Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health Committee
Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
August 8, 2012
1:30 p.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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Committee Members Present:  Council Members Samuels, Gordon, Johnson, Hofstede, Hodges, Tuthill - 6 (quorum 4)

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

Consent

Department of Civil Rights  

1.   Fair Housing Violation Penalty Reallocation:
      Authorize reallocation of $3,500 civil penalty paid for resolution of fair housing violation charges to the Civil Rights department for developing fair housing posters. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report:  Penalty Reallocation-RCA
     
Action Taken: Approved

Department of Health & Family Support

2.   MDH Grant Application Authorization:
      Authorize application for two-year grant from the Minnesota Department of Health for an amount not to exceed $150,000 to use in piloting a gender specific STI/HIV intervention to young males ages 15-21 who visit the Youth Opportunity Center. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report: MDH Grant Application-RCA
      Action Taken: Approved

Department of Neighborhood & Community Relations

3.   Minneapolis Senior Citizen Advisory Committee Appointments:
      Approve the following appointments to the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee:
        Reappointments for two year terms through 12/31/2013:
             Raymond Olson, Ward 4 representative;
             Jean Greener, organizational representative;
             Dorothy Robinson, organizational representative; and
             James Adams, member at large.  
         Reappointment for one year term through 12/31/2012:
              Georgia Marinkov-Omorean, organizational representative.
         Appointment for remainder of unexpired two year term through 12/31/2012:
               Robert Albee, Ward 6 representative.
        Appointment for two year terms through 12/31/2013:
               Matthew Stark, Ward 7 representative.

      Staff Report:  SCAC Appointments-RCA and Applications   
     
Action Taken: Approved

Department of Regulatory Services

4.   Animal Care and Control Donations:
      Accept by resolution in-kind donation of dog and cat food and supplies from the following individuals and groups: Mary Kenefick, Judy Yang, Anna LaVigne, Matthew Banks and MACC Volunteers. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report: MACC Donations-RCA&RSL
      Action Taken: Approved

Discussion Items

5.   Metal Scrapping & Harvesting Task Force:
      Approving the formation of the task force and its scope, as authorized by the committee at its meeting 7/25/2012.

      Staff Report:  Task Force-RCA
      Action Taken: Approved

Department of Civil Rights

6.   Contract Compliance Unit 2nd Quarter Report:
      Receive and file.

      Staff Report:  CCU 2nd Qtr Rpt-RCA, Report
      Action Taken: Received and filed

7.   Civilian Police Review Authority 2nd Quarter Report:
      Receive and file.

      Staff Report:  CRA 2nd Qtr Rpt-RCA, Report
      Action Taken: Received and filed

8.   Complaint Investigations Unit Mid-Year Report:
      Receive and file.

      Staff Report: CIU Mid-Year Rpt-RCA, Report
      Action Taken: Received and filed

Postponed

9.   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

Upcoming Public Hearing 9/12/2012

10.  Ordinance - Police Conduct Oversight:
       The public hearing will be held 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.

       Staff Report: Police Conduct Oversight-RCAOrdinance Text, PowerPoint 
       Additional Information Provided: CRA BPI Committee Report 4-23-2012
       Action Taken 7/25/2012:  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.
       
No Action 8/8/2012 - Additional notice of hearing

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:  August 22, 2012

Committee Actions Referred to the Next Council Meeting:  August 17, 2012

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