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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
February 26, 2021 - 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, Jamal Osman, 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
  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(2021-00102)
    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).

  2. Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): State of Emergency This link open a new window(2020-00391)
    1. Passage of Resolution amending Resolution 2020R-075 entitled “Approving and extending the Mayor’s Declaration of Local Public Health Emergency resulting from imminent health conditions caused by the presence of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19),” adopted March 19, 2020, ratifying and extending Mayoral Regulations 2021-1 and 2021-2.

Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee
Feb 16, 2021 - Committee Report
  1. Elevator and conveyance device ordinance This link open a new window(2020-01283)
    1. Passage of Ordinance amending Title 5 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Building Code, amending and repealing provisions related to elevators and conveyance devices:

      1. Chapter 85 Building Code Established.
      2. Chapter 91 Fees.
  2. Prieto Taqueria Bar, 4751 Nicollet Ave, (Ward 11), for an On Sale Liquor, with Sunday Sales, No Live Entertainment License This link open a new window(2021-00222)
    1. Approving application for Prieto Taqueria Bar, 4751 NICOLLET AVE Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 11) submitted by Prieto Taqueria Bar 2 LLC, BLLiquor, LIC390843, for an On-Sale Liquor, with Sunday Sales, No Live Entertainment License, subject to final inspection and compliance with all provisions of applicable codes and ordinances.
  3. Cedar Inn, 4155 Cedar Ave S, (Ward 12), for an On Sale Wine, with Strong Beer, Limited Entertainment License (Upgrade) This link open a new window(2021-00221)
    1. Approving application for Cedar Inn, 4155 CEDAR AVE S Minneapolis, MN, (Ward 12), submitted by Harry's Cedar Inn Inc, BLAmend, LIC392672, for an On-Sale Wine, with Strong Beer, Limited Entertainment License, subject to final inspection and compliance with all provisions of applicable codes and ordinances.
  4. Certificate of Appropriateness appeal: Ben Sandvig, 408 1st St N This link open a new window(2021-00230)
    1. Denying an appeal submitted by Ben Sandvig regarding the decision of the Heritage Preservation Commission denying a Certificate of Appropriateness (PLAN11769) to replace garage doors on the front elevation of the property located at 408 1st St N in the Warehouse Historic District.

  5. Loring Towers Bond Issuance: 15 Grant St E This link open a new window(2021-00225)
    1. Passage of Resolution granting approval for Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority to undertake a housing project on behalf of Loring Towers MN Housing, L.P., for a project at 15 Grant St E, through the issuance of up to $30,000,000 of Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds. 

  6. 2020 Emergency Solutions Grant Supplemental Funding (ESG-CV) Rapid Rehousing funding recommendations This link open a new window(2021-00226)
    1. Approving up to $773,838 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) grant funds to Aliveness for its rapid rehousing program.

    2. Approving up to $123,686 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) grant funds to HousingLink for its rapid rehousing program.

    3. Approving up to $1,105,355 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) grant funds to Vail Place for its rapid rehousing program.

    4. Approving up to $402,687 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) grant funds to Youth Link for its rapid rehousing program.

    5. Authorizing a Joint Powers Agreement with Hennepin County to administer Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) Rapid Rehousing Funds.

  7. Extension of the Minneapolis Small and Medium Multifamily Loan Program (SMMF) program participation agreement This link open a new window(2021-00228)
    1. Authorizing a 5-year extension (through 2025) of the existing Participation Agreement with Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) for the SMMF Pilot, and annual amendments to reflect increased City participation subject to annual appropriations.

  8. Rezoning: Joshua Howe, on behalf of Optimistic Partners, 655 19th Ave NE This link open a new window(2021-00229)
    1. Approving an application submitted by Joshua Howe, on behalf of  Optimistic Partners, to rezone (PLAN11363) the property located at 655 19th Ave NE to add the Industrial Living Overlay District to establish a reception hall and three dwelling units within the existing 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.

  9. Owner-occupancy requirement for accessory dwelling units ordinance This link open a new window(2019-01207)
    1. Passage of Ordinance amending Title 20, Chapter 537 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Accessory Uses and Structures, striking the owner-occupancy requirement pertaining to accessory dwelling units.

Policy & Government Oversight Committee
Feb 24, 2021 - Committee Report
  1. Rent stabilization charter amendment This link open a new window(2021-00104)
    1. Referring to the Charter Commission an ordinance, to be submitted to the voters at the November 2, 2021, municipal election, proposing amendments to Article IV of the City Charter relating to City Council, pertaining to explicitly adding the City's authority to exercise power to control rents on private residential property in the City.

