Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health Committee

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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

Committee Members Present:  Council Members Samuels, Gordon, Johnson, Hofstede, Tuthill - 5 (quorum 4)

Committee Member Absent:  Council Member Hodges

Council Committee Coordinator:  Anissa Hollingshead (612) 673-2296


Emergency Management

1.   2011 Port Security Grant:
      Authorize acceptance of the Homeland Security and Emergency Management 2011 Port Security Grant (PSCP-2011-MPLS-CI-00004) in the amount of $252,000 for use in training in Radiation/nuclear preparedness, and Approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report: 2011 PSG Grant Acceptance-RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved


2.   Gopher Football Game Security:
      Authorize execution of contract with the University of Minnesota for the services of the Bomb Unit and Canine Unit for security at Gopher football games at the TCF Bank Stadium and accept funds in an amount up to $15,000, and Approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

       Staff Report:  Gopher Football Security-RCA
      Action Taken:  Approved

Public Works

3.   Donation of Used Fire Truck:
      Authorize donation of a 1988 International Pumper fire truck (#71550) to the City of Eldoret, Kenya for use by their fire department. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

       Staff Report:  Fire Truck Donation-RCA, Donation Request-LTR  
      Action Taken:  Approved   

Discussion Item

Referred by the City Council 5/25/2012

4.    Vikings Stadium - Laws of Minnesota 2012 Regular Session, Chapter 299:
       Directions to staff referred to committees relating to passage of stadium legislation:
       a) Regarding Reports on Master Agreement:  Staff directed to report by the next available City Council committee cycle regarding:
                 1) Master Agreement details, including the Stadium Equity Plan;
                 2) Enforcement and reporting structure relating to Stadium Equity Plan. (Also in CD Committee)
       b) Regarding Master Agreement Negotiation:  Staff directed to report by the next available City Council committee cycle on the following items to be included in the Master Agreement:
                 1) Recommendations and process for determining the "employment assistance firm," as defined in Article I, Section 17;
                 2) Inclusion of the Minneapolis Civil Rights department as a contractor to the Stadium Authority, to be compensated as project cost, to enforce participation, contracting, employment and prevailing wage compliance;
                 3) Inclusion of goals for construction contracts to be awarded to women and minority owned businesses in a percentage based on the highest performing City of Minneapolis development projects, and the other construction workforce will establish workforce utilization goals at least equal to current city goals;
                 4) Inclusion of goals for workers from city zip codes that have high rates of poverty and unemployment;
                 5) Inclusion of hiring goals to be applied to vendors and service providers during stadium facility operation for women and members of minority communities;
                 6) Timeline and procedure for regular public reports, to be at least quarterly, by contract enforcement agency, developers, tenants, and contractors showing compliance with workforce goals;
                 7) Inclusion of employment goals for total percentage of workers that live in the City of Minneapolis. (Also in CD Committee)
       c) Regarding Ongoing Oversight and Reporting: Appropriate staff directed to prepare recommendations by the next available City Council committee cycle on the following:
                 1) Timeline for regular reports to the City Council regarding the Master Agreement and the Equity Plan throughout stadium construction;
                 2) Proposal for joint oversight committee for the Equity Plan, including membership and purpose of committee;
                 3) Proposal for committee to plan for post stadium construction workforce plan, including membership and purpose of committee. (Also in CD Committee)
       d) Regarding Workplace development, job training and placement:  Staff directed, from Departments of Community Planning & Economic Development, Civil Rights, and Finance, to engage community partners to include representatives from construction trades training organizations, labor, contractors, and others; and to identify options for funding workplace development, job training, and placement to address employment disparities.  Options may include use of fines, fees, and other funding identified by contract compliance efforts as part of the Master Agreement Equity Plan, and development of a program proposal.  Committee reporting timeframe will be developed between appropriate staff and Committee Chairs of CD, PSC&H, and W&M/Budget.  (Also in CD and W&M/Budget Committees)

      Action Taken 6/6/2012: Postponed
     Staff Report for 6/20/2012: Preliminary Work Progress RPT
      Action Taken:  Postponed until the Stadium Implementation Committee is in place and prepared to bring forward additional informaiton relating to these directions.


5.   Public Plaza Resolution:
      Resolution establishing rules for public plazas owned or controlled by the City of Minneapolis.

      Staff Report:  Plaza Resolution
      Prior Action Taken:  Postponed
      Additional Information provided by the City Attorney at the request of the committee: Park Plaza Regulations Comparisons - MN Cities, Park Plaza Regulations Comparisons - US Cities and Counties
      Action Taken:  Postponed

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

Next Committee Meeting:  July 11, 2012

Committee Actions Referred to the Next Council Meeting:  June 29, 2012


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