3      25   Some of the attention may be driven by complaints.                                        City
4/20 - North     3      26   Fallacy to think that if a complaint is made then it will magically be solved.            City
4/20 - North     3      27   311 can take a report and send staff out to neighborhood, but an inspector has to         City
                             actually observe the activity, otherwise the complaint goes nowhere.
4/20 - North     3      28   Would like more information from CPED related to their budget and their priorities.       City
4/20 - North     3      29   Felt like neighborhoods had NO impact on the City Council and Mayor regarding the         Community
                             recent (December) funding decision.                                                       Engagement
4/20 - North     3      30   It all starts with neighborhoods committing funds – then others are drawn to the given    Use of funds
                             project.
4/20 - North     3      31   Very frustrated by recent actions.                                                 Community
                                                                                                                Engagement
4/20 - North     3      32   Why are City priorities at the top? What about neighborhood priorities?            Community
                                                                                                                Engagement
4/20 - North     3      33   One of the most important things is to bring the neighborhoods along… Keeps        Community
                             neighborhoods informed. Will NCR be working with other departments? (Reply: Yes – Engagement
                             work will be accomplished both via the department head and also through the NCEC).

4/20 - North     3      34   A flow chart showing how NCR fits in City structure would be helpful.                     Process

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4/20 - North     3     35 A point of contact is important. Neighborhoods just want to know who to call.                   Community
                                                                                                                          Engagement
4/20 - North     3       36   The City is more enthused with the process than with the actual projects and results.       Community
                                                                                                                          Engagement
4/20 - North     3       37   Feels like we already need to start working on next year’s proposal                         Process
4/20 - North     3       38   Wasn’t clear that if neighborhoods didn’t get their CPP applications submitted in           Process
                              January that they could still get funding.
4/20 - North     3       39   Need greater clarity regarding CPP guidelines (especially unused 2010 funds) and the        Clarification
                              future.
4/20 - North     3       40   Not clear whether it’s use it or lose it. Answer : There’s a mechanism for rollover – but   Clarification
                              there’s been some ambiguity about how it will work.
4/20 - North     3       41   Need for clarity regarding what these funds can be used for… it is JUST community           Clarification
                              engagement?
4/20 - North     3       42   Note: CPP funding is not tied to neighborhood organizations’ fiscal years.                  Clarification
4/20 - North     3       43   Need for clarity re approvals, contracts.                                                   Clarification
4/20 - North     3       44   Will NCR be sharing how formula/numbers are adjusted? Answer: yes.                          Clarification
4/20 - North     3       45   How will neighborhoods be made whole?? Hawthorne is 10 years in the hole as a               Funding allocations
                              result of the City Council’s actions.
4/20 - North     3       46   There’s a need for a minimum standard that each neighborhood should be able to              Funding allocations
                              reach.
4/20 - North     3       47   Need some assurance that neighborhoods aren’t going to lose and lose and lose.              Community
                                                                                                                          Engagement
4/20 - North     3       48   City Council needs to take a look at their overall allocations/ budget.                     Community
                                                                                                                          Engagement
4/20 - North     3       49   Looks like it was just a slam dunk deal.                                                    Community
                                                                                                                          Engagement
4/20 - North     3       50   Doesn’t feel like there’s any funding left for neighborhood priorities.                     Community
                                                                                                                          Engagement
4/20 - North     3       51   We don’t know the answers – we just know what we’re losing.                                 Community
                                                                                                                          Engagement
4/20 - North     3       52   This area needs money more so than other areas. Crime isn’t down; crime is up.              Funding allocations
4/20 - North     3       53   Council members need to walk the area.                                                      Community
                                                                                                                          Engagement
4/20 - North     3       54   It all has to do with businesses and schools.                                               Neighborhood
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4/20 - North         3     55 Effect of foreclosures on schools.                                                             Neighborhood
                                                                                                                             characteristics
4/20 - North         3      56   Want program redesigned so we can still do the projects we want to do.                      Use of funds
4/20 - North         3      57   Need for funding for project.                                                               Use of funds
4/20 - North         3      58   Want a list of allowable expenses -- but not one that’s too confining.                      Use of funds
4/20 - North         3      59   All I want is a phone number.                                                               Community
                                                                                                                             Engagement
4/25 - Southwest     1       1   Received 94K for Housing, there is no offer of housing money in CPP funds.                  Use of funds
4/25 - Southwest     1       2   The ability for our organization to continue operating will definitely be a challenge and   Neighborhood
                                 will have to be reconsidered.                                                               response
4/25 - Southwest     1       3   How to maintain staffing levels.                                                            Neighborhood
                                                                                                                             response
4/25 - Southwest     1       4   Did not suffer too much loss by Council action of December. Implementing Phase II,          NRP status
                                 no change within plan, all funds have been contracted.
4/25 - Southwest     1       5   The neighborhood has been very prudent with the resources. No longer have an                Neighborhood
                                 Executive Director; responsibilities are now a Board function, supported by a half time     response
                                 coordinator and half time housing position (action taken prior to December Council
                                 action)
4/25 - Southwest     1       6   (Mostly) contracted no impact. Working on strategic planning, no change in plan, thus       NRP status
                                 far.
4/25 - Southwest     1       7   Neighborhood will have to broaden their resource base and Increase /secure outside          Outside funding
                                 funding minimally at 30% to cover loss.
4/25 - Southwest     1       8   What projects do we will fund and at what level will have to change                          Neighborhood
                                                                                                                              response
4/25 - Southwest     1       9   Having to answer questions and concerns, about how the neighborhood resources will Neighborhood
                                 be disbursed.                                                                                response
4/25 - Southwest     1      10   89K frozen, maintained a good balance of resources and good fundraisers in place.            NRP status
4/25 - Southwest     1      11   CPP doesn’t replace NRP resources, but can keep us going.                                    Neighborhood
                                                                                                                              response
4/25 - Southwest     1      12   Can not offer housing loans                                                                  Use of funds
4/25 - Southwest     1      13   Safety and Security issues, particularly lighting, only one staff person to support a lot of Neighborhood
                                 work                                                                                         activity
4/25 - Southwest     1      14   Did some contracting prior to council action.                                                NRP status
4/25 - Southwest     1      15   Concern that there is no clear home presently (NRP-NCR)                                      Process



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4/25 - Southwest     1     16 How we will fund particular projects and the most visible projects neighborhood wide.            Use of funds
                                Trees, tennis courts - projects which are highly visible to the neighborhood, those that
                                are readily notice. Biggest concern
4/25 - Southwest     1     17 Leveraging outside funding with city funds will be challenging due to decrease by C-             Outside funding
                                action.
4/25 - Southwest     2     18 How was state funding established for NRP City NCR. Answer: TIF districts                        Clarification
                                consolidated for NRP Citizens participation program/federal funds. If money is frozen
                                why aren’t we paying our bills (the city)?
4/25 - Southwest     2     19 NIF, mini NRP, and CIF (great streets) competitive grants, project oriented                      Clarification
4/25 - Southwest     2     20 Neighborhood funding formula single funding program redirect CIP into phase ii action            Use of funds
                                plans
4/25 - Southwest     2     21 Discussed CM Hodges' statements about the need to change.                                        Community
                                                                                                                               Engagement
4/25 - Southwest     2       22    Armatage is a safe neighborhood, some quality of life issues. Generally                     Neighborhood
                                                                                                                               characteristics
4/25 - Southwest     2       23    Generally supportive of our City’s strategy on this, but money will not decrease the        Community
                                   city’s deficit in the long run.                                                             Engagement
4/25 - Southwest     2       24    Do some neighborhoods have a lack experience in creating plans and contracting?             Funding allocations
                                   Why are these neighborhoods just sitting there, with their money?
4/25 - Southwest     2       25    Please let each neighborhood explain their situation rather then just strip their funds     Funding allocations
                                   increase or decrease, find out where they are at.
4/25 - Southwest     2       26    NRP flexibility/State states 50% to housing. Some neighborhoods do not need homes,          Use of funds
                                   lets be flexible in the spend down of funds.
4/25 - Southwest     2       27    What is the current formula? Answer: Population number of households,                       Clarification
                                   diversity/racial population, Income, rental properties, livability crime stats, number of
                                   foreclosures.
4/25 - Southwest     2       28    Census is way off in Elliot (1,000 residents off), we have high renter, low income, lots    Funding allocations
                                   of diversity. We weren’t counted correctly.
4/25 - Southwest     2       29    How we share who was missed (immigrant Somali information)?                            Clarification
4/25 - Southwest     2       30    we worked hard to outreach to Somali community to maintain our population.             Neighborhood
                                                                                                                          response
4/25 - Southwest     2       31    NRP frozen for 3-4 years (administrative issues).                                      NRP status
4/25 - Southwest     2       32    Having CPP funds fairly issued.                                                        Funding allocations
4/25 - Southwest     2       33    Leave local control to neighborhoods.                                                  Scale / timing
4/25 - Southwest     2       34    Funding for projects to leverage additional/greater resources/Matching-Dollar program. Use of funds


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4/25 - Southwest     2     35     Application accessibility, easy of access to.                                           Process
4/25 - Southwest     2     36     Not as complex as NRP, Project specific.                                                Process
4/25 - Southwest     2     37     Number of times neighborhoods can apply.                                                Process
4/25 - Southwest     2     38     Formula: Messing with formula is dangerous, leave in place.                             Process
4/25 - Southwest     2     39     Redesign the formula? Fairness is always an issue, people are trying, but folks fall    Process
                                  through the cracks.
4/25 - Southwest     2     40     Provide a guaranteed level of funding, with continuity.                                 Funding allocations
4/25 - Southwest     2     41     Flexibility with CPP resources-fund Phase I or Phase II projects                        Use of funds
4/25 - Southwest     2     42     Maintain local determination of use to accommodate diversity of neighborhood needs.     Scale / timing

4/25 - Southwest     2     43     No whiplash effect, same consistent levels of funding from year to year.                Process
4/25 - Southwest     2     44     Less bureaucratic process! - Neighborhoods put a lot of time and energy into            Process
                                  preparation for these grants.
4/25 - Southwest     2     45     NCEC guidance/focus. Menu of ways to implement funding                                  Services
4/25 - Southwest     2     46     Strengthen connection between neighborhoods communication                               Scale / timing
4/25 - Southwest     2     47     Centralized services, volunteers, communication pieces, staff support                   Services
4/25 - Southwest     2     48     Provide a menu of vendors to assist neighborhoods (city directory model).               Services
4/25 - Southwest     2     49     Encourage cross neighborhood collaboration (district 2)                                 Scale / timing
4/25 - Southwest     2     50     Centrally organize.                                                                     Scale / timing
4/25 - Southwest     2     51     Print piece now missing. Many budgets cut publications/newsletters. Newsletters         Services
                                  going to on line service. Support services that neighborhoods can hook up with – i.e.
                                  IT
4/25 - Southwest     2     52     Continuity of funding / project planning                                                Process
4/25 - Southwest     2     53     Simpler process decrease bureaucracy                                                    Process
4/25 - Southwest     2     54     Flexibility, clear guidelines, clear timelines.                                         Process
4/25 - Southwest     2     55     Having access to talent to assist neighborhoods                                         Services
4/25 - Southwest     2     56     NCEC NCR present at neighborhood meetings                                               Services
4/25 - Southwest     2     57     Help with navigating systems                                                            Services
4/25 - Southwest     3     58     How does the city deal with foreclosure and how can our neighborhoods help              Clarification
                                  communicate what they know to the city? Foreclosed homes and how do we get them
                                  rehabilitated.
4/25 - Southwest     3     59     We are partners, good neighborhood=good city, we need to know where the interface       City
                                  is, define a protocol for the foreclose
4/25 - Southwest     3     60     Good relations with economic development, business property goes vacant but much        City
                                  needed. Need relationships developed with city departments in many issues like
                                  foreclosure.

