Skip to Main Content


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

Minneapolis City Council Agenda

City Council of the City Council
Minneapolis Community Development Agency Operating Committee
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Adjourned Meeting
August 9, 2018 - 2:00 pm
Room 317, City Hall
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, Abdi Warsame, 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.

Unfinished Business

  1. Police Department charter amendment This link open a new window(2018-00802)
    1. Considering the referral to the Charter Commission of a proposed amendment by ordinance, to be submitted to the voters at the November 6, 2018, General Election, amending Article VII, Section 7.3 of the City Charter relating to Administration:  Police, pertaining to the authority of the Mayor to establish, maintain, and command the Police Department, and giving the Mayor and City Council shared authority over the Police Department.


  1. Arvonne Fraser honorary resolution This link open a new window(2018-00972)
    1. Passage of Resolution honoring Arvonne Fraser.

  2. Police Department charter amendment This link open a new window(2018-00802)
    1. Amending Council Action 2018A-0586 directing the City Attorney to provide a legal analysis of the existing provisions of the City Charter and applicable state laws and regulations related to the Minneapolis Police Department and to share these findings in the form of a legal memo to the Council and Mayor no later than September 28, 2018:

      1. The distinguishing characteristics of legislative versus executive power as those terms pertain to the authority, roles and responsibilities, and general scope of duties for the City Council and the Mayor for the general administration of the City enterprise; this should include an explanation of the nature of the existing shared authority between the City Council and the Mayor with respect to the Police Department.
      2. The impact of applicable state laws or regulations which would restrict or otherwise effect the authority of the Mayor and/or City Council with respect to oversight and administration of the Police Department.
      3. The nature of the authority the City Council currently holds with respect to the Police Department, separate from that which is provided in the City Charter for the Mayor.
      4. The authority the Mayor may have with respect to the Police Department, separate from that which is provided in the City Charter for the City Council.

      Authorizing the City Attorney to provide support and analysis on legal issues to the Charter Commission as it reviews the charter amendment relating to Council authority to make rules and regulations for the police department pursuant to the action of the Council at its meeting on August 3, 2018.



    1. Adjourn to August 15, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. in the Council Chamber for the purpose of receiving Mayor Jacob Frey's 2019 Budget Address.

A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.
Next City Council meeting: Aug 15, 2018
Submit written comments about agenda items to: [email protected]

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact the City Clerk's Office at 612-673-2216 or e-mail [email protected]. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626. Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.