Committee of the Whole Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
January 24, 2013
10:00 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

Absent:  Council Member Colvin Roy

Council Committee Coordinator:  Jackie Hanson (612) 673-2046

Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee Items

IGR Department

 1.  Federal/State/Local Update:
      Receive and file update, if any, provided by IGR staff. 

Staff Report:  Governor Dayton's Tax-Budget Proposal 

No Action Taken.

 2.  Municipal Building Commission:
      Approve amendment to the City's 2013 State Legislative Agenda to include language, as a Priority Issue, that retains the MBC and permits the implementation of modern administrative procedures and oversight.

Staff Report:  MBC RCA

Action Taken:  Approved.

 3.  Immigration Reform:
      a)  Approve amendment to the City's 2013 State Legislative Agenda  to include language, as a Support Issue, that allows all students graduating from Minnesota high schools to pay in-state tuition to attend Minnesota public colleges and universities, and to apply for scholarships from the U of M and Minnesota State College and University system;  
      b)  Approve amendment to the City's 2013 State Legislative Agenda to include language, as a Support Issue, that modifies the Minnesota driver's license procedures to allow information regarding the applicant to be gathered from an identification card issued by a government other than the United States; and

Staff Report:  Immigration Reform State Agenda RCAImmigration Reform Higher Ed Policy Recommendations PowerPoint; Immigration Reform Latino Engagement Task Force Policy Recommendations

Action Taken:  Approved items "a" and "b".

     c)  Approve amendment to the City's Fiscal Year 2013 Federal Agenda to add language, in the Policy Initiatives section, relating to immigration reform.

Staff Report:  Immigration Reform Federal Agenda RCA; Immigration Reform Latino Engagement Task Force Principles

Action Taken:  Approved item "c".

 4.  Firearms:
      Approve amendment to the City's 2013 State and Federal Legislative Agenda pertaining to firearms.

Staff Report:  Firearms RCA

Action Taken:  Approved amendments to State Legislative Agenda, with the following exceptions:  a) Postponed priority item #1 to amend Minnesota statute to require those with a permit to carry a firearm in public to conceal their weapon; b) Staff directed to bring forward to Committee proposed new language relating to priority item #4 to clarify the definition of "public place".

Staff directed to present a report and recommendation at the next Committee Meeting regarding laws that strengthen the purchase and possession of firearms for people between 18 and 21 years of age.

Approved amendments to Federal Legislative Agenda.

City Attorney/Ethics Officer

 5.  Lobbying Issue:
      Receive & File Ethics Officer Report pursuant to Minneapolis Code of Ordinances Section 15.40 (b) (4).

Staff Report:  Lobbying RCA

Action Taken:  Received & Filed report.

Discussion Items

City Coordinator

 6.  Creative Vitality Index (CVI) Report:
      Direct Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED), City Coordinator and other Ctiy staff as appropriate to:
       a)  continue to report annually on the CVI data as an annual measure of the City’s creative sector; and to bi-annually produce a report;
       b)  convene stakeholders in the bottom five lowest performing creative occupations, as defined and identified by the CVI, in order to develop strategies on how to drive job growth by attracting and retaining creative sector workers to the City;
       c) consider and utilize the most current data provided by the CVI report in the development of a new Minneapolis Plan for Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, to be completed by 2015, when the current Minneapolis Plan for Arts and Culture expires;
       d)  review existing zoning code in commercial zoning districts and to develop a mechanism that allows small scale production artists and arts organizations to utilize industrial equipment in art making processes. Ensure that appropriate controls and oversight accompanies these zoning changes to prevent impacts to surrounding properties.

Staff Report:  CVI RCA; Mpls CVI RPT 2013

Action Taken:  Approved items "a" through "d".

Office of City Clerk

 7.  Boards and Commissions:
      Resolution suspending ward specific appointments to boards and commissions through calendar year 2013.

Staff Report:  Boards and Commissions Resolution

Action Taken:  Approved, as amended to change the language in the title and body of the resolution from "suspending" to "slowing".

Not on Printed Agenda

 8.  Domestic Partners:
      Staff direction to the Human Resources Department and City Attorney's Office to review any ordinance, contract or plan amendments, or administrative and technology changes, that may be necessary in the event State law is changed to permit the City to offer employee medical and dental benefits to domestic partners or same-sex marriage spouses.

Action Taken:  Approved.

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.


a) February 7th Committee of the Whole Meeting:  Department of Neighborhood & Community Relations to report on
    diversification of boards and commissions.

b) Prior to the City Council Meeting of January 25th, a presentation regarding the project Creative CityMaking.


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:  February 7, 2013

Next Council Meeting:  January 25, 2013

Pursuant to Council rules, Committee Actions referred to the Council Meeting on February 8, 2013


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