    2. Referring to the Charter Commission an ordinance, to be submitted to the voters at the November 2, 2021, municipal election, proposing amendments to Article I of the City Charter relating to General Provisions, pertaining to adding initiative and referendum for the sole purpose of exercising the City's authority to control rents on private residential property in the City.

  2. Capital Long-Range Improvements Committee (CLIC) Appointments This link open a new window(2021-00238)
    1. Approving the following Council appointments for two-year terms beginning January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, 2022: Erica Mauter, Seat 11, Ward 6; James Brown, Seat 15, Ward 8; Matt Kazinka, Seat 17, Ward 9; Risa Hustad; Seat 21, Ward 11; and Luke Cunningham, Seat 23, Ward 12.

    2. Approving the following Council reappointments for two-year terms beginning January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, 2022: Dan Miller, Seat 2, Ward 1; Amity Foster, Seat 5, Ward 3; Jeffrey Strand, Seat 7, Ward 4; Thorbjorn Adam, Seat 12, Ward 6; John Bernstein, Seat 13, Ward 7; William Gullickson, Seat 14, Ward 7; Steve Brandt, Seat 16, Ward 8; Katie Jones, Seat 19, Ward 10; Willie Bridges, Seat 22, Ward 11; and Scott Engel, Seat 24, Ward 12.

  3. 2021 Local Board of Appeal and Equalization This link open a new window(2021-00233)
    1. Passage of Resolution establishing the 2021 Local Board of Appeal and Equalization.

  4. Capital Budget Process and Net Debt Bond Resource Levels This link open a new window(2021-00236)
    1. Approving the Net Debt Bond resource levels committed to in the 2022-2027 Capital Improvement Program.

  5. Legal settlement: Habso Khalif v. City of Minneapolis. et al. This link open a new window(2021-00234)
    1. Approving the settlement of the officer conduct lawsuit in Habso Khalif v. City of Minneapolis, et al., PM No. 20-08464 and Civ. No. 20-1354 (D. Minn.), by payment of $30,000  to "The Law Office of Zorislav R. Leyderman IOLTA Trust" and authorizing the City Attorney's Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement.

  6. Mutual Aid Agreements between the Police Department and other law enforcement agencies for reciprocal mutual aid and emergency management This link open a new window(2021-00239)
    1. Considering authorization for the Police Department to enter into mutual aid agreements, effective March 1, 2021 through March 1, 2024, with other law enforcement agencies for reciprocal law enforcement assistance to include personnel, equipment and available resources in the amount of $1,500,000, in order to establish reimbursement rates and related terms for services if state SAFE funds are not available.

  7. Minnesota State Public Disaster Assistance Contingency Account This link open a new window(2021-00237)
    1. Authorizing an agreement with the State of Minnesota to provide the City of Minneapolis public assistance for response and recovery expenses incurred due to fires during the period of May 27, 2020 through June 3, 2020.

    2. Accepting public assistance from the State of Minnesota Department of Public Safety, to provide reimbursement for the damages resulting from fire during the period of May 27, 2020 through June 3, 2020.

    3. Authorizing the Chief Finance Officer to make any necessary appropriation adjustments to allow departments to receive and spend funds.

    4. Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to Fund No. 01600, Department No. 1260100, in the estimated amount of $14,658,865.

  8. 2021 Emergency Rental Assistance Program This link open a new window(2021-00241)
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  9. Contracts with community organizations for public safety and engagement services This link open a new window(2021-00242)
    1. Authorizing contracts with community organizations for up to $1,181,500 to engage service providers for public safety, communications and engagement services related to the upcoming trials in the killing of George Floyd.

  10. Minnesota Convention Center Relief grant This link open a new window(2021-00243)
    1. Accepting a grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, in the amount of $500,000, for Minneapolis Convention Center relief.

    2. Authorizing a contract with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development for the grant.

    3. Passage of Resolution approving appropriation of funds to the Minneapolis Convention Center.

  11. Support of Oromo and Tigray communities in Minneapolis This link open a new window(2021-00283)
    1. Passage of Resolution supporting the Oromo and Tigray communities in Minneapolis.

Public Health & Safety Committee
Feb 18, 2021 - Committee Report
  1. Public Health Advisory Committee appointments This link open a new window(2021-00210)
    1. Approving the following Council appointment for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2020, and ending Dec. 31, 2021: Anjoli Punjabi, Seat 19, Ward 13.

