Committee of the Whole Agenda

Minneapolis City Council

Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.

Council Chamber, Room 317 City Hall

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Present: Committee Members Lilligren (Chair), Gordon, Hofstede, Johnson, Samuels, Goodman, Glidden, Schiff, Remington, Benson, Colvin Roy, Hodges (Quorum 7)
Absent: Committee Member Ostrow


1. Community Engagement Report:

Approve proposed workplan for community engagement system improvements and related NRP decisions.

Action Taken: Approved, with the following direction:

The City Council directs the City Coordinator to organize appropriate staff teams to begin implementation of the following improvements to the City’s community engagement system:

1. Explain the decision-making authority and process for each type of major City decision;

2. Clarify the roles and responsibilities of all official committees, boards and commissions; and

3. Develop accessible, consistent, two-way communication systems to allow residents and other stakeholders to better understand and participate in City decision-making processes.

The City Council further directs the City Coordinator to report, on a quarterly basis, the progress of each staff team, at a regular meeting of the Committee of the Whole, and to refer budget implications of their work to the Ways and Means/Budget Committee and Office of the Mayor.

Reports of Committees

Ø Executive

Ø Committee of the Whole

Ø Community Development

Ø Health, Energy & Environment

Ø Intergovernmental Relations

Ø Public Safety & Regulatory Services

Ø Transportation & Public Works

Ø Ways & Means/Budget

Ø Zoning & Planning


1. The City Council Meeting of April 27, 2007 will adjourn to a meeting of the Minneapolis Community Development Agency (MCDA) Board of Commissioners.

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

Next Regular City Council Meeting: 4/27/2007

Next Regular Committee of the Whole Meeting: 5/10/2007

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Minneapolis Web Page:

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