If you were not able to attend the February 19th League meeting reviewing the CMAL study update of the Metropolitan Council and would like to participate in the consensus process, a video of the presentation and discussion is available here. A written study summary was sent out with the February Voter and is also available on our website. Click here to obtain a copy of the consensus questions. Print it out, fill in your opinions and mail the form to Karen Schaffer by March 1.
Notification occurred in January that the required follow-up report for the Martin Brown Grant Award had been received, reviewed, and accepted. $500 in additional funds have been received by Treasurer, Joyce Briggs, bringing the total of Martin Brown Grant monies to LWVRA to $1000. The Grant funds were used to expand Voter Services Activities in 2018, especially in the area of Community Engagement.
How are our communities and county dealing with transit and infrastructure needs, green initiatives to respond to our changing climate, and budget challenges? These and other key issues came into focus at this year's "Conversations with Constituents" on January 15 at Roseville City Hall. On hand were mayors from our five cities, four Ramsey county commissioners and two local school board representatives for timely and thoughtful conversations with 60 in attendance, including 38 LWV-RA members!
As we broke out into three groups, topics covered were wide-ranging, including water quality,environment, transit, city comprehensive plans, healthcare challenges, affordable housing, budget challenges and opportunities, and gun safety issues. Here is a link to CTV15's recap of the event.
New to League? Need a refresher course in the how government functions? The Roseville Area League of Women Voters, Do Good Roseville and the Roseville Library are co-sponsoring two programs to review the mechanics of government as a foundation for community members to understand how they can participate in decisions and create a positive impact on your government.
Fifth in the six-part series of films and discussions co-hosted with the Shoreview Library and Do Good Roseville; My American Girls; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Shoreview Library, 4560 N. Victoria St., Shoreview.
Fourth in the six-part Becoming American Series of films and discussions co-hosted with the Shoreview Library and Do Good Roseville; Destination American, film The Golden Door; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Shoreview Library, 4560 N. Victoria St., Shoreview.
Minnesota Senator Chuck Wiger interviews members of civic and governmental organizations in his senate district (43). In December, Sen. Wiger interviewed Florence Sprague, a Maplewood resident, about League. Here is a link to the interview on YouTube.
Is the Metropolitan Council ready for change or is it pretty darn good as it is? LWV Roseville Area members will meet in February to provide its input to CMAL. LWV Roseville Area members are encouraged to read the report and consensus questions here before the meeting on February 19, 2019, 6:30 p.m. at the Autumn Grove Park Building, corner of Hamline and Lydia, Roseville. While the consensus meeting is open to the public, only LWV members will be permitted to vote on the consensus questions. LWV Roseville Area members who are not able to attend the February consensus meeting will be able to participate by mail. Questions? Karen Schaffer at firstname.lastname@example.org.