Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
February 23, 2015 - 9:30 a.m.
Room 317, City Hall
Members Present: Council Members Cam Gordon (Chair), Jacob Frey, Elizabeth Glidden, and Lisa Bender (Quorum 4)
Members Absent: Council Members Andrew Johnson and Alondra Cano
Council Committee Coordinator: Peggy Menshek 612-673-2287
1. Maternal and Child Home Visiting Services (15-00209
a) Authorizing contract with the Minnesota Department of Health to receive $180,000 for home visiting services for women and young children; and
b) Approving increase in the appropriation and revenue estimate in the Health Department Grants-Federal Fund by $180,000. (Refer to W&M)
Action Taken: Approved.
2. Healthy Communities Transformation Initiative (15-00210
Receiving and filing report/presentation.
Action Taken: Received and filed.
3. Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council (15-00211
Receiving and filing 2014 Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council Third Annual Report.
Action Taken: Received and filed report.
Amended the Minneapolis Food Council enabling resolution to add one staff member each from the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) and the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), and two additional community members appointed by the MPRB and the MPS.
Referred to CD&RS Committee the following recommendation of the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council:
Support the Food Council’s land access policy goals related to urban agriculture:
• Extend the lease terms for City-owned parcels to greater than one year, with a preferred minimum of five years.
• Allow commercial growers to lease or purchase City-owned parcels, with the understanding that community gardeners would have priority access.
• Expand total number of City-owned lots available for urban agricultural lease or sale.
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: March 2, 2015
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: February 27, 2015
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Last updated Aug 9, 2015