In This Issue
St. Anthony  Park Neighborhood News
December 2016
Nominate a Neighbor for Honor Roll 

Every year, the District Councils recognize the amazing work of neighbors in our communities. Community members can nominate one recipient of the award. Who do you know who has worked on community initiatives or projects over the last year? Who do you think deserves to be honored at this annual event. Our 2015 recipients, Betty Wheeler and Daniel Sarasti, were honored for their commitments to the environment and public engagement.

The Honor Roll ceremony will occur on Friday, January 27th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
at the University of St. Thomas, Anderson Student Center in Wulff Hall. This event allows us to publicly thank the members of our community who work so hard on things that impact all of us.

Let us know who you think deserves this award for 2016! Please send a 75 to 100 word nomination to cailin@sapcc.org by January 2nd.   
Advancing Transportation Equity


SAPCC had the opportunity to participate in an event hosted by Transit for Livable Communities with the Sierra Club, the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, and other transportation and equity stakeholders on the future of transportation in our state.

SAPCC Transportation Committee representative to the meeting, Pat Thompson, remarked upon the meeting: "A lot of great information was shared about the upcoming legislative session, and the challenges transit will face there. It's important that people know Metro Transit's funding is facing major challenges even though ridership is up, and if people care about continuing service they need to speak up to their representatives. In general, the east side of the metropolitan region has not had equal funding for transit projects, and the metro region as a whole greatly subsidizes transportation funding for Greater Minnesota, so St. Paul and the eastern suburbs get the least of the least." As transportation allies come together to work on a comprehensive transportation plan for the state that supports all modes of transportation, we are excited to be a part of that conversation and to continue our work on transportation equity in our neighborhood as well.

Our Transportation Committee continues to work on transportation equity in St. Anthony Park by exploring walking routes, specifically in South St. Anthony Park, as well as advocating for changes in bus routes to better serve the neighborhood.
JOTP/SAPCC Community Agreement Signed

After months of community engagement and outreach by both Joy of the People (JOTP) and SAPCC, the two groups came together to formalize an agreement on a plan for communicating with neighbors about changes to the the South St. Anthony Park Rec Center park, posting hours of use of the space, maintenance, and community involvement. A huge thank you to the folks at JOTP who worked with us to craft this plan for neighborhood engagement.  
St. Anthony Park Elementary School Construction Open House



Open House
February 16, 2017 
6:30 pm
SAP Elementary School




St. Paul Public Schools (SPPS) representatives will host an open house for neighbors to hear about the construction plans for St. Anthony Park Elementary School. Plans include adding a second story to the school among many other changes. Construction is slated to start this summer. Representatives from SPPS will present on the plans and ask for feedback on transportation and rerouting work during the construction process in order to lessen the impact on the neighborhood while the construction occurs.
Sign Up for the Progressive Dinner

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Progressive Dinner 2017
Saturday, March 4, 2017; 5:30pm -9:45pm

The following information is posted on behalf of the volunteers who organize the annual progressive dinner:

Please join your neighbors on Saturday, March 4th for the annual St. Anthony Park Progressive Dinner. It's a great opportunity to meet your neighbors, enjoy a special meal, and have great conversations! Come alone or come with a friend, but you must register by February 24 to confirm your participation. Walk-in registration on March 4 cannot be accepted. The event starts with appetizers at Centennial United Methodist Church St. Anthony Park at Como and Hillside. At that time, you will receive your customized schedule for the evening.

To sign up, visit SAPCC's website.

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Job Opportunities

St. Paul Neighborhoods Network

Summit Academy OIC
Career Services Manager

unPrison Project
Communications Expert

Wellstone Action
Director of Communications and Marketing

Get Involved
Visit or join a Community Council committee! All are open to the community and new members. 

Land Use
--First Thursday of the month 7-9pm
(Held at Jennings. 2455 University Ave. W.)

Board of Directors--Second Thursday of the month 7-9pm
(Held at Jennings. 2455 University Ave. W.)

Transportation--First Monday of the month 6:30-8pm
(Held at SAPCC office 2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E)

Environment--Fourth Wednesday of the month, 7-9pm
(Held at SAPCC office 2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E)

Equity-- First Friday of the month, 8-9:30am
(Held at SAPCC office 2395 University Ave. W. Suite 300E)


 
About Us
The St. Anthony Park Community Council is a non-profit citizen's organization of residents working together to maintain and enhance the quality of life, residential character, economic vitality, and physical development of St. Anthony Park. The Board meets monthly as do our four committees: Land Use, Transportation, Equity, and Environment. Any resident may join the committees. The Board is elected with five delegates and two alternates each from North St. Anthony, South St. Anthony, and Business.
 
Newsletter written by Cailin Rogers. Questions, comments, or suggestions? Email cailin@sapcc.org.