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4/25 - Southwest       3     61 NCR provide neighborhood organizations assistance in getting to know city                     Services
                                  departments, staff who can assist.
4/25 - Southwest       3     62 Absentee landlord how do we get the houses rented out – all dealings with city have           City
                                  been good. But how do we find out about these houses.
4/25 - Southwest       3     63 City departments need to be reminded that neighborhood groups do not turn on a                Community
                                  dime, need more LEAD time, as far out ahead as possible.                                    Engagement
4/25 - Southwest       3     64 Better communication, concise, accurate.                                                      Process
4/25 - Southwest       3     65 NCR staff attend meetings.                                                                    Services
4/25 - Southwest       3     66 Centralized data base, updated incoming staff board chairs, anything that facilitates         Services
                                  good communication.
4/25 - Southwest       3     67 Use E-news with links – digest approach –user friendly format. Model NRP digest,              Services
                                  only briefer. Users can take what they need from it. Basic and quick link information to
                                  full disclosure. Reader-friendly, solid/up to date contact information, provide op

4/25 - Southwest       3       68    Less and less training and networking offered.                                           Services
4/25 - Southwest       3       69    Want to collaborate at major gathering/s, with positive spin, move forward, not fancy.   Scale / timing
                                     How do we collectively address Print communications, fundraising/successful
                                     fundraisers. Quick presentations. What works what doesn’t, volunteer time is
                                     precious.
4/25 - Southwest       3       70    More networking. Share ideas. Neighborhood partners Initiative model to see what         Scale / timing
                                     was done with funds.
4/25 - Southwest       3       71    Annual event with CPP projects.                                                          Use of funds
4/27 - Northeast /     1       1     Did not loose too much money,                                                            NRP status
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1        2    Were in the middle of decision-making, we had to stop the entire process                 Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                     response
4/27 - Northeast /     1        3    Makes the neighborhood and city look dumb                                                Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                     response
4/27 - Northeast /     1        4    New ideas did come to make up for loss in funds                                          Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                     response
4/27 - Northeast /     1        5    Lost full 50%                                                                            NRP status
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1        6    Windom Park had been frugal and methodical about our resources                           Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                     response
4/27 - Northeast /     1        7    Home loans looking at loss of 281K out of already reduced NRP allocation.                NRP status
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4/27 - Northeast /     1      8   A lot of punting, looking to city to pick up slack, examples of frustration that NCR    Neighborhood
Southeast                         can’t/doesn’t assist the neighborhood.                                                  response
4/27 - Northeast /     1      9   Need to clarify process                                                                 Clarification
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1       10    Need to figure out what our dept DOES DO A&O Team                                    Clarification
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1       11    Utilizing funds to hold meetings example, welcome wagon projects, could use those    Use of funds
Southeast                            types of programs
4/27 - Northeast /     1       12    Mailing lists absentee property owners. Need an update of database.                  City
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1       13    Lost $35K / $15K for school / $15K park / $5K for garden. Minimal impact on Waite    NRP status
Southeast                            Park
4/27 - Northeast /     1       14    Guidelines will drive how they do business.                                          Use of funds
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1       15    Going from 3 year plan to 2 year plan, follow NRP rules for housing, etc.            Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                 response
4/27 - Northeast /     2       16    NIF/Mini NRP – smaller scale / city priority projects, city wide programs on line    Use of funds
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1       16    Do a different dance                                                                 Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                 response
4/27 - Northeast /     1       17    Census numbers coming out are not understood – staying low key. Columbia Park        Clarification
Southeast                            has a significant number of blue collar workers, children and renters.
4/27 - Northeast /     1       18    Have to stay in touch with renters, door knocking necessary.                         Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                 response
4/27 - Northeast /     1       19    What is going on - what is going to change                                           Clarification
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1       20    Columbia Park neighbors/residents are willing to come out and do things within the   Neighborhood
Southeast                            neighborhood. Good participation.                                                    response
4/27 - Northeast /     1       21    Seems like a big change                                                              Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                 response
4/27 - Northeast /     1       22    Would like/request staff from NCR to attend meeting and get clarification.           Clarification
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1       23    Happy with amount from CPP, amount is good but fuzzy.                                Funding allocations
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1       24    What is going to happen, clarity, not upset, just don’t understand why.              Clarification
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4/27 - Northeast /     1     25 Publicity is a challenge.                                                                  Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                  response
4/27 - Northeast /     1      26   Hosting a new website, access, information.                                             Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                  response
4/27 - Northeast /     1      27   Disappointed that revolving loan is gone, kept neighborhood going and a tax revenue     Neighborhood
Southeast                          for the city. How will that turn out?                                                   response
4/27 - Northeast /     1      28   Is the issue settled between NRP and NEC?                                               Clarification
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1      29   Let’s go out and explain the numbers and program.                                       Process
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1      30   Trying to be strategic, making our outreach to community programmatic.                  Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                  response
4/27 - Northeast /     1      31   Having more meeting, more administrative funds would help.                              Funding allocations
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1      32   Second Phase in but not spent.                                                          NRP status
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1      33   Current CPP guidelines what will the outcome be in 3 years, what will the changes be? Process
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1      34   What can we do with the CPP funds, how does that align or reallocate between NRP        Use of funds
Southeast                          and CPP.
4/27 - Northeast /     1      35   A wait and hold game, we can’t plan without the definite outcome of CPP/NRP II          Process
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1      36   Confinements are with CPP. NRP II is still flopping too.                                Clarification
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1      37   Had to plan for 3 years, now what.                                                      Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                  response
4/27 - Northeast /     1      38   Spend it all on management is questionable.                                             Use of funds
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2      40   CPP stay just the way it is, 7 years of study, meetings, framework for the future, stated Process
Southeast                          3 million every year for admin. City extended the tax increment. Must be continued as
                                   it is admin money for the neighborhoods. General fund or ???
4/27 - Northeast /     2      41   Remain committed to providing/allocating                                                  Process
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2      42   Do not want to see the formula changed, frustrating.                                    Process
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4/27 - Northeast /     2     43 Non neighborhood organization would be eligible for programs (NIF)                              Funding allocations
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2      44   Nice to see that NIF has some project funds.                                                 Use of funds
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2      45   Let’s have non neighborhood organizations work through our organizations.                    Funding allocations
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2      46   Disconnect between/with neighborhoods and the city priorities. Eastside is usually left      Community
Southeast                          out, ineligible to apply.                                                                    Engagement
4/27 - Northeast /     2      47   Make CIF go away, focus on NIF and CPP, both in place, includes community                    Use of funds
Southeast                          engagement.
4/27 - Northeast /     2      48   Small funding amounts, requiring neighborhoods to work/learn bureaucratic process            Process
Southeast                          and that takes away from the grassroots effort.
4/27 - Northeast /     2      49   Census info – should stay the same, include foreclosure stats.                               Funding allocations
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2      50   Throw away CIF, NIF, administration. Consolidate all funds. (CIF = Completely                Use of funds
Southeast                          Insufficient Funds, NIF =No Investment Funds.)
4/27 - Northeast /     2      51   No money next year so why are we having this discussion. Funding will be available           Funding allocations
Southeast                          and additional resources.
4/27 - Northeast /     2      52   Bridge funds are they still available, will they come out of currently contracted funding?   Clarification
Southeast                          No, coming out of 3rd year funding.
4/27 - Northeast /     2      53   With CPP funding, what is defined as engagement. We have 3 broad definitions, what           Clarification
Southeast                          are neighborhood priorities, how you can provide input into city process, engaging
                                   community, events, festivals. Want to leave broad latitude for a good fit. Be creative.

4/27 - Northeast /     2      54   Would like to do more active engagement with our community, example; NECP, Street Neighborhood
Southeast                          Patrol. They write up code violation, problem properties citizen inspection team. Would activity
                                   like to build fences and add flowers to hide the eye sore, on North end of neighborh

4/27 - Northeast /     2      55   Much need of technical support - grant writing, other ways of helping neighborhoods, Services
Southeast                          partnering, fundraising.
4/27 - Northeast /     2      56   CDBG 12m entitlement funds, CLIC major funds – long range view and capital           Funding allocations
Southeast                          improvement projects, affects – Tons of funds out there that needs to go to most
                                   needy neighborhoods. Highly targeted funding, go back and get CDBG money. What
                                   are the other sour
4/27 - Northeast /     2      57   Redesign formula, single funding program, could use CPP to funds NRP Projects        Use of funds
Southeast
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4/27 - Northeast /     3     58 Solid waste and recycling action affected multiple NE neighborhoods NO INPUT ON                  City
Southeast                         THAT
4/27 - Northeast /     3     59 CLIC (Capital Long Range Improvement Committee); Neighborhoods have no                           Community
Southeast                         connection, no communication, no input into future plans/projects. NRP use to assist           Engagement
                                  with communication. Continuity, flagging those major projects and relay to
                                  neighborhoods. Waite
4/27 - Northeast /     3     60 Any extra money, give to NRP plans, do not send back.                                            Use of funds
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     3       61   Really good experiences in general but public works in general is difficult                  City
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     3       62   Absentee housing / inspections dept / door knocks / police and inspections present at        City
Southeast                           coffee shop, makes for good relations.
4/27 - Northeast /     3       63   Barriers in getting neighborhood signs posted. Public Works, committed support with          City
Southeast                           funds originally, now funds aren’t available to get signs up. No working with them
                                    reasonably.
4/27 - Northeast /     3       64   Landlords and Renters meetings with Carol Osterheis, Community Crime Prevention              City
Southeast                           were well intended and engaging. It has taken so long to deal with over crowding and
                                    problem properties. It did get somewhat resolved.
4/27 - Northeast /     3       65   Southeast Strategic task force: Police Inspections regulatory services, working              City
Southeast                           together creates results. Setting priorities and aligning.
4/27 - Northeast /     3       66   Access to information from city site is important. Landlord information.                     City
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     3       67   311- originally a great idea. Can only call 311, only to be transferred to file complaint.   City
Southeast                           Really slows down process to address issue/complaint.
4/27 - Northeast /     3       68   Relatively good luck with it (311) but some say it’s a dead end.                             City
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     3       69   Neighborhoods provided feedback to 311 but what happen to the feedback?                      City
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     3       70   Like the flexibility of CPP, creative ideas – personal things, events, new developments, Use of funds
Southeast                           excited bout it. Neighborhoods are being creative and we want to assist with
                                    communication and sharing ideas.
4/27 - Northeast /     3       71   Find out what our resident’s passions are and engage. Lots are being filled in – i.e. the Neighborhood
Southeast                           sustainable resources project. Puppet group / drive way tours                             activity




