Committee of the Whole Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
August 1, 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, Colvin Roy and Hodges - (quorum 7)

Committee Member Absent:  Council Member Schiff

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

Consent Items

City Coordinator
 
 1.  Public Utilities Commission Customer Energy Usage Data (CEUD) Workgroup:
      Direct Sustainability staff to submit a letter of intent for the City to participate in the workgroup process.
 
Staff Report:  PUC CEUD Workgroup RCA   
 
Action Taken:  Approved.
 
Department of Neighborhood and Community Relations
 
 2.  Community Participation Program:
      a) Approve $11.4 million of the Consolidated Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing District (Consolidated TIF District) funds to be allocated to neighborhood organizations according to the Allocation Schedule in years 2014, 2015 and 2016.
      b) Authorize staff to enter into any necessary contracts consistent with the approved guidelines.
      Expedited Action Requested.
 
Staff Report:  Community Participation Program RCA; Community Participation Program Allocation Schedule; Community Participation Program Guidelines Appendix A
 
Action Taken:  Approved.

Public Hearing

 3.  Municipal Utility:
      2012 Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 216B Public Utilities

      10:00 a.m. - 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.

      ELECTRIC BALLOT LANGUAGE
      “Shall the City of Minneapolis be authorized to establish a municipal electric utility and to own, operate, construct, and extend electric and similar 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 similar services?”
      draft resolution for electric

       10:30 a.m. - 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.

      GAS BALLOT LANGUAGE
      “Shall the City of Minneapolis be authorized to establish a municipal natural gas utility and to own, operate, construct, and extend natural gas and similar facilities and to purchase and acquire the property of any existing natural gas public utility operating within the City of Minneapolis for the purpose of providing natural gas and providing similar services?”
      draft resolution for gas
      CenterPoint Energy Fact Sheet

No Action Taken.

Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee Item 

Referred by City Council
 
 4.  Plain Language Charter:
      a) Direction 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.
 
      b) Plain Language Charter ballot language (Committee of the Whole referral to the City Attorney's Office 6/27/2013).
 
Staff Report:  Plain Language Charter RCA

No Action Taken; The Committee of the Whole Meeting was adjourned to Friday, August 2, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chamber to receive the report on the Plain Language Charter.   

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

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 15, 2013
Next Council Meeting:  August 2, 2013
Pursuant to Council rules, Committee Actions referred to the Council Meeting on August 16, 2013

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Last updated Aug. 19, 2013