Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health Committee

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
July 25, 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:  Samuels, Gordon, Johnson, Hofstede, Hodges, Tuthill - 6 (quorum 4)

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


Department of Fire

1.   BCBS Health Challenge Grant Acceptance:
      Authorize acceptance of grant award of $20,000 from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of a 2012 Health Challenge Grant  focused on building community relations between MFD and the East African Community through the implementation of a Fire Corps program in the Cedar/Riverside neighborhood; and Approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report:  Health Challenge Grant Acceptance-RCA
Action Taken:  Approved

Department of Health and Family Support

2.   Public Health Advisory Committee Appointment:
      Approve appointment of Linda Brandt, Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Representative, to fulfill the balance of an unexpired two-year term running through December 31, 2013.

      Staff Report: PHAC Appointment-RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved

3.   Amend Caps for Selected Five Year Master Contracts:
      Approve increases to the not to exceed amounts for selected Master Contracts to finalize projects through contract termination on December 31, 2015, as follows:
           Domestic Abuse Project, additional funds added = $250,000;
           Neighborhood HealthSource, additional funds added = $1,000,000;
           Sustainable Resource Center, additional funds added = $250,000; and
           The Family Partnership, additional funds added = $250,000. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report: Master Contracts - RCA   
Action Taken:  Approved 

Department of Police

4.   Minnesota Joint Analysis Center Grant Acceptance:
      Authorize execution of a grant contract agreement with Minnesota Security and Homeland Management for a $69,050 award for participation in the Minnesota Joint Analysis Center for the regional sharing of intelligence information; and Approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report: Joint Analysis Center Grant-RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved    

5.   Traffic Grant Acceptance:
       Authorize: a) execution of the 2013 Toward Zero Deaths grant agreement from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety in the amount of $367,000; b) approve appropriation; and c) enter into agreements with the Police Departments of the University of Minnesota, Golden Valley, Crystal, Hopkins, Robbinsdale and New Hope to share the grant funds in amounts to be determined. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

       Staff Report:  Traffic Grant-RCA
       Action Taken:  Approved

Department of Regulatory Services

6.   Animal Care and Control Donations:
      Accept by resolution:
      a) in-kind donations of dog and cat food, toys and treats, and animal veterinary items from the following individuals and groups: Deb Morgan, Teresa Nordin, and volunteers at MACC; and
      b) in-kind donations of dog and cat food, toys and treats, pizza, and animal veterinary items form the individuals and groups: Kristin Shanley, Pizza Luce (Seward/University location), and volunteers at MACC. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report: MACC Donations I-RCA, MACC Donations II-RCA   
Action Taken:  Approved   

Public Hearing

Department of Civil Rights

7.   Ordinance - Civil Rights Commissioner Appointments:
      Consider an ordinance amending Title 7, Chapter 141 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Civil Rights: Administration and Enforcement, providing for Civil Rights Commissioner appointments to end on December 31 instead of August 31 and providing that such appointments shall be made under the open appointments process.

       Staff Report:  Civil Rights Commissioner Appointments-RCA, Title 7, Chapter 141-ORD
       Action Taken:  Approved

Discussion Items

Department of Fire

8.   Fire Department Agency Evaluation & Master Plan:
      Presentation of the comprehensive evaluation of the Minneapolis Fire Department compiled by Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI). (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report: ESCI Report-RCA, PowerPoint from 7/11      
Action Taken 7/11/2012:  Postponed one cycle
       Action Taken 7/25/2012: Postponed to special joint meeting of PSC&H and W&M/Budget Monday, July 30, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.

Referred by the City Council 7/20/2012

9.   Ordinance - Police Conduct Oversight:
       Presentation on an ordinance amending Title 9, Chapter 172 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Fire and Police Protection: Civilian Police Review Authority, amending the chapter title to Police Conduct Oversight, and creating an Office of Police Conduct Review and a Police Conduct Oversight Commission; and Set public hearing for Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at 1:30 p.m.

       Staff Report: Police Conduct Oversight-RCAOrdinance Text, PowerPoint 
Recommended Action:  Set public hearing for 8-8-2012
        Additional Information Provided: CRA BPI Committee Report 4-23-2012
       Action Taken:  Public Hearing set for 9-12-2012, at 1:30 p.m., and Staff directed to:
            1) provide a comparative analysis of the proposed improvements contained in the proposed ordinance as a result of the BPI process with the CRA proposed improvements adopted by the CRA committee April 23rd;
            2) provide the council with the research that was done on other cities and best practices; and
            3) conduct two community meetings, to share the proposal with the public and gather feedback, prior to the public hearing.


10. 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

Not on the Agenda

11. Motion:
      Motion by Johnson to establish a task force to address the issues of metal scrapping and harvesting.

       Action Taken:  Approved

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

Next Regular Committee Meeting:  August 8, 2012

Special Joint Meeting of the PSC&H and W&M/Budget Committees: July 30, 2012, 9:30 a.m.

Committee Actions Referred to the Next Council Meeting:  August 3, 2012

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