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May 23, 2012

Series of votes set on Convention Center, Target Center, and new stadium funding

WHAT:             The City of Minneapolis will act on special State legislation that would repurpose existing hospitality taxes collected in Minneapolis to support the Minneapolis Convention Center, Target Center and a new stadium in Downtown East.

WHEN:             Thursday, May 24, 10 a.m.
The Intergovernmental Relations subcommittee of the Council’s Committee of the Whole will vote on whether to provide local approval to legislation that was approved by the legislature earlier this month. A draft resolution has been prepared that, if approved by the committee, will be voted on by the City Council the next day.

                        Friday, May 25, 9:30 a.m.
If Thursday’s resolution is approved by committee, the full City Council will take two related votes at its regular meeting on Friday, May 25. The first vote would be on whether to add the repurposing of Convention Center taxes to the City’s legislative agenda, which was approved by the Intergovernmental Relations subcommittee in April.

                        The second vote would be on the resolution to approve the special legislation approved by the legislature earlier this month, which would support the Convention Center, Target Center, and a new stadium. If the resolution is adopted by the City Council, it will be submitted to Mayor Rybak for final approval.

                        To see all the supporting documentation on the issues being considered by the committee and the City Council, see item two on the Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee agenda.

WHERE:           City Council Chamber, Room 317 of City Hall, 350 S. Fifth St.

MORE:             These meetings will be broadcast live on Minneapolis 79 (Comcast Cable channel 79 in Minneapolis). Viewers can also watch the live broadcast on the City of Minneapolis website at www.minneapolismn.gov/tv/79 or on a smartphone at http://minneapolis.implex.net/video.htm.

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Published May 23, 2012