Committee of the Whole Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

October 18, 2007

10:00 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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Committee: Council Members Lilligren, Ostrow, Gordon, Hofstede, Johnson, Samuels, Goodman, Glidden, Schiff, Remington, Benson, Colvin Roy and Hodges (Quorum – 7)

Discussion Items

1. Community Engagement (CE) System Improvements:

Receive and file - Track 3: Determine the Focus, Funding and Governance of NRP Program and Action Plan Activities after 2009.

Staff reports: Community Engagement RCA; Updated Three-Track Work Plan; and PowerPoint Presentation

Action Taken: Staff directed as follows:

a. In order to facilitate decision-making relative to tracks 2 and 3 of the work plan for Community Engagement System Improvements and Related Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) Decisions, the City Council hereby requests that the Council President and Vice President work with the chairs of the Ways and Means/Budget Committee and the Intergovernmental Relations Committee, as well as a Mayoral representative and the NRP Director, to frame options and proposed actions for consideration by the Committee of the Whole at its meeting of December 6, 2007, establishing a City position on:

1. A proposed administrative structure to support community engagement activities;

2. Expectations of services community or neighborhood organizations would provide through citizen participation contracts; and

3. Extending or not a formal program of using discretionary funds for community-initiated projects.

The City Council further directs that the City Coordinator continue to support this work as needed.

b. Development Finance Staff is directed to work with CPED and other appropriate City staff to review and identify funding sources for the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) and provide this Council with a recommendation to prudently assure funding for Phase II Neighborhood Action Plans in an amount of not less than 70% of the approved April 19, 2004 NRP Policy Board allocations. Any recommendation should consider the City’s interests if unanticipated changes occur to the scheduled Brookfield repayment. Recommendations should be brought back to Ways and Means and Community Development Committees for Consideration by the City Council by December 21, 2007.

Reports of Committees

Announcements

1. The City Council meeting of October 19, 2007 will adjourn to Room 315, City Hall, for the purpose of discussing the matters of Flowers v. Don Samuels, Paul Ostrow et al; Flowers v. Officer Becker and Officer Mooney; and Flowers v. City of Minneapolis et al.

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: 10/19/2007

Next Regular Committee of the Whole Meeting: 11/1/2007

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