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Council Member Lisa Bender
350 South 5th Street, Room 307
Minneapolis, MN 55415



Council Member Lisa Bender

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About Ward 10


Welcome to Ward 10

Our ward includes the vibrant and diverse neighborhoods of East Harriet, East Calhoun, Lowry Hill East, CARAG and Whittier. Ward 10 neighborhoods are an eclectic mix of renters, who make up 70% of the Ward's population, and homeowners.

People are drawn to the area's mix of housing choices and our high quality of life. Ward 10 is home to beautiful lakes and trails, well-loved neighborhood parks, thriving local businesses, a vibrant arts scene, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. In addition to new apartment developments, a growing number of office spaces, including the CoCo co-working space, are adding job destinations to Ward 10.

Council Member Lisa Bender was elected to serve Ward 10 on November 5, 2013. Her first term priorities are:


Our Work Ahead

After two jam-packed years in office we are excited and ready for 2016. Thank you to all of you who have been involved in our community, the creativity and passion you bring to our work together and all that you do to enhance our neighborhoods through your businesses and homes. We appreciate every call and email, all of the hours you spend volunteering on neighborhood boards and city boards and commissions and at the many nonprofit organizations in the 10th ward. Matthew, Ben and I are looking forward to working with each of you in the coming year and beyond.

I wanted to give an update on the major policy changes, infrastructure and neighborhood projects that we’ve been working on and plan to take on in 2016. We also love hearing from you about your ideas and priorities.

This year, I will continue to spearhead citywide changes that support affordable housing options to ensure that as our city’s population grows again people aren’t priced out of their communities. With record-setting investment and development, I will also continue to work along with staff and my fellow City Planning Commissioners on project-by-project improvements as well as policy changes that demand the best from new development. We will continue our work to expand transportation choices and especially make it safer and easier to walk, bicycle and take transit. I will also continue to support policies that protect public and environmental health and advocate for racial and economic justice including workplace protections that reflect our changing economic realities. This year, staff will begin work on the Comprehensive Plan and, as Chair of the Zoning and Planning Committee, I will work with the Mayor’s office, and Transportation and Public Works Chair Kevin Reich to lead this important work which will outline a plan for public and private investment in our city over the next 30 years.

What this doesn’t capture is all of the day-to-day work we do together with all of you. Please keep your emails and calls coming; your ideas inspire us and direct our work. We are always here to help with any question or challenge that we can help solve. It is such an honor to serve and work with you.

Here are just a few of the things we've already accomplished in 2014 and 2015, and I will continue to work on in 2016.

Expanding Housing Options and Improving Development Quality:

Improving Streets for Walking, Biking, and Transit and Increasing Transportation Choice:

Advancing Racial and Economic Justice:

Protecting our Health and the Environment:


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Last updated Jun 23, 2016



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