Members: Council Members Alondra Cano (Chair), Steve Fletcher (Vice-Chair), Phillipe Cunningham, Jeremiah Ellison, Andrea Jenkins, and Linea Palmisano (Quorum: 4)
Committee Coordinator: Kelly Geistler, (612) 673-2216
Forwarding without recommendation to the City Council a proposed amendment by ordinance (as amended), to be submitted to the voters at the November 6, 2018, General Election, to amend 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.
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 August 9, 2018.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05
Actions referred to Council:
Aug 3, 2018
Next Committee meeting:
Aug 23, 2018
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