Committee of the Whole Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
July 18, 2013
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, Tuthill, Quincy and Colvin Roy - (quorum 7)
Committee Members Absent: Council Members Schiff and Hodges
Council Committee Coordinator: Jackie Hanson (612) 673-2046
Visitors to Committee
1. Ibaraki Sister City: Introduction of visitors.
2. Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission:
Receive comments on the following candidates recommended for appointment to the NCEC
City Council Appointments of Andres Hortillosa, Ward 11, for a term to expire June 2015; and Brittany Lewis, Ward 4, for a term to expire June 2014.
Mayoral Appointment of Abdirahman Muse, Ward 6, for a term to expire June, 2015.
City Council Reappointment of Tessa Wetjen, Ward 9, for a term to expire June 2015.
Expedited Action Requested
Staff Report: NCEC RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee Items
Receive and file verbal update provided by IGR staff.
Amend the City's 2013 Legislative Agenda to modify the Capital Bonding Section by
a) Inserting the following language after the list of City bonding priorities: "Minneapolis supports Hennepin County's bonding request of $13.0 million in state funding for the 35W BRT Lake Street Transit Access Project"; and
b) Deleting the following language from the last sentence in the section: "35W BRT Lake Street Transit Access Project".
Approve, by resolution, Laws of Minnesota 2013 Chapter 85, Article 5, Section 43 relating to the park dedication fee; and Direct the City Clerk to prepare and file with the Minnesota Secretary of State the required certification of approval and required documents.
Receive & file update report.
Reports of Committees
- Committee of the Whole
- Community Development
- Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health
- Regulatory, Energy & Environment
- Transportation & Public Works
- Ways & Means/Budget
- Zoning & Planning
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.
The Committee of the Whole Meeting of August 1, 2013:
a) Public hearing to consider authorizing the establishment of a municipal electrical utility (10:00 a.m.) and a municipal gas utility (10:30 a.m.) 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 and existing gas public utility operating within the City of Minneapolis for the purpose of providing electrical and related services.
b) City Council Direction adopted 6/28/13 that the City Attorney and City Clerk provide an analysis and overview of the proposed Plain Language Charter Revision to the Committee of the Whole/Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee; and Develop a voter education plan to inform voters about the Plain Language Charter Revision as a ballot question for the November 5 General Municipal Election.
c) Committee of the Whole referral for the City Attorney's Office to draft the Plain Language Charter ballot language.
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: August 1, 2013
Next Council Meeting: July 19, 2013
Pursuant to Council rules, Committee Actions referred to the Council Meeting on August 1, 2013
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Last updated Jul. 18, 2013