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Agenda

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

Minneapolis City Council Agenda

City Council of the City Council
and
Minneapolis Community Development Agency Operating Committee
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
August 14, 2020 - 9:30 am
Online Meeting
Members: Council Members Lisa Bender (President), Andrea Jenkins (Vice-President), Andrew Johnson (Majority Leader), Cam Gordon (Minority Leader), Kevin Reich, Steve Fletcher, Phillipe Cunningham, Jeremiah Ellison, Lisa Goodman, Alondra Cano, Jeremy Schroeder, and Linea Palmisano
(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9; quorum 7)
Clerk: Jackie Hanson, (612) 673-2216

Call to Order

  1. Roll Call.
  2. Adoption of the agenda.
  3. Acceptance of minutes of the regular meeting of Jul 31, 2020, and the adjourned meeting held Jul 24, 2020.
  4. Referral of petitions, communications, and reports of the City officers to the proper Committees.

New Business

  1. Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Mayoral report This link open a new window(2020-00405)
    1. Receiving and filing the Mayoral report relating to the local public health emergency resulting from imminent health conditions caused by the presence of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

    1. Referring to the Budget Committee the Mayor's 2021 Recommended Budget.

Business, Inspections & Zoning Committee
Aug 4, 2020 - Committee Report
  1. Sidebar at Surdyk's, 303 E Hennepin Ave, (Ward 3), for an On Sale Liquor with Limited Entertainment License This link open a new window(2020-00789)
    1. Approving application for Sidebar at Surdyk's, 303 HENNEPIN AVE E Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 3) submitted by Surdyk's Flights, Inc., BLLiquor, LIC382903, for an On Sale Liquor with Limited Entertainment License, subject to final inspection and compliance with all provisions of applicable codes and ordinances. 
  2. Bad Waitress, 2 E 26th St, (Ward 10) for an On Sale Liquor with Limited Entertainment License (upgrade of license) This link open a new window(2020-00790)
    1. Approving application for Bad Waitress, 2 26TH ST E Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 10) submitted by Apollo and Dionysus LLC, BLLiquor, LIC390039, for an On Sale Liquor with Limited Entertainment License (upgrade), subject to final inspection and compliance with all provisions of applicable codes and ordinances.
  3. Heather's, 5210 Chicago Ave, (Ward 11), for an On Sale Wine with Strong Beer, No Live Entertainment License (expansion of premises). This link open a new window(2020-00791)
    1. Approving application for Heather's, 5201 CHICAGO AVE Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 11) submitted by 5201 Chicago LLC, BLAmend, LIC389710, for an On Sale Wine with Strong Beer, No Live Entertainment License (expansion of premises), subject to final inspection and compliance with all provisions of applicable codes and ordinances.
  4. 2021 License Fee Schedule This link open a new window(2020-00709)
    1. Approving the 2021 License Fee Schedule with no increases from the current 2020 License Fee Schedule.

  5. Business subsidy agreement with Northgate Development LLC: 1200 Plymouth Ave N This link open a new window(2020-00735)
    1. Authorizing a business subsidy agreement with Northgate Development LLC, 1200 Plymouth Ave N, and authorizing execution of related documents.
  6. Liquor license approvals for August 4, 2020 This link open a new window(2020-00803)
    1. Mansion at Uptown & The Vault at Mansion, 2901 HENNEPIN AVE Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 10) submitted by Uptown Hospitality Inc, BLAmend, LIC390277
    2. MORRISSEY'S IRISH PUB, 913 LAKE ST W Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 10) submitted by THE TRICOLOUR GROUP LLC, BLAmend, LIC390231
  7. Liquor license renewals for August 4, 2021 This link open a new window(2020-00798)
    1. BOBBY & STEVE'S AUTO WORLD, 5801 NICOLLET AVE Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 11) submitted by Paul's Bobby and Steve's Auto World LLC, BLBeerOff, LIC74757
    2. PUMP AND MUNCH, 4401 NICOLLET AVE Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 8) submitted by Kabalan Co, BLBeerOff, LIC74785
  8. Gambling license approvals for August 4, 2021 This link open a new window(2020-00799)
    1. Firefighters for Healing, 221 CEDAR AVE S Minneapolis, MN, submitted by Firefighters for Healing, BLGeneral, LIC390366
  9. Rental dwelling license reinstatements: 3105, 3112, 3116, 3122, and 3141 22nd Ave S, owner LB Corcoran 5 LLC This link open a new window(2020-00801)
    1. Approving the reinstatement of the Rental Dwelling Licenses for the properties at 3105, 3112, 3116, 3122, and 3141 22nd Ave S, formerly held by Stephen Frenz, to be held by new owner, LB Corcoran 5 LLC, based on verification that said properties are now in compliance with rental licensing standards.

