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November 8th: Your City, Your Vote

6th Ward News from Council Member Abdi Warsame

November 8th: Your City, Yor Vote

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Greetings,

Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services is responsible for administering elections in the City. The City has sent a voter guide to every household in Minneapolis to help voters understand their rights, how they can register and vote, and what’s on the ballot.

Things Every Voter Should Know:

– If you are eligible to vote, you still need to get registered before you vote.

– The early voting center is available every day until November 6. Any Minneapolis voter can vote early in person or by mail. In-person voting is at the Early Vote Center, 217 S. Third St., at the corner of Third Avenue South and Third Street South, one block from City Hall. In-person early voting expanded hours are:

¨ 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday Oct. 23-Nov. 5.

¨ 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays (Oct. 28 and Nov. 4).

¨ Noon-5 p.m. Sundays (Oct. 29 and Nov. 5).

¨ 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6.

– Minneapolis voters will use ranked-choice voting this fall to elect a mayor and members of the City Council, Board of Estimate and Taxation, and Park and Recreation Board.  More information on ranked-choice voting is available at vote.minneapolismn.gov/rcv.

– For more information about voting in Minneapolis, residents can visit vote.minneapolismn.gov or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

All the best,

Council Member Abdi Warsame, Ward 6

Abdi Warsame Signature


Thanks for Your Words of Solidarity

My  heart goes out to the victims and family members of the many victims affected by the terrorist attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia  on October 14th.  The City Council condemned the deadly Oct. 14 terrorist bombings in Mogadishu, and supported the victims and families affected by that attack. The resolution, which received unanimous approval on October 20th, also called on the U.S. to increase its assistance to Somalia and lift a travel ban to that country.

At least 327 people were killed and nearly 400 were injured when a massive truck bomb exploded in a busy intersection in Mogadishu. The bombing is the deadliest terrorist attack in Mogadishu’s history.

I want to express my deepest gratitude to myconstituents, residents and people beyond the City who reached out to express their sincere solidarity. My heart is deeply touched by all the support. It is still my hope that leaders and community members will work together to promote inclusion and respect for one another.


 City Approves Short Term Ordinances

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The City Council has approved two ordinances regulating short-term rentals in Minneapolis — a rapidly growing part of the sharing economy.

The new regulations will allow the City to track the number of short-term rental units in Minneapolis and require hosting platforms, such as Airbnb and VRBO, to advertise only units that have registered or obtained a rental license. Under the short-term rental ordinance, rental properties are categorized as follows:

¨ A short-term rental property registration or rental license is not required for an owner who lives at the property, rents a room and stays at the property during the rental period.

¨ A short-term rental property registration is required for an owner who lives at the property, rents out an entire unit and leaves the property during the rental period.

¨ A short-term designation on the rental license is required for the owner of a non-occupied rental property who rents out an entire unit. Only Tier 1 or Tier 2 rental licenses are eligible for this designation.

The ordinance applies to dwelling units rented for a period of fewer than 30 consecutive days per leasing period. The short-term rental registration fee is $46. Rental licenses for Tier 1 properties will range from $70 to $175, plus $5 for each additional unit, and $112 to $350 for Tier 2 properties, plus $5 for each additional unit. You do not need to reapply if you have a valid rental license and are a Tier 1 or Tier 2 property. For more information about rental licensing fees, visit the Rental Licensing Fees webpage. The City will begin accepting short-term rental registration and license applications Dec. 1, 2017.

For more information, go to the City’s web page on short-term rentals.


Seward: A Great Neighborhood

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On October 4, The American Planning Association (APA) announced that the Seward Neighborhood was one of five Great Neighborhoods on their annual Great Places in America list. APA’s Great Places in America program, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, recognizes streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces in the United States demonstrating exceptional character, quality, and planning—attributes that enrich communities, facilitate economic growth, and inspire others around the country.

Seward will officially receive its Great Place award at the Seward Neighborhood Group Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 8th during the Taste of Seward. The event takes place at the Seward Montessori School from 6-9 p.m. 

The event is free and open to the public. Council Member Warsame encourages members of the community to attend and celebrate with the wonderful neighbors of Seward.


For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact 311.  agents at 612-673-3000. TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500  •  Para asistencia 612-673-2700  • Rau kev pab 612-673-2800

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