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Official Proceedings, Minneapolis City Council, Regular Meeting of February 26, 2021- City

March 06, 2021

OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING OF FEBRUARY 26, 2021 ————— (Published March 6, 2021 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, Jamal Osman, Lisa Goodman, Andrea Jenkins, Alondra Cano, Lisa Bender, Jeremy Schroeder, Andrew Johnson, Linea Palmisano. Jenkins moved to adopt the agenda. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (12) Noes: (0) Absent: Gordon (1) Adopted. Jenkins moved to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of February 12, 2021. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (12) Noes: (0) Absent: Gordon (1) Adopted. Jenkins moved to refer the petitions, communications, and reports to the proper Committees. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (12) Noes: (0) Absent: Gordon (1) Adopted. The following actions, resolutions, and ordinances were signed by Mayor Jacob Frey on March 4, 2021. 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. NEW BUSINESS Mayor Jacob Frey submitted a written report relating to the local public health emergency resulting from imminent health conditions caused by the presence of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), as set forth in Legislative File No. 2021-00102. On direction by Council President Bender, the report was received and filed. Jenkins offered Resolution 2021R-042 amending Resolution 2020R-075 entitled "Approving and extending the Mayor's Declaration of Local Public Health Emergency resulting from imminent health conditions caused by the presence of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)," adopted March 19, 2020, ratifying and extending Mayoral Regulations 2021-1 and 2021-2. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (12) Noes: (0) Absent: Gordon (1) Adopted. Mayoral Regulation Nos. 2021-1 and 2021-2 were received and filed, as set forth in Legislative Clerk File No. 2020-00003. PROCLAMATION OF THE MAYOR Emergency Regulation No. 2021-1 Whereas, on March 16, 2020, I declared a local public health emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the City of Minneapolis and assumed executive responsibilities attendant thereto; and Whereas, on July 29, 2020, I issued Emergency Regulation No. 2020-17, which imposed certain regulations and restrictions on customer service within restaurants, nightclubs, brewpubs, breweries, craft distilleries, taprooms, and other indoor spaces of entertainment; and Whereas, these regulations and restrictions were additional and complimentary to corresponding State of Minnesota gubernatorial executive orders and associated guidance in respect to seating and service at bar counters and bar areas within such licensed establishments; and Whereas, both the City of Minneapolis and the State of Minnesota report areas of improvement in three of the five COVID-19 metrics, including, most notably, new daily positive cases of COVID-19 (seven-day rolling average) trending downward at 10.4 cases per 100,000 tested for Minneapolis and 14.3 cases per 100,000 tested statewide; and Whereas, the positivity rate (percent of tests that are COVID positive) has been below five percent for four weeks (two incubation periods), the number of hospitalizations has stabilized, and no new outbreaks have been identified in Minneapolis food businesses over the past week; and Whereas, City staff, including the leadership of the Minneapolis Health Department and the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) concur that the additional Minneapolis specific bar area restrictions imposed by Emergency Regulation No. 2020-17 may be rescinded; and Whereas, the State of Minnesota has imposed robust and well-considered emergency regulations, which will continue to apply within the City of Minneapolis, governing the safe operation of restaurants, bars and food establishments to encompass and allow for limited bar counter and bar area seating pursuant to established protocols and social distancing best practices; and Whereas, overall compliance with Emergency Regulation 2020-17 and other applicable restrictions was generally good and the continued need for a more restrictive stance than the state is no longer necessitated from either a public health or economic vitality standpoint; and Whereas, it is a priority that race and equity be of paramount consideration in enacting and carrying out emergency regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic; and Whereas, to aid in these efforts, pursuant to the emergency authorities vested in the Mayor pursuant to the emergency declaration to make and issue rules and regulations on matters reasonably related to the protection of life and property as affected by such emergency and to adopt protections for the preservation of public health and safety; NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jacob Frey, Mayor of the City of Minneapolis, do hereby order the following with respect to Emergency Regulation No. 2020-17: 1. Emergency Regulation No. 2020-17 is hereby rescinded and of no continuing applicability or effect. 