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4/27 - Northeast /     3     72 CDBG program 40 years old – neighborhood admin is a core city service. Citizen                Community
Southeast                         participation received a chunk from CDBG for community engagement. (History of              Engagement
                                  CDBG and NRP funding streams). Cite all changes and striff, create weird
                                  unpredictable cycles, c
4/27 - Northeast /     3     73 Yearly Neighborhood policing plan / PAC Police and Community Advisory Committees              City
Southeast                         / Money resources go to address the highest needs, and then it trickles down to lower
                                  needs.
4/27 - Northeast /     3     74 NEC in theory will bring neighborhoods together, where NRP is a silo model.                   Scale / timing
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     3       75   The process took four months to get check for an approved plan of early this year         Process
Southeast                           January 2011.
4/27 - South           1       1    Lost quite a bit of funding, - but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing.                    NRP status
4/27 - South           1       2    Made them rethink way they did business, and really start thinking about doing projects   Neighborhood
                                    that draw in community. They’ve received their Community Participation Program            response
                                    (CPP) funding.
4/27 - South           1       3    Would do everything differently.                                                           Neighborhood
                                                                                                                               response
4/27 - South           1       4    Were down to areas (of their NRP plan) that needed to be re-written. Jolt not all bad – Neighborhood
                                    they knew they needed to do something differently. A time to re-evaluate.                  response
4/27 - South           1       5    Had just done a plan modification to move dollars, so they have funding for staffing,      NRP status
                                    etc. But obviously, it’s a drastic change.
4/27 - South           1       6    Working on strengthening organizational infrastructure, which will hopefully make the Neighborhood
                                    organization stronger, and not so staff reliant. May be able to function down the road response
                                    without staff.
4/27 - South           1       7    Working with Bancroft, LCC, Powderhorn, etc. – talking about ways to work together. Neighborhood
                                    Maybe share space? Share staff? Timeline is unclear, but at least they’re exploring        response
                                    options.
4/27 - South           1       8    Want to make sure that neighborhood organizations are viable and not lose what             Neighborhood
                                    they’ve spent 20 years working on.                                                         response
4/27 - South           1       9    CPP seems mostly about community engagement. It may be harder to attract                   Use of funds
                                    volunteers without program funds.
4/27 - South           1       10   Potential that this could be beneficial in that they’ll find new program areas that people Neighborhood
                                    bring forward -- issues that are coming up from the neighborhood.                          response
4/27 - South           1       11   FRNNG existed before the NRP – which is beneficial.                                        Neighborhood
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4/27 - South     1     12 Their office is located in a church, so overhead is very low; this has been a really good  Neighborhood
                            thing for them.                                                                          response
4/27 - South     1     13 Volunteers are recruited to be at functions, and not just to come to a meeting.            Neighborhood
                                                                                                                     response
4/27 - South     1       14   Also looking at collaborating with other neighborhood boards and non profits, such as Neighborhood
                              Nokomis Healthy Seniors.                                                               response
4/27 - South     1       15   Bancroft lost the most that they could – they weren’t yet at 50% contracted.           NRP status
4/27 - South     1       16   Most of the dollars lost were housing dollars. Some things (such as multifamily        Neighborhood
                              housing) they just won’t be able to do. Will work with what they’ve got.               response
4/27 - South     1       17   Organization is fairly stable, based in a church, with low overhead. Will change       Neighborhood
                              substantially once all NRP funds are gone. Admin expenses are figured out for next 2- response
                              3 years, but… Currently have 12-15 hours staff time per week, so already fairly limite

4/27 - South     1       18   Not very able to take lead, but able to support projects.                               Neighborhood
                                                                                                                      response
4/27 - South     1       19   Will change substantially once all NRP funds are gone.                                  Neighborhood
                                                                                                                      response
4/27 - South     1       20   ECCO – Unique in that they have no park, library or school within the neighborhood.     Neighborhood
                                                                                                                      characteristics
4/27 - South     1       21   No office -- staff works 10 hours a week out of her home. They’ve contracted 89% of     NRP status
                              Phase II funds -- not much is spent though. CPP and NRP funds can support the
                              organization for the next 2-3 years.
4/27 - South     1       22   Future is on everyone’s mind. What’s going to happen when the funds are all gone?       Neighborhood
                              There will be no home improvement funds. Funding coming in now isn’t enough to          response
                              support that.
4/27 - South     1       23   An expectation was developed through NRP that neighborhoods can help with home          Use of funds
                              improvements; that may no longer be the case.
4/27 - South     1       24   Neighborhoods might need to be proactive in seeking out other funding.                  Outside funding
4/27 - South     1       25   The wonderful synergy will need to happen outside of the neighborhood level. These      Neighborhood
                              are future issues.                                                                      response
4/27 - South     1       26   Current situation makes medium and long term planning difficult as funding is spread    Scale / timing
                              too thin.
4/27 - South     1       27   Anxiety that current funds will be cut too. It takes away incentive for people to be    Community
                              involved.                                                                               Engagement
4/27 - South     1       28   When funds can be used for tangible projects, more than just the usual suspects will    Use of funds
                              be involved.

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4/27 - South     1     29 Can’t trust that anything’s going to be around. Fully expect the bottom to fall out.           Community
                            Proceeding ahead, but don’t have a lot of faith that funding will be there.                  Engagement
4/27 - South     1     30 Also, with all the other (county, state, federal) political stuff going on… it’s not a good    Outside funding
                            climate.
4/27 - South     1     31 Used to get block grant funding. Didn’t last year, and no one said anything. No one’s          Community
                            saying anything this year either.                                                            Engagement
4/27 - South     1     32 Have interest dollars coming back from housing programs.                                       Use of funds
4/27 - South     1     33 NRP gave neighborhoods the right / responsibility / privilege to do the work since             Scale / timing
                            neighborhoods know the issues in their neighborhoods. Who’s going to be responsible
                            for the local level now?
4/27 - South     1     34 NRP worked at the local level. Now, there’s CPP. Neighborhood organizations are                Scale / timing
                            built up, but now can’t do projects. A real challenge.
4/27 - South     1     35 If neighborhood organizations are just about engagement, then maybe the city should            Scale / timing
                            just do it.
4/27 - South     1     36 Projects bring people in.                                                                       Use of funds
4/27 - South     1     37 If you’re talking about community engagement, then you need trust – which is already            Community
                            lost.                                                                                         Engagement
4/27 - South     1     38 Also need something real that can come out of the engagement.                                   Community
                                                                                                                          Engagement
4/27 - South     1       39    Decisions are no longer being made at the local level. That’s a huge loss – especially Scale / timing
                               if the city is setting priorities.
4/27 - South     1       40    Worried about neighborhood organizations that haven’t built the capacity to really stand Neighborhood
                               on their own.                                                                              response
4/27 - South     2       42    Challenge is that it’s just not a lot of dollars when spread across all the neighborhoods. Funding allocations

4/27 - South     2       43    If it’s competitive grants, then neighborhoods will have to focus and apply for funding   Process
                               for just one project.
4/27 - South     2       44    One idea - the city could provide grant writing assistance, and maybe some kind of        Services
                               technical assistance.
4/27 - South     2       45    Reality is that foundation funding is tight                                               Outside funding
4/27 - South     2       46    If there are 52 neighborhood organizations applying for the same funding - you kind of    Outside funding
                               have to have the sexy issue in order to get funding.
4/27 - South     2       47    There are a few specific areas that foundations like to give money to, and some           Outside funding
                               neighborhoods don’t have the right demographics to get foundation funding.
4/27 - South     2       48    Hired their coordinator because she did have grant-writing experience. Also looking at    Outside funding
                               doing more fundraising.

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4/27 - South     2     49 Encouraging partnerships could be one of the good things that comes out of this             Scale / timing
                            change – especially with neighborhoods that are right next to each other. Maybe
                            programming could be done that way too -- extra points for collaboration. Could be a
                            better u
4/27 - South     2     50 When neighborhoods start fight for same grants… that’s not good.                            Outside funding
4/27 - South     2     51 Will there come a time when there won’t be funds for neighborhood staffing?                 Clarification
                            Response: This hasn’t been contemplated.
4/27 - South     2     52 Focus still has to be at the neighborhood level. A person who doesn’t live in the           Scale / timing
                            neighborhood can’t understand what the neighborhood needs.
4/27 - South     2     53 Why was CPP funded first? Response: It was seen as what neighborhoods needed                Clarification
                            first -- keeping staff, keeping the lights on in neighborhood offices, neighborhood
                            organizing. Think of CPP as talking the place of the old Citizen Participation funding.

