Intergovernmental Relations Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Regular Meeting

February 7, 2017

Room 317, City Hall


Members Present:  Council Members Elizabeth Glidden (Chair), Alondra Cano, Andrew Johnson, Barbara Johnson, Jacob Frey, Abdi Warsame (Quorum 4)

Council Committee Coordinator:  Diana Armstrong, 612.673.2371



Intergovernmental Relations Department

1.    2017 City Policy Positions and Legislative Agenda (16-01499)

Approving additional amendments to the City of Minneapolis 2017 State Legislative Policy Positions (as amended Jan. 13, 2017) to include (on p. 6 after the last current bullet point):

“The City of Minneapolis supports the rights of all people to engage in protected first amendment speech, assembly, and protest without the burden of risk of civil liability for public safety response costs.”

Action Taken: Approved.

2.    Immigration Enforcement and Refugee Executive Orders (17-00197)

1.    Receiving and filing a report from the City Attorney regarding potential impacts on the City as a result of the White House Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.

Action Taken: Received and filed.

2.    Receiving and filing reports from various community organizations that provide legal service regarding immigration matters, discussing the impact of and enforcement provisions of those executive orders, including questions of the constitutionality and legality of the same, and possible actions to address these impacts and related concerns.

Action Taken: Received and filed.

        3.    Passage of Resolution condemning the January 2017 Presidential Executive Orders on Immigration Enforcement and Refugees.

Action Taken: Approved

4.     Approving the following staff directive:

1.    Directing the City Coordinator’s Office to establish a Sanctuary City Task Force that will bring forward a set of recommendations by March 31, 2017, to strengthen city-level policies, programs, and resources the City of Minneapolis can offer to better protect and defend undocumented immigrant families from unfair deportation, Muslim residents and other targeted groups from acts of bigotry and hate, and the rights of refugees from unjust persecution.

2.    Directing the City Coordinator’s Office to continue discussions with the Minneapolis Foundation and other funders, in partnership with the Mayor's Office, to create a local immigration legal defense fund, designed in partnership with immigration service providers, including City resources designated for immigration support in the 2017 budget.

3.    Directing the City Attorney, in cooperation with the Mayor, to review the President’s January 2017 Executive Orders for the purpose of potential litigation and defense strategies to protect the rights of the City of Minneapolis and its residents.

Action Taken: Approved.


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:  Feb. 10, 2017

Next Committee Meeting:  Feb. 16, 2017


Committee Coordinator email:  [email protected]


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