Minneapolis Charter Commission Agenda

Regular Meeting
March 6, 2013 - 4:00 p.m.
Room 317 City Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

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


 1. Roll Call

 2. Adopt Agenda
     Action Taken:  Adopted, as amended to consider Items 7 and 8 prior to Item 5.

 3.  Approve minutes of regular meeting of February 6, 2013 
      Minutes of February 6, 2013  
     Action Taken:  Approved.

 4. Chair's Report

Referred by City Council 2/22/2013

 5.  Proposed Charter Amendment:
      Subject matter of an ordinance amending Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Minneapolis City Charter relating to Officers - Elections:  Filing for Election, specifying the filing fee for candidates for election at any city election. 
      Staff Report:  Filing Fee ProposalFiling Fee-Ordinance AmendmentSUBSTITUTE Ordinance Amendment    
     Action Taken: Approved substitute amendment as follows (Charter Commission amendments in red) for referral back to the City Council: 

            (b) The fee for filing an application or affidavit of candidacy for city office is based on the office to which the candidate seeks election as follows:
            1. Mayor $500   $250
            2. Council Member $250   $100
            3. Board of Estimate and Taxation Member $20
            4. Park and Recreation Commissioner $50.
             Filing fees in this section will be adjusted at the beginning of each year ending in zero to reflect changes in the cost of living since the prior adjustment, rounded to the nearest ten dollars, all as determined by the City CouncilThe candidate is not required to pay the specified filing fee if the candidate files a petition or if a nominating petition is filed on behalf of the candidate and the petition meets the requirements of applicable Minnesota law. 



 6.  Plain Language Charter Revision:
      Plain Language Charter Revision Draft 12(F)
Plain Language Charter Revision Draft 12(F) REDLINED from Draft 12(E) 
     Action Taken:  None.

 7.  Ethics Training Q&A
     Action Taken:  None.

 8.  Robert's Rules of Order (Brian Melendez)
      Parliamentary Law in Real-Life Meetings 
     Action Taken:  None.

Public Commentary



Next Regular Charter Commission Meeting:  April 3, 2013
Charter Commission Website

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