4/27 - South     2       54    Question: What is available for other programs? Response: A combined $1.5 million      Clarification
                               has been allocated for the remaining two programs per year.
4/27 - South     2       54    Neighborhood has had lots of conversations with Bob Miller, who speculated that        Community
                               something like this would happen.                                                      Engagement
4/27 - South     2       55    Hard to suggest solutions when one doesn’t know future.                                Neighborhood
                                                                                                                      response
4/27 - South     2       56    The instinct is to make it like NRP, even though NRP isn’t perfect.                    Neighborhood
                                                                                                                      response
4/27 - South     2       57    Neighborhoods know the NRP process.                                                    Process
4/27 - South     2       58    What would you change about the NRP process? There are some inequities. Not all        Process
                               neighborhoods have the same capacity. Not all neighborhoods have people who can
                               do financial reports, etc. Some neighborhoods need to bring in five translators.
                               Partnersh
4/27 - South     2       59    Some of things in CPP guidelines are good. Neighborhoods are forced to look at who     Process
                               they’re engaging. Know that you’re not going to engage everyone. Some people
                               choose to be engaged elsewhere.
4/27 - South     2       60    What about the percentages – especially for housing?                                   Use of funds
4/27 - South     2       61    Housing loans – people aren’t taking them out as much. People are getting low          Use of funds
                               interest loans from banks.
4/27 - South     2       62    The NRP funds aren’t being used. Neighborhoods should be able to take funds and        Process
                               use them for something else.
4/27 - South     2       63    It’s hard when the housing percentage rule was a legislated 20 years ago.              Use of funds


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4/27 - South     2     64 You have to question the efficiency of each neighborhood having a housing loan                Scale / timing
                            program. Maybe a larger scale for something like this would be better.
4/27 - South     2     65 Lots of bureaucracy with NRP – which could be improved. Some constraints are a little         Process
                            challenging. Not meaning to take away accountability, but allow neighborhoods to be
                            proactive with their funding. No NRP plan mods.
4/27 - South     3     66 Issues have been mostly with zoning and planning. The first projects that came along          City
                            and challenged the neighborhood’s work were accepted by the city – even though the
                            neighborhood spent three years working on their small area plan. Very frustrating. N

4/27 - South     3       67   Didn’t know initially that neighborhood’s plan wasn’t being adhered to. Volunteer who     City
                              was involved finally said, “I’m out”.
4/27 - South     3       68   Haven’t done a lot in past year. LRT station planning was 2-3 years ago– departments      City
                              were good. Proof will be in next couple of years as development comes along and
                              neighborhood will see if plans are adhered to. Might be that no one goes back and
                              looks
4/27 - South     3       69   Also, some plans were developed before the latest financial crisis.                       Scale / timing
4/27 - South     3       70   With Cedar Ave United, Public Works sat down with group, and said “You can’t do x, y,     Scale / timing
                              z…” They listened, but the speed of the process was slow and volunteers burned out.

4/27 - South     3       71   Neighborhoods want to know how plans that are on paper can be implemented.                Scale / timing
4/27 - South     3       72   The real issue is that it takes two years. Maybe need to be clear about the timeline up   Scale / timing
                              front.
4/27 - South     3       73   “Dream plans” are ok, but so much can change over time. The speed of the process is       Scale / timing
                              a problem. It might also be that the planning didn’t occur at right time.
4/27 - South     3       74   It also takes awhile to get the right people at the table.                                Scale / timing
4/27 - South     3       75   Allow some flexibility. Times change and some NRP Phase I funds could be better           Process
                              used. Neighborhoods want to be more nimble.
4/27 - South     3       76   Maybe this could be accomplished by making the funding more short-term – three            Scale / timing
                              years plans instead of 5-10 year plans.
4/27 - South   other     77   What is the process for the next round of funding?                                        Clarification
4/27 - South   other     78   Frustrating in that currently neighborhoods don’t know what to work towards. SENA         Process
                              has a 3 tiered approach – should that be put on hold?
4/27 - South   other     79   Would be helpful if NCEC commissioners would come to neighborhoods.                       Process
4/27 - South   other     80   What will happen to the NRP funds if NRP sunsets at the end of 2011?                      Clarification



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4/12 - Pilot     2     36 Now, neighborhoods work with NRP, but the City doesn’t pay any attention to                 City
                            neighborhoods. CARAG did work with staff to create a small area plan, but it wasn’t
                            paid attention to when a proposed development came through. Same thing happened
                            with Central
4/12 - Pilot     2     40 Don’t want to get involved in one more plan that’s discarded when a developer comes         City
                            in.
4/12 - Pilot     3     56 City budgets should be created at the department level.                                     City
4/12 - Pilot     3     57 Sometimes it seems that we should get out of the way of departments – they’re already       City
                            micromanaged by council members and the mayor.
4/12 - Pilot     3     60 There’s a structural problem with Minneapolis City government                               City
4/12 - Pilot     3     64 311 good because there’s follow-up.                                                         City
4/12 - Pilot     3     70 Need for more consistency. 311 is a good start. More data – accountability and              City
                            measurability.
4/12 - Pilot     3     71 There are no more City budget analysts. Staff is so strung out. There’s 5,200 staff,        City
                            when there used to be 7,500. The average citizen doesn’t realize this.
4/12 - Pilot     3     78 Start from zero-based budget and work up from there                                         City
4/12 - Pilot     3     79 Need for budget analysts                                                                    City
4/20 - North     3     17 Would like to have an impact on CPED.                                                       City
4/20 - North     3     18 Satisfied with CPED (from a different participant).                                         City
4/20 - North     3     19 Worried that budget issues would result in no CPED developments – would hamper /            City
                            put a stop to projects like the Eco Village in Hawthorne. This becomes a vicious cycle:
                            vacant housing, crime goes up, etc.
4/20 - North     3     21 CPED and the Mayor’s office are publicizing work being done in Hawthorne – which is         City
                            good.
4/20 - North     3     22 Neighborhoods are way too quick to blame CPED; other departments have a role too.           City
                            Example: nobody quite understands the Problem Properties Task Force. There are
                            two sides to this issue: people don’t want houses torn down, but no one really wants
                            these h
4/20 - North     3     23 It’s nice for Hawthorne to have Elfric (Porte) at the City because he listens, and          City
                            continues to ask questions.
4/20 - North     3     24 Good idea if multiple departments are conferring about same property.                       City
4/20 - North     3     25 Some of the attention may be driven by complaints.                                          City
4/20 - North     3     26 Fallacy to think that if a complaint is made then it will magically be solved.              City
4/20 - North     3     27 311 can take a report and send staff out to neighborhood, but an inspector has to           City
                            actually observe the activity, otherwise the complaint goes nowhere.
4/20 - North     3     28 Would like more information from CPED related to their budget and their priorities.         City

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4/25 - Southwest       3     59 We are partners, good neighborhood=good city, we need to know where the interface                City
                                  is, define a protocol for the foreclose
4/25 - Southwest       3     60 Good relations with economic development, business property goes vacant but much                 City
                                  needed. Need relationships developed with city departments in many issues like
                                  foreclosure.
4/25 - Southwest       3     62 Absentee landlord how do we get the houses rented out – all dealings with city have              City
                                  been good. But how do we find out about these houses.
4/27 - Northeast /     1     12 Mailing lists absentee property owners. Need an update of database.                              City
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     3      58    Solid waste and recycling action affected multiple NE neighborhoods NO INPUT ON              City
Southeast                           THAT
4/27 - Northeast /     3      61    Really good experiences in general but public works in general is difficult                  City
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     3      62    Absentee housing / inspections dept / door knocks / police and inspections present at        City
Southeast                           coffee shop, makes for good relations.
4/27 - Northeast /     3      63    Barriers in getting neighborhood signs posted. Public Works, committed support with          City
Southeast                           funds originally, now funds aren’t available to get signs up. No working with them
                                    reasonably.
4/27 - Northeast /     3      64    Landlords and Renters meetings with Carol Osterheis, Community Crime Prevention              City
Southeast                           were well intended and engaging. It has taken so long to deal with over crowding and
                                    problem properties. It did get somewhat resolved.
4/27 - Northeast /     3      65    Southeast Strategic task force: Police Inspections regulatory services, working              City
Southeast                           together creates results. Setting priorities and aligning.
4/27 - Northeast /     3      66    Access to information from city site is important. Landlord information.                     City
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     3      67    311- originally a great idea. Can only call 311, only to be transferred to file complaint.   City
Southeast                           Really slows down process to address issue/complaint.
4/27 - Northeast /     3      68    Relatively good luck with it (311) but some say it’s a dead end.                             City
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     3      69    Neighborhoods provided feedback to 311 but what happen to the feedback?                      City
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     3      73    Yearly Neighborhood policing plan / PAC Police and Community Advisory Committees City
Southeast                           / Money resources go to address the highest needs, and then it trickles down to lower
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4/27 - South     3     66 Issues have been mostly with zoning and planning. The first projects that came along City
                            and challenged the neighborhood’s work were accepted by the city – even though the
                            neighborhood spent three years working on their small area plan. Very frustrating. N

4/27 - South     3      67    Didn’t know initially that neighborhood’s plan wasn’t being adhered to. Volunteer who City
                              was involved finally said, “I’m out”.
4/27 - South     3      68    Haven’t done a lot in past year. LRT station planning was 2-3 years ago– departments City
                              were good. Proof will be in next couple of years as development comes along and
                              neighborhood will see if plans are adhered to. Might be that no one goes back and
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4/12 - Pilot            2    24     Do away with all the acronyms, please…                                                      Clarification
4/12 - Pilot            2    55     It’s all confusing.                                                                         Clarification
4/12 - Pilot          other  89     Be clear who the master of NCR is - Is it the City Coordinator? NCEC? How is it the         Clarification
                                    same and different than NRP?
4/20 - North           2     5      What’s the formula now?                                                                     Clarification
4/20 - North           2     8      What do most parents currently pay to have their kids in park programs? How much is         Clarification
                                    currently subsidized? (Response – most participants don’t pay).
4/20 - North           2     14     How does the CPP program get us to City priorities?                                         Clarification
4/20 - North           3     39     Need greater clarity regarding CPP guidelines (especially unused 2010 funds) and the        Clarification
                                    future.
4/20 - North           3     40     Not clear whether it’s use it or lose it. Answer : There’s a mechanism for rollover – but   Clarification
                                    there’s been some ambiguity about how it will work.
4/20 - North           3     41     Need for clarity regarding what these funds can be used for… it is JUST community           Clarification
                                    engagement?
4/20 - North           3     42     Note: CPP funding is not tied to neighborhood organizations’ fiscal years.                  Clarification
4/20 - North           3     43     Need for clarity re approvals, contracts.                                                   Clarification
4/20 - North           3     44     Will NCR be sharing how formula/numbers are adjusted? Answer: yes.                          Clarification
4/25 - Southwest       2     18     How was state funding established for NRP City NCR. Answer: TIF districts                   Clarification
                                    consolidated for NRP Citizens participation program/federal funds. If money is frozen
                                    why aren’t we paying our bills (the city)?
4/25 - Southwest       2     19     NIF, mini NRP, and CIF (great streets) competitive grants, project oriented                 Clarification
4/25 - Southwest       2     27     What is the current formula? Answer: Population number of households,                       Clarification
                                    diversity/racial population, Income, rental properties, livability crime stats, number of
                                    foreclosures.
4/25 - Southwest       2     29     How we share who was missed (immigrant Somali information)?                                 Clarification
4/25 - Southwest       3     58     How does the city deal with foreclosure and how can our neighborhoods help                  Clarification
                                    communicate what they know to the city? Foreclosed homes and how do we get them
                                    rehabilitated.
4/27 - Northeast /     1     9      Need to clarify process                                                                     Clarification
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1     10     Need to figure out what our dept DOES DO A&O Team                                           Clarification
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1     17     Census numbers coming out are not understood – staying low key. Columbia Park               Clarification
Southeast                           has a significant number of blue collar workers, children and renters.
4/27 - Northeast /     1     19     What is going on - what is going to change                                                  Clarification
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4/27 - Northeast /     1     22 Would like/request staff from NCR to attend meeting and get clarification.                     Clarification
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1       24   What is going to happen, clarity, not upset, just don’t understand why.                    Clarification
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1       28   Is the issue settled between NRP and NEC?                                                  Clarification
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1       36   Confinements are with CPP. NRP II is still flopping too.                                   Clarification
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2       52   Bridge funds are they still available, will they come out of currently contracted funding? Clarification
Southeast                           No, coming out of 3rd year funding.
4/27 - Northeast /     2       53   With CPP funding, what is defined as engagement. We have 3 broad definitions, what Clarification
Southeast                           are neighborhood priorities, how you can provide input into city process, engaging
                                    community, events, festivals. Want to leave broad latitude for a good fit. Be creative.

