Emergency Regulation No. 2020-10
Whereas, on March 16, 2020, I declared a local public health emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the City of Minneapolis and assumed executive responsibilities attendant thereto; and
Whereas, pursuant to the authority granted to me pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Ch. 12.29, and Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, Sections 128.50 and 128.60, I am authorized to promulgate emergency regulations to protect the public health, safety, and welfare during this declared emergency; and
Whereas, it is a priority that race and equity be of paramount consideration in enacting and carrying out emergency regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic; and
Whereas, on March 17, 2020, I promulgated Emergency Regulation No. 2020-4, which temporarily prohibited the City from accepting or processing new land use applications during the declared local public health emergency; and
Whereas, the City has now developed the technological capacity to conduct required public hearings on land use matters in a virtual, remote fashion.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jacob Frey, Mayor of the City of Minneapolis, do hereby order the following emergency regulation:
Emergency Regulation 2020-4 is hereby rescinded as of Friday, April 10, 2020, and new land use applications can be accepted going forward.
April 9, 2020