Como Community Council Corner

Posted on 12 December 2019 by Tesha Christensen

By MICHAEL KUCHTA, Executive Director, district10@district10comopark.org
Steer someone into spotlight
Know someone who makes the Como Park area a better place to live, work or play? Nominate them for the Neighborhood Honor Roll, which is an annual recognition given by each of the city’s 17 district councils. The Honor Roll pays tribute to everyday people who make a sustained and lasting impact in our neighborhood or the city.
Submit your nominations by email no later than Thursday Dec. 12 to district10@district10comopark.org. Tell us who you are nominating and why. The Como Community Council board then selects three of your nominees on Dec. 17 to recognize for 2019.

It’s another yoga get-together
District 10’s next Community Yoga session is Sunday Dec. 1. The session will be suitable for all levels of skill and experience. Bring a yoga mat or blanket and wear comfortable clothes. Yoga runs from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Como Park Streetcar Station, which is at the northeast corner of Lexington and Horton. The class is limited to 25 participants. Registration is $5, which benefits the Como Community Council. Register in advance at: www.district10comopark.org/communityyoga.html

D10 crime
Crimes against people are at a 5-year low in District 10, but crime overall is at a 5-year high, according to preliminary police statistics for the first nine months of 2019.
Crime reported in Como was up 6.2 percent from January-September, compared with the same period in 2018. The totals were driven by large increases in theft and vandalism. Although crime levels remain consistent in much of the neighborhood, a few areas saw significant decreases, while a few areas saw significant increases. See District 10’s website – www.district10comopark.org – for charts and more details on specific types of crimes and 5-year trends in the neighborhood.

Miranda elected to board
Congratulations to Juan Miranda, who was elected to the Como Community Council board, representing South Como and Energy Park. He fills a vacancy created when Cody Zwiefelhofer was elected vice chair.

Upcoming District 10 Meetings
• Community Council Board Meeting: Tuesday Nov. 19
• Neighborhood Relations Committee: Tuesday Dec. 3
• Land Use Committee: Wednesday Dec. 4
• Environment Committee: Wednesday Dec. 11
All meetings typically begin at 7 p.m. at the Como Park Streetcar Station. Whenever possible, agendas are posted in advance in the “Board News” section of District 10’s website.

Streetcar Station shifts hours
With the change of seasons, the exhibit area of the Como Park Streetcar Station is now open only on the first Sunday of the month until spring. The next opportunity: Sunday, Dec. 1 from noon-4 p.m. It is still a great chance to introduce yourself to the long-gone trolley system in the Twin Cities, to get a sense of the history and visionaries behind Como Park (and the Twin Cities’ overall park system), to pick up organics recycling bags or kitchen starter kits, or just to chat with a District 10 board member who is staffing the day. The Historic Streetcar Station is at the northeast corner of Lexington and Horton.