4/27 - South           2       51   Will there come a time when there won’t be funds for neighborhood staffing?                Clarification
                                    Response: This hasn’t been contemplated.
4/27 - South           2       53   Why was CPP funded first? Response: It was seen as what neighborhoods needed               Clarification
                                    first -- keeping staff, keeping the lights on in neighborhood offices, neighborhood
                                    organizing. Think of CPP as talking the place of the old Citizen Participation funding.

4/27 - South           2       54   Question: What is available for other programs? Response: A combined $1.5 million          Clarification
                                    has been allocated for the remaining two programs per year.
4/27 - South         other     77   What is the process for the next round of funding?                                         Clarification
4/27 - South         other     80   What will happen to the NRP funds if NRP sunsets at the end of 2011?                       Clarification




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4/12 - Pilot     2     27 City needs to address how it’s going to maintain relationships with neighborhoods.            Community
                                                                                                                        Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     2       28   City shot itself in the foot in December – but now we’re having this meeting...           Community
                                                                                                                        Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     2       29   (Participant) came here for Robert, but not for the City.                                 Community
                                                                                                                        Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     2       33   CPP seemed top down. It didn’t feel collaborative. It didn’t feel like the City wanted to Community
                              work WITH neighborhoods. Great Streets seems top down – it’s the mayor’s priorities, Engagement
                              not neighborhoods’.
4/12 - Pilot     2       37   Neighborhoods buy into processes, work on it, but it can’t change without any input.      Community
                                                                                                                        Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     2       39   Input must be used.                                                                       Community
                                                                                                                        Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     2       41   This discourages participation and creates a cynicism about City government.              Community
                                                                                                                        Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     2       42   With everyone being asked to do more, we have to be able to trust the handshake           Community
                              (with the City).                                                                          Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     2       50   The Community Engagement process… it doesn’t seem that much has changed.                  Community
                              Seems like same battles are fought over and over again. More pedestrian areas called Engagement
                              for – but when the work is completed, they’re not there – AGAIN.
4/12 - Pilot     3       58   If we could give the input and know that it’s listened to –                               Community
                                                                                                                        Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     3       59   Citizens shouldn’t have to know all the intricacies of every department.                  Community
                                                                                                                        Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     3       61   There’s listening problem                                                                 Community
                                                                                                                        Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     3       62   City should use citizens’ time right                                                      Community
                                                                                                                        Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     3       63   When citizens have some thing that they care about, then they monitor that issue.         Community
                              People will only get involved if it’s what they care about.                               Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     3       66   Department heads aren’t really paying attention to neighborhoods – community              Community
                              planning is.                                                                              Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     3       72   Bring people together for information sharing                                             Community
                                                                                                                        Engagement
4/12 - Pilot     3       73   Follow through is also really important. The Pedestrian Master Plan is probably sitting Community
                              on a shelf. Need to see results.                                                          Engagement

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4/12 - Pilot        other  86 It’s also about Community Engagement, and how the City works with neighborhoods.               Community
                                                                                                                             Engagement
4/12 - Pilot       other    88   It’s an obligation of the citizenry to learn who to talk to. Provide better information for Community
                                 neighborhoods on what are reasonable expectations.                                          Engagement
4/20 - North         3      16   Any City Department – but not the City Council?                                             Community
                                                                                                                             Engagement
4/20 - North         3      29   Felt like neighborhoods had NO impact on the City Council and Mayor regarding the           Community
                                 recent (December) funding decision.                                                         Engagement
4/20 - North         3      31   Very frustrated by recent actions.                                                          Community
                                                                                                                             Engagement
4/20 - North         3      32   Why are City priorities at the top? What about neighborhood priorities?                     Community
                                                                                                                             Engagement
4/20 - North         3      33   One of the most important things is to bring the neighborhoods along… Keeps                 Community
                                 neighborhoods informed. Will NCR be working with other departments? (Reply: Yes – Engagement
                                 work will be accomplished both via the department head and also through the NCEC).

4/20 - North         3      35   A point of contact is important. Neighborhoods just want to know who to call.           Community
                                                                                                                         Engagement
4/20 - North         3      36   The City is more enthused with the process than with the actual projects and results.   Community
                                                                                                                         Engagement
4/20 - North         3      47   Need some assurance that neighborhoods aren’t going to lose and lose and lose.          Community
                                                                                                                         Engagement
4/20 - North         3      48   City Council needs to take a look at their overall allocations/ budget.                 Community
                                                                                                                         Engagement
4/20 - North         3      49   Looks like it was just a slam dunk deal.                                                Community
                                                                                                                         Engagement
4/20 - North         3      50   Doesn’t feel like there’s any funding left for neighborhood priorities.                 Community
                                                                                                                         Engagement
4/20 - North         3      51   We don’t know the answers – we just know what we’re losing.                             Community
                                                                                                                         Engagement
4/20 - North         3      53   Council members need to walk the area.                                                  Community
                                                                                                                         Engagement
4/20 - North         3      59   All I want is a phone number.                                                           Community
                                                                                                                         Engagement
4/25 - Southwest     2      21   Discussed CM Hodges' statements about the need to change.                               Community
                                                                                                                         Engagement

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4/25 - Southwest       2     23 Generally supportive of our City’s strategy on this, but money will not decrease the        Community
                                  city’s deficit in the long run.                                                           Engagement
4/25 - Southwest       3     63 City departments need to be reminded that neighborhood groups do not turn on a              Community
                                  dime, need more LEAD time, as far out ahead as possible.                                  Engagement
4/27 - Northeast /     2     46 Disconnect between/with neighborhoods and the city priorities. Eastside is usually left     Community
Southeast                         out, ineligible to apply.                                                                 Engagement
4/27 - Northeast /     3     59 CLIC (Capital Long Range Improvement Committee); Neighborhoods have no                      Community
Southeast                         connection, no communication, no input into future plans/projects. NRP use to assist      Engagement
                                  with communication. Continuity, flagging those major projects and relay to
                                  neighborhoods. Waite Park support the park boards proposals, NEC can promote flag
                                  that information. Difficult for neighborhoods to know what things are available or
                                  happenings, committee hearings, etc... Difficult processes to navigate. Every ward
                                  has two folks on CLIC committee. Check out open appointment process. Open
                                  positions on CLIC.
4/27 - Northeast /     3     72 CDBG program 40 years old – neighborhood admin is a core city service. Citizen              Community
Southeast                         participation received a chunk from CDBG for community engagement. (History of            Engagement
                                  CDBG and NRP funding streams). Cite all changes and striff, create weird
                                  unpredictable cycles, contributes to issue of stability. Let’s check out the sources of
                                  funding within each department and leverage. Explanation of target neighborhoods,
                                  how do neighborhoods plug into and how do departments, where do we intersect?

4/27 - South           1       27   Anxiety that current funds will be cut too. It takes away incentive for people to be    Community
                                    involved.                                                                               Engagement
4/27 - South           1       29   Can’t trust that anything’s going to be around. Fully expect the bottom to fall out.    Community
                                    Proceeding ahead, but don’t have a lot of faith that funding will be there.             Engagement
4/27 - South           1       31   Used to get block grant funding. Didn’t last year, and no one said anything. No one’s   Community
                                    saying anything this year either.                                                       Engagement
4/27 - South           1       37   If you’re talking about community engagement, then you need trust – which is already    Community
                                    lost.                                                                                   Engagement
4/27 - South           1       38   Also need something real that can come out of the engagement.                           Community
                                                                                                                            Engagement
4/27 - South           2       54   Neighborhood has had lots of conversations with Bob Miller, who speculated that         Community
                                    something like this would happen.                                                       Engagement




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4/12 - Pilot           1      4   Census maps that are just out show neighborhood changes, which may affect future         Funding allocations
                                  allocations.
4/12 - Pilot           2     19 Some neighborhoods are more greatly affected and maybe should have greater                 Funding allocations
                                  access to the $2.5 million. Neighborhoods with greater foreclosures might have
                                  greater access to $2.5 million – look at new Census numbers. It should be more
                                  heavily needs-based.
4/12 - Pilot           2     25 Current formulas make sense.                                                               Funding allocations
4/12 - Pilot           2     44 Funding could be used to reward neighborhoods for participation – reward those             Funding allocations
                                  neighborhoods that DO do outreach. If you don’t do it, you won’t get $.
4/12 - Pilot           2     46 Needs test                                                                                 Funding allocations
4/12 - Pilot           2     47 Performance test                                                                           Funding allocations
4/12 - Pilot           2     49 You’ve got to float the whole boat. But for how long? Some neighborhoods continually       Funding allocations
                                  underperform. Should they still be funded?
4/12 - Pilot           2     53 Bob Cooper’s shop used to classify by “target” vs. “non-target” neighborhoods. In the      Funding allocations
                                  end, NCEC staff came up with formula that gives administrative $ to poorer
                                  neighborhoods.
4/12 - Pilot           3     67 Attention seems to be paid to poorer area – which is o.k.                                  Funding allocations
4/20 - North           2      6   CPP funds for Hawthorne will cover a staff member, but not much more.                    Funding allocations
4/20 - North           2     15 Allocations will change based on Census data.                                              Funding allocations
4/20 - North           3     45 How will neighborhoods be made whole?? Hawthorne is 10 years in the hole as a              Funding allocations
                                  result of the City Council’s actions.
4/20 - North           3     46 There’s a need for a minimum standard that each neighborhood should be able to             Funding allocations
                                  reach.
4/20 - North           3     52 This area needs money more so than other areas. Crime isn’t down; crime is up.             Funding allocations
4/25 - Southwest       2     24 Do some neighborhoods have a lack experience in creating plans and contracting?            Funding allocations
                                  Why are these neighborhoods just sitting there, with their money?
4/25 - Southwest       2     25 Please let each neighborhood explain their situation rather then just strip their funds    Funding allocations
                                  increase or decrease, find out where they are at.
4/25 - Southwest       2     28 Census is way off in Elliot (1,000 residents off), we have high renter, low income, lots   Funding allocations
                                  of diversity. We weren’t counted correctly.
4/25 - Southwest       2     32 Having CPP funds fairly issued.                                                            Funding allocations
4/25 - Southwest       2     40 Provide a guaranteed level of funding, with continuity.                                    Funding allocations
4/27 - Northeast /     1     23 Happy with amount from CPP, amount is good but fuzzy.                                      Funding allocations
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1       31   Having more meeting, more administrative funds would help.                             Funding allocations
Southeast