  10. Agreement with Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) for Parkland Dedication and Cooperative Agreement associated with Lake and Hiawatha development project located at 2225 Lake St E This link open a new window(2020-00788)
    1. Authorizing an agreement with Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment (HRA) and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) that includes conveyance of approximately 40,000 square feet of real property ("Market Square") at 2225 Lake Street East for a public plaza to satisfy parkland dedication ordinance for all phases of development.

    2. Authorizing an agreement with Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment (HRA) and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) that includes refunding $190,171.90 of parkland dedication fees previous paid to City of Minneapolis and transferred to MPRB.

  11. Rezoning: Craig Martin, 35 Groveland Terrace This link open a new window(2020-00787)
    1. Approving an application submitted by Craig Martin to rezone (PLAN10915) the property located at 35 Groveland Terrace from the R2 Multiple-Family District to the R3 Multiple-Family District to allow a new three-story residential building with five dwelling units. 

    2. Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 521 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Zoning Districts and Maps Generally.

  12. Rezoning: Michael Pink, 4220-4230 Nicollet Ave This link open a new window(2020-00805)
    1. Approving an application submitted by Michael Pink to rezone (PLAN10938) the property located at 4220 Nicollet Ave from the R2B Multiple-Family District to the OR2 High Density Office Residence District to construct a new 5-story multiple-family dwelling with 47 dwelling units.

    2. Approving an application submitted by Michael Pink to rezone (PLAN10938) the property located at 4230 Nicollet Ave from the OR1 Neighborhood Office Residence District to the OR2 High Density Office Residence District to construct a new 5-story multiple-family dwelling with 47 dwelling units.

    3. Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 521 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Zoning Districts and Maps Generally.

  13. Rezoning: Architectural Consortium, LLC, for South Lyndale Liquors, 5504, 5516, and 5536 Lyndale Ave S This link open a new window(2020-00806)
    1. Approving an application submitted by Architectural Consortium, LLC to rezone (PLAN11022) the properties located at 5504, 5516, and 5536 Lyndale Ave S from the R5 Multiple-Family District to the C2 Neighborhood Corridor Commercial District, retaining the AP Airport Overlay District and PO Pedestrian Oriented Overlay District to construct a new 14,000 sq ft addition to an existing commercial building.

    2. Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 521 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Zoning Districts and Maps Generally.

  14. Alley vacation: Wall Companies, for Snelling Yards Development at 3601 E 44th St This link open a new window(2020-00804)
    1. Approving an application submitted by Wall Companies to vacate (PLAN10774) a portion of the north-south alley north of E 45th St between Hiawatha and Snelling Aves, adjacent to 3601 E 44th St. 

    2. Passage of Resolution vacating a portion of the north-south alley north of E 45th St between Hiawatha and Snelling Aves (Vacation File No. 1743).

    3. Approving an application submitted by Wall Companies to vacate (PLAN10774) the north-south alley in the center of the site located at 3601 E 44th St.

    4. Passage of Resolution vacating the north-south alley in the center of the site located at 3601 E 44th St (Vacation File No. 1744).

  15. Utility easement vacation: Danny Perkins, 336 2nd St NE This link open a new window(2020-00807)
    1. Approving an application submitted by Danny Perkins to vacate (PLAN10979) the utility easements within a portion of the previously vacated 4th Ave NE adjacent to 336 2nd St NE, subject to the retention of easement rights by the City of Minneapolis.

