Minneapolis City Council Agenda
 
Adjourned Meeting
December 9, 2015 – 6:05 p.m.
Room 317, City Hall
 
Members: Council President Barbara Johnson, Vice President Elizabeth Glidden, Majority Leader John Quincy, Minority Leader Cam Gordon, Council Members Kevin Reich, Jacob Frey, Blong Yang, Abdi Warsame, Lisa Goodman, Alondra Cano, Lisa Bender, Andrew Johnson, and Linea Palmisano
 
(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9; quorum 7)
 
Council Committee Coordinator: Jackie Hanson 612-673-2046
 
Call to Order
1.   Roll Call.
All Council Members present.
2.   Adoption of the agenda.
 On motion by Glidden, the agenda was adopted on voice vote.
3.   Explanation of the purpose of the public hearing:
·        Receive comment on proposed 2016 budget and tax levy.
·        Receive comment on Fiscal Year 2016 Consolidated Plan.
·        Receive comment on the proposed water and sewer rates.
4.   Motion to suspend Council Rule VIII (2) (D) to allow members of the public to address the Council.
On motion by Glidden, Rule VIII (2) (D) was suspended on a voice vote, to allow for the acceptance of public testimony.
5.    Public Testimony.
Members of the public submitted commentary on the proposed 2016 Budget. The public hearing was closed at 8:47 p.m. Thereupon, the City Council recessed its open public meeting to allow the Board of Estimate & Taxation to meet and transact its business. The City Council reconvened in open session at 9:29 p.m., with all Council Members present.
 
Reports of Standing Committees
Ways & Means/Budget Subcommittee
Ways & Means/Budget Subcommittee Report of 12/4/2015
1.   2015 Tax Levies (15-01004)
Passage of Resolution approving the 2015 property tax levies, payable in 2016.
Quincy moved adoption of the resolution approving 2015 property tax levies, payable in 2016, as reported by the Ways & Means/Budget Subcommittee.
On roll call, the Tax Levy Resolution was adopted (13-0).
Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Frey, Yang, Warsame, Goodman, Glidden, Cano, Bender, Quincy, A. Johnson, Palmisano, President Johnson (13)
Noes: (0)
Absent: (0)
2.   2016 General Appropriation Resolution (15-01004)
Passage of Resolution approving fixing the maximum amounts to be expended by the various City departments for 2016 for funds under the jurisdiction of the City Council and for which the City Council levies taxes and fees.
Quincy moved adoption of the resolution fixing the maximum amounts to be expended by City departments under the jurisdiction of the City Council for Fiscal Year 2016, as reported by the Ways & Means/Budget Subcommittee.
Yang, B. Johnson, and A. Johnson moved to amend the 2016 General Appropriation Resolution by decreasing on a one-time basis the Public Works budget by $105,000 from the LED lighting initiative and increasing the Police budget by $105,000 and reallocating $200,000 in cost savings from the timing of hiring new positions to be used for Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) and Procedural Justice Training within the Police Department in addition to the Department's existing training budget.
On roll call, the motion was adopted (12-1).
Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Frey, Yang, Warsame, Goodman, Glidden, Bender, Quincy, A. Johnson, Palmisano, President Johnson (12)
Noes: Cano (1)
Absent: (0)
B. Johnson and Yang moved to amend the General Appropriation Resolution by replacing $129,000 in General Fund funding for eligible Community Planning & Economic Development housing program costs with the additional levy resource from the Special Tax Levy (Chapter 595) and increasing the Department's employment and training budget by $129,000 for Summit Academy OIC's contextualized GED Program. Summit Academy OIC is required to report back to the Community Development & Regulatory Services Committee on October 1, 2016, to provide an update on number of participants enrolled and number of participants who have successfully completed the program.
On roll call, the motion was adopted (13-0).
Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Frey, Yang, Warsame, Goodman, Glidden, Cano, Bender, Quincy, A. Johnson, Palmisano, President Johnson (13)
Noes: (0)
Absent: (0)
Warsame and Yang moved to amend the 2016 General Appropriation Resolution by reducing $50,000 in General Fund one-time enhancement funding for Green Zones in the Community Planning & Economic Development Department and reallocating $50,000 to the Fire Department; $42,000 will be used for the purpose of partnering with organizations to provide youth technical training and outreach and for identifying and securing a location that will allow Hennepin County Technical College, Roosevelt High School’s Multi-Craft Core Curriculum, and Public Works’ Fleet Division Mechanic Trainee Program to receive educational equipment that has been leveraged through a Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) grant. The remaining $8,000 will be allocated to the Midtown Safety Center.
On roll call, the motion was adopted (8-5).
Ayes: Reich, Frey, Yang, Warsame, Goodman, Quincy, Palmisano, President Johnson (8)
Noes: Gordon, Glidden, Cano, Bender, A. Johnson (5)
Absent: (0)
 