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4/27 - Northeast /     2     43 Non neighborhood organization would be eligible for programs (NIF)                           Funding allocations
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2      45   Let’s have non neighborhood organizations work through our organizations.                 Funding allocations
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2      49   Census info – should stay the same, include foreclosure stats.                            Funding allocations
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2      51   No money next year so why are we having this discussion. Funding will be available         Funding allocations
Southeast                          and additional resources.
4/27 - Northeast /     2      56   CDBG 12m entitlement funds, CLIC major funds – long range view and capital                 Funding allocations
Southeast                          improvement projects, affects – Tons of funds out there that needs to go to most
                                   needy neighborhoods. Highly targeted funding, go back and get CDBG money. What
                                   are the other sour
4/27 - South           2      42   Challenge is that it’s just not a lot of dollars when spread across all the neighborhoods. Funding allocations




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4/12 - Pilot           2     31 Central Ave is Northeast’s sleeper. People want to use the funds / see ways to build          Neighborhood
                                  and leverage jobs. Empty buildings on Central need to be bought and filled. Both            activity
                                  Windom Park and Beltrami want CIF funds used to help entrepreneurs and to build
                                  jobs.
4/12 - Pilot           2     34 We don’t need banners; we need jobs.                                                             Neighborhood
                                                                                                                                 activity
4/20 - North           2       10   Fewer programs getting funded.                                                               Neighborhood
                                                                                                                                 activity
4/25 - Southwest       1       13   Safety and Security issues, particularly lighting, only one staff person to support a lot of Neighborhood
                                    work                                                                                         activity
4/27 - Northeast /     2       54   Would like to do more active engagement with our community, example; NECP, Street Neighborhood
Southeast                           Patrol. They write up code violation, problem properties citizen inspection team. Would activity
                                    like to build fences and add flowers to hide the eye sore, on North end of neighborh

4/27 - Northeast /     3       71   Find out what our resident’s passions are and engage. Lots are being filled in – i.e. the Neighborhood
Southeast                           sustainable resources project. Puppet group / drive way tours                             activity




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4/20 - North         3     54 It all has to do with businesses and schools.                                             Neighborhood
                                                                                                                        characteristics
4/20 - North         3      55    Effect of foreclosures on schools.                                                    Neighborhood
                                                                                                                        characteristics
4/25 - Southwest     2      22    Armatage is a safe neighborhood, some quality of life issues. Generally               Neighborhood
                                                                                                                        characteristics
4/27 - South         1      20    ECCO – Unique in that they have no park, library or school within the neighborhood.   Neighborhood
                                                                                                                        characteristics




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4/12 - Pilot     1      6   This really affected the neighborhood – it’s lead to uncertainty and volunteers feel like   Neighborhood
                            they’re sputtering – must re-prioritize.                                                    response
4/12 - Pilot     1      7   It’s discouraging, even though people understand the financial constraints.                 Neighborhood
                                                                                                                        response
4/12 - Pilot     1        8    It has discouraged some participation, but they’re starting to move forward again.       Neighborhood
                                                                                                                        response
4/12 - Pilot     1       10    Impacted by amount of staff time required to respond to emails, etc.                     Neighborhood
                                                                                                                        response
4/12 - Pilot     1       11    Uncertainty and loss of control.                                                         Neighborhood
                                                                                                                        response
4/12 - Pilot     1       13    It’s a small neighborhood, but to them it’s a lot of $.                                  Neighborhood
                                                                                                                        response
4/12 - Pilot     1       15    Interesting to note the difference between Beltrami and Windom Park. Beltrami is the     Neighborhood
                               poorest neighborhood in NE. Most of their Phase I $ were given out in grants, so         response
                               there’s no program income to use in the future. Windom Park was very frugal – gave
                               no
4/12 - Pilot     1       16    Beltrami has higher needs. Beltrami feels very affected, but aren’t out there with     Neighborhood
                               pitchforks; they’re pragmatic.                                                         response
4/12 - Pilot     1       17    Windom Park feels put upon. They were responsible, weren’t spend thrifts, and feel     Neighborhood
                               like they’re not getting their fair share.                                             response
4/12 - Pilot     2       20    But this is NRP’s problem.                                                             Neighborhood
                                                                                                                      response
4/12 - Pilot     2       26    CARAG won’t dedicate any CPP $ to programming – just to admin.                         Neighborhood
                                                                                                                      response
4/20 - North     1        1    Prioritize and reduce                                                                  Neighborhood
                                                                                                                      response
4/20 - North     1        2    Spend a lot time doing the above (prioritizing) – when we already spent a lot time     Neighborhood
                               prioritizing.                                                                          response
4/20 - North     1        3    Could impact which projects get funded / implemented in plans – business façade        Neighborhood
                               improvements are in plans, but might not get funded.                                   response
4/20 - North     1        4    Starting to put NCR / NCEC on agenda so neighbors become familiar with names and Neighborhood
                               acronyms. Organization is on board and is trying to learn. Board is keeping this front response
                               and center.
4/20 - North     2        7    Recent actions will force neighborhoods to hurry up and contract funds before they’re Neighborhood
                               taken away again.                                                                      response


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4/20 - North           2     11 Being careful about what can be funded from various sources.                                   Neighborhood
                                                                                                                               response
4/20 - North           2      12   Don’t know how you mitigate it.                                                             Neighborhood
                                                                                                                               response
4/20 - North           2      13   Very aware of what’s been lost.                                                             Neighborhood
                                                                                                                               response
4/25 - Southwest       1       2   The ability for our organization to continue operating will definitely be a challenge and   Neighborhood
                                   will have to be reconsidered.                                                               response
4/25 - Southwest       1       3   How to maintain staffing levels.                                                            Neighborhood
                                                                                                                               response
4/25 - Southwest       1       5   The neighborhood has been very prudent with the resources. No longer have an                Neighborhood
                                   Executive Director; responsibilities are now a Board function, supported by a half time     response
                                   coordinator and half time housing position (action taken prior to December Council
                                   action)
4/25 - Southwest       1       8   What projects do we will fund and at what level will have to change                  Neighborhood
                                                                                                                        response
4/25 - Southwest       1       9   Having to answer questions and concerns, about how the neighborhood resources will Neighborhood
                                   be disbursed.                                                                        response
4/25 - Southwest       1      11   CPP doesn’t replace NRP resources, but can keep us going.                            Neighborhood
                                                                                                                        response
4/25 - Southwest       2      30   we worked hard to outreach to Somali community to maintain our population.           Neighborhood
                                                                                                                        response
4/27 - Northeast /     1       2   Were in the middle of decision-making, we had to stop the entire process             Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                               response
4/27 - Northeast /     1       3   Makes the neighborhood and city look dumb                                            Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                               response
4/27 - Northeast /     1       4   New ideas did come to make up for loss in funds                                      Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                               response
4/27 - Northeast /     1       6   Windom Park had been frugal and methodical about our resources                       Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                               response
4/27 - Northeast /     1       8   A lot of punting, looking to city to pick up slack, examples of frustration that NCR Neighborhood
Southeast                          can’t/doesn’t assist the neighborhood.                                               response
4/27 - Northeast /     1      15   Going from 3 year plan to 2 year plan, follow NRP rules for housing, etc.            Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                               response
4/27 - Northeast /     1      16   Do a different dance                                                                 Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                               response

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4/27 - Northeast /     1     18 Have to stay in touch with renters, door knocking necessary.                                   Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                      response
4/27 - Northeast /     1      20    Columbia Park neighbors/residents are willing to come out and do things within the         Neighborhood
Southeast                           neighborhood. Good participation.                                                          response
4/27 - Northeast /     1      21    Seems like a big change                                                                    Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                      response
4/27 - Northeast /     1      25    Publicity is a challenge.                                                                  Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                      response
4/27 - Northeast /     1      26    Hosting a new website, access, information.                                                Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                      response
4/27 - Northeast /     1      27    Disappointed that revolving loan is gone, kept neighborhood going and a tax revenue Neighborhood
Southeast                           for the city. How will that turn out?                                                      response
4/27 - Northeast /     1      30    Trying to be strategic, making our outreach to community programmatic.                     Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                      response
4/27 - Northeast /     1      37    Had to plan for 3 years, now what.                                                         Neighborhood
Southeast                                                                                                                      response
4/27 - South           1       2    Made them rethink way they did business, and really start thinking about doing projects Neighborhood
                                    that draw in community. They’ve received their Community Participation Program             response
                                    (CPP) funding.
4/27 - South           1       3    Would do everything differently.                                                           Neighborhood
                                                                                                                               response
4/27 - South           1       4    Were down to areas (of their NRP plan) that needed to be re-written. Jolt not all bad – Neighborhood
                                    they knew they needed to do something differently. A time to re-evaluate.                  response
4/27 - South           1       6    Working on strengthening organizational infrastructure, which will hopefully make the Neighborhood
                                    organization stronger, and not so staff reliant. May be able to function down the road response
                                    without staff.
4/27 - South           1       7    Working with Bancroft, LCC, Powderhorn, etc. – talking about ways to work together. Neighborhood
                                    Maybe share space? Share staff? Timeline is unclear, but at least they’re exploring        response
                                    options.
4/27 - South           1       8    Want to make sure that neighborhood organizations are viable and not lose what             Neighborhood
                                    they’ve spent 20 years working on.                                                         response
4/27 - South           1      10    Potential that this could be beneficial in that they’ll find new program areas that people Neighborhood
                                    bring forward -- issues that are coming up from the neighborhood.                          response
4/27 - South           1      11    FRNNG existed before the NRP – which is beneficial.                                        Neighborhood
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4/27 - South     1     12 Their office is located in a church, so overhead is very low; this has been a really good  Neighborhood
                            thing for them.                                                                          response
4/27 - South     1     13 Volunteers are recruited to be at functions, and not just to come to a meeting.            Neighborhood
                                                                                                                     response
4/27 - South     1       14   Also looking at collaborating with other neighborhood boards and non profits, such as Neighborhood
                              Nokomis Healthy Seniors.                                                               response
4/27 - South     1       16   Most of the dollars lost were housing dollars. Some things (such as multifamily        Neighborhood
                              housing) they just won’t be able to do. Will work with what they’ve got.               response
4/27 - South     1       17   Organization is fairly stable, based in a church, with low overhead. Will change       Neighborhood
                              substantially once all NRP funds are gone. Admin expenses are figured out for next 2- response
                              3 years, but… Currently have 12-15 hours staff time per week, so already fairly limite