    2. Passage of Resolution vacating the utility easements within a portion of the previously vacated 4th Ave NE adjacent to 336 2nd St NE (Vacation File No. 1742).

  16. Loan for the 927 W Broadway Ave Project: 927-31 W Broadway Ave, 1832 and 1838 Dupont Ave N This link open a new window(2020-00802)
    1. Authorizing a $800,000 Commercial Property Development Fund (CPDF) loan to The 927 Building, LLC, or an affiliated entity, for the redevelopment project at 927-931 West Broadway Ave, 1838 Dupont Ave N, and 1832 Dupont Ave N.

  17. Security personnel requirements for special events policy This link open a new window(2020-00800)
    1. Approving security personnel requirements for Special Events Policy.

Policy & Government Oversight Committee
Aug 6, 2020 - Committee Report
  1. Appointment of City Attorney This link open a new window(2020-00729)
    1. Approving the appointment by the Executive Committee of Jim Rowader to the appointed position of City Attorney for a two-year term beginning Jan 2, 2020.

  2. Cultural Districts ordinance This link open a new window(2020-00446)
    1. Passage of Ordinance amending Title 16 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Planning and Development, adding thereto a new Chapter 428 entitled “Cultural Districts” to establish Cultural District boundaries and policy.

  3. Police Conduct Oversight ordinance This link open a new window(2020-00682)
    1. Passage of Ordinance amending Title 9, Chapter 172 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Fire and Police Protection: Police Conduct Oversight, amending provisions related to the Chief's disciplinary decision as required pursuant to the terms of the Stipulation and Order entered into by the City, the Police Department, and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights in Hennepin County District Court File No. 27-cv-20-8182.

  4. Sabathani Senior Housing Tax Increment Financing Plan This link open a new window(2020-00752)
    1. Passage of Resolution approving the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan for Sabathani Senior Housing at 3701 3rd Ave S.

    2. Passage of Resolution authorizing the issuance of "Pay-As-You-Go" TIF note to Sabathani Community Center, or an affiliate, in a principle amount not to exceed $745,400.

    3. Authorizing a TIF redevelopment contract and other necessary documents related to the recommended actions with Sabathani Community Center, or an affiliate.

  5. Community Safety and Violence Prevention charter amendment This link open a new window(2020-00668)
    1. Deleting from the agenda an ordinance, to be submitted to the voters, proposing amendments to Article VII of the City Charter relating to Administration and Article VIII of the City Charter relating to Officers and Other Employees, pertaining to 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.

  6. PERIS Development Project Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) extension This link open a new window(2020-00794)
    1. Approving an extension of the PERIS Development Project Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) award to Dec 31, 2020.

  7. Affordable Housing Trust Fund Contingency Pool Loan for Sabathani Affordable Senior Housing Project This link open a new window(2020-00795)
    1. Approving an additional Affordable Housing Trust Fund loan of up to $650,000 for the Sabathani Affordable Senior Housing Project.

  8. 2020 Hennepin County Transit Oriented Development Program applications This link open a new window(2020-00813)
    1. Passage of Resolution acknowledging support for projects that submitted applications to the 2020 Hennepin County Transit-Oriented Development Program, as follows:

      1. Family Tree Clinic Expansion (1925 Nicollet Ave), Family Tree Clinic;
      2. Juxtaposition Arts Campus Acquisition (2007 Emerson Ave N), Juxtaposition Arts;
      3. Minneapolis American Indian Center Expansion (1530 Franklin Ave E), Minneapolis American Indian Center; and
      4. West Lake Quarter (3430 List Pl, 3421 Lake St W, 3441 31st Street, 3140 Abbott Ave S, and 3404 List Pl), Calhoun Towers Development LLC.
  9. Contract amendment with Ann Godfrey for public art coordination This link open a new window(2020-00821)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-42619 with Ann Godfrey, in the amount of $37,950 for a total amount not to exceed $212,850, for additional services associated with coordinating public art projects.

  10. Contract with VenueNext for Target Center Point of Sale System This link open a new window(2020-00812)
    1. Authorizing a contract with VenueNext, in the amount of $873,066.60, for providing a Point of Sale (POS) system and POS consulting services for Target Center.