2. All applicable executive orders and associated guidance issued by the State of Minnesota relative to the safe operation of restaurants, nightclubs, brewpubs, breweries, craft distilleries, taprooms, and other indoor spaces of entertainment, during the COVID-19 pandemic shall, pursuant to state law, continue to have full force and effect within the City of Minneapolis. Jacob Frey, Mayor of Minneapolis PROCLAMATION OF THE MAYOR Emergency Regulation No. 2021-2 Whereas, on March 16, 2020, I declared a local public health emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the City of Minneapolis and assumed executive responsibilities attendant thereto; and Whereas, H.R. 6201, signed into law on March 18, 2020, contains the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act that provides up to 80 hours of emergency paid leave for absences due to illness, quarantine, and school or place of care closure as result of COVID-19; and Whereas, H.R. 6201 contains the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act that amends the Family and Medical Leave Act and provides for up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave for absences due to illness, quarantine, and school and place of care closure as a result of COVID-19; and Whereas, City of Minneapolis employees, with certain exceptions including elected officials and certain non-civil service employees, are eligible for the benefits provided by the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act; and Whereas, H.R. 6201 provides that employers may elect to exclude Emergency Responders from certain benefits provided under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act; and Whereas, subsequent to the issuance of Emergency Regulation No. 2020-6, the federal government issued substantial guidance interpreting the scope and operation of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act; and Whereas, Emergency Regulation No. 2020-14 amendments promoted operational consistency with Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act provisions; and Whereas, subsequent to the issuance of Emergency Regulation No. 2020-14, the City's Emergency Responders experienced COVID-19 exposure at City workplaces necessitating isolation and/or quarantine in excess of the Emergency Responder Leave #1; and Whereas, Emergency Regulation No. 2020-18 amendments allowed for Emergency Responder access to Emergency Responder Leave #2 when employees are required to isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure; and Whereas, City departments with large numbers of Emergency Responders such as Police, Fire, and Public Works, cannot accommodate the number of employee leave requests to utilize earned COVID Leave #2 hours by the end of 2022 without incurring significant overtime costs and experiencing scheduling difficulties; and Whereas, it is necessary and prudent to provide an additional 12 months for departments to schedule and approve the use of COVID Leave #2 earned hours for their employees. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jacob Frey, Mayor of the City of Minneapolis, do hereby amend Emergency Regulation No. 2020-18 to provide that any remaining hours of Leave #2 must be utilized, with supervisor approval, by December 31, 2023. Jacob Frey, Mayor of Minneapolis REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES The BUSINESS, INSPECTIONS, HOUSING & ZONING Committee submitted the following report: On behalf of the Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee, Goodman offered Ordinance 2021-007 amending Title 5, Chapters 85 and 91 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Building Code: Building Code Established and Building Fees, amending and repealing provisions related to elevators and conveyance devices. On motion by Goodman, Section 85.400 of the ordinance was amended to read as follows: 85.400. Scope. Elevator work shall include work regulated by Minn. Rule Part 1300.0050 including but not limited to Chapter 1307. Administration and enforcement. The administration and enforcement of this code as it relates to elevators and conveyance devices is performed under the authority of the State of Minnesota. In the event the administration and enforcement of such code provisions by the state is interrupted, the city shall enter into an agreement with the state to maintain administration and enforcement. The agreement shall include any requirements set forth pursuant to the Minnesota Building Code. Such agreement shall terminate upon reinstatement of state authority. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted, as amended. COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0151 The Minneapolis City Council hereby approves the application for Prieto Taqueria Bar, 4751 NICOLLET AVE Minneapolis, MN, submitted by Prieto Taqueria Bar 2 LLC, BLLiquor, LIC390843, for an On Sale Liquor, with Sunday Sales, No Live Entertainment License, subject to final inspection and compliance with all provisions of applicable codes and ordinances. