Committee of the Whole Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
August 2, 2012
10:00 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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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

 
IGR Department
 
 1.  Trafficking of Minors:
       a) Approve resolution calling on Village Voice Media to cease publication of the adult section of its online classified section, Backpage.com;
       b) Approve amendment to the FY2013 Federal Agenda for the City of Minneapolis by adding language to the Policy Initiatives section regarding support for ending sexual exploitation of youth;
      c)  Approve direction to staff to report back to the Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health Committee by 11/15/2012 relating to work of the Police Department, City Attorney’s office, and other local partners on the issue of child prostitution and sex trafficking of minors for sexual exploitation.
Staff Report:  Updated Trafficking RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 2.  Metropolitan Council Sewer Availability Charge (SAC):
      a)  Approve the "Minneapolis position and priorities on SAC";
      b)  Authorize staff to communicate the City's position to Metropolitan Council;
      c)  Approve direction to IGR, Public Works, Regulatory Services and CPED staff to work to implement that position through the SAC Work Group, meetings with Metropolitan Council Members and staff, and, if necessary, through new legislation.
Staff Report:  SAC RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Federal Minimum Wage:
      Approve amendment to the FY 2013 Federal Agenda for the City of Minneapolis by adding language to the Policy Initiatives section relating to support for the federal legislation raising & indexing the federal minimum wage for hourly workers and the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers.  
Staff Report:  Minimum Wage RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved.
 
Council Member Johnson

 4. Target Center Implementation Committee:
     Approve resolution appointing City representatives & related actions (Action Taken 6/14/2012:  Postponed, as amended to substitute the name Tuthill for Colvin Roy for the City appointments; Action Taken 6/28/2012:  Postponed).
Staff Report:  REVISED Target Ctr Implementation Cmte RESL; SUBSTITUTE Target Ctr Implementation Cmte RESL
      Action Taken:  Approved substitute resolution.

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.

Announcements

1.  The City Council meeting of August 3, 2012, will adjourn to August 15, 2012 at 12:00 Noon in Room 317, City Hall to hear and receive Mayor R.T. Rybak's budget address.

 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:  8/16/2012
Next Council Meeting:  8/3/2012
Pursuant to Council rules, Committee Actions referred to the Council Meeting on 8/17/2012

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