Ward 5 City Council
MAKING CHANGE AND MAKING NEWS
Check out this awesome interview with Kristel Porter regarding the city's relationship with water and creative ways we can plan for our future as it relates to climate change and water conservation.
Rejection of light-rail route raises hopes for a train in North Minneapolis
Kristel Porter pointed out that one major reason that north Minneapolis has an high unemployment is that workers have trouble accessing entry-level jobs in the suburbs. Porter also believes that North Minneapolis has historically recieved resources for non profit programs that employ outside community members, and instead we need to provide resources to build up, for-profit local businesses that can provide real jobs for the community.
April 15, 2016
In 2016, Kristel collaborated with Black leaders across the state of MN to reduce the state’s race disparities, securing $70 million for the Black Communities in MN.
June 24, 2020
Kristel Porter was interviewed by the Women's Press to highlight her passion and work for Environmental Justice.
September 15, 2020
MinnPost: Minnesota’s new clean energy projects must include plans to address inequities
Any recovery effort must prioritize concrete and measurable investments in BIPOC communities — the communities most affected by the economic downturn, and a lengthy history of systemic environmental racism.
Kristel Porter was interviewed by Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs), to highlight the amazing work she is doing to install solar onto 24 properties in North Minneapolis at zero cost to the property owners.