Ventura Village Newsletter

Resources, public notices, and opportunities to engage with local government and public life in and around Ventura Village.

Engagement & Events


  • Committee Meetings Last Thurs. of the Month 5:30pm at ICCM, 1812 Park Ave, and via Zoom.
    • Community Safety
    • Housing & Land
    • Wellness, Gardening & Greening
    • Parks 
    • Community Engagement
  • General Membership Meetings 2nd Wednesdays of the Month 7:00pm - 8:30pm at ICCM and via Zoom.
  • To become a member of Ventura Village or renew your membership please fill out the 2022 membership form here. Or download a paper copy and mail it back to us at 1815 13th Avenue South

Seasonal Opportunities:
  • Would you like to help with graffiti or trash clean up on Franklin Ave? We have supplies! Call or email Ventura Village.

Updates, Resources, and Information

  • October 28 & 29 - Gun Buy Back. See the flyer here
  • November 17 5-7pm - Waite House will be serving its first in-person Harvest Dinner since 2019. See the November Alley for more information.
  • Wednesdays 1-4pm - Council Member Jamal Osman has open office hours at 1812 Park Avenue. 
  • 2nd Mondays 6:30pm - 3PAC (3rd Precinct Advisory Council) meets at Corcoran Park
  • 2nd Fridays - 3-5pm - Brother EMpowered hosts a food bank at 2020 Elliot Avenue. Learn more here. If interested in volunteering learn more here.
  • You can learn how to request traffic calming, and read about the cities new traffic calming process here.
  • The Alley is seeking a part time Business Manager for approximately 10-20 hours per month. Learn more here.
  • Free Organics Recycling Drop-Off near you. Learn more here.
  • The Phillips Aquatics Center is open. See hours here.
  • Find hours and a map of food shelves and distribution sites for emergency food in Minneapolis.
  • Want to register your home or business camera with the city? Learn more here.
  • The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) offers ongoing activities. Learn more here.

Financial Assistance:

  • Discounted or free internet is available for many households. Learn more here.
  • Get financial help with your rent and utilities at here.
  • Get help with requesting mortgage forbearance here.
  • Get help with your mortgage payments here.
Youth Related Items:


Note: This Advocacy Round-Up does not necessarily reflect positions of the Ventura Village Neighborhood board or members. It is intended to serve as a source of information about issues community members may care about.




Advocacy Learning:

Community Reminders

  • Call 311 for sidewalk issues, boulevard tree issue, street sweeping, graffiti, parking violations, animals issues, construction noise issue, unpicked up solid waste or yard waste, snow removal, storm water or sewage issue, potholes, and others
  • For the safety of you and your community please turn your outdoor lights on a dusk.
  • Are any of your street lights out? If wooden call or visit Xcel Energy at 1-800-960-6235 or report online. If metal call 311.
  • Cleaning your storm drain during transitional weather is a great way to protect our local waterways! Trash and debris that were previously covered by layers of snow are uncovered and can be picked up. This debris can clog up storm drains and cause flooding. Learn more and adopt a drain near you at

Additional Info Sources

  • Sign up for email updates from you City Council representative here.
  • Sign up for updates from Crime Prevention Specialist, Kali Pliego via email at or via phone 612-673-3482.
  • Sign up for updates from departments of the City of Minneapolis here.


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