Committee of the Whole Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
November 12, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members Present:  Council Members Elizabeth Glidden (Chair), Lisa Bender, Alondra Cano, Jacob Frey, Lisa Goodman, Cam Gordon, Andrew Johnson, Barbara Johnson, Linea Palmisano, John Quincy, Kevin Reich, Abdi Warsame, Blong Yang (Quorum 7)
 
Council Committee Coordinator: Diana Armstrong, 612.673.2371
 
Consent
Department of Human Resources
1.   City of Minneapolis Minneflex Plan:
Authorizing execution of an amendment to the City of Minneapolis Minneflex Plan to allow the annual limit on pre-tax contribution to the health flexible spending account to increase with any cost of living adjustments assigned by the Internal Revenue Service.
Staff Reports: Minneflex RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Referred by City Council
2.   Administration Ordinance:
Setting a public hearing for the December 3, 2014, Committee of the Whole meeting regarding the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 2 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration, updating language to reflect changes indicated by Plain Language Charter Revision:
a)    Chapter 16 relating to Finance.
b)    Chapter 17 relating to Finance Department.
c)    Chapter 18 relating to Purchasing.
d)    Chapter 23 relating to City Assessor.
e)    Chapter 24 relating to Special Assessments.
f)     Chapter 25 relating to City Attorney.
Staff Reports: Chapter 16 ORD, Chapter 17 ORD, Chapter 18 ORD, Chapter 23 ORD, Chapter 24 ORD, Chapter 25 ORD
Action Taken: The Public Hearing was set for December 3, 2014.
3.   Fire and Protection Ordinance:
Setting a public hearing for the December 3, 2014, Committee of the Whole meeting regarding the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 9 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Fire and Police Protection, updating language to reflect changes indicated by Plain Language Charter Revision:
a)    Chapter 171 relating to Police.
b)    Chapter 173 relating to Fire.
Staff Reports: Chapter 171 ORD, Chapter 173 ORD
Action Taken: The Public Hearing was set for December 3, 2014.
4.   Health and Sanitation Ordinance:
Setting a public hearing for the December 3, 2014, Committee of the Whole meeting regarding the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 11, Chapter 214 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Health and Sanitation: Health Department, updating language to reflect changes indicated by Plain Language Charter Revision.
Staff Reports: Chapter 214 ORD
Action Taken: The Public Hearing was set for December 3, 2014.
5.   Licenses and Business Regulations Ordinance:
Setting a public hearing for the December 3, 2014, Committee of the Whole meeting regarding the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 13, Chapter 259 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: In General, updating language to reflect changes indicated by Plain Language Charter Revision.
Staff Reports: Chapter 259 ORD
Action Taken: The Public Hearing was set for December 3, 2014.
6.   Streets and Sidewalks Ordinance:
Setting a public hearing for the December 3, 2014, Committee of the Whole meeting regarding the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 17 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks, updating language to reflect changes indicated by Plain Language Charter Revision:
a)    Chapter 427 relating to In General.
b)    Chapter 430 relating to Right-of-Way Permits.
Staff Reports: Chapter 427 ORD, Chapter 430 ORD
Action Taken: The Public Hearing was set for December 3, 2014.
7.   Sewers and Sewerage Disposal Ordinance:
Setting a public hearing for the December 3, 2014, Committee of the Whole meeting regarding the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 19, Chapter 509 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Water, Sewers and Sewerage Disposal: Water, updating language to reflect changes indicated by Plain Language Charter Revision.
Staff Reports: Chapter 509 ORD
Action Taken: The Public Hearing was set for December 3, 2014.
8.   Administration and Enforcement Ordinance:
Setting a public hearing for the December 3, 2014, Committee of the Whole meeting regarding the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 525 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Administration and Enforcement, updating language to reflect changes indicated by Plain Language Charter Revision.
Staff Reports: Chapter 525 ORD
Action Taken: The Public Hearing was set for December 3, 2014.

 

9.   General Provisions Ordinance:
Setting a public hearing for the December 3, 2014, Committee of the Whole meeting regarding the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 1, Chapter 1 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to General Provisions: In General, updating language to reflect changes indicated by Plain Language Charter Revision.
Staff Reports: Chapter 1 ORD
Action Taken: The Public Hearing was set for December 3, 2014.
 
Discussion
Department of City Coordinator
10. 2014 Promise Zones Initiative:
a)    Authorizing execution of a preliminary Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Minneapolis and Implementation Partners, which will commit the City to specific roles and responsibilities as the Lead Applicant.
b)    Authorizing proper City officials and staff to develop and submit a 2014 Promise Zone application.
Staff Reports: Promise Zones RCA, Promise Zone MOU, Promise Zone Presentation
Action Taken:  Approved.
Department of Human Resources
11. Health Reimbursement Arrangement Plan Amendment:
Authorizing execution of an amendment to the City’s Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) plan, establishing a separate retiree-only plan.
Staff Reports: HRA Amendment RCA, HRA Amendment Presentation
Action Taken: Approved.
 
Reports of Committees
The Reports of Committees portion of the agenda is an opportunity for Council Members to review recommendations coming forward to the next full Council meeting for consideration. Agendas for each committee are linked to this document below.
 
·         Community Development & Regulatory Services
·         Health, Environment & Community Engagement
·         Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management
·         Transportation & Public Works
·         Ways & Means
·         Zoning & Planning
 
 
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: November 14, 2014
Next Committee of the Whole Meeting: December 3, 2014
 
Committee Coordinator email: [email protected]
 
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