Minneapolis Charter Commission Agenda

Regular Meeting
January 2, 2013 - 4:00 p.m.
Room 317 City Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Commissioners Present: Clegg (Chair), Cohen, Connell, Dolan, Johnson, Kozak, Metge, Peltola, Rice, Rubenstein, Sandberg, Schwarzkopf (quorum 8)
Commissioners Excused:  Ferrara, Gerdes, Lickness
Also Present:  Burt Osborne, Assistant City Attorney

Charter Commission Coordinator:  Peggy Menshek (612) 673-2287  [email protected]


 1. Roll Call

 2. Adopt Agenda
      Action Taken:  Adopted.

 3.  Approve minutes of regular meeting of December 5, 2012 
      Minutes of December 5, 2012  
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 4. Chair's Report 

Election of Officers

 5.  Election of Officers:
      Elect Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary.
      Action Taken:  Chair - Clegg;  Vice Chair - Sandberg;  Secretary - Schwarzkopf


 6. Plain Language Charter Revision
     Plain Language Charter Revision Draft 12(E2)
Plain Language Charter Revision Draft 12(E2) REDLINED from Draft 12(E1) 

    Updated Links:  
    Plain Language Charter Revision Draft 12(F)  
    Plain Language Charter Revision Draft 12(F) REDLINED from Draft 12(E2) 

    Action Taken:  
    1.  Designated Version 12(F) of the Plain Language Charter as the “2013 Final Version”;
    2.  Place adoption of the 2013 Final Version on the City’s 2013 general election ballot;  
    3.  Allow the Charter Commission to make any necessary corrections or amendments up until the time of submission to the City Council; and   

4.   Direct Chair to submit same to the City Council as soon as practicable when such submission will not trigger a special election pursuant to State law.

Receive and File  

 7.  Charter Commission 2012 Annual Report:
      Receive and file Charter Commission 2012 Annual Report, and direct the Clerk to submit the report to the Chief Judge of Hennepin County District Court.
       2012 Annual Report;  2012 Annual Report - Amended
      Action Taken:  Approved, as amended (correcting Commissioner Rice’s term expiration date, including the Redistricting Advisory Group roster, and noting the dates the Redistricting Group and the Charter Commission approved the final ward boundaries).

Public Commentary


Next Regular Charter Commission Meeting:  February 6, 2013
Charter Commission Website

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