  11. Contract amendment with Schindler Elevator Corporation for Target Center Escalator Refurbishment Project This link open a new window(2020-00808)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0000739 with Schindler Elevator Corporation, in the amount of $22,000 for a total amount not to exceed $3,388,000, for additional work completed on the Target Center Escalator Refurbishment Project and contract closeout.

  12. Grant application to National Endowment for the Arts "Our Town" grants for creative professional support and creative engagement This link open a new window(2020-00822)
    1. Authorizing the submittal of a grant application to the National Endowment for the Arts, in the amount of $150,000 for a one-year period, to implement artist-led community engagement as part of the City's redistricting efforts and support the delivery of business events tailored to the needs of diverse creative sector workers, businesses, and organizations in response to the economic conditions faced as a result of COVID-19.

  13. Corporation for National and Community Service grant for AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) and administrative support for North Minneapolis Promise Zone This link open a new window(2020-00828)
    1. Accepting a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service, in the amount of $20,000, for a one-year program for a cohort of up to nine AmeriCorps VISTAs and additional administrative support for the North Minneapolis Promise Zone.

    2. Authorizing an agreement with the Corporation for National and Community Service for the grant.

    3. Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to the City Coordinator's Office.

  14. Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee (CLIC) appointment This link open a new window(2020-00792)
    1. Approving the Council appointment of Thorbjorn Adam, Seat 12, Ward 6, to fill an unexpired two-year term beginning Jan 1, 2019, and ending Dec 31, 2020.

  15. Contract amendment with Ebert, Inc. for Fire Station No. 4 Renovation Project This link open a new window(2020-00797)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0001757 with Ebert, Inc., in the amount of $131,368.88 for a total amount not to exceed $2,772,334.89, for construction modifications due to unforeseen existing soil conditions, code related electrical updates, lighting control updates, and minor architectural finish updates for the Fire Station No. 4 Renovations Project.

  16. Minnesota Department of Human Services grant for peacetime emergency relief for community mental health services and supports This link open a new window(2020-00827)
    1. Accepting a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, in the amount of $18,295, for peacetime emergency relief for community mental health services and supports for the period Aug 2, 2020, thru Feb 1, 2021.

    2. Authorizing an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Human Services for the grant.

    3. Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to the Health Department.

  17. Contract with HealthPartners and Minnesota Occupational Health for occupational health services This link open a new window(2020-00841)
    1. Authorizing an agreement with HealthPartners and/or Minnesota Occupational Health, in the amount of $500,000 per year, for occupational health services such as pre-employment physicals, reasonable suspicion testing, fitness for duty, return to work physicals, and other workplace safety needs.

  18. Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution This link open a new window(2020-00814)
    1. Passage of Resolution urging the Minnesota State Board of Investment to start a process to fully divest from fossil fuels in 2020.

  19. Contract amendment with Smart Data Solutions, Inc. (SDS) for scanning, record labeling, and data transfer services This link open a new window(2020-00817)
    1. Authorizing an extension to Contract No. C-37324 with Smart Data Solutions, Inc. (SDS) through Aug 31, 2021, for scanning, record labeling, and data transfer services for the City’s Enterprise Content Management System (ECMS).

  20. Contract amendment with Konnech, Inc. for support and maintenance of the City’s Elections Management System This link open a new window(2020-00816)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-40044 with Konnech, Inc. (Konnech), in the amount of $50,000 for a total amount not to exceed $435,000, and an extension through Sept 23, 2022, for the support and maintenance of the City’s Elections Management System.

  21. Contract amendment with InTech Software Solutions, Inc. for staff augmentation consulting services This link open a new window(2020-00815)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-44477, Work Order No. 3, with InTech Software Solutions, Inc., in the amount of $200,000 for a total amount not to exceed $700,000, for staff augmentation consulting services supporting the City’s legacy content management and document management systems.

