Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health Committee

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
Wednesday, November 7, 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.   Contract with MPHA:
      Approve execution of contract agreements with the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority up to the amount of $63,122 to support a sergeant investigator for one year, and approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

       Staff Report: MPHA Contract-RCA 
Action Taken:  Approved

2.   Joyce Foundation Grant Acceptance:
      Accept $20,000 in grant funding to be used for the 2013 Summit - Gun Crime and Illegal Guns in the Midwest conference, and approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report: Joyce Foundation Grant-RCA        
Action Taken:  Approved

Office of Emergency Management

3.   Homeland Security and Emergency Management Grant Acceptance:
      Accept the 2012 Emergency Management Performance Grant Award in the amount of $30,000, and Approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget) 

       Staff Report: EMP Grant-RCA 
Action Taken:  Approved

Department of Health and Family Support

4.   Youth Violence Prevention Grant Acceptance:
      Authorize entering into agreement with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to accept a $60,000 grant to support the Youth Violence Prevention BUILD program; and Approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report:  Youth Violence Prevention Grant-RCA
        Action Taken:  Approved

5.   Contract Amendment:
      Authorize amending the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Consultant Master Agreement, Contract No. 35462, Engagement Schedule 1, to add $7,200 for a new contract total of $79,800, for program services related to Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) and Market Bucks programs at Minneapolis farmer's markets, and Approve appropriation. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report: BCBS Contract Amendment-RCA
        Action Taken:  Approved

Department of Regulatory Services

6.   Animal Care and Control Donations:
      Accept by resolution in-kind donations of dog and cat food and supplies from the following individuals and groups: Laurie Balzer, Deb Dietrich, Kerstin Hammarberg, MACC Volunteers, Dena Thorson, Megan Losure, and PETCO Highland Park. (Refer to W&M/Budget)

      Staff Report: MACC Donations-RCA 
        Action Taken:  Approved

Public Hearing

7.   Police Conduct Review Panel Appointments:
      Public hearing  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:  Approved


8.   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

Not on the Printed Agenda

9.   Police Chief Nomination:
      Set Public Hearing on the Mayor's nomination of Janee Harteau as Minneapolis Police Chief, referred by the Executive Committee,

      Action Taken:  Public Hearing Set for 11/28/2012 at 1:30 p.m.

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 28, 2012

Committee Actions Referred to the Next Council Meeting:  November 16, 2012


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