4/27 - South     1       18   Not very able to take lead, but able to support projects.                                  Neighborhood
                                                                                                                         response
4/27 - South     1       19   Will change substantially once all NRP funds are gone.                                     Neighborhood
                                                                                                                         response
4/27 - South     1       22   Future is on everyone’s mind. What’s going to happen when the funds are all gone?          Neighborhood
                              There will be no home improvement funds. Funding coming in now isn’t enough to             response
                              support that.
4/27 - South     1       25   The wonderful synergy will need to happen outside of the neighborhood level. These         Neighborhood
                              are future issues.                                                                         response
4/27 - South     1       40   Worried about neighborhood organizations that haven’t built the capacity to really stand   Neighborhood
                              on their own.                                                                              response
4/27 - South     2       55   Hard to suggest solutions when one doesn’t know future.                                    Neighborhood
                                                                                                                         response
4/27 - South     2       56   The instinct is to make it like NRP, even though NRP isn’t perfect.                        Neighborhood
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4/12 - Pilot           1      1     Didn’t really affect them, because they’re fully contracted.                            NRP status
4/12 - Pilot           1      2     Other organizations lost a lot.                                                         NRP status
4/12 - Pilot           1      3     $37K lost. Ranking was 58th of out of 68th in terms of amount frozen, with 68th being   NRP status
                                    the least amount frozen. Fairly minimal impact.
4/12 - Pilot           1     5      Affected quite significantly. Just finished Phase II – and are capped at full 50%.      NRP status
4/12 - Pilot           1     12     Lost half of its allocation – $135K.                                                    NRP status
4/12 - Pilot           1     14     Not done yet, and will lose 50% of Phase II allocation.                                 NRP status
4/25 - Southwest       1     4      Did not suffer too much loss by Council action of December. Implementing Phase II,      NRP status
                                    no change within plan, all funds have been contracted.
4/25 - Southwest       1     6      (Mostly) contracted no impact. Working on strategic planning, no change in plan, thus   NRP status
                                    far.
4/25 - Southwest       1     10     89K frozen, maintained a good balance of resources and good fundraisers in place.       NRP status
4/25 - Southwest       1     14     Did some contracting prior to council action.                                           NRP status
4/25 - Southwest       2     31     NRP frozen for 3-4 years (administrative issues).                                       NRP status
4/27 - Northeast /     1     1      Did not loose too much money,                                                           NRP status
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1     5      Lost full 50%                                                                           NRP status
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1     7      Home loans looking at loss of 281K out of already reduced NRP allocation.               NRP status
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1     13     Lost $35K / $15K for school / $15K park / $5K for garden. Minimal impact on Waite       NRP status
Southeast                           Park
4/27 - Northeast /     1     32     Second Phase in but not spent.                                                          NRP status
Southeast
4/27 - South           1     1      Lost quite a bit of funding, - but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing.                  NRP status
4/27 - South           1     5      Had just done a plan modification to move dollars, so they have funding for staffing,   NRP status
                                    etc. But obviously, it’s a drastic change.
4/27 - South           1     15     Bancroft lost the most that they could – they weren’t yet at 50% contracted.            NRP status
4/27 - South           1     21     No office -- staff works 10 hours a week out of her home. They’ve contracted 89% of     NRP status
                                    Phase II funds -- not much is spent though. CPP and NRP funds can support the
                                    organization for the next 2-3 years.




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4/20 - North         2      9   Fundraising / grants applications will be needed to keep programs going.                    Outside funding
4/25 - Southwest     1      7   Neighborhood will have to broaden their resource base and Increase /secure outside          Outside funding
                                funding minimally at 30% to cover loss.
4/25 - Southwest     1     17 Leveraging outside funding with city funds will be challenging due to decrease by C-          Outside funding
                                action.
4/27 - South         1     24 Neighborhoods might need to be proactive in seeking out other funding.                        Outside funding
4/27 - South         1     30 Also, with all the other (county, state, federal) political stuff going on… it’s not a good   Outside funding
                                climate.
4/27 - South         2     45 Reality is that foundation funding is tight                                                   Outside funding
4/27 - South         2     46 If there are 52 neighborhood organizations applying for the same funding - you kind of        Outside funding
                                have to have the sexy issue in order to get funding.
4/27 - South         2     47 There are a few specific areas that foundations like to give money to, and some               Outside funding
                                neighborhoods don’t have the right demographics to get foundation funding.
4/27 - South         2     48 Hired their coordinator because she did have grant-writing experience. Also looking at        Outside funding
                                doing more fundraising.
4/27 - South         2     50 When neighborhoods start fight for same grants… that’s not good.                              Outside funding




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4/12 - Pilot           2     18     It’d be ridiculous to start all over again.                                            Process
4/12 - Pilot           2     23     City shouldn’t have resurrected TIF districts – it screwed everything up.              Process
4/12 - Pilot           2     35     Process could be more collaborative by having neighborhoods sitting down with City     Process
                                    staff.
4/12 - Pilot           2     51     Hopeful that there can be changes in how the process works.                            Process
4/12 - Pilot           2     54     At some point, NCR / NCEC will have to adapt to what neighborhoods are doing.          Process
4/12 - Pilot           3     65     Strengthen what we have; tweak - not overhaul – problem areas.                         Process
4/12 - Pilot           3     74     Clean up from past is needed.                                                          Process
4/12 - Pilot           3     77     Need to see results from NCR if people are going to be involved.                       Process
4/12 - Pilot         other   80     Make sure people don’t get lost – focus on the product.                                Process
4/12 - Pilot         other   81     Some neighborhoods want to make sure they don’t get lost in this process.              Process
4/12 - Pilot         other   82     We might not get the middle grounders to these meetings.                               Process
4/12 - Pilot         other   83     Purpose of this meeting is to figure out what to do with 2012-2013 CPP funds.          Process
4/12 - Pilot         other   84     This shouldn’t be about NRP.                                                           Process
4/12 - Pilot         other   85     Be more clear that this is about the future.                                           Process
4/20 - North           3     20     The negative sticks easier than the positive.                                          Process
4/20 - North           3     34     A flow chart showing how NCR fits in City structure would be helpful.                  Process
4/20 - North           3     37     Feels like we already need to start working on next year’s proposal                    Process
4/20 - North           3     38     Wasn’t clear that if neighborhoods didn’t get their CPP applications submitted in      Process
                                    January that they could still get funding.
4/25 - Southwest       1     15     Concern that there is no clear home presently (NRP-NCR)                                Process
4/25 - Southwest       2     35     Application accessibility, easy of access to.                                          Process
4/25 - Southwest       2     36     Not as complex as NRP, Project specific.                                               Process
4/25 - Southwest       2     37     Number of times neighborhoods can apply.                                               Process
4/25 - Southwest       2     38     Formula: Messing with formula is dangerous, leave in place.                            Process
4/25 - Southwest       2     39     Redesign the formula? Fairness is always an issue, people are trying, but folks fall   Process
                                    through the cracks.
4/25 - Southwest       2     43     No whiplash effect, same consistent levels of funding from year to year.               Process
4/25 - Southwest       2     44     Less bureaucratic process! - Neighborhoods put a lot of time and energy into           Process
                                    preparation for these grants.
4/25 - Southwest       2     52     Continuity of funding / project planning                                               Process
4/25 - Southwest       2     53     Simpler process decrease bureaucracy                                                   Process
4/25 - Southwest       2     54     Flexibility, clear guidelines, clear timelines.                                        Process
4/25 - Southwest       3     64     Better communication, concise, accurate.                                               Process
4/27 - Northeast /     1     29     Let’s go out and explain the numbers and program.                                      Process
Southeast

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4/27 - Northeast /     1     33 Current CPP guidelines what will the outcome be in 3 years, what will the changes be? Process
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     1      35    A wait and hold game, we can’t plan without the definite outcome of CPP/NRP II            Process
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2      40    CPP stay just the way it is, 7 years of study, meetings, framework for the future, stated Process
Southeast                           3 million every year for admin. City extended the tax increment. Must be continued as
                                    it is admin money for the neighborhoods. General fund or ???
4/27 - Northeast /     2      41    Remain committed to providing/allocating                                                  Process
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2      42    Do not want to see the formula changed, frustrating.                                      Process
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2      48    Small funding amounts, requiring neighborhoods to work/learn bureaucratic process         Process
Southeast                           and that takes away from the grassroots effort.
4/27 - Northeast /     3      75    The process took four months to get check for an approved plan of early this year         Process
Southeast                           January 2011.
4/27 - South           2      43    If it’s competitive grants, then neighborhoods will have to focus and apply for funding   Process
                                    for just one project.
4/27 - South           2      57    Neighborhoods know the NRP process.                                                       Process
4/27 - South           2      58    What would you change about the NRP process? There are some inequities. Not all           Process
                                    neighborhoods have the same capacity. Not all neighborhoods have people who can
                                    do financial reports, etc. Some neighborhoods need to bring in five translators.
                                    Partnersh
4/27 - South           2      59    Some of things in CPP guidelines are good. Neighborhoods are forced to look at who        Process
                                    they’re engaging. Know that you’re not going to engage everyone. Some people
                                    choose to be engaged elsewhere.
4/27 - South           2      62    The NRP funds aren’t being used. Neighborhoods should be able to take funds and           Process
                                    use them for something else.
4/27 - South           2      65    Lots of bureaucracy with NRP – which could be improved. Some constraints are a little     Process
                                    challenging. Not meaning to take away accountability, but allow neighborhoods to be
                                    proactive with their funding. No NRP plan mods.
4/27 - South           3      75    Allow some flexibility. Times change and some NRP Phase I funds could be better           Process
                                    used. Neighborhoods want to be more nimble.
4/27 - South         other    78    Frustrating in that currently neighborhoods don’t know what to work towards. SENA         Process
                                    has a 3 tiered approach – should that be put on hold?
4/27 - South         other    79    Would be helpful if NCEC commissioners would come to neighborhoods.                       Process


