Committee of the Whole Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
December 3, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.
Room 317, City Hall
Members Present:  Council Members Elizabeth Glidden (Chair), Lisa Bender, Jacob Frey, Lisa Goodman, Cam Gordon, Andrew Johnson, Barbara Johnson, Linea Palmisano, Kevin Reich, Abdi Warsame, Blong Yang
Members Absent: Council Members Alondra Cano and John Quincy
Public Hearing
Referred by City Council 10/31/2014
1.   Plain Language Charter Ordinance Revisions:
Amending the following Titles and Chapters of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances to reflect changes indicated by the November 2013 passage of the Plain Language Charter Revisions becoming effective January 1, 2015:
a)    Title 1, Chapter 1 relating to General Provisions: In General
b)   Title 2, Chapter 16 relating to Administration: Finance
c)   Title 2, Chapter 17 relating to Administration: Finance Department
      Title 2, Chapter 17 REVISED
d)   Title 2, Chapter 18 relating to Administration: Purchasing
      Title 2, Chapter 18 REVISED
e)  Title 2, Chapter 23 relating to Administration: City Assessor
f)    Title 2, Chapter 24 relating to Administration: Special Assessments
g)   Title 2, Chapter 25 relating to Administration: City Attorney
h)   Title 9, Chapter 171 relating to Fire and Police Protection: Police
i)    Title 9, Chapter 173 relating to Fire and Police Protection: Fire
j)    Title 11, Chapter 214 relating to Health and Sanitation: Health Department
k)   Title 13, Chapter 259 relating to Licenses and Business Regulations: In General
l)    Title 17, Chapter 427 relating to Streets and Sidewalks: In General
m)  Title 17, Chapter 430 relating to Streets and Sidewalks: Right-of-Way Permits
n)   Title 19, Chapter 509 relating to Water, Sewers and Sewage Disposal: Water
o)   Title 20, Chapter 525 relating to Zoning Code: Administration and Enforcement.
Staff Reports:  Plain Language Charter Text Amendments RCA; Side by Side Text Comparisons Chart; Motions for Chapter 17 and 18 and Staff Direction 

Action Taken: Approved as amended, including the redlined revised chapters 17 and 18.

Further, directed the appropriate staff from the Finance Department, the City Attorney's Office, and Department of Community Planning & Economic Development to review and study the prohibition against awarding of contracts to persons or entities in default and report back on the implications of expanding the definition of persons or entities who are in default in contracts with the city.
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.  
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: December 5, 2014
Next Committee of the Whole Meeting: December 11, 2014
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