Committee of the Whole Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
December 12, 2013
10:00 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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Members Present: Council Members Lilligren (Chair), Glidden (IGR Chair), Reich, Gordon, Hofstede, Johnson, Samuels, Goodman, Schiff, Quincy, Colvin Roy and Hodges - (quorum 7)

Members Absent:  Council Member Tuthill

Council Committee Coordinator:  Jackie Hanson (612) 673-2046

Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee Items

IGR Department
1.  Federal/State/Local Update:
     Receive and file update, if any, provided by IGR staff.
Staff Report:  Not available at time of web publication
No Action Taken.
Referred by City Council 11/12/2013
2.  Filing Fees for Municipal Office:
     Charter Commission's transmittal recommending an amendment to the Minneapolis City Charter, for passage by Ordinance, relating to the filing fees for municipal elections.
     Public Hearing held 12/5/2013.
Staff Report:  Letter of Transmittal; Municipal Filing Fee Ordinance
Action Taken:  Approved.  Direction to the City Clerk to work with the City Attorney to draft a letter to the Charter Commission, in response to the proposal to amend the Charter with regard to filing fees, to include the following components:
Indicate there is strong support for increasing the filing fee, outline the concerns from the City Attorney's Office regarding the Plain Language Charter not being effective until 2015, and commit to work and communicate with the Charter Commission to work on the best course of action with regard to the issue.

Public Hearing

Department of Neighborhood & Community Relations

3.  Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC):
     Consider two appointments, one City Council and one Mayoral, to the NCEC.
     Expedited Action Requested.

Staff Report:  NCEC Appointments RCA   

Action Taken:  Approved.

Reports of Committees

The Reports of Committees portion of the agenda is an opportunity for Council Members to review the recommendations from each committee coming forward to the full Council meeting the following day for consideration. There are no actions taken during this portion of the meeting, and no public comment is allowed.  The agendas for each committee bringing forward a report are linked to this document electronically.


Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

Next Committee Meeting:  January, 2014
Next Council Meeting:  December 13, 2013
Pursuant to Council rules, Committee Actions referred to the Council Meeting in January, 2014

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