Are you sick of getting commercial handbills (i.e. pamphlets, circulars, leaflets, advertisements, etc.) on your property in the City of Minneapolis (Minnesota)? I certainly am! The Minneapolis City Code prohibits the distribution of commercial handbills on private premises if there is a notice (i.e. sign) prohibiting them. I obtained this information from Minneapolis 311 which referred me to Chapter 403 of the City Code:Chapter 403 - Handbill DistributionSo I created a sign that I posted in the window of our porch. Feel free to download the PDF and use it on your private property. It includes a citation with the city code and section number for those pesky handbill distributors you catch. Minneapolis 311 also said that you can the Minneapolis Police Non-Emergency number at 612-348-2345 if you catch a handbill distributor leaving commercial handbills. There are some handbills that are considered non-commercial or protected speech (such as political and religious) so you might err on the side of safety if the handbill is not clearly a commercial handbill.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Let me know if you want to add anything on the map. I'll add you as a collaborator!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Matt Woodward, Kurt Wiersma and I are proud to announce that the Enlist App that we started at OpenCF Summit will have an un-official hackfest at cf.Objective() 2011. So if you are attending cf.Objective() 2011 this week and you're interested in becoming open source contribute, please join our un-official hackfest.
Enlist is an open source and free application that aims to help non-profits organize volunteers, track volunteer hours and management volunteer rewards. The HackFest aims to build a functional application that could be leveraged by non-profit organizations to better manage and track everything to do with volunteers. The idea came forth after Peter Farrell volunteered for a Team Ortho event and noticed that all volunteer hours were being tracked on spreadsheets. These spreadsheets were used to generate volunteer reward "bones" (points) in which volunteers could use to enter Team Ortho race events or purchase running gear.
All you need to start is to find Matt, Kurt or me at cf.Objective() and get a contributor account:
- Peter J. Farrell - project leader - peter [at] mach-ii.com
- Kurt Wiersma - team leader - kurt [at] mach-ii.com
- Matt Woodward - team leader - matt [at] mach-ii.com
Hope you see you there. This is a unique opportunity at conferences. We promise you'll learn a lot!