Intergovernmental Relations Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

March 7, 2006

9:30 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

Committee Members Present: Council Members Hodges, Hofstede, Remington,
Glidden, Colvin Roy, Ostrow (quorum 4)

Council Committee Coordinator: Irene Kasper (612) 673-2219

Discussion Items

1. Shingle Creek/Creekview Park:

Authorize submittal of Outdoor Recreation Grant Application to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, through the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, for park funding assistance.

Action Taken: Approved.

2. Instant Runoff Voting (IRV):

Consider a resolution creating an IRV task force, charged with looking at the IRV proposal for the City of Minneapolis.

Action Taken: Approved, as amended to add as a member of the task force a representative of the Minneapolis City Attorney's office, and insert the word "possible" in the paragraph that reads: "Be It Further Resolved that the task force is charged with looking at the proposal for Instant Runoff Voting and making a recommendation to the Minneapolis City Council regarding possible implementation of Instant Runoff Voting for the City. The report to the Minneapolis City Council will include information about the steps that would need to be taken, a proposed timeline and estimate of the costs for implementing Instant Runoff Voting."

3. Fourth Judicial District Court Proposal on Fine and Fee Restructuring.

Discuss proposal by the Fourth Judicial District Court to amend State Statutes 488A.03, Subd. 6 & 11 governing fees for criminal & traffic charges handled in the Fourth Judicial District Court.

Action Taken: Referred to the W&M/Budget Committee for further review of both the short term and long term financial consequences of this legislation.

4. The Transportation Alliance:

Consider a resolution supporting passage of proposed amendment to the Minnesota Constitution dedicating all of the motor vehicle sales tax revenue to transportation.

Action Taken: Approved.

5. Immigrant Populations:

Consider addition to the City's Legislative Agenda proposed language that Minneapolis supports protecting the human rights of immigrant populations & establishing a culture of mutual trust between law enforcement and immigrant groups to foster greater community public safety. The ability of local governments to ensure greater public safety should not be hampered by state efforts to impose unfunded mandates or dictate traditional federal government responsibility to the local level.

Action Taken: Approved the following language to be added to the City's agenda for the Year 2006 Legislative Session under the Public Safety Section: "Minneapolis supports protecting the human rights of immigrant populations and establishing a culture of mutual trust between law enforcement and immigrant populations to foster greater community public safety. The ability of local governments to ensure greater public safety should not be hampered by state efforts to impose unfunded mandates or dictate traditional federal government responsibility to the local level."

Approved the following language to be added to the City's Fiscal Year 2007 Federal Legislative Agenda under the Policy Initiatives Section: "To establish a culture of mutual trust between law enforcement and immigration populations and to protect the human rights of immigrant populations, the City of Minneapolis urges the federal government to adopt and implement comprehensive immigrant reform measures. The ability of local governments to ensure greater public safety should not be hampered by federal efforts to impose unfunded mandates or dictate traditional federal government responsibility to the local level. The impact on local governments must be taken into account when considering any immigration reform measures."

6. Federal/State/Local Update.

Action Taken: Received & filed verbal updates. Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board proposed legislation, SF No. 2660, a bill for an act relating to local government, permitting the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board & Minneapolis City Council to impose a park dedication fee on new housing units was introduced & continued to 3/28/06, with directions to City Attorney's office to provide further information on whether or not this legislation is necessary to create this authority; and to draft an opinion on the questions of Nexus. Additionally, Council Members were asked to meet with the Park Board for the purpose of additional discussion on how this would be implemented should it be adopted, prior to the subject matter going to the legislature.

Postponed Items

7. New Ballpark:

Resolution referred back supporting a Community Benefits Agreement as part of a new ballpark development (No action taken 6/28/05; Postponed 7/19/05).

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

Next Regular IGR Meeting: 3/28/06

Next City Council Meeting: 3/10/06

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