Whereas, on April 12, 2021, pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, Ch. 12.29, and Minneapolis Code of Ordinances (MCO), Section 128.50, I did declare a state of local emergency in response to the civil disturbance and unrest in multiple areas throughout the City of Minneapolis; and
Whereas, pursuant to the emergency declaration, the Mayor is authorized to promulgate emergency regulations pursuant to MCO Section 128.60 to protect the public health, safety, and welfare; and
Whereas, it is my obligation as Mayor of the City of Minneapolis to restore and keep order within the City of Minneapolis to mitigate against and avoid risks of further potential damage to life and property, to reduce disruption to essential public services, to assure continued local governmental operations, to protect the general health and safety of the community, and to organize and direct an orderly recovery and restoration of peace.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jacob Frey, Mayor of the City of Minneapolis, do hereby declare pursuant to this emergency regulation that:
- That a nighttime curfew is hereby imposed in all public places within the City of Minneapolis, including streets, from 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 12, until 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13, and during the hours of curfew, all persons must not travel on any public street or in any public place.
- All law enforcement, fire, medical personnel, and clearly identified media, as well as other personnel authorized by the City of Minneapolis are exempt from the curfew. Individuals traveling directly to and from work, and those that are seeking care, fleeing dangerous circumstances, or experiencing homelessness are also exempt.
- The Office of the Mayor of the City of Minneapolis shall designate the additional Minneapolis personnel that are exempt from the curfew pursuant to Paragraph 2 above.
- The following City-contracted groups and their members are exempt from the curfew: A Mother’s Love, Center for Multicultural Mediation, NACDI (Native American Community Development Institute), Corcoran Neighborhood Organization and T.O.U.C.H. Outreach, C.E.O. (Change Equals Opportunity), Restoration Inc. and We Push for Peace.
- For purposes of this emergency regulation, "travel" includes, without limitation, travel on foot, bicycle, skateboard, scooter, motorcycle, automobile, or public transit, or any other mode of transporting a person from one location to another.
- For purposes of this emergency regulation, "public place" means any place, whether on privately or publicly owned property, accessible to the general public, including but not limited to public streets and roads, alleys, highways, driveways, sidewalks, parks, vacant lots, and unsupervised property.
- A violation of this emergency regulation is a misdemeanor offense and is punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000.00 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 12.45, and MCO Section 1.30.
April 12, 2021