Intergovernmental Relations Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
March 20, 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

Receive & File

City Attorney

1.   Ethics Officer Report:

      Report on professional conflict of interest as relates to the City's lobbying contract(s).

      Staff Report: Ethics Officer Report RCA; FLP Legislative Clients List; Conflict of Interest Letter

      Action Taken: Received & Filed.

 

Discussion

Intergovernmental Relations Department

2.   2014 Minneapolis Federal Agenda:

      Amend the Policy Initiatives section of the federal agenda by adding language regarding Federal Role in Affordable and Workforce Housing.

      Staff Report: Federal Housing RCA

Action Taken: Approved with portion of staff recommendation amended as follows:
“Support federal tax code changes including but not limited to the mortgage interest tax deduction, in whole or in part, to a tax credit and reducing modifying the maximum home mortgage deduction so that the code changes are structured to assist first time and moderate income households in affording a home and providing funding for the National Housing Trust Fund.”
 

3.   Federal, State & Local Update:

      Presentation on legislative issues that impact the City of Minneapolis.

      Staff Report: Federal, State and Local Updates RCA; Bill Tracking Spreadsheet

      Action Taken: Received & Filed.

 

4.   Minnesota Housing Finance Agency:

      Presentation on Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.

      Staff Report: MN Housing Finance Agency RCA

      Action Taken: Received & 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: April 3, 2014

Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: March 28, 2014

Committee Coordinator email: Councilcommitteecoordinators@minneapolismn.gov

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Last updated Mar 21, 2014