Ways & Means Budget Subcommittee Agenda

 

Budget Hearing

Friday, December 2, 2016

9:30 a.m. in Room 317, City Hall

Members Present: Quincy (Chair), Glidden, A. Johnson, Yang, Palmisano, Bender, B. Johnson, Reich, Gordon, Frey, Warsame, Goodman, Cano

Council Committee Coordinator:  Kelly Geistler 612-673-3963

 

Discussion

Referred from City Council Aug. 10, 2016

1.   Mayor's 2017 Recommended Budget (16-00959)

Budget Markup.

Action Taken: Approved, including the following:

  1. Technical Amendments moved by Quincy:

(1)    CPED – Correct funding for Upper Harbor Terminal

(2)    CPED – Correct funding for Upper Harbor Terminal

(3)    CPED – CDBG program income

(4)    Coordinator – 1 FTE ReCAST program/SAMHSA grant

(5)    MPD – 1 FTE MPD (Sex Trafficking Grant)

(6)    Capital Budget Financial Policies

Carried on voice vote.

  1.  By A. Johnson, Frey, Goodman, Warsame, Bender, and Cano:

Establishing a small business support team of 3 FTEs to directly help small businesses navigate city processes across the Enterprise (particularly in the Business Licensing Division of CPED, Health, and Regulatory Services) to report back to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee no later than March 31, 2017.

Carried on voice vote.

  1.  By A. Johnson, Frey, Goodman, and Warsame:

Directing City Coordinator’s Office to establish a small business workgroup to review existing efforts, programs, and initiatives focused specifically on the small business community to determine how best to align and/or reorganize small business touch points across the enterprise to build off the continuous improvement work that has already been initiated to streamline and simplify processes for the business community and:

1.   Review programs and business lines within CPED to determine how best to reconfigure workflows [and/or business lines], along with aligning these efforts with the City’s racial equity goals, in order to accelerate small business efforts [This review to be facilitated by an external consultant with organizational design experience.];

2.   Review and finalizing work on an online portal for the business community;

3.   Finalize development of business guides and supportive checklists for businesses;

4.   Identify and address gaps in processes and service delivery, including the need for additional staff training and other strategies aimed at increasing alignment with the small business community;

5.   Research best practices for innovative strategies such as business acceleration programs, development of a municipal design center, cluster-based small business development, creation of entrepreneurial incubator spaces, development of customer service express lanes for basic services, small business recognition programs, micro lending programs, and others.

Staff is further directed to formalize an external small business advisory council to work alongside staff in this review, and to assist in developing recommendations aimed at increasing small business opportunities, resources, and areas of process improvement.

The workgroup is charged with bringing forth a comprehensive report of their review and ensuing recommendations, including those put forward by the small business advisory council, along with any organizational and budgetary impacts or recommendations that stem from this review by no later than May 15, 2017.

Carried on voice vote.

  1.  By Yang:

Amending the 2017 Budget for Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) on a one-time basis to replace Residential Housing fund of $250,000 in CPED with $250,000 from Community Development Block Grant fund program income and increase CPED budget in the Residential Housing Fund by $250,000 to be used for Infill Housing initiative.

Carried on voice vote.

  1.  By Glidden, Bender & Gordon:

(1)  Amending the 2017 Budget for the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) and Health Department on an on-going basis by decreasing the MPD by $150,000 from additional sworn staff, and increasing the Health Department by $150,000 to be allocated for domestic violence prevention programs prioritizing families with very young children, young adolescent males, and non-English speaking families.

(2)   Amending the 2017 Budget for the MPD and Health Department on an ongoing basis by decreasing MPD by $250,000 from additional sworn staff and increasing the Health Department by $250,000 to support youth violence, group violence intervention, and violence prevention and early intervention services to youth who are at risk of victimization or perpetration of violence.

Failed on voice vote.

  1.  By Palmisano, Glidden, Bender, Gordon, and Warsame:

Amending the 2017 Budget for the Public Works and Health Departments on a one-time basis by decreasing Public Works by $150,000 from the accelerated LED technology program, and increasing Health Department by $150,000 to be allocated for programs related to domestic violence prevention with a goal of serving families that have experienced domestic violence, prioritizing families with very young children, young adolescent males, and non-English speaking families.

