Charter amendment proposals

Learn more about charter amendments that the Charter Commission and City Council are considering.

Current proposals

Government structure charter amendment

This is a proposed charter amendment initiated by the Charter Commission to be referred to voters as a question on the November 2021 ballot. It proposes to establish a government structure that clearly defines and separates power between an executive mayor and a legislative council.

Public safety charter amendment (Petition)

This is a proposed charter amendment initiated by citizen petition, organized by the Yes 4 Minneapolis Committee, to be referred to voters as a question on the November 2021 ballot. It proposes removing the Police Department as a standalone charter department and creating a new Public Safety Department.

June 30, 2021

July 23, 2021

Aug. 13, 2021

Aug. 18, 2021

Aug 19, 2021

Aug. 20, 2021

Sept. 7, 2021

Sept. 14, 2021

Sept. 15, 2021

Sept. 16, 2021

Rent stabilization charter amendments

These are proposed charter amendments initiated by the City Council to be referred to voters as questions on the November 2021 ballot. 

See rent stabilization charter amendment (2021-00104)

Both questions pertain to rent stabilization law; specifically, to authorize such power by:

1. Council initiative (Article IV), which would give Council the power to adopt a rent stabilization ordinance or refer a rent stabilization ordinance to the voters.

2. Resident initiative (Article I), which provides a petition process for residents to refer a rent stabilization ordinance to voters. Failed

Public safety charter amendment (City Council) Withdrawn

This is a proposed charter amendment initiated by the City Council to be referred to voters as a question on the November 2021 ballot. It proposes removing the Police Department as a standalone charter department and creating a new Public Safety Department, which would include law enforcement.