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Agenda

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

Policy & Government Oversight Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council
and
Minneapolis Community Development Agency Operating Committee
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
March 10, 2021 - 1:30 pm
Online Meeting
Members: Council Members Andrea Jenkins (Chair), Jeremiah Ellison (Vice-Chair), Kevin Reich, Cam Gordon, Steve Fletcher, Phillipe Cunningham, Jamal Osman, Lisa Goodman, Alondra Cano, Lisa Bender, Jeremy Schroeder, Andrew Johnson, and Linea Palmisano (Quorum: 7)
Clerk: Ayan Adan, (612) 673-2216

Consent

  1. 2 2021 Local Board of Appeal and Equalization appointments This link open a new window(2021-00296)
    1. Approving the appointment of the following individuals to constitute the 2021 Local Board of Appeal and Equalization: Faye Bland, Seat 1, Ward 10; Stephen Bodurtha, Seat 2; John Chau, Seat 3; and Neal Anderson, Seat 4, Ward 11.  

    2. Waiving the residency requirement (Minneapolis Code of Ordinance 14.80) for Stephen Bodurtha and John Chau.

  2. 3 Legal Settlement: Ellingsworth, et al. v. City of Minneapolis, et al. This link open a new window(2021-00291)
    1. Approving the settlement of the lawsuit of Ellingworth, et al. v. City of Minneapolis (Court File No. 20-cv-2232) by payment of $25,000 to Sarah Ellingsworth and Charleton Hawks and their attorneys, and authorizing the City Attorney's Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement. 

  3. 4 Legal Settlement: Kevin Cha v. City of Minneapolis This link open a new window(2021-00292)
    1. Approving the settlement in the claim by Kevin Cha v. City of Minneapolis (EEOC Charge No. 444-2020-01770) by payment of $3,000 to Mr. Cha and his attorneys, and authorizing the City Attorney's Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement.

  4. 5 Legal Settlement: Property claim from Pioneer Industries Inc This link open a new window(2021-00293)
    1. Approving the settlement of the property claim from Pioneer Industries Incorporated by payment of $32,750 to Pioneer Industries Inc and authorizing the City Attorney's Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement.

  5. 6 Contract amendment with Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis This link open a new window(2021-00294)
    1. Authorizing an increase to contract No. C-44046 with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, in the amount of $36,000 for a total amount not to exceed $86,000, and an extension through Dec. 31, 2028, for extending the period of analysis of the economic impact study of the city’s minimum wage ordinance.

  6. 7 Contract amendment with Ellie Mae for loan administration software This link open a new window(2021-00297)
    1. Authorizing an increase to contract No. C-43408 with Ellie Mae, in the amount of $9,000 for total amount not to exceed of $18,910, for loan administration software which will be utilized for the Home Improvement program lending services.

  7. 8 Request for Proposals (RFP) for benefits and actuarial services This link open a new window(2021-00298)
    1. Authorizing issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for benefits consulting and actuarial services to support the City's employee benefit program and requesting approval for deviation from City contract Standard Terms and Conditions.

  8. 9 Contract with Hennepin County for access to the Cyclomedia system and property image content This link open a new window(2021-00299)
    1. Authorizing a contract with Hennepin County, using Hennepin County’s agreement form, for use of its Cyclomedia system and content for collecting property images at no cost to the City, for a term of two years with an option to renew for three additional years.

    2. Authorizing material deviations from the City’s standard terms and conditions, as follows: Hennepin County is not providing the City with any warranties; and Hennepin County shall not be liable for damages caused by the software nor will Hennepin County defend and indemnify the City against claims arising from County conduct related to the system.

  9. 10 Contract amendment with ESI Acquisitions, Inc. for emergency operations center incident management software This link open a new window(2021-00301)
    1. Authorizing an increase to contract No. COM0002877 with ESI Acquisitions, Inc., in the amount of $16,450.13 for a total amount not to exceed $429,496.48, for emergency operations center incident management software.

  10. 11 Green Cost Share and STEM pathways programs funds transfer This link open a new window(2021-00302)
    1. Authorizing the one time transfer of $122,000 from the 2021 City Coordinator's Sustainability Budget to the Health Department for the Green Cost Share Multifamily Building Efficiency program and the Lead and Healthy Homes program.

    2. Authorizing the one time transfer of $200,000 from the 2021 City Coordinator's Sustainability Budget to the Health Department for the Green Cost Share 4d Affordable Housing Incentive Program and NOAH buildings.

    3. Authorizing the one time transfer of $175,000 from the 2021 City Coordinator's Sustainability Budget to the Health Department for workforce development and STEM Pathways.

    4. Passage of Resolution approving transfer of City Coordinator's Sustainability funds to the Health Department.

Discussion

  1. 12 Immigration policy and legislative changes This link open a new window(2021-00303)
    1. Receiving and filing a presentation on new immigration policy and legislative developments impacting and potentially impacting immigrants.

    2. Passage of Resolution supporting expedient, fair, and humane immigration policy changes that respect and protect the human rights of the immigrant and refugee community.

    3. Directing the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department and the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs to convene and lead an internal workgroup focused on assessing the City’s current services for immigrant and refugee residents and providing recommendations for improvements. This shall include program, policy, and budget recommendations that strengthen and grow the City’s services for immigrant and refugee families. The workgroup shall include the support and participation of the City Coordinator’s Office, the City Attorney’s Office, the Health Department, the Communications Department, and other related divisions. The Mayor and the City Council will also be invited to join the workgroup.

      The workgroup will:

      1. Create a summary of the City’s current body of work relating to serving and engaging immigrant and refugee populations. This review should include internal and external work such as City direct services, programs, grants, laws, budgets as well as commissions, advisory groups, existing or new partnerships like the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Gateways for Growth initiative and the New Americans Business and Service Center;
      2. Review this summary and provide a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis of the body of work; and
      3. Using the SWOT analysis findings, construct a set of recommendations that better align, strengthen, and grow the City’s capacity and partnerships to serve Minneapolis’ immigrant and refugee residents to help the City meet its racial equity goals.

      The workgroup shall convene by or before March 31, 2021 and meet at a minimum once a month to finalize their recommendations and present them to the City Council on or before September 30, 2021, at the Policy & Government Oversight Committee.

  2. 13 Transgender Equity Council Update and Recommendations This link open a new window(2021-00240)
    1. Receiving and filing an update report from the Transgender Equity Council.

  3. 14 2021 Assessment Report This link open a new window(2021-00300)
    1. Receiving and filing the City Assessor's 2021 Assessment Report.

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.


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Actions referred to Council: Mar 12, 2021
Next Committee meeting: Mar 24, 2021
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