LAST YEAR, CRUSHED by shady finances and infighting, the People of Phillips (POP) neighborhood association nearly suffocated. The city of Minneapolis, reluctant to sound the death knell on community involvement in Phillips, gave the organization another chance to clean up its act. POP's restructuring plans were two-fold: straighten out its books, and create a new organizational infrastructure. But nearly nine months into the process, activists are once again complaining that they're being taken for a ride. Despite $60,000 in consulting fees, POP still has no director and, according to members, is no closer to stability than it was when it was... More >>>