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Minneapolis City Council- City

August 01, 2020

OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL ADJOURNED MEETING OF JULY 24, 2020 (FROM THE REGULAR MEETING OF JULY 17, 2020) ————— (Published August 1, 2020 in Finance and Commerce) ————— CALL TO ORDER Council President Bender called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m., a quorum being present. Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.021, the meeting was held by electronic means and Council Members participated remotely due to the local public health emergency (novel coronavirus pandemic) declared on March 16, 2020. Present - Council Members Kevin Reich, Cam Gordon, Steve Fletcher, Phillipe Cunningham, Jeremiah Ellison, Lisa Goodman, Andrea Jenkins, Alondra Cano, Lisa Bender, Jeremy Schroeder, Andrew Johnson, Linea Palmisano. Bender moved to adopt the agenda, as amended, to include the addition of a Resolution to extend the hiring freeze. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Goodman, Jenkins, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (11) Noes: Cano (1) Absent: (0) Adopted. The following actions, resolutions, and ordinances were signed by Mayor Jacob Frey on July 29, 2020. Minnesota Statutes, Section 331A.01, Subd 10, allows for summary publication of ordinances and resolutions in the official newspaper of the city. A complete copy of each summarized ordinance and resolution is available for public inspection in the Office of City Clerk. REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES The BUDGET Committee submitted the following report: On behalf of the Budget Committee, Palmisano offered Resolution 2020R-194, amending the 2020 General Appropriation Resolution, including technical corrections as brought forward by Finance staff. Without objection, President Bender granted the request of Goodman to divide the resolution so as to consider separately the question of eliminating 2 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) positions and associated funding from the Public Information Unit in the Police Department, and adding 2 FTEs and associated funding in the Communications Department. Fletcher moved approval of the following amendment to the 2020 Mayor's Recommended Revised Budget in the General Fund by: 1. Eliminating 2 FTEs and associated funding from the Public Information Unit in the Police Department, effective October 1, 2020. The specific FTEs to be eliminated include: (1) Communications & Video Coordinator; and (2) Director Public Information; 2. Increasing the appropriation in the General Fund for the Communications Department by $63,000 one-time to hire two additional FTEs effective October 1, 2020; and 3. Reducing the appropriation in the General Fund for the Public Information Unit in the Police Department by $63,000 one-time. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson (9) Noes: Goodman, Jenkins, Palmisano (3) Absent: (0) Adopted. On roll call, the result of the resolution was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (12) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted, as amended. On behalf of the Budget Committee, Palmisano offered Resolution 2020R-195 accepting $4,000,000 from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Housing Finance Board in support of the revised 2020 City Budget; and amending the 2020 General Appropriation to appropriate the transfer of funds. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (12) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. On behalf of the Budget Committee, Palmisano offered Resolution 2020R-196, amending Resolution 2019R-397 entitled "Requesting that the Board of Estimate and Taxation authorize the City to incur indebtedness and issue and sell City of Minneapolis bonds in the amount of $45,972,000 for certain purposes other than the purchase of public utilities," passed Dec 11, 2019, by increasing indebtedness for certain projects by $5,253,000 for a new revised total of $51,225,000, including technical corrections as brought forward by Finance staff. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (12) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted, as amended. On behalf of the Budget Committee, Palmisano offered Resolution 2020R-197 amending Resolution 2019R-398 entitled "Requesting that the Board of Estimate and Taxation authorize the City to incur indebtedness and issue and sell City of Minneapolis bonds in the amount of $37,285,000 for certain purposes other than the purchase of public utilities," passed Dec 11, 2019, to increase the bond funding for On-Street Systems Parking Meter Replacement by $3,000,000 and increase the total bonding request for On-Street Systems Parking Meter Replacement from $0 to $3,000,000; and amending the 2020 General Appropriation to appropriate the transfer of funds, including technical corrections as brought forward by Finance staff. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (12) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted, as amended. On behalf of the Budget Committee, Palmisano offered Resolution 2020R-198 requesting that the Board of Estimate and Taxation authorize the City to incur indebtedness and issue and sell City of Minneapolis bonds in the amount of $3,000,000 for the On-Street Systems Parking Meter Replacement. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (12) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. On behalf of the Budget Committee, Palmisano offered Resolution 2020R-199 authorizing mandatory furloughs for classified and unclassified exempt employees and non-exempt employees. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (12) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. On behalf of the Budget Committee, Palmisano offered Resolution 2020R-200 extending the period of the hiring freeze. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (12) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. State of Minnesota County of Hennepin } ss. City of Minneapolis I, Casey Joe Carl, City Clerk of the City of Minneapolis, in the County of Hennepin, and State of Minnesota, hereby certify the following Council Action 2020A-0548 was duly presented to Mayor Jacob Frey on July 24, 2020, and was returned without his signature. Therefore, in accordance with the prov1s1ons of Article 4, Section 4.4 (c) of the City Charter, said action has become and is valid, and I hereby certify that it has the same force and effect as if approved by said Mayor. COUNCIL ACTION 2020A-0548 The Minneapolis City Council hereby: 1. Directs the City Coordinator's Office of Performance & Innovation to lead - and directs all City departments to actively engage in - an enterprise-wide effort to support the City's goal to transform and improve public safety for all residents and visitors which includes: 1. Identifying opportunities to reallocate resources as part of the 2020 Budget revision process to support public safety strategies and initiatives related to each department's business lines and areas of expertise and to present proposals to the Budget Committee no later than July 22, 2020 that include but are not limited to: (1) The ability of each department to contribute to public safety strategies where that department's area of expertise can provide a business contribution to those goals through a reallocation of existing resources; (2) The ability of each department to contribute to public safety strategies where that department's area of expertise can provide a business contribution to those goals if additional resources were reallocated to them; or (3) A reduction in the department's budget to allow a reallocation to contribute to those goals. 2. Providing City Council with further recommendations or proposals aimed at sustaining and further developing the enterprise-wide strategies and initiatives in #1 (above) into the 2021 Fiscal Year and beyond, including budget recommendations and additional research around operational changes that support a seamless integration and transition to a new public safety model. The report on these future proposals tied to public safety strategies and initiatives to the Budget Committee no later than November 1, 2020. 2. Directs the City Coordinator's Office of Performance & Innovation to lead, in collaboration with the appropriate City departments and divisions, continuing work to implement recommendations identified by the 911/MPD Work Group in its November 2019 report; specifically: 1. Organizing, developing, and leading a plan to transition Theft Report-Only calls and response to 311 by December 1, 2020. A progress report on this plan should be presented to the City Council or its appropriate standing committee by October 1, 2020. 2. Organizing, developing, and leading a plan to address alternative response options for Emotionally Disturbed Person (EDP) 911 calls and additional Report-Only 911 calls, with a report due to the City Council or its appropriate standing committee by no later than November 1, 2020, which presents recommended options to begin operational transition in 2021, and which identifies the expected one-time and ongoing budgetary costs and savings. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (12) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. NOTICE OF ORDINANCE INTRODUCTIONS Palmisano gave notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council an ordinance amending Title 2, Chapter 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Administration: Personnel, amending Section 20.360 relating to easing restrictions for furloughs immediately before or after paid holidays. ADJOURNMENT The meeting was adjourned at 11:02 a.m. Casey Joe Carl, City Clerk 11904235

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