Events

Observer Training September 7

Observer Training is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 7 at 3:30 p.m. at the Lexington Park Building (2131 Lexington Ave. N., Roseville).  Participants will receive a League button and learn about the purpose of observing local government meetings (city, school district, county), procedures for being a League observer, topics that we have positions on and how to report in after the meeting.  Everyone is invited – new or experienced! Bring friends.

Brews and Book Reviews - July 25

The League of Women Voters Roseville Area will host a Brews and Book Reviews event on Tuesday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bent Brewstillery, 1744 Terrace Drive, Roseville. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring a recommended book for summer reading to share with others in attendance.  Craft beers and non-alcoholic drinks are available.  The event is open to the public.  Join us for a relaxing evening sharing your favorite summer read and a beverage.  

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13th (film) - Viewing and Discussion on August 15

13th is a documentary by director Ava DuVernay.  Nominated for a 2017 Academy Award for a feature documentary, 13thexplores race in the United States criminal justice system.  Titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlawed slavery, the firm director argues that slavery is being effectively perpetuated in the U.S. through mass incarceration.  Join us fora viewing and discussion of this critically acclaimed film.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 6:00 - 8:45 p.m.  Roseville Library Community Room, 2180 Hamline Ave N. at County Road B.

Free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by LWV Roseville Area, Roseville Library and Do Good Roseville.

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Action Alert

ACTION NEEDED: Monday, June 5, 6 p.m., Roseville Economic Development Authority (EDA) meeting, Council Chamber, 2660 Civic Center Dr. The EDA is comprised of city council members and will meet just prior to the regular City Council meeting Bonnie Koch will testify on behalf of our League. We need to show up in numbers to demonstrate support for the resolution being voted on that will enable the developer (Sands) to go forward with seeking state funds from the Minnesota HFA for lifecycle/affordable housing. WEAR YOUR LEAGUE BUTTON OR COME EARLY AND GET ONE.

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Ann Berry Dedication

A program commemorating long-time League of Women Voters member Ann Berry will be held Sunday June 18, 3 p.m., at the arboretum in Roseville Central Park. A newly-installed walkway brick will be dedicated in her honor.  Speakers will be: Ramsey County Commissioner Mary Jo McGuire, League president Rita Mills and Georgeann Hall.

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Proposed Recommendations - Affordable Housing Study, Tuesday, May 9

The League of Women Voters of Roseville Area is hosting a meeting featuring proposed ten-year affordable housing objectives for the cities of Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood and Roseville on Tuesday, May 9. During the past year, the League’s affordable housing study committee has included three graduate students working on a Capstone Project in the University of Minnesota’s Center for Regional and Urban Affairs.

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Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Tour May 16, 2017

The Roseville Area League of Women Voters has scheduled a tour of the Eagles Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in Cottage Grove on May 16 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We will carpool from the parking lot just north of the Roseville Ice Arena, leaving there at 9:15 am.

The plant has primary and advanced secondary treatment before the water is discharged to the Mississippi River. It has won several awards for progressive steps in wastewater treatment and sustainability. It is one of eight plants operated by Metropolitan Council Environmental Services. (MCES).

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Unit Meeting April 18 & 19 - Affordable Housing Study

LWV Roseville Area will release its study of affordable housing and its availability in Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood and Roseville at the April 18 meeting. The League has a long history of advocating for equal opportunity and economic justice for all, including affordable housing.   The League committee that has been studying this issue for the past year will present their findings and recommendations.

The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Autumn Grove Roseville Park building, 1365 Lydia Ave. W. The event is free and open to the public. There will also be a recorded viewing of the program at 9:30 a.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 3115 Victoria St. N., Roseville.

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