Votes Required for City Council Passage

Type of Vote Votes Required Citation
Acceptance of Gifts to Municipalities/Grants 2/3 vote of all members (9) Minn. Stat. 465.03
Adopt resolution annexing territory to City Majority (7) Minn. Stat. 414.041
Amend City Charter Unanimous vote (13) Minn. Stat. 410.12
Amend City Council Rules 2/3 vote Council Rule I. Section 3
Amend Zoning ordinance which changes property classification from residential to either commercial or industrial and which are enacted following a 40-acre survey and finding that compliance with the consent requirement is impractical. (If the 2/3 written consent requirement is met for the amendment of the zoning classification, only a majority vote is required.) 2/3 vote of all members (9) Minn. Stat. 462.357, subd. 2 & 5
Appoint City officers Majority (7) MCC, Art. IV § 4.4 (a) (3) (B)
Change grade of street 2/3 vote of all members (9) MCC, Art. IV § 4.4 (a) (4) (B)
Authorize slaughterhouse within the City 3/4 vote of all members (10) MCC, Art IV 4.4 (a) (4) (G)
Authorize unbudgeted payment out of current funds 3/4 vote of all members (10) MCC, Art IV 4.4 (a) (4) (H)
Designate improvements under Elwell Law (Paving), by resolution Majority (7) Minn. Stat. 430.01
Discharge a committee without previous notice 2/3 vote of members present Council Rule VI. Section 5
Grant leave to speak more than twice on same day to same subject 2/3 vote of members present Council Rule VIII. Section 2A
Make appropriations (roll call vote required) Majority (7) MCC, Art. IV § 4.4 (a) (3) (C)
Make improvement for which special assessment will be required, except sidewalks 2/3 vote of all members (9) MCC, Art. IV § 4.4 (a) (4) (A)
Order sidewalks Majority (7) MCC, Art. IV § 4.4 (a) (5)
Override veto of Mayor 2/3 vote of all members (9) MCC, Art. IV § 4.4 (a) (4) (F)
Council Rule VIII. Section 8
Pass ordinance at same meeting or session at which presented, also amendments Unanimous consent of all members present MCC, Art. IV § 4.4 (a) (5) (b) (3)
Council Rule IX. Section 3
Pass ordinances and resolutions Majority (7) MCC, Art. IV § 4.4 (a) (3) (A)
Request Board of Estimate and Taxation to sell City of Minneapolis bonds 2/3 vote of all members (9) MCC, Art. IX § 9.4 (a) (1) (A)
Remit or discharge any judgment in the City's favor 2/3 vote of all members (9) MCC, Art. IV § 4.4 (a) (4) (E)
Rescind prior action without notice 2/3 vote of all members (9) Council Rule VIII. Section 6
Sell real estate of City 2/3 vote of all members (9) MCC, Art. IV § 4.4 (a) (4) (C)
Suspend rules of Council 2/3 vote Council Rule I. Section 2
Vacate a public street or alley 2/3 vote of all members (9) MCC, Art. IV § 4.4 (a) (4) (D)

Last updated Jan 8, 2015