Public Safety, Civil Rights and Emergency Management Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
April 30, 2014 – 1:30 p.m.
Room 317, City Hall
Members Present: Council Members Blong Yang (Chair), Cam Gordon, Kevin Reich, Barbara Johnson, Abdi Warsame and Linea Palmisano (Quorum 4)
Council Committee Coordinator: Irene Kasper 612-673-2219
1. Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program Grant:
Authorize application to the US Department of Justice-Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program for up to $1,000,000 in grant funds over a 3-year period for a ‘Community Strategies’ approach to concentrated areas of crime in the Northside (Also in W&M).
Action Taken: Approved.
2. Major League Baseball All Star Game:
Approve Joint Powers Agreements to be signed by participating city, county and state agencies that are willing to provide public safety and security services to the City of Minneapolis related to the 2014 Major League Baseball All Star Game from Friday, July 11 through Wednesday, July 16, 2014 (Also in W&M).
Action Taken: Approved.
Department of Civil Rights
3. Equitable Solutions for One Minneapolis, a Racial Equity Framework:
Approve the following recommendations:
a) That the Racial Equity Assessment and guides be used by all departments in the City;
b) Authorize the Racial Equity Staff Team, with department heads and other staff as appropriate to 1) recommend accountability standards for executive leadership; 2) meaningfully engage with community organizations and other stakeholders to assess and track progress to achieve racially equitable outcomes; 3) identify data upon which to gauge improvement of racial equity outcomes;
c) Authorize appropriate staff to amend the Request for Council Action form to include racial equity questions that will be used to gauge how the City Council views its policy work through a racial equity lens;
d) Authorize the Racial Equity Staff Team to recommend appropriate reporting mechanisms to provide the Council with regular reports on work to achieve racially equitable outcomes.
Action Taken: 1) Received & filed the report and presentation;
2) Staff directed to: a. Conduct a Study Session for the City Council by the end of June that will include discussions of key policy decisions and a community stakeholder engagement plan related to the Racial Equity Framework as well as a timeline for completion of the Equitable Solutions equity assessment tool kit; b. Report on the continued development of the Racial Equity Framework, Equitable Solutions for One Minneapolis, to the Public Safety, Civil Rights, and Emergency Management Committee (PSCR&EM) by July 15, 2014, and to Committee of the Whole (COW) by July 23, 2014; c. Analyze budget impacts for implementation of the Racial Equity Framework, and ensure budget requests for 2015 are forward to the Mayor and the City Council for inclusion in the 2015 budget process;
3) Create a Racial Equity Policy Workgroup convened and chaired by the Mayor, at her request, to assist in ongoing oversight of the development of the Racial Equity Framework, the Racial Equity Action Plan and additional related initiatives, as well as to develop tools appropriate for use by the City Council and Mayor to view policy decisions through a racial equity lens. The workgroup will include Council Vice President Glidden, Council Member Gordon and Council Member Yang as well as the department heads identified in Resolution 2012R-456 and other staff from the Equitable Solutions Staff Team as appropriate, including the City Clerk. A report from this group will be included with the presentations to the PSCR&EM and COW Committees as previously designated; &
4) Refer to Committee of the Whole the matter of the updated Affirmative Action Plan.
Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05
Next Committee Meeting: May 14, 2014
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: May 9, 2014
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Last updated Apr 30, 2014