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4/12 - Pilot           2     38 Sometimes things happen quickly -- $s come quickly, but then have to be used ASAP.           Scale / timing
                                  Striping over potholes and calling them “bike paths”.
4/12 - Pilot           2     52 Maybe neighborhoods are too small (of a planning area)?                                      Scale / timing
4/12 - Pilot           3     68 It all feels like silos.                                                                     Scale / timing
4/12 - Pilot           3     69 Silos can be used to neighborhoods’ advantage strategically, but that’s not the way you      Scale / timing
                                  really want to play.
4/25 - Southwest       2     33 Leave local control to neighborhoods.                                                        Scale / timing
4/25 - Southwest       2     42 Maintain local determination of use to accommodate diversity of neighborhood needs.          Scale / timing

4/25 - Southwest       2       46   Strengthen connection between neighborhoods communication                                Scale / timing
4/25 - Southwest       2       49   Encourage cross neighborhood collaboration (district 2)                                  Scale / timing
4/25 - Southwest       2       50   Centrally organize.                                                                      Scale / timing
4/25 - Southwest       3       69   Want to collaborate at major gathering/s, with positive spin, move forward, not fancy.   Scale / timing
                                    How do we collectively address Print communications, fundraising/successful
                                    fundraisers. Quick presentations. What works what doesn’t, volunteer time is
                                    precious.
4/25 - Southwest       3       70   More networking. Share ideas. Neighborhood partners Initiative model to see what         Scale / timing
                                    was done with funds.
4/27 - Northeast /     3       74   NEC in theory will bring neighborhoods together, where NRP is a silo model.              Scale / timing
Southeast
4/27 - South           1       26   Current situation makes medium and long term planning difficult as funding is spread     Scale / timing
                                    too thin.
4/27 - South           1       33   NRP gave neighborhoods the right / responsibility / privilege to do the work since       Scale / timing
                                    neighborhoods know the issues in their neighborhoods. Who’s going to be responsible
                                    for the local level now?
4/27 - South           1       34   NRP worked at the local level. Now, there’s CPP. Neighborhood organizations are          Scale / timing
                                    built up, but now can’t do projects. A real challenge.
4/27 - South           1       35   If neighborhood organizations are just about engagement, then maybe the city should      Scale / timing
                                    just do it.
4/27 - South           1       39   Decisions are no longer being made at the local level. That’s a huge loss – especially   Scale / timing
                                    if the city is setting priorities.
4/27 - South           2       49   Encouraging partnerships could be one of the good things that comes out of this          Scale / timing
                                    change – especially with neighborhoods that are right next to each other. Maybe
                                    programming could be done that way too -- extra points for collaboration. Could be a
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4/27 - South     2     52 Focus still has to be at the neighborhood level. A person who doesn’t live in the             Scale / timing
                            neighborhood can’t understand what the neighborhood needs.
4/27 - South     2     64 You have to question the efficiency of each neighborhood having a housing loan                Scale / timing
                            program. Maybe a larger scale for something like this would be better.
4/27 - South     3     69 Also, some plans were developed before the latest financial crisis.                           Scale / timing
4/27 - South     3     70 With Cedar Ave United, Public Works sat down with group, and said “You can’t do x, y,         Scale / timing
                            z…” They listened, but the speed of the process was slow and volunteers burned out.

4/27 - South     3      71    Neighborhoods want to know how plans that are on paper can be implemented.                Scale / timing
4/27 - South     3      72    The real issue is that it takes two years. Maybe need to be clear about the timeline up   Scale / timing
                              front.
4/27 - South     3      73    “Dream plans” are ok, but so much can change over time. The speed of the process is       Scale / timing
                              a problem. It might also be that the planning didn’t occur at right time.
4/27 - South     3      74    It also takes awhile to get the right people at the table.                                Scale / timing
4/27 - South     3      76    Maybe this could be accomplished by making the funding more short-term – three            Scale / timing
                              years plans instead of 5-10 year plans.




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4/12 - Pilot            2    45 Some neighborhoods really do need help – especially those where people are working           Services
                                  two jobs
4/12 - Pilot            2    48 Support to help neighborhoods get to that level.                                             Services
4/12 - Pilot          other  87 Would be nice to have a City “how to” primer. (Example: Trees are planted in the             Services
                                  spring, not summer, and you must make the request the fall before).
4/25 - Southwest        2    45 NCEC guidance/focus. Menu of ways to implement funding                                       Services
4/25 - Southwest        2    47 Centralized services, volunteers, communication pieces, staff support                        Services
4/25 - Southwest        2    48 Provide a menu of vendors to assist neighborhoods (city directory model).                    Services
4/25 - Southwest        2    51 Print piece now missing. Many budgets cut publications/newsletters. Newsletters              Services
                                  going to on line service. Support services that neighborhoods can hook up with – i.e.
                                  IT
4/25 - Southwest        2    55 Having access to talent to assist neighborhoods                                              Services
4/25 - Southwest        2    56 NCEC NCR present at neighborhood meetings                                                    Services
4/25 - Southwest        2    57 Help with navigating systems                                                                 Services
4/25 - Southwest        3    61 NCR provide neighborhood organizations assistance in getting to know city                    Services
                                  departments, staff who can assist.
4/25 - Southwest        3    65 NCR staff attend meetings.                                                                   Services
4/25 - Southwest        3    66 Centralized data base, updated incoming staff board chairs, anything that facilitates        Services
                                  good communication.
4/25 - Southwest        3    67 Use E-news with links – digest approach –user friendly format. Model NRP digest,             Services
                                  only briefer. Users can take what they need from it. Basic and quick link information to
                                  full disclosure. Reader-friendly, solid/up to date contact information, provide op

4/25 - Southwest       3       68    Less and less training and networking offered.                                          Services
4/27 - Northeast /     2       55    Much need of technical support - grant writing, other ways of helping neighborhoods,    Services
Southeast                            partnering, fundraising.
4/27 - South           2       44    One idea - the city could provide grant writing assistance, and maybe some kind of      Services
                                     technical assistance.




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4/12 - Pilot           1      9   Very limiting when 70% must go to housing.                                                 Use of funds
4/12 - Pilot           2     21 But with the $5 million – there’s never been $ for NIF and CIF, so take those $ out.         Use of funds
                                  Proceed as we would have with the $2.5 million.
4/12 - Pilot           2     22 Program income – Some neighborhoods have a lot coming in, so the $5 million is what          Use of funds
                                  is what that would have been used for. Admin for the neighborhood groups; program
                                  income for programs.
4/12 - Pilot           2     30 CIF $ might be more competitive grants.                                                      Use of funds
4/12 - Pilot           2     32 They want to have CIF funds. It’s not a lot of $, but…                                       Use of funds
4/12 - Pilot           2     43 NRP was just NRP stuff, now it’s everything – CLIC, etc.                                     Use of funds
4/12 - Pilot           3     75 Don’t start talking about NIF and CIF when there’s no $.                                     Use of funds
4/12 - Pilot           3     76 Give neighborhoods $ for admin and then let them go wild.                                    Use of funds
4/20 - North           3     30 It all starts with neighborhoods committing funds – then others are drawn to the given       Use of funds
                                  project.
4/20 - North           3     56 Want program redesigned so we can still do the projects we want to do.                       Use of funds
4/20 - North           3     57 Need for funding for project.                                                                Use of funds
4/20 - North           3     58 Want a list of allowable expenses -- but not one that’s too confining.                       Use of funds
4/25 - Southwest       1      1   Received 94K for Housing, there is no offer of housing money in CPP funds.                 Use of funds
4/25 - Southwest       1     12 Can not offer housing loans                                                                  Use of funds
4/25 - Southwest       1     16 How we will fund particular projects and the most visible projects neighborhood wide.        Use of funds
                                  Trees, tennis courts - projects which are highly visible to the neighborhood, those that
                                  are readily notice. Biggest concern
4/25 - Southwest       2     20 Neighborhood funding formula single funding program redirect CIP into phase ii action        Use of funds
                                  plans
4/25 - Southwest       2     26 NRP flexibility/State states 50% to housing. Some neighborhoods do not need homes,           Use of funds
                                  lets be flexible in the spend down of funds.
4/25 - Southwest       2     34 Funding for projects to leverage additional/greater resources/Matching-Dollar program.       Use of funds

4/25 - Southwest       2       41   Flexibility with CPP resources-fund Phase I or Phase II projects                         Use of funds
4/25 - Southwest       3       71   Annual event with CPP projects.                                                          Use of funds
4/27 - Northeast /     1       11   Utilizing funds to hold meetings example, welcome wagon projects, could use those        Use of funds
Southeast                           types of programs
4/27 - Northeast /     1       14   Guidelines will drive how they do business.                                              Use of funds
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2       15   NIF/Mini NRP – smaller scale / city priority projects, city wide programs on line        Use of funds
Southeast


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4/27 - Northeast /     1     34 What can we do with the CPP funds, how does that align or reallocate between NRP              Use of funds
Southeast                         and CPP.
4/27 - Northeast /     1     38 Spend it all on management is questionable.                                                   Use of funds
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2      44   Nice to see that NIF has some project funds.                                               Use of funds
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     2      47   Make CIF go away, focus on NIF and CPP, both in place, includes community                  Use of funds
Southeast                          engagement.
4/27 - Northeast /     2      50   Throw away CIF, NIF, administration. Consolidate all funds. (CIF = Completely              Use of funds
Southeast                          Insufficient Funds, NIF =No Investment Funds.)
4/27 - Northeast /     2      57   Redesign formula, single funding program, could use CPP to funds NRP Projects              Use of funds
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     3      60   Any extra money, give to NRP plans, do not send back.                                      Use of funds
Southeast
4/27 - Northeast /     3      70   Like the flexibility of CPP, creative ideas – personal things, events, new developments,   Use of funds
Southeast                          excited bout it. Neighborhoods are being creative and we want to assist with
                                   communication and sharing ideas.
4/27 - South           1       9   CPP seems mostly about community engagement. It may be harder to attract                   Use of funds
                                   volunteers without program funds.
4/27 - South           1      23   An expectation was developed through NRP that neighborhoods can help with home             Use of funds
                                   improvements; that may no longer be the case.
4/27 - South           1      28   When funds can be used for tangible projects, more than just the usual suspects will       Use of funds
                                   be involved.
4/27 - South           1      32   Have interest dollars coming back from housing programs.                                   Use of funds
4/27 - South           1      36   Projects bring people in.                                                                  Use of funds
4/27 - South           2      60   What about the percentages – especially for housing?                                       Use of funds
4/27 - South           2      61   Housing loans – people aren’t taking them out as much. People are getting low              Use of funds
                                   interest loans from banks.
4/27 - South           2      63   It’s hard when the housing percentage rule was a legislated 20 years ago.                  Use of funds




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