Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Regular Meeting

November 28, 2016 - 1:30 p.m.

Room 317, City Hall

 

Members Present:  Council Members Cam Gordon (Chair), Andrew Johnson, Jacob Frey, Elizabeth Glidden, Alondra Cano, and Lisa Bender (Quorum 4)

 

Council Committee Coordinator:  Peggy Menshek 612-673-2287

Consent

City Coordinator’s Office

1.   Clean Energy Partnership:  Gift acceptance from Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy (16-01562)

1.   Passage of Resolution accepting gifts of $10,000 each from Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy for a community engagement energy efficiency pilot project as part of the Clean Energy Partnership.

2.   Passage of Resolution appropriating the funds to the Sustainability Office.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved and referred to WM.

2.   Minneapolis Community Environmental Advisory Commission: Appointments (16-01563)

1.   Approving the following Council appointments for two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2018:  Dylan Bradford Kesti, Jenna Grove, Thomas Olsen, Andrew Murray, Michelle Stockness, John Stenseth, Isaac Russell-Hart, and Erin Niehoff.

2.   Approving the following Mayoral appointments for two year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Dec. 31, 2018:  Allan Campbell, Lisa Daniels, Darrell Gerber, Mohamed Yakub, James Nash, Jennifer Kruse, and Ricardo McCurley.

3.   Thanking outgoing members for their dedication and service: Anna Abruzzese, Eduardo Cardenas, Meleah Houseknecht, Jen Kader, Alejandro Ojeda Saint-Martin, Roxxanne OBrien, and Brian Ross.

Action Taken:  Approved.

Health Department

3.   Contract with Pace Analytical Services for Lead and Healthy Homes Program (16-01564)

Authorizing an agreement with Pace Analytical Services in an amount not to exceed $120,000 to provide environmental lead testing services for the period Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2019.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved and referred to WM.

4.   Grant from School-Based Health Alliance for national quality initiative for school health services (16-01565)

1.   Accepting a grant from the School-Based Health Alliance in an amount not to exceed $4,200 to continue participation in the School Health Services National Quality Initiative Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Project.

2.   Passage of Resolution appropriating the funds to the Health Department.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved and referred to WM.

5.   Contract with Volunteers of America for Community Health Worker services in Minneapolis Public Housing (16-01566)

Authorizing a contract with Volunteers of America in an amount not to exceed $241,500 to provide Community Health Worker services in select Minneapolis Public Housing Authority high rise buildings to assist residents in preventing and managing diabetes and hypertension for the period Jan. 1, 2017, through Sept. 29, 2018.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved and referred to WM.

Discussion

City Coordinator’s Office

6.   Minneapolis Green Zones Workgroup:  Status Report (16-01567)

1.   Receiving an update on the progress of the Green Zones Workgroup toward the City Council’s resolution to establish a workgroup and develop recommendations for a pilot Green Zone by the end of the fourth quarter of 2016.

Action Taken:  Received and filed.

2.   Directing City Coordinator staff to report back to the Health, Environment & Community Engagement Committee in March 2017 on strategies developed by other jurisdictions to make Green Zone improvements without experiencing gentrification displacement of low income people, communities of color, and indigenous people due to increased property values.

Action Taken:  Approved.

Neighborhood & Community Relations

7.   2017-2019 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Action Plan (16-01568)

1.   Receiving public comment on the 2017-2019 ADA Action Plan.

2.   Approving the 2017-2019 ADA Action Plan comprised of policies and strategies to comply with Title II of the ADA, to be effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Action Taken:  Approved.

8.   2015 Neighborhood Programs Annual Report (16-01571)

Receiving consolidated report on neighborhood program activities in 2015.

Action Taken:  Received and filed.

9.   2016 Neighborhood & Community Relations Department Diversity Survey Reports (16-01569)

1.   Receiving the 2016 Appointed Boards and Commissions Diversity Survey Report.

Action Taken:  Received and filed.

2.   Directing Neighborhood and Community Relations Department staff to work with the City Clerk’s office, the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission, and the 18 advisory boards and commissions surveyed as part of the 2016 Diversity Survey to develop recommendations for setting aside a seat on these boards and commissions for persons under age 25.

Action Taken:  Approved.

3.   Receiving the 2016 Neighborhood Board Diversity Survey Report.

Action Taken:  Received and filed.

4.   Directing Neighborhood and Community Relations Department staff to work with the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission to recommend a way to dedicate at least a portion of future One Minneapolis funding to fund organizations that will work with and support neighborhood organizations to increase the number of potential neighborhood organization board members who are renters and people of color.

Action Taken:  Approved.

Finance and Property Services

10.  Community Solar Garden subscription agreement with SunEdison (16-01570)

1.   Authorizing execution of a Community Solar Garden subscription agreement with SunEdison for City of Minneapolis operations for a term of 25 years, for an estimated cost of $65,700 annually, offset by estimated annual electrical utility credit of $64,570, providing an anticipated overall first year loss of ($1,100).  Over the 25 year term of the agreement, the subscription should generate net present value savings between $100,000 and $160,000.

2.   Directing Finance & Property Services Department staff to report back to the HECE Committee by Mar. 31, 2017, with a Community Solar Request for Proposals incorporating the following criteria for evaluation:

1.   Availability of subscriptions for Minneapolis residents and businesses.

2.   Service by at least a certain minimum percentage of the overall community solar garden to low- and moderate-income (LMI) customers, and potentially incentives for LMI customers, with the City of Minneapolis acting as a backup subscriber to facilitate service to LMI customers.

3.   Location within the City of Minneapolis, potentially on a City-owned site.

4.   Potential ownership of the garden by Minneapolis residents, businesses, and property owners.  (Refer to WM)

Action Taken:  Approved and referred to WM.

 

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

 

Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting:  December 9, 2016

Next Committee Meeting:  January 9, 2017

 

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

 

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