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Plain Language Charter

In 2002, the Charter Commission began an extensive revision of the Minneapolis City Charter, which had not undergone a thorough review since its enactment in 1920. This comprehensive revision was not intended to restructure the municipal government or effect any substantive change; rather, its purpose was to modernize, simplify, and redraft the charter in plain modern language. This effort continued for a full decade.

The entire revision was submitted to the electorate in the 2013 municipal election, where it was overwhelmingly approved by voters—with the affirmative support of 52,225 votes, or about 80% of that year’s turnout.

The following links provide more details and historical information about the Plain Language Charter Revision:

The Minneapolis City Charter is online, always up-to-date, and fully searchable.

Last updated Sep 24, 2018

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People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 

Salary Compliance Notice:
State statute 471.701; Notice of Salary Compliance, requires that the City post for not less than 90 days
the job title of the three highest paid employees along with their base salary. For 2018 these were:
1. City Attorney, $186,490
2. Assistant City Coordinator Convention Center, $183,600
3. Director Public Works, $181,191

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