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.

Seasonal Opportunities:
  • Please take a moment to fill out the 2023 Ventura Village Membership Form here. Paper copies are also available in person at any General Membership or Committee meeting. 
  • The application process for community garden plots in Minneapolis Parks is open until February 1st. Come spring of 2023 there will be space in Peavey Field Park. Apply here. More info here.
  • 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

  • Want to apply for funding of meaningful projects to make Minneapolis communities more socially connected, healthy and safe. Interest form due Feb 13. Learn more here
  • 1/18, 2/1, 2/15 (e/o Wednesday) 1-3:30pm - 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.
  • A "Move your car" flyer to help notify neighbors of snow emergency rules has been created. Here and here.
  • Interested in improving your home security. See tips here.
  • Pillsbury United Communities offers free food. The flyers here and here.
  • Office of Community Safety Announced Results of Weeks 5-8 of Operation Endeavor. See the report 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.

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.
  • Free Organics Recycling Drop-Off near you. Learn more here.
  • 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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