A. Johnson and Yang moved to incorporate the following staff direction in the 2016 Budget:
Directing the City Coordinator's Office to work with pertinent staff to create a racial equity website aimed at both external and internal stakeholders that will:
  1. Create a central repository of best practices for City staff to use in defining policy and procedures through a racial equity lens, including racial equity work in other jurisdictions, locally and nationally, to foster learning and to build upon lessons learned by others tackling similar challenges;
  2. Provide training and other self-study resources to aid staff in deepening individual understanding of cultural intelligence, race, and equity;
  3. Promote existing City equity efforts to enable enterprise-level collaboration and sharing of lessons learned;
  4. Provide access to department-level and City-wide racial equity plans, as available;
  5. Create a dashboard of progress against department-level goals for racial equity and inclusion; and
  6.  Provide access to data that residents can use to explore equity-related issues.
 
On a voice vote, the first paragraph of the pending motion was amended by Yang, to read as follows:
"Directing the City Coordinator's Office to work with pertinent staff to create a racial equity website by the third quarter of 2016 aimed at both external and internal stakeholders that will".
On roll call, the motion, as amended, was adopted (13-0).
Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Frey, Yang, Warsame, Goodman, Glidden, Cano, Bender, Quincy, A. Johnson, Palmisano, President Johnson (13)
Noes: (0)
Absent: (0)
 
Frey moved to incorporate the following staff direction in the 2016 Budget:
Direct staff to identify and reallocate 1 vacant FTE to the Office of City Clerk for an analyst position to provide management, policy, and fiscal support to the City Council and its committees.
On roll call, the motion was adopted (8-5).
Ayes: Reich, Frey, Yang, Warsame, Goodman, A. Johnson, Palmisano, President Johnson (8)
Noes: Gordon, Cano, Bender, Glidden, Quincy (5)
Absent: (0)
 
On roll call, the General Appropriation Resolution, as amended, was adopted (13-0).
Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Frey, Yang, Warsame, Goodman, Glidden, Cano, Bender, Quincy, A. Johnson, Palmisano, President Johnson (13)
Noes: (0)
Absent: (0) 
3.   2016-2020 Five-Year Capital Program (15-01004)
Passage of Resolution adopting the 2016-2020 Capital Program.
Quincy moved adoption of the resolution adopting the City’s five-year Capital Improvement Program, covering fiscal years 2016 to 2020.
Reich moved to amend the 2016 Capital Improvement Appropriation Resolution by reducing the appropriation in the Public Works Department for the Vineland Place Paving Redesign by $400,000 and reallocating $400,000 to the Public Works Department for the Concrete Streets Rehabilitation Program.
On roll call, the motion was adopted (10-3).
Ayes: Reich, Frey, Yang, Warsame, Goodman, Glidden, Quincy, A. Johnson, Palmisano, President Johnson (10)
Noes: Gordon, Cano, Bender (3)
Absent: (0) 
 
On roll call, the Capital Appropriation Resolution, as amended, was adopted (13-0).
Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Frey, Yang, Warsame, Goodman, Glidden, Cano, Bender, Quincy, A. Johnson, Palmisano, President Johnson (13)
Noes: (0)
Absent: (0)
4.   2016 Capital Improvement Bonds (15-01004)
Passage of Resolutions approving requesting the Board of Estimate & Taxation to issue and sell City of Minneapolis bonds for various amounts for the 2016 Capital Improvement Program.(9 votes)
Quincy moved adoption of three resolutions related to the issuance of City bonds in various amounts to finance specific projects included in the City’s 2016 Capital Improvement Program.
 
On roll call, the Capital Bonding Resolutions were adopted (13-0).
Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Frey, Yang, Warsame, Goodman, Glidden, Cano, Bender, Quincy, A. Johnson, Palmisano, President Johnson (13)
Noes: (0)
Absent: (0) 
5.   Utility Rates (15-01004)
Passage of Resolution designating rates for water, sewer, solid waste and recycling services, effective January 1, 2016.
Quincy moved adoption of the resolution setting rates for municipal utility services, including water, sewer, stormwater, solid waste, and recycling, all of which become effective January 1, 2016.
 
On roll call, the Utility Rates Resolution pertaining to water, sewer, and stormwater rates was adopted (12-1).
Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Frey, Yang, Warsame, Glidden, Cano, Bender, Quincy, A. Johnson, Palmisano, President Johnson (12)
Noes: Goodman (1)
Absent: (0)
 
On roll call, the Utility Rates Resolution pertaining to solid waste and recycling rates was adopted (11-2).
Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Frey, Yang, Warsame, Glidden, Cano, Bender, Quincy, A. Johnson, Palmisano, (11)
Noes: Goodman, President Johnson (2)
Absent: (0)
Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 10:55 p.m. 

Notice: 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: December 11, 2015
 
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