Public Safety, Civil Rights & Health Committee

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
September 25, 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 2:00 p.m.

Council Members Schiff, Goodman

1.  Animal Adoption Policy:
     Consider resolution ensuring adoptable animals find a forever home.
Staff Report:   Adoptable Animals RESL; Mpls Animal Control Rpt; KH Data 
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Consent Items

Department of 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 20130925
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Health Department

3.  School Based Clinic Billing, Data Management & Consulting/Training Services:
     Authorize amendment to contract with Pat Neska and Associates, extending to 8/31/2014, & increasing contract amount to a new total of $640,000 (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Pat Neska Contr Amend RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

4.  U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration/Maternal Child Health Research Program Grant Application:
     Authorize application for 3-year grant, $900,000, beginning 4/1/2014, to implement & study the benefits of engaging expectant fathers (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Maternal Child Program Grant Appl RCA 
     Action Taken:  Approved.   

5.  U.S. Department of Justice/Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Grant Award:
     Authorize accept & appropriate grant award, $245,223, for youth violence prevention activities; Approve appropriation increase (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  YVP Grant RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Police Department

6.  MN Department of Public Safety/Office of Traffic Safety Toward Zero Deaths Grant Award:
     Authorize accept & appropriate grant award, $453,740, and enter into agreements with Police Departments of the UofM, Golden Valley, Crystal, Hopkins, Robbinsdale & New Hope to share grant funds to be determined (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Traffic Safety Grant Award RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

7.  U.S. Department of Justice/Office on Violence Against Women Grant Award:
     Authorize accept & appropriate grant award, $900,000, & execute a contract with US DOJ; Authorize contract with domestic violence advocacy agencies as designated in the grant proposal; Approve appropriation increases for Police & City Attorney (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  US DOJ Grant Award RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

8.  Police K-9s:
     Authorize contract with Law Enforcement Technology Group, LLC, for tracking of activity of Police K-9’s (Also in W&M/Budget).
Staff Report:  Police K-9 Tracking RCA
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Referred from City Council 8/2/2013

9.  Security Services at Gopher Football Games:
     Report referred back from Council re Accept & appropriate funds from the University of Minnesota, $16,000, and authorize contract agreement for Mpls Police to provide security at Gopher football games at the TCF Bank Stadium (Also in W&M/Budget) (Action Taken 8/7/2013:  Postponed). 
Staff Report:  Revised Security Services RCA 
     Action Taken:  Approved.

Discussion Item

Health Department

10.  Public Health Advisory Committee 2012 Annual Report.
Staff Report:  PHAC Annual Rpt RCA; PHAC Annual Rpt PwrPt; PHAC Annual RPT
     Requested Action/Action Taken: Received & filed.

Postponed Item

11. Public Plaza Resolution:
      Resolution establishing rules for public plazas owned or controlled by the City of Minneapolis.
Staff Report:  Plaza Resolution
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 Printed Agenda

Health Department

12. Nextgen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc:
      Authorize amendments #2 & #3 to contract for modifications in services for electronic health records for the school based clinic program.
Staff Report:  Nextgen Amends RCA
     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 Committee Meeting:  10/9/2013
Committee Actions Referred to the Next Council Meeting:  10/4/2013


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