  22. State of Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management Joint Powers Agreement for bomb disposal units This link open a new window(2020-00818)
    1. Authorizing a State of Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management Joint Powers Agreement with the Minnesota State Fire Marshal, in the amount of $37,500, for out-state mitigation of hazardous and explosive materials by the Police Bomb Unit, for a period of five years beginning July 1, 2020.

    2. Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds into the Police Department.

  23. Contract amendment with Hennepin County Human Services for mental health services This link open a new window(2020-00819)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0000875 with Hennepin County Human Services and the Public Health Department, in the amount of $150,000 for a total amount not to exceed $480,000, for providing mental health services to city residents experiencing a mental health crisis.

  24. National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Pandemic Response and Recovery Grant for 2020 Mobility Hub Project This link open a new window(2020-00829)
    1. Accepting a grant from the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), in the amount of $25,000, to support the 2020 Mobility Hub Project.

    2. Authorizing an agreement with the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) for the grant.

    3. Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to the Public Works Department.

  25. Agreement with Northern States Power (Xcel Energy) for fleet electrification This link open a new window(2020-00810)
    1. Authorizing an agreement with Northern States Power (Xcel Energy) for fleet electrification.

  26. Capital project closeouts and appropriation and revenue adjustments within the City's Capital Project Fund This link open a new window(2020-00836)
    1. Passage of Resolution amending the 2020 Capital Improvement Appropriation Resolution authorizing closure and appropriation adjustments for capital projects, as indicated on Schedules A thru C, and reallocations and redistributions of excess revenues to projects requiring additional funding.

  27. Contract amendment with S.M. Hentges and Sons, Inc. for 28th Ave S Bridge Replacement Project This link open a new window(2020-00830)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0000940 with S.M. Hentges and Sons, Inc., in the amount of $465,671.84 for a total amount not to exceed $2,691,584.59, for project changes due to unforeseen conditions, utility conflicts, and weather-related costs for the 28th Ave S Bridge Replacement Project.

  28. Contract amendment with Landbridge Ecological, Inc. for Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Planting Project This link open a new window(2020-00831)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-40084 with Landbridge Ecological, Inc., in the amount of $18,540.70 for a total amount not to exceed $976,522.52, for additional services associated with the Nicollet Mall Reconstruction Planting Project, all in accordance with City specifications.

  29. Contract amendment with Our Streets Minneapolis for Open Streets 2021 This link open a new window(2020-00811)
    1. Authorizing an extension to Contract No. C-42564 with Our Streets Minneapolis (formerly the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition) for a one-year period, through Dec 31, 2021, to provide services for the 2021 Open Streets season. 

  30. Contract with ABM Parking Services, Inc. for professional management services for municipal parking system This link open a new window(2020-00796)
    1. Authorizing a contract with ABM Parking Services, Inc., in the amount of $122,000,000 for a three-year term, with two one-year renewal options, for professional management of the municipal parking system.

  31. Contract with Hennepin County for Portland Ave (60th St E to 67th St E) Project This link open a new window(2020-00832)
    1. Authorizing a cooperative funding agreement with Hennepin County for pedestrian safety and traffic signal improvements included in the Portland Ave (60th St E to 67th St E) Project.

  32. Columbia Heights Campus Upgrades Project: Appropriation increase This link open a new window(2020-00833)
    1. Passage of Resolution approving an increase of $360,000 in the 2020 Public Works Water Capital Improvements appropriation for the Columbia Heights Campus Upgrades Project.

  33. Hennepin Ave Street Reconstruction Project (Washington Ave to 12th St): Appropriation and revenue increase This link open a new window(2020-00834)
    1. Passage of Resolution approving an increase in the appropriation and revenue for the Hennepin Ave (Washington Ave to 12th St) Street Reconstruction Project by $2,281,200 in Metropolitan Council funds due to an increase in permanent and temporary easements and construction costs.

  34. Grand Ave S (Lake St to 48th St W) Street Reconstruction Project: Layout approval and easements This link open a new window(2020-00835)
    1. Approving the layout for the Grand Ave S Street Reconstruction Project between Lake St and 48th St W.

    2. Authorizing negotiation with private property owners to acquire easements and additional right of way if necessary for the project.

