Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health Committee

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
May 1, 2013
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 (quorum 4)
Committee Members Absent:  Council Member Hodges

Council Committee Coordinator:  Irene Kasper (612) 673-2219

Public Hearing - 1:30 p.m.

Referred from City Council 12/14/2012

1.  Recreational Fires:
     Consider ordinance amending Title 9, Chapter 178 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Fire and Police Protection: Recreational Fires, prohibiting recreational fires during an air pollution public health advisory for particulate matter (By Gordon).
Staff Report: Rec Fires Ordn RCARec Fires ORDNRec Fires Ordn PWRPT
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Consent Items

Regulatory Services

2.  Animal Care & Control Donations:
     Approve resolution accepting in-kind donations for dog & cat food & supplies (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Animal Donations 20130501 RCA 
     Action Taken:  Approved.

3.  Mpls Animal Care & Control Veterinary Services:
     Authorize contract with University of Minnesota, $50,000, for veterinary services for the period 6/1/2012-12/31/2013 (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Mpls Animal Care & Control Vet RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Health Department

4.  Meadowlark Institute for Youth Violence Prevention:
     Accept grant funds, $3,000, from Meadowlark Institute for youth violence prevention activities; Approve appropriation increase (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Meadowlark Instititue Grant RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

5.  Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women:
     Accept grant funds, $5,000, from MN Coalition for Battered Women for participation in Project Connect; Approve appropriation increase (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  MN Coalition for Battered Women RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Dept of Community Planning & Economic Development

6.  City of Minneapolis Healthy Housing Policy:
     a) Approve Policy;
     b) Authorize Director of Housing Policy and Development to make changes to the methods of compliance with Minneapolis Healthy Housing Policy to most effectively promote healthy housing; to reflect changes in Minnesota Housing Finance Agency standards identified in the Minnesota Overlay to the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria; and to exempt a program or development from the policy when compliance would exceed cost reasonableness standards as identified within each program (CD Action Taken 4/30/2013:  Approved. CPED staff directed to return to the CD Committee in February, 2014, to report on the impact of the Healthy Housing Policy, including a) the proportion of projects that applied for City funds that met Green Communities Healthy Housing Mandatory Criteria and Optional Criteria; b) the proportion of projects funded by the City that met Green Communities Healthy Housing Mandatory Criteria and Optional Criteria; and c) if for any reason anything is waived).
Staff Report:  Mpls Healthy Hsg RCA; Mpls Healthy Hsg POLICY
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred from City Council 4/26/2012

7.  Commercial Building Registration Ordinance:
     Subject matter of ordinance amending Title 9, Chapter 174 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Fire and Police Protection:  Minneapolis Fire Department; Fire Prevention Bureau, amending requirements related to commercial building registration (by Johnson).
Staff Report:  None.
     Requested Action/Action Taken:  Refer to staff.

Postponed Items

Police Department:

8.  Crime Prevention Specialist Workforce Plan Presentation:
     Report on staff directive to provide 2013 workforce plan (Also in W&M/Budget) (Action Taken 4/3/2013:  Continued to 5/15/2013.)
Staff Report:  Crime Prevention Specialist RCA; Crime Prevention Specialist PWRPT

9.   Public Plaza Resolution:
      Resolution establishing rules for public plazas owned or controlled by the City of Minneapolis.
Staff Report:  Plaza Resolution City Atty Rpts:  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:  5/15/2013
Committee Actions Referred to the Next Council Meeting:  5/10/2013

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