Elections Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the Minneapolis City Council

Regular Meeting

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

1:00 p.m., Room 317 City Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Council President Johnson, Vice President Lilligren, Majority Leader Schiff,
Minority Leader Gordon (Chair), Council Members Reich, Hofstede, Samuels,
Goodman, Glidden, Tuthill, Quincy, Colvin Roy and Hodges

(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9)

Items before the Committee

1. Disposition of City’s Elections Responsibilities:

a) Receive and File consultant report; and

b) Approve one of the following policy options to forward to the full Council:

1) Direct staff to develop a plan and associated timeline to consolidate all or a portion of the City’s elections responsibilities and related functions with Hennepin County, including authorization to draft an interjurisdictional agreement for the provision of such elections responsibilities by Hennepin County (Elections Division); or

2) Direct staff to develop a plan and associated timeline to retain the City’s elections responsibilities and related functions with identified improvements in service delivery, resource allocation, cost savings, and operational enhancements.

Action Taken: Received and filed report; and approved option #b2, as amended to add "explore partnerships with other jurisdictions."

Staff Reports: Elections Assessment Rpt RCA; Analysis Report; and PowerPoint Presentation

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

Next City Council Meeting: Friday, June 17, 2011

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Last updated Oct 18, 2011