Four primary goals are addressed through the development and implementation of
Neighborhood Action Plans:
- Building Neighborhood Capacity. When people organize and become more
knowledgeable about how government works, they can help meet their community's
needs. Their energy and creativity, combined with other public and private
resources, are needed to offset declining federal, state and local funds. A
diverse group of residents working together in each neighborhood can mobilize new
assets and generate positive change.
- Redesign Public Services. The people who live and work in a neighborhood are
excellent judges of their neighborhood's priorities, opportunities and needs. The
NRP gives residents a forum where unique neighborhood needs can be voiced to
public officials and government staff. This dialog will lead to the
reexamination of budget priorities and new methods of public service delivery.
- Increase Government Collaboration. New efforts to communicate and to coordinate
services within and among the five local government jurisdiaions serving
Minneapolis will provide residents with more benefit for each public dollar spent
on their needs.
- Create a Sense of Community. Neighborhood revitalization ultimately depends on a
sense of neighborhood identity and a commitment by all residents to make their
neighborhood a better place to live, work, learn and play. The NRP gives
neighborhood residents a framework for working together to enhance their sense of