Commission sets dates for governance overhaul hearings

Dates and locations are set for the public to chime in on the overhaul of city governance and the elimination of the independent Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

The Charter Commission is hosting four meetings to discuss a set of charter amendments that would bring the Park Board under the city’s wing, eliminate the Board of Estimates and Taxation and create a city administrator position.

All open to — and meant for — the public, they will be held:

– 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 23 in the board room at Minnesota Transitions School, 2872 26th Ave. S.

– 6:30-8 p.m. April 28 at North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Ave. N.

– 6:30-8 p.m. April 30 at Northeast Library, 2200 Central Ave. NE.

– 6:30-8 p.m. May 7 in the lower level of St. Joan of Arc Church, 4500 Clinton Ave. S.

For more information on the proposed changes, go to