Health, Energy & Environment Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

June 5, 2006

1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

NOTE: All cellular telephones, pagers and BlackBerry devices to be switched to a non-audible function during Council and Committee meetings.

Present: Committee Members Benson, Gordon, Goodman, Hofstede, Lilligren, Ostrow (quorum 4)

Council Committee Coordinator: Jackie Hanson (612) 673-2046

Consent Items

1. Public Health Preparedness and Response to Bioterrorism:

Amend Master Grant Agreement with Minnesota Department of Health to add $50,920; for participating in public health preparedness and response for pandemic influenza; and Approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities:

Approve Mayoral appointment of Jason Jenkins, Ward 13, for term to expire December 31, 2007.

Action Taken: Approved.

3. Research Project for Pregnant Women:

Authorize submit grant application to the United States Department of Health and Human Services seeking up to $1,200,000 to support a research project to validate an automated, web-based psychosocial screening instrument for pregnant women. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

4. Public Health Advisory Committee:

Approve appointments.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended (Added appointment of Rachel Mohan Bosman as Ward 3 representative).

5. Lead Safe Housing:

Execute agreement with Minnesota Health Department to accept an amended amount of $8,600 for temporary removal and relocation of affected children and families to lead-safe properties and other costs associated with mandated lead hazard reduction activities.
(Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved.

Discussion Items

6. Health Care Coverage Assistance Services:

Issue Request for Proposals for services to be provided to Minneapolis Public Schools for up to two school years; Authorize staff to evaluate the proposals received, select the successful proposal, and without further Council approval, enter into the appropriate contract with the selected vendor, not to exceed $100,000 annually. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

7. Groundwork Minneapolis:

Recognition of Americorps volunteers that have assisted City agencies.

No Action Taken; Certificates of Appreciation awarded to Team Members.

8. Civil Rights:

a. Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 7, Chapter 139 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Civil Rights: In General, to conform with state law, to revise language in contract compliance provisions and to modify language regarding disabilities and affectional preference.

b. Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 7, Chapter 141 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Civil Rights: Administration and Enforcement, relating to commission membership attendance requirements, disparate impact complaint procedure, correction of typographical errors, amending “affectional preference” to “sexual orientation” and subpoena power of the Director of Civil Rights.

c. Subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 15 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration: Ethics in Government, to amend “affectional preference” to “sexual orientation”.

d. subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 9, Chapter 172 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Fire and Police Protection: Civilian Review Authority, to amend “affectional preference” to “sexual orientation”. (Benson)

Action Taken: Approved, as amended.

9. Leadership in Environmental & Energy Design (LEED):

Adopt Green Building Standards in the planning, design, construction and commissioning of public facilities financed by the City and utilized by City’s Charter Departments.

Action Taken:
- Received & Filed Report;
- Adopt LEED standards for all City buildings;
- that the recommendation be further reviewed by Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee, the Environmental Coordinating Team, and that it receive further staff analysis, with a report back to the Committee in two cycles (July 10th Meeting).

10. Presentation on Youth Programs.

Action Taken: Received & Filed.

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

Next Regular HEE Meeting: June 19, 2006

Next City Council Meeting: June 16, 2006

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