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

Charter Commission Agenda

Adjourned Meeting
July 21, 2020 - 6:00 pm
Online Meeting
Members: Barry Clegg (Chair), Jan Sandberg (Vice-Chair), Peter Ginder (Secretary), Greg Abbott, Dan Cohen, Jill Garcia, Alvaro Giraud-Isaacson, Andrew Kozak, Barbara Lickness, Jana Metge, Toni Newborn, Matt Perry, Lyall Schwarzkopf, Andrea Rubenstein, and Christopher Smith (Quorum: 8)
Clerk: Adrian Benjamin, (612) 673-2216

Call to Order

  1. 2 Roll Call.
  2. 3 Adoption of the agenda.
  3. 4 Acceptance of minutes of Jul 15, 2020, Charter Commission.
  4. 5 Chair's Report.

Public Hearing

  1. 6 Proposed Charter amendment related to community safety and violence prevention This link open a new window(CH2020-00014)
    1. Considering a proposal to amend the City Charter to address the creation of a new Charter Department to provide for community safety and violence prevention, and the removal of the Police Department as a Charter Department, Article VII and Article VIII.


Members of the Charter Commission may participate remotely by telephone or other electronic means due to the local public health emergency (novel coronavirus pandemic) declared on March 16, 2020, pursuant to the provisions of MN Statutes Section 13D.021. A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

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Next Charter Commission meeting: Jul 27, 2020
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