City Council holding study sessions on elements of City’s new government structure

September 6, 2022

The City Council’s Committee of the Whole will hold two study sessions tomorrow, Sept. 7 on elements of the City’s new executive mayor-legislative council system of government, including one on the vision for the proposed Office of Community Safety and another on the proposed Legislative Department.

Study sessions

  • 10 a.m. – Proposed Office of Community Safety. The Office of Community Safety would integrate five departments: 911, Fire, the Office of Emergency Management, Police and a new department to be created named Neighborhood Safety, which would include the Office of Violence Prevention.
  • 1:30 p.m. – Proposed Legislative Department. This presentation will follow up on an initial recommendation presented April 26 at the Committee of the Whole’s Government Structure Subcommittee meeting.
  • The sessions will be held in City Council Chambers, room 317, City Hall, 350 S. Fifth St. Watch online.

Next steps

The City Council’s Committee of the Whole is scheduled to hold a presentation on the draft government structure ordinance 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 and a public hearing on the ordinance at its Oct. 4 meeting.

In November 2021, Minneapolis voters approved an amendment to the City Charter to adopt the executive mayor-legislative council form of government. The executive mayor serves as the City’s chief executive officer and the City Council is the City’s legislative and primary policy-making body.

Learn more about the City’s new government structure