Carried on voice vote.

  1.  By A Johnson, Reich & Gordon:

Directing Public Works staff to report back to the Transportation & Public Works Committee by Sept. 1, 2017, on the environmental benefits, feasibility, reasonable exceptions, cost/benefit analysis, timeline, various alternatives, and a recommended approach to eliminating fossil fuel vehicles in the city.  This work will inform the budgetary impact and potential additional requests or adjustment to the department’s budget.

Carried on voice vote.

  1.  By Warsame:

Amending the 2017 Budget for the Office of the City Clerk and Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) on an ongoing basis by decreasing City Clerk by $118,202 and 1 FTE, and increasing CPED by $118,202 and 1 FTE for the purpose of programming and outreach at the Cedar River Opportunity Hub.

Carried on voice vote.

  1.  By Glidden:

Directing the City Coordinator Office to designate $35,000 of one-time budget resources to be allocated for the purpose of funding support services for immigrant families.

Further directing staff from City Coordinator departments, including Intergovernmental Relations, Civil Rights, Communications, and Neighborhood and Community Relations, to work with community stakeholder organizations such as the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota and others to clarify priority needs for immigrant community services and research potential additional financial and in-kind support from private and other public agency sources and to report back to the Intergovernmental Relations Committee with a proposed plan no later than March 31, 2017.

Carried on voice vote.

  1.  By Glidden:

Directing staff from the City Coordinator’s Office, including Communications, Neighborhood and Community Relations, and Finance & Property Services, and from the City Clerk’s Office to develop a plan for a participatory budgeting program utilizing input from community stakeholders and city advisory committees such as CLIC, Neighborhood & Community Engagement Committee, and cultural and community organizations, to report back to the Ways & Means Committee no later than June 10, 2017.

Carried on voice vote.

  1.  By Quincy:

To sustain the vitality of Minneapolis’ downtown assets and to promote a long-term financial strategy to maintain these assets, staff is directed to report back to the City Council by March 1, 2017 with analysis and recommendations as follows:

1.   A staff committee, (similar to FSAM) which is led by the City Coordinator that meets regularly to evaluate operational needs and recommend on-going capital investments that may occur outside of the typical budget process. Membership of the committee will include the directors of the Convention Center, Public Works, Community Planning & Economic Development, and Finance Departments, as well as ex-officio representation from Downtown Council/Downtown Improvement District, Hennepin Theater Trust and Meet Minneapolis.

2.   Provide an analysis of the condition, needs, estimated subsidy, and anticipated capital requirements to ensure the vitality and long-term utility of the city-owned assets.

3.   Develop a recommendation of a funding plan that examines the resources available in the Convention Center Fund, through the Sales & Entertainment Tax revenue and identify other appropriate revenue sources to provide capital and operating support to downtown assets.  Downtown assets are generally defined as facilities or areas which the City owns, leases, contributes significant operating support to, or has a primary financing relationship with, including the Convention Center, Target Center, Peavey Plaza, and Commons.

4.   This funding plan would provide predictability in the use of sales and entertainment taxes for these assets.  The plan would have an eye toward insuring the investments will enhance revenues of the Sales Taxes, which increases returns to the General Fund.

5.   The Committee will develop a 5 year recommended capital spending plan on an annual basis.

To formulate such a plan, before March 1, 2017 staff is directed to obtain input from City partners including but not limited to Meet Minneapolis, Downtown Council/DID, Green Minneapolis, and Hennepin Theater Trust.

Carried on voice vote.

 

Quincy moved to approve the Mayor’s 2016 Recommended Budget, as amended, and to submit the amended budget package to the full City Council for its consideration and formal action, following a public hearing, on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 6:05 p.m.

 

 

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05

 

Subcommittee actions will be referred to the Adjourned City Council Meeting of Dec. 7, 2016, at
6:05 p.m. to conduct a public hearing and adopt the 2017 budget.

Next Ways & Means Committee Meeting: Dec.5, 2015

 

Submit written comments about agenda items to: councilcomment@minneapolismn.gov

 

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