Committee of the Whole Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
June 27, 2013
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.

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

Absent:  Committee Members Samuels, Goodman

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

Presentation

 1.  American Indian Memorandum of Understanding:
      Receive & File Annual Report.

Staff Report:  American Indian MOU RCA; American Indian MOU Work Plan; American Indian MOU Work Plan Revised
 
Action Taken:  Received & Filed.

 2.  Achieve Minneapolis:
      Report on the STEP-UP Program.

Staff Report:  STEP-UP PowerPoint

Action Taken:  Received & Filed.

Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee Items

 
IGR Department
 
 3.  Federal/State/Local Update:
      a) Aviation Issues:  Receive & File Presentation.
 
Staff Report:  Aviation RCA; Aviation PowerPoint
 
Action Taken:  Received & Filed.
  
 4.  Federal Representation Services:
      Execute Amendment #1 to Contract with FaegreBD Consulting, in the amount of $120,000, for continued services for a one-year period through June, 2014.
      Expedited Action Requested
 
Staff Report:  Federal Representation Services RCA 
 
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
Referred by City Council 6/14/2013
 
 5.  Plain Language Charter:
      Charter Commission's Transmittal of the Plain Language Charter and proposing two amendments for submission to the voters at the regular election in November, 2013.
 
Staff Report:  Plain Language Charter Transmission 
 
Action Taken:  Referred to City Attorney's Office to draft ballot language, with a report back to Committee of the Whole on July 18, 2013. 
 
City Council
 
 6.  Municipal Utility:
      a) Set August 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. as the date for a public hearing to consider authorizing the establishment of a municipal electrical utility and authorizing the City to own, operate, construct, and extend electric facilities and to purchase and acquire the property of any existing electrical public utility operating within the City of Minneapolis for the purpose of providing electrical and related services.
      b) Set August 1, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. as the date for a public hearing to consider authorizing the establishment of a municipal gas utility and authorizing the City to own, operate, construct, and extend gas and similar facilities and to purchase and acquire the property of any existing gas public utility operating within the City of Minneapolis for the purpose of providing natural gas and similar services.
      c) Direct the City Clerk's office to publish notice of each of these hearings.
      Expedited Action Requested
 
Staff Report:  Municipal Utility Ballot Submission Timeline
 
Action Taken:  Approved.

Set Public Hearing

Department of Neighborhood & Community Relations

 7.  Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission:
      Set July 18, 2013 as the date for a public hearing to consider five appointments to the NCEC for two-year terms to be effective July, 2013 through June, 2015.

Staff Report:  NCEC RCA
 
Action Taken:  Public hearing set for July 18th Meeting.

Discussion 

Department of Neighborhood & Community Relations
 
 8.  Neighborhood Policy Amendments:
      Approve a) Preparation and Processing of Neighborhood Priority Plans Policy; and b) Changing Approved Neighborhood Action Plans Policy.
 
Staff Report:  Neighborhood Policy RCAPreparation Process of Neighborhood Plans Policy; Changing Approved Neighborhood Plans Policy 
 
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.

Announcements

The Committee of the Whole Meeting of July 18th:  A report will be given by the Departments of Regulatory Services, Health & Family Support, Fire and Community Planning & Economic Development regarding the status of the Regulatory Services reorganization (2013 budget staff direction).

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:  July 18, 2013
Next Council Meeting:  June 28, 2013
Pursuant to Council rules, Committee Actions referred to the Council Meeting on  July 19, 2013

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Last updated Jul. 15, 2013