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An outline of matters presented during the meeting arranged by a prescribed order.

Committee of the Whole Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council
Minneapolis Community Development Agency Operating Committee
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
December 11, 2019 - 1:30 pm
Room 317, City Hall
Members: Council Members Andrea Jenkins (Chair), Phillipe Cunningham (Vice-Chair), Kevin Reich, Cam Gordon, Steve Fletcher, Jeremiah Ellison, Abdi Warsame, Lisa Goodman, Alondra Cano, Lisa Bender, Jeremy Schroeder, Andrew Johnson, and Linea Palmisano (Quorum: 7)
Clerk: Ken Dahler, (612) 673-2216


  1. 2 Las Charolas Restaurant, 417 E Lake St, (Ward 9) for an On Sale Wine with Strong Beer License, No Live Entertainment This link open a new window(2019-01414)
    1. Amending Council Action 2019A-0906, to correct the corporate name for LIC380557, to read as follows: LAS CHAROLAS RESTAURANT, 417 LAKE ST E Minneapolis, MN, submitted by Jaimes Enterprises LLC, BLWine, LIC380557
  2. 3 2020 House District 60A Special Primary and General Election judge appointments This link open a new window(2019-01415)
    1. Approving the appointment of election judges to serve in the 14 precincts in House District 60A, Health Care Facilities, and Absentee Ballot Board for the 2020 House District 60A Special Primary and General Election.

    2. Authorizing the Elections Director to appoint additional election judges as necessary.

Race Equity Subcommittee

  1. 4 Racial Equity Community Advisory Committee appointments This link open a new window(2019-01410)
    1. Approving the Council appointment of Margarita Ortega, Seat 9, Ward 9, for an unexpired two-year term beginning May 1, 2018, and ending Apr 30, 2020.

    2. Confirming the Mayoral appointment of Jocelyn Shardlow, Seat 15, Ward 3, for an unexpired two-year term beginning May 1, 2018, and ending Apr 30, 2020.


  1. 5 Restorative-justice and Adult Diversion Workgroup staff direction This link open a new window(2019-01417)
    1. Directing the City Attorney’s Office in collaboration with the Police Department to convene and lead the "Restorative-justice and Adult Diversion" Workgroup (to include representatives from the Office of Violence Prevention, the Coordinator’s Human Trafficking Prevention initiative, and the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department) tasked with developing a wrap-around services and harm reduction pilot program that addresses livability offenses such as, but not limited to, street-level drug sales and commercial sexual exploitation, and reporting back with its recommendations to the Public Safety & Emergency Management Committee by Apr 1, 2020, in order to launch a pilot program by Jun 1, 2020, that will:

      1. Utilize technical assistance from the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion’s (LEAD) National Support Bureau to lay the foundations of the pilot program and provide training to City staff and community partners;
      2. Center a strong collaboration between the Police Department and social service providers to address the root causes of the livability offenses;
      3. Use a proactive, consistent, and culturally-relevant case management model coupled with a timeline, budget, clear metrics, and goals that show evidence-based progress towards a reduction in crime and increased community safety; and
      4. Engage Hennepin County and other government agencies to strengthen the pilot program’s service delivery and diversify its funding sources.
    1. Passage of Resolution supporting the resettlement of refugees to the City of Minneapolis.

Reports of Committees

The Reports of Committees portion of the agenda is an opportunity for Council Members to review recommendations coming forward to the next full council meeting for consideration. Reports for each committee are linked to this document below.

A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.
Actions referred to Council: Dec 13, 2019
Next Committee meeting: Jan 15, 2020
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