Last updated on October 20, 2022
Timeline for changes to City government
On Election Day, City Question 1 - Government Structure was approved by voters.
The ballot question needed at least 51% Yes votes in order to pass.
Mayor forms Government Structure Work Group
He instructed the Work Group to:
- Recommend an operating structure and appropriate resources to enable the Mayor to perform his new leadership role
- Provide options for the Mayor's roles and responsibilities based on comparable cities, best practices, and the law
- Provide options for how the City's administration, under the Mayor's leadership, can support the City Council in its official legislative and oversight functions
New terms began
The newly-elected Mayor and Council Members was sworn into office.
- The Mayor began a four-year term (2022-2025).
- All Council Members began two-year terms due to redistricting (2022-2023).
Government Structure Work Group outlines options for new City structure
Mayor Jacob Frey’s Government Structure Work Group outlined its recommendations for City’s new Executive Mayor-Legislative Council system of government.
Mayor outlines his recommendations for new government structure
Mayor Frey presented his recommended executive government structure proposal to the Minneapolis City Council’s Committee of the Whole.
Council creates new positions and begins process to create new offices
City Council took several actions to further implement the new government structure at its June 30 meeting
- They created the new, executive-level appointed positions of:
- City Operations Officer
- Community Safety Commissioner
- They noticed an ordinance to amend the Code to create the new Office of Public Service and the new Office of Community Safety, part of the Mayor’s proposed executive organizational structure.
Mayor Frey nominates City’s first Community Safety Commissioner
Mayor Jacob Frey announced his nomination of Dr. Cedric Alexander as the City’s first Commissioner of Community Safety. He will lead the new Office of Community Safety, which includes Police, Fire, Emergency Management, 911 and a new Neighborhood Safety Department.
Dr. Cedric Alexander sworn in as new Community Safety Commissioner
Dr. Cedric Alexander was confirmed by City Council on August 4 and sworn in as the new Community Safety Commissioner on August 8.