Intergovernmental Relations Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Regular Meeting
February 27, 2014 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
 
Members Present: Council Members Elizabeth Glidden (Chair), Alondra Cano, Andrew Johnson, Barbara Johnson, Jacob Frey, John Quincy (Quorum 4)
 
Council Committee Coordinator: Lisa Hansen 612-673-3963
 
Discussion
Intergovernmental Relations Department
1.   2014 Minneapolis Federal Agenda:
a)   Immigration: In the Immigration section, delete the introductory paragraph and insert the following language: “In 2013 the United States Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act (S744).  Although numerous bills regarding immigration have been introduced in the House of Representatives, no legislation has been brought to the floor of the House for debate and a vote. It is uncertain if the House will act on immigration reform in 2014.  Meanwhile, enforcement of U.S. immigration laws continues. Since 2008 approximately 1.8 million people have been deported.” 
  Staff Report:  Immigration RCA 
Action Taken: Approved.
 b)   Housing Policy: Insert a section titled Federal Role in Affordable and Workforce Housing after Foreclosure Prevention: Principle Reduction for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Mortgage.
       Staff Report: Federal Housing RCA
      
Action Taken: Postponed.
2.  2014 City of Minneapolis State Legislative Agenda:
     a)   Public Safety/Cellphone Killswitch: In the General Public Safety section, insert the following language: “Measures that devalue a mobile device that has been stolen. Measures could
           include but not be limited to technological components incorporated into the device that make the device inoperable as well as identification and recording of the sale of used devices, 
           a registry for lost or stolen devices, and/or the criminalization of tampering with unique hardware IDs on cell phones.”
      Staff Report: Cellphone Kill Switch RCA
      Action Taken: Approved. 
 
     b)  E-cigarette: In the City Livability Support section, insert the following language: “Inclusion of e-cigarettes in the Minnesota Clean Air Act (MCIAA) while preserving the ability of local 
          government to
enact more restrictive ordinances.”
     Staff Report: E-cigarette RCA
     Action Taken: Approved.
 
     c)  Medicinal Marijuana: In the City Livability Support section, insert the following language: “Legislation to legalize the medicinal use of marijuana for authorized individuals with a debilitating medical condition.”
     Staff Report: Medicinal Marijuana RCA
     Action Taken: Approved.
3.   Metropolitan Council:
Presentation by Met Council on Housing Policy Plan and Fair Housing and Equity Assessments.
     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: March 20, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: March 7, 2014
 
 
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