Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health Committee

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
Wednesday, October 24, 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, Hodges, Tuthill (quorum 4)

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


Department of Police  

1.   DWI Court Grant:
      Approve execution of an agreement with the Fourth Judicial District Court to accept a $70,900 grant for a portion of the implementation of an Adult DWI Court, funding the wages for police officers to participate in this program; and Approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

       Staff Report:  DWI Court Grant-RCA
Action Taken: Approved

Department of Health and Family Support

2.   Blue Cross Blue Shield Service Agreement:
      Approve entering into provider services agreements and annual renewals with BCBS of Minnesota to allow the School Based Clinic program to bill for medical and behavioral health services, with an initial term of agreement through June 30, 2013. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report: BCBS Agreement-RCA
       Action Taken: Approved

3.   Federal Vaccines for Children Program:
      Approve entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Minnesota Department of Health and Federally Qualified Health Centers/Rural Health Centers for Delegation of Authority to provide Vaccines for Children (VFC) purchased vaccine through the School Based Clinic program for the period of January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2018. 

       Staff Report: Vaccine MOU-RCA
       Action Taken: Approved

4.   Twin Cities Public Health and Environmental Health Mutual Aid Agreement:
       Approve entering into a Mutual Aid Agreement between 17 jurisdictions for response in public health and environmental health emergencies for the period of January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2017.  (Refer to W&M/Budget)

       Staff Report:  Mutual Aid Agreement-RCA 
       Action Taken: Approved

Discussion Items

Department of Health and Family Support

5.   New 2013 Budget Initiative:
      Presentation on the proposed initiative for preventing high-risk youth from becoming victims of violence.

      Staff Report:  High-Risk Youth Initiative-RCA
       Action Taken: Received and Filed

Department of the City Attorney

6.   Domestic Violence Update:
      Receive and file update related to the City of Minneapolis' Pledge to Reduce Domestic Violence and Work Plan, adopted in 2007.

      Staff Reoprt:  Domestic Violence Update-RCADomestic Violence Update Attachment, PowerPoint
       Action Taken: Received and Filed

Department of Civil Rights

7.   Equity in Employment in Minneapolis and the Region:
      Receive and file update report on Council Resolution 2012R-456 Supporting Equity in Employment in Minneapolis and the Region.

      Staff Report:  Equity in Employment Update,  PowerPoint
       Action Taken: Received and Filed

8.   Police Conduct Review Panel Appointments:
      Set public hearing for Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. to consider the Mayoral appointment of Donald Bellfield (Ward 8), and Council appointments of Robert Briscoe (Ward 3) and Michelle Monteiro (Ward 9) to the Police Conduct Review Panel.

      Staff Report: PCR Panel Appts-RCA, Review Panel Applications    
Action Taken: Set Public Hearing 


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

      Staff Report:  Plaza Resolution
      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

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:  November 7, 2012

Committee Actions Referred to the Next Council Meeting:  November 2, 2012


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