Committee of the Whole Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
May 24, 2012
10:00 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

NOTE: All cellular telephones and electronic devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

Committee Members Present: Council Members Lilligren (Chair), Glidden (IGR Chair), Reich, Gordon, Hofstede, Johnson, Samuels, Goodman, Schiff, Tuthill, Quincy, Colvin Roy and Hodges - (quorum 7)

Council Committee Coordinator:  Irene Kasper (612) 673-2219

Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee Items

Referred from Transportation & Public Works Committee     

 1.   South Metro Mississippi River TSS & TMDL Study:
       Authorize submission of comments to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency regarding the South Metro Mississippi River Total Suspended Solids (TSS) Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Study by the May 29 deadline (T&PW Action Taken 5/15/2012:  Approved and referred to IGR.  Staff directed to bring forward a report on final recommendations to IGR, including the range of options available to the City of Minneapolis as well as potential cooperation with other impacted jurisdictions.)
    Staff Report:  S Metro Mississippi TSS & TMDL RCAMap 1Map 2
Action Taken:  Approved directions to staff that read as follows:  a)  Authorize the Minneapolis City Attorney to submit a Petition for a Contested Case Hearing to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in conjunction with the submission of comments regarding the South Metro Mississippi River Total Suspended Solids (TSS) Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Draft Report; and b) Direct the appropriate City officers to work with the League of Minnesota Cities and other organizations on responding to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s South Metro Mississippi River Total Suspended Solids (TSS) Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Draft Report.


IGR Department

 2.  Vikings Stadium:
       Approve resolution on special law legislation regarding the Mpls Convention Center Special Law & related amendments contained in Laws 2012, Chapter 299 (Stadium Bill).
       Staff Report:  Stadium Special Law RCA; Stadium Bill Chapter 299 OUTLINE; Stadium Bill Article 3 SUMMARY; Article 3 TEXTStadium Bill Chapter 299 Act Summary LINK; Stadium Bill Legislation LINK; Stadium City Atty OPINIONLegal Analysis of City Atty Opinion
        W&M/Budget Cmte Staff Reports received & filed 5/21/2012:   
Briefing on Stadium Finance Plan, Spreadsheet, Notes on Spreadsheet
       Action Taken: Approved resolution; Approved directions to staff as follows: 
a) Regarding Reports on Master Agreement: Directed staff to report to the Community Development and Public Safety and Civil Rights Committees by the next available City Council committee cycle regarding: 1) Master Agreement details, including Stadium Equity Plan; 2) Enforcement and reporting structure relating to Stadium Equity Plan;
b) Regarding Master Agreement Negotiation: Directed staff to report to Community Development and Public Safety and Civil Rights Committees by the next available City Council committee cycle on the following terms to be included in the Master Agreement: 1) Recommendations and process for determining the “employment assistant firm,” as defined in Article I, Section 17; 2) Inclusion of Minneapolis Civil Rights department as a contractor to the Stadium Authority, to be compensated as project cost, to enforce participation, contracting, employment and prevailing wage compliance; 3) Inclusion of goals for construction contracts to be awarded to women and minority owned businesses in a percentage based on the highest performing City of Minneapolis development projects, and the other construction workforce will establish workforce utilization goals at least equal to current city goals; 4) Inclusion of goals for workers from city zip codes that have high rates of poverty and unemployment; 5) Inclusion of hiring goals to be applied to vendors and service providers during stadium facility operation for women and members of minority communities; 6) Timeline and procedure for regular public reports, to be at least quarterly, by contract enforcement agency, developers, tenants, and contractors showing compliance with workforce goals; 7) Inclusion of employment goals for total percentage of workers that live in the City of Minneapolis;
c) Regarding Ongoing Oversight and Reporting: Directed appropriate staff to prepare recommendations to Community Development and Public Safety &Civil Rights Committees by the next available City Council committee cycle on the following:  1) Timeline for regular reports to City Council regarding the Master Agreement and the Equity Plan throughout stadium construction; 2) Proposal for joint oversight committee for the Equity Plan, including membership and purpose of committee; 3) Proposal for committee to plan for post stadium construction workforce plan, including membership and purpose of committee;
d) Regarding Workplace development, job training and placement: Directed appropriate staff from Departments of Community Planning & Economic Development, Civil Rights and Finance to engage community partners to include representatives from construction trades training organizations, labor, contractors and others; and to identify options for funding workplace development, job training and placement to address employment disparities. Options may include use of fines, fees, and other funding identified by contract compliance efforts as part of the Master Agreement Equity Plan, and development of a program proposal.  Committee reporting timeframe will be developed between appropriate staff and Committee Chairs of Community Development, Public Safety & Civil Rights, and Ways & Means/Budget;
e) Finance staff directed, during the 2013 budget process, to prepare a report tracking local tax revenue and its integration with other general revenue. Further, Finance staff should report back to the W&M/Budget Committee after the Mayor's recommended budget is released with information demonstrating uses of such revenue;
f) Directed staff to report to the Committee of the Whole/Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee and Community Development Committee regarding potential changes in state law and city ordinance, if any, that would better support economic development around the new Vikings stadium. Further, directed staff to report on nationwide best practices regarding promotion of new development around new stadium facilities. First report should be made no later than June 29, 2012. Reports should also be referred to the appropriate implementation committee or committees when established; 
        g) The city shall be directed to negotiate use of the stadium for use by the City of Minneapolis for at least 25 days each year for community, school district, or other events, as approved by the city.  The city shall negotiate with the lessee of the stadium to provide, and not to charge the city a fee, for this use, including security, ticket takers, custodial or cleaning services, or other similar services in connection with this use.

 3.  Federal/State/Local Update:
      Receive and file update, if any, provided by IGR staff.
      Staff Report:   None.    
       Action Taken:  None (no reports).

 Reports of Committees

The Reports of Committees portion of the agenda is an opportunity for Council members to review the recommendations from each committee coming forward to the full Council meeting the following day for consideration. There are no actions taken during this portion of the meeting, and no public comment is allowed.  The agendas for each committee bringing forward a report are linked to this document electronically.


1.   This meeting of the Committee of the Whole will adjourn to Room 315, City Hall, for the purposes of considering the Kenya Montgomery v. Timothy Devick, et al, lawsuit.
      Action Taken:  None.

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

Next Committee Meeting:  6/14/2012

Next Council Meeting:  5/25/2012

Pursuant to Council rules, Committee Actions referred to the Council Meeting on 6/15/2012


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