    2. Approving the following Council appointment for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2021, and ending Dec. 31, 2022: Babette Apland, Seat 18, Ward 7.

  2. Request for Proposals for mobile mental health This link open a new window(2021-00227)
    1. Authorizing issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for mobile mental health response.

Transportation & Public Works
Feb 17, 2021 - Committee Report
  1. Phillips South, Powderhorn, and 35th St E Street Resurfacing: Project approval and assessment This link open a new window(2021-00203)
    1. Passage of Resolution ordering the work to proceed and adopting special assessments in the amount of $1,697,780.28 for the Phillips South, Powderhorn, and 35th St E Street Resurfacing Project No. 2337C (CPV056).

    2. Passage of Resolution requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation authorize the City's issuance and sale of assessment bonds in the amount of $1,697,780.28 for the project.

  2. Special service district advisory board composition ordinance This link open a new window(2021-00103)
    1. Passage of Ordinance amending Title 17 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks, amending advisory board compositions in certain special service districts and changing the name of the 48th Street East and Chicago Avenue South District:

      1. Chapter 444 Dinkytown Special Service District.
      2. Chapter 448 Eat Street Special Service District.
      3. Chapter 450 Stadium Village Special Service District.
      4. Chapter 452 Linden Hills Special Service District.
      5. Chapter 454 Lowry Hill Special Service District.
      6. Chapter 457 48th Street East and Chicago Avenue South Special Service District.
      7. Chapter 460 Bloomington-Lake Special Service District.
      8. Chapter 461 Chicago-Lake Special Service District.
      9. Chapter 462 East Lake Street Special Service District.
  3. 2021 Minneapolis Open Streets This link open a new window(2021-00204)
    1. Approving the list of routes and dates for 2021 Minneapolis Open Streets.

  4. METRO Blue Line Extension Light Rail Transit (BLRT) Project: Community Advisory Committee and Business Advisory Committee appointments This link open a new window(2021-00208)
    1. Approving the following appointments to the METRO Blue Line Extension Light Rail Transit Project Community Advisory Committee (CAC) beginning March 1, 2021: Giuseppe Marrari, Ward 5; Cathy Spann, Ward 5; and PeggySue Imihy, Ward 4.

    2. Approving the following appointments to the METRO Blue Line Extension Light Rail Transit Project Business Advisory Committee (BAC) beginning March 1, 2021: Kenya McKnight, Black Women’s Wealth Alliance, Ward 5; Christopher Webley, New Rules, Ward 5; and Jimmy Loyd, Pillsbury United Communities, Ward 4.

    3. Waiving the residency requirement (Minneapolis Code of Ordinances 14.180) for Jimmy Loyd.

  5. Agreement with Xcel Energy for the Twin Cities Electric Vehicle Mobility Network This link open a new window(2021-00224)
    1. Authorizing an agreement with Northern States Power (Xcel Energy) for the electrical supply component of the Twin Cities Electric Vehicle Mobility Network.

  6. Agreement with Minnesota Department of Transportation for landscaping improvements at the intersection of Penn Ave S and Mount View Ave This link open a new window(2021-00212)
    1. Authorizing a cooperative agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), to accept up to $6,000 in funding from the MnDOT Community Roadside Landscaping Partnership Program, for landscaping improvements within the interstate right-of-way at the intersection of Penn Ave S and Mount View Ave, to be installed and maintained by the Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association (BMNA).

  7. Agreement with Metropolitan Council for Transit Signal Priority (TSP) for buses This link open a new window(2021-00213)
    1. Authorizing an agreement with the Metropolitan Council, in the amount of $34,000, for the replacement and modernization of Transit Signal Priority (TSP) along the Central Ave NE corridor between 2nd Ave S and St. Anthony Pkwy.

  8. Contract with Bolton & Menk, Inc. for engineering and design services for Bridge 9 Improvements Project This link open a new window(2021-00214)
    1. Authorizing a contract with Bolton & Menk, Inc., in the amount of $959,794, for engineering and design services for the Bridge 9 Improvements Project (BR134).

  9. Contract amendment with B and L Supply, Inc. for LED street light fixture equipment This link open a new window(2021-00209)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0002676 with B and L Supply, Inc., in the amount of $272,880 for a total amount not to exceed $545,760, for the purchase of additional LED street light fixture equipment.

