State Fair do’s and don’ts
The Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 22-Sept. 2. Some residents can’t wait. Some residents can’t wait to get out. To get up to date — or take a refresher course — on what is and is not allowed in the neighborhood during the Fair, see the “State Fair Do’s and Don’ts” article on District 10’s website, www.district10comopark.org. It covers the special chaos that is fair time in the Como neighborhood: yard parking, street parking, peddlers, vendors, signs and more.
Special Election Will Fill Board Vacancy
The District 10 board will hold a special election in September to fill the seven months left of the term of vice chair. The vacancy is the result of the resignation of longtime board member Amy Perna.
Want to run? Candidates
interested in the position can apply by filling out the online application at www.district10como
park.org/d10_application.html. Candidates who file by Tuesday, Sept. 10, will be on the ballot; applicants who miss that deadline can run as write-in candidates. You can get more details about the position on the District 10 website.
Want to vote? The special election will be on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Como Park Streetcar Station at the northeast corner of Lexington Parkway and Horton Street. All renters, homeowners and residents age 16 or older who live in District 10 are eligible to vote. So are authorized representatives from a business or nonprofit organization located in District 10. Community members must vote in person; there is no absentee or proxy voting.
County commissioner speaking
Ramsey County Commissioner Trista Matas Castillo will speak at the Aug. 20 Como Community Council board meeting to give updates on local issue and answer residents’ questions. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Como Park Streetcar Station. The meeting is open to the public. Technology permitting, the council also plans to livestream the meeting on its Facebook page.
Upcoming District 10 Meetings
• Neighborhood Relations Committee: Tuesday, Sept. 3
• Land Use Committee: Wednesday, Sept. 4
• Environment Committee: Wednesday Sept. 11
• Como Community Council Board: Tuesday, Sept. 17
Meetings usually begin at 7 p.m. at the Como Park Streetcar Station. Meetings are open to the public. Whenever possible, agendas are posted in advance in the “Board News” section of District 10’s website.
Community yoga is Sept. 8
District 10’s next Community Yoga is Sunday Sept. 8 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Como Park Streetcar Station. The session is suitable for all levels of skill and experience. Bring a yoga mat or blanket and wear comfortable clothes. Class limited to 25 participants.
Registration is $5 per person, which benefits the Como Community Council. Register in advance at www.district10comopark.org/communityyoga.html
Streetcar Station open Sundays
The Como Park Streetcar Station is open every Sunday through Oct. 6 from noon to 4 p.m. It is a great chance to introduce yourself to the long-gone trolley system in the Twin Cities, pick up organics recycling bags or kitchen starter kits, or just to chat with the District 10 board member who is staffing the day.