Minneapolis Charter Commission Agenda
January 4, 2012 - 4:00 p.m.
Room 317 City Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Commissioners Present: Clegg (Chair), Cohen, Connell, Dolan, Gerdes, Johnson, Kozak, Lazarus, Metge, Peltola, Rubenstein, Schwarzkopf, Sandberg
Commissioner Excused: Ferrara
Commissioner Absent: Lickness
Also Present: Burt Osborne, Assistant City Attorney
Coordinator: Peggy Menshek (612) 673-2287 firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Roll Call
2. Adopt Agenda
Action Taken: Adopted.
3. Approve minutes of regular meeting of December 7, 2011
Minutes of December 7, 2011
Action Taken: Approved.
4. Chair's Report
Election of Officers
5. Election of Officers:
Elect Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary.
Officers elected as follows: Chair - Clegg; Vice Chair - Lazarus; Secretary - Sandberg.
6. Plain Language Charter Revision:
Side-by-Side Comparison; 2009 RPT; City Attorney Office RCA;
CAO Response to Bd of Business Agents; Plain Language Charter Revision - Rev 10/2011;
Plain Language Charter Revision - Rev 10/2011 - Redlined
Action Taken: None.
7. Proposed Charter Amendments:
Discussion of the following summary language to be circulated with a proposed Charter amendment petition, as submitted by “Power by the People”:
“An amendment to the Minneapolis City Charter providing for the election of Chief of Police and City Attorney to a term of four (4) years; creating the office of City Coordinator; providing for the election of City Coordinator for a term of four (4) years; providing for the election of city Mayor to a term of four (4) years; reducing the number of wards from thirteen (13) to seven (7); providing for the election of a Council Member from each ward to serve a two (2) year term; limiting the offices of Mayor and Council Member to two (2) terms; providing for the election of members of the city Planning Commission; providing that the election of the Planning Commission shall be two (2) members per ward, allowing for a total of fourteen (14) members; providing for two (2) year terms for members of the Planning Commission; and limiting membership of the Planning Commission to two (2) terms.”
Proposed Amendments; Letter from Charter Commission to Power by the People
tion Taken: The summary language was not approved due to the fact that the changes submitted were less than 1,000 words.
Receive and File
8. Charter Commission 2011 Annual Report:
Receive and file the 2011 Annual Report, and direct the Clerk to submit the report to the
Chief Judge of District Court.
2011 Annual Report
Action Taken: Received and filed.
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