  10. Contract amendment with Minger Construction Companies, Inc. for Hennepin Ave Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project Phase 2 This link open a new window(2021-00215)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. COM0002508 with Minger Construction Companies, Inc., in the amount of $71,974.15 for a total amount not to exceed $2,207,209.15, for additional work required due to unforeseen conditions for the Hennepin Ave Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project Phase 2, all in accordance with City specifications. 

  11. Contract amendment with Safety Signs LLC for rental of work zone traffic control devices This link open a new window(2021-00216)
    1. Authorizing an increase to Contract No. C-44480 with Safety Signs LLC, in the amount of $2,107,220 for a total amount not to exceed $4,039,830, for the rental of additional traffic control devices.

  12. 42nd St E (46th Ave S to West River Pkwy), Phase I of the Luella Anderson Street Reconstruction: Project designation, cost estimate, and setting public hearing This link open a new window(2021-00217)
    1. Passage of Resolution designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the 42nd St E (46th Ave S to West River Pkwy), Phase I of the Luella Anderson Street Reconstruction Project, Special Improvement of Existing Street No. 2330 (PV131).

    2. Adopting report receiving cost estimate in the amount of $2,761,291; directing the preparation of proposed special assessments against the list of benefited properties; and setting a public hearing for March 31, 2021, to consider the project, assessments, and the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the project.

  13. 50th and France Special Service District Advisory Board This link open a new window(2021-00206)
    1. Passage of Resolution establishing the 50th and France Special Service District Advisory Board to serve as an advisory board to the City Council in connection with the construction, maintenance, and operation of improvements, and the furnishing of special services in the 50th and France Special Service District.

  14. 54th & Lyndale Special Service District Advisory Board This link open a new window(2021-00207)
    1. Passage of Resolution establishing the 54th & Lyndale Special Service District Advisory Board to serve as an advisory board to the City Council in connection with the construction, maintenance, and operation of improvements, and the furnishing of special services in the 54th & Lyndale Special Service District.

  15. West Broadway Improvement Special Service District Advisory Board This link open a new window(2021-00205)
    1. Passage of Resolution establishing the West Broadway Improvement Special Service District Advisory Board to serve as an advisory board to the City Council in connection with the construction, maintenance, and operation of improvements, and the furnishing of special services in the West Broadway Improvement Special Service District.

  16. Bid for Signals and Pedestrian Improvements Project This link open a new window(2021-00218)
    1. Accepting the low bid of Thomas and Sons Construction, Inc., submitted on Event No. 1222, in the amount of $1,317,301.54, to provide all materials, labor, equipment, and incidentals necessary for the Signals and Pedestrian Improvements Project, and authorizing a contract for the project, all in accordance with City specifications.

  17. Bid for Johnson St NE Street Reconstruction Project from Lowry Ave to 18th Ave NE This link open a new window(2021-00219)
    1. Accepting the low bid of S.M. Hentges & Sons, Inc., submitted on Event No. 1297, in the amount of $3,479,129.35, to provide all materials, labor, equipment, and incidentals necessary for the Johnson St NE Street Reconstruction Project, from Lowry Ave to 18th Ave NE, and authorizing a contract for the project, all in accordance with City specifications.

  18. Bid for bituminous mixtures This link open a new window(2021-00220)
    1. Accepting the low bid of Tiller Corporation, doing business as Commercial Asphalt Co., submitted on Event No. 1348, in the amount of $4,443,490, to provide all materials, labor, equipment, and incidentals necessary for providing bituminous mixtures to the Public Works Department, and authorizing a contract for the service, all in accordance with City specifications.

Notice of Ordinance Introductions

  1. Tenant Protections ordinance This link open a new window(2021-00288)
    1. Fletcher, Schroeder, Gordon, and Ellison give notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 12 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing, creating a new Chapter 246 entitled “Tenant Protections” and adding thereto provisions creating a right of first refusal and/or opportunity to purchase for tenants and qualified developers to the sale of rental housing.

Introduction & Referral Calendar

  1. Public safety charter amendment This link open a new window(2021-00105)
    1. Pursuant to notice, motion by Cunningham, Fletcher, and Schroeder to introduce an ordinance, to be submitted to the voters at the November 2, 2021, municipal election, proposing amendments to Article VIII of the Minneapolis City Charter relating to Officers and Other Employees, for first reading and referral to the Public Health & Safety Committee, pertaining to the creation of a new Charter Department to provide public safety services, including law enforcement, and the removal of the Police Department as a standalone Charter Department.

Resolutions

  1. 2021 Women's History Month honorary resolution This link open a new window(2021-00287)
    1. Passage of Resolution honoring Women's History Month.

Announcements

Adjournment


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