Committee of the Whole Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
August 30, 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

Discussion Items

Department of Regulatory Services
 1.   Taxicab Meter Rate Adjustment:
       Approve resolution authorizing a one-year freeze on taxicab meter rate adjustments.
Staff Report:  Taxicab Meter Rate RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved.
Department of Neighborhood & Community Relations
 2.   2012 Boards & Commissions Diversity Survey:
       a)  Approve direction that NCR Director work with the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission to 1)  develop draft principles or guidelines that support increased diversity on the City boards & commissions for the City Council and the Mayor to consider when filling vacancies; 2)  review & make recommendations on the selection process, including an examination of successful models in the City; & 3) report back to COW by 1/31/2013;
      b)  Direct the City Clerk to review eligibility requirements for the City’s boards & commissions to ensure their relevancy and to recommend to the City Council by 1/31/2013, where possible, the elimination of unnecessary requirements.
Staff Report:  Diversity Survey RCA; Diversity Survey RPT; Diversity Study PWRPT
      Action Taken:  Approved, with amendment to recommendation (a)(2) to read as follows:  (a) (2)  Review & make recommendations on the selection process, including an examination of successful models in the City and the use of alternates in advisory boards.

 3.   2011 Annual Neighborhood Report:
       a)  Receive & file report;
       b)  Approve appropriation increase in NCR Fund of $39,713 to complete the close-out of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program administration
Staff Report:  Annual Neighborhood RCA; Annual Neighborhood RPT
      Action Taken:  Approved & referred recommendation (b) to W&M/Budget Committee. 

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.


 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:  9/20/2012

Next Council Meeting:  8/31/2012

Pursuant to Council rules, Committee Actions referred to the Council Meeting on 9/21/2012


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