  35. Bid for Aldrich Ave Water Main Crossing Project This link open a new window(2020-00809)
    1. Accepting the low bid of Minger Construction Companies, Inc., submitted on Event No. 1058, in the amount of $2,693,575.10, to provide all materials, labor, equipment, and incidentals necessary for the Aldrich Ave Water Main Crossing Project, and authorizing a contract for the project, all in accordance with City specifications.

  36. Defense and Indemnification Policy revisions This link open a new window(2020-00838)
    1. Passage of Resolution approving revisions to the City's Defense and Indemnification Policy to allow for clearer standards and more transparency regarding the basis for determinations on requests for defense and indemnification.

Introduction & Referral Calendar

  1. Short-term rentals ordinance (Zoning Code) This link open a new window(2020-00839)
    1. Pursuant to notice, motion by Fletcher to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, for first reading and referral to the Business, Inspections & Zoning Committee, establishing regulations for short-term rental units:

      1. Chapter 520 Introductory Provisions.
      2. Chapter 535 Regulations of General Applicability.
      3. Chapter 536 Specific Development Standards.
      4. Chapter 546 Residence Districts.
      5. Chapter 547 Office Residence Districts.
      6. Chapter 548 Commercial Districts.
      7. Chapter 549 Downtown Districts.
      8. Chapter 551 Overlay Districts.
  2. University Area Overlay District ordinance This link open a new window(2020-00840)
    1. Pursuant to notice, motion by Gordon to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code, for first reading and referral to the Business, Inspections & Zoning Committee, amending the standards of the University Area Overlay District:

      1. Chapter 520 Introductory Provisions
      2. Chapter 521 Zoning Districts and Maps Generally
      3. Chapter 551 Overlay Districts

Resolutions

  1. 2020 Urban Scholars honorary resolution This link open a new window(2020-00860)
    1. Passage of Resolution recognizing contributions of Urban Scholars.

Closed Session

  1. Labor contract negotiations update This link open a new window(2019-01333)
    1. Adjourn to a closed session to receive an update on labor contract negotiations.

Addendum

  1. Requirements for off-duty police officers This link open a new window(2020-00628)
    1. Requesting that the Police Department report to the Policy & Government Oversight Committee on Aug 20, 2020, with a full list of businesses that currently use off-duty Minneapolis police officers as security; and further requesting that the Police Department create and maintain a public-facing list of businesses that use off-duty Minneapolis police officers as security.

  2. Federal Legislative Agenda This link open a new window(2017-01031)
    1. Approving an amendment to the City's Federal Legislative Agenda in the American Community Survey and the 2020 Census section by adding a statement opposing any 2020 Census Bureau operational changes that would hinder a complete, inclusive, fair and accurate count; and rejecting any redistricting policies which violate the constitutional right of persons to be included in the decennial census.

  3. Economic and rebuilding recovery strategies This link open a new window(2020-00705)
    1. Directing City staff, in recognition of the damages and losses from civil unrest in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, as follows:

      1. Issue demolition permits, waive associated fees, and refund associated fees already paid for business applicants who experienced damage or loss as a result of the civil unrest.
      2. Provide analysis of and a plan for waiving and refunding all other applicable administrative fees related to clean-up, recovery, and rebuilding efforts from property owners, businesses, and other affected entities which directly experienced damage or loss as a result of the civil unrest.
      3. Immediately prioritize all applications, permits, and processes for these efforts.
      4. Evaluate waiving steps that may otherwise unnecessarily delay any approvals as legally or contractually able.
      5. Evaluate waiving and refunding charges imposed by the City for fencing to secure properties and other assessments related to the civil unrest.
      6. Launch a public webpage detailing what efforts the City has taken and is taking to assist with these efforts. This webpage is to be regularly updated.
      7. Provide additional recommendations that may help ease and speed these clean-up, recovery, and rebuilding efforts.
      8. Update the City Council and Mayor on a weekly basis, beginning on Aug 21, on specific fees that may be waived, the process for waiving the fees, fiscal impacts of additional waivers, and the progress towards eliminating barriers and other progress made towards the aforementioned directions.

Announcements

Adjournment


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