At the July 18th Board meeting, LHENA members will be able to vote on a proposed language change in our NRP funding contract 15.1.1 regarding Crime & Safety.
The current contract language is in gray, while the proposed additions are in red:
Work with the Minneapolis Police Department and surrounding neighborhoods to carry out directed patrols along commercial corridors, residential streets and along alleys. LHENA will contract with community-based organizations to provide conflict resolution and safety trainings for residents and businesses.
To reduce crime, improve safety, and increase police visibility and communication in neighborhood, LHENA will continue to contract with the Minneapolis Police Department to receive "buy-back" police bike and beat patrol service in Lowry Hill East. The Lowry Hill East Finance Committee, with neighborhood staff assistance, will annually evaluate guidelines, scope of services, and progress of the program with the Police Department. MPD 5th Precinct will notify officers of buy-back hours available for this program, schedule hours with officers based on times and locations requested by neighborhood representatives, and provide typed (not hand written) reports monthly to the neighborhood association about the officers' participation and arrests or incidents derived from the patrols, including notation of business contacts. Police officers to use MPD-provided bicycles (Lowry Hill East NRP funds not allocated for cost of bicycles).
Additionally LHENA will contract with community-based organizations to provide conflict resolution and safety trainings for residents and businesses. The LHENA Finance Committee will evaluate each funding request and provide a recommendation to the Board of Directors for approval. The Community Life and Safety Committee, along with LHENA staff, will supervise the programming and will submit a comprehensive written summary upon a contract's completion. The Board of Directors will continue to provide oversight throughout the duration of a contract for services.
LHENA Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 18th
2909 Hennepin Ave S