Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
December 8, 2014 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 317, City Hall
Members Present: Council Members Cam Gordon (Chair), Andrew Johnson, Jacob Frey, Elizabeth Glidden, Alondra Cano, and Lisa Bender (Quorum 4)
Council Committee Coordinator: Peggy Menshek 612-673-2287
Public Hearing
Referred by City Council 11/14/2014
1.   Grocery Store Requirements Ordinance Amendment:
Amending Title 10, Chapter 203 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Food Code: Grocery Stores, amending various provisions including those related to minimum sales floor area and off-street parking spaces.
Staff Report:  Grocery Stores RCAGrocery Stores ORDGrocery Stores PowerPoint
Action Taken:  Approved.
Health Department
2.   Project for Pride in Living Contract:
Authorizing increase to contract with Project for Pride in Living by $93,000, for a revised contract total of $573,000, to fund final close-out projects for the three-year Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Healthy Homes Thriving Communities Grant Project.  (Refer to W&M)
Staff Report:  Project for Pride in Living Contract RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
Neighborhood & Community Relations Department
3.   Senior Citizen Advisory Committee Appointments:
Approving the following Mayoral/City Council appointments to the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee:
Richard Kavaney, Member at Large, for a term to expire December 31, 2016;
 Anthony Morley, Ward 7, for a term to expire December 31, 2016 and
• Ellen Wolfson, Ward 3, for a term to expire December 31, 2015.
Staff Report:  Senior Citizen Advisory Committee RCA
Action Taken: Approved.
 City Coordinator
4.   Minneapolis Community Environmental Advisory Commission Appointments:
a)    Approving the following appointments to the Minneapolis Community Environmental Advisory Commission (CEAC) for two-year terms to expire December 31, 2016:
Name and Category, if any
Appointed by Mayor or Council
Dylan Bradford Kesti – Community Power
Council Environmental Advocacy Group
Anna Abruzzese
Council Expertise
Andrew Murray
Council Expertise
Alejandro Ojeda Saint-Martin
Mayor Resident
Martha Ockenfels-Martinez
Mayor Resident
Allan Campbell – Sierra Club
Mayor Environmental Advocacy Group
Jen Kader - Women’s Environmental Institute
Mayor Environmental Advocacy Group
Eduardo Cardenas
Council Resident
Shalini Gupta - Center for Earth Energy And Democracy
Council Environmental Advocacy Group
Roxxanne O'Brien
Council Resident
Lisa Daniels
Council Business
Michelle Stockness
Council Business
Darrell Gerber
Mayor Expertise
Meleah Houseknecht
Mayor Expertise
James Nash
Mayor Business
Brian Ross
Mayor Business
b)    Waiving residency requirement for Anna Abruzzese; and
c)    Thanking outgoing members Ross Abbey, Marty Broan, Sam Grant, Pat Mulloy, Michelle Schroeder, Jamison Tessneer, and Alexis Troschinetz for their participation and dedication.
Staff Report:  CEAC Appointments RCA
Action Taken: Approved.


Mayor’s Office
5.   City of Minneapolis Designation as Climate Action Champion:
Receiving and filing report on the City of Minneapolis receiving designation from White House as a Climate Action Champion.
Staff Report:  Climate Action Champion RCA
Action Taken:  Received and filed.
Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05
Next Committee Meeting: January 5, 2015
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: December 12, 2014
Committee Coordinator email: [email protected]
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