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0152 The Minneapolis City Council hereby approves the application for Cedar Inn, 4155 CEDAR AVE S Minneapolis, MN, submitted by Harry's Cedar Inn Inc, BLAmend, LIC392672, for an On Sale Wine, with Strong Beer, Limited Entertainment License (Upgrade), subject to final approval and compliance with all provisions of applicable codes and ordinances. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0153 The Minneapolis City Council hereby denies an appeal submitted by Ben Sandvig regarding the decision of the Heritage Preservation Commission denying a Certificate of Appropriateness (PLAN11769) to replace garage doors on the front elevation of the property located at 408 1st St N in the Warehouse Historic District. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. On behalf of the Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee, Goodman offered Resolution 2021R-043 granting approval for Hennepin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority to undertake a housing project on behalf of Loring Towers MN Housing, L.P., for a project at 15 Grant St E, through the issuance of up to $30,000,000 of Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0154 The Minneapolis City Council hereby: 1. Approves up to $773,838 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) grant funds to Aliveness for its rapid rehousing program. 2. Approves up to $123,686 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) grant funds to HousingLink for its rapid rehousing program. 3. Approves up to $1,105,355 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) grant funds to Vail Place for its rapid rehousing program. 4. Approves up to $402,687 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) grant funds to Youth Link for its rapid rehousing program. 5. Authorizes a Joint Powers Agreement with Hennepin County to administer Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) Rapid Rehousing Funds. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0155 The Minneapolis City Council hereby authorizes a 5-year extension (through 2025) of the existing Participation Agreement with Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) for the Small and Medium Multifamily Loan Program Pilot, and annual amendments to reflect increased City participation subject to annual appropriations. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0156 The Minneapolis City Council hereby: 1. Approves an application submitted by Joshua Howe, on behalf of Optimistic Partners, to rezone (PLAN11363) the property located at 655 19th Ave NE to add the Industrial Living Overlay District to establish a reception hall and three dwelling units within the existing building. 2. Passage of Ordinance 2021-008 amending Title 20, Chapter 521 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Zoning Districts and Maps Generally. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. On behalf of the Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee, Goodman offered Ordinance 2021-009 amending Title 20, Chapters 525 and 537 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Zoning Code: Administration and Enforcement and Accessory Uses and Structures, striking the owner-occupancy requirement pertaining to accessory dwelling units. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. The POLICY & GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT Committee submitted the following report: Jenkins moved to refer to the Charter Commission an ordinance, to be submitted to the voters at the November 2, 2021, municipal election, proposing amendments to Article IV of the City Charter relating to City Council, pertaining to explicitly adding the City's authority to exercise power to control rents on private residential property in the City. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. Jenkins moved to refer to the Charter Commission an ordinance, to be submitted to the voters at the November 2, 2021, municipal election, proposing amendments to Article I of the City Charter relating to General Provisions, pertaining to adding initiative and referendum for the sole purpose of exercising the City's authority to control rents on private residential property in the City. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson (11) Noes: Goodman, Palmisano (2) Absent: (0) Adopted. COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0157 The Minneapolis City Council hereby approves the following relating to the Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee: 1. Approves the following Council appointments for two-year terms beginning January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, 2022: Erica Mauter, Seat 11, Ward 6; James Brown, Seat 15, Ward 8; Matt Kazinka, Seat 17, Ward 9; Risa Hustad, Seat 21, Ward 11; and Luke Cunningham, Seat 23, Ward 12. 2. Approves the following Council reappointments for two-year terms beginning January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, 2022: Dan Miller, Seat 2, Ward 1; Amity Foster, Seat 5, Ward 3; Jeffrey Strand, Seat 7, Ward 4; Thorbjorn Adam, Seat 12, Ward 6; John Bernstein, Seat 13, Ward 7; William Gullickson, Seat 14, Ward 7; Steve Brandt, Seat 16, Ward 8; Katie Jones, Seat 19, Ward 10; Willie Bridges, Seat 22, Ward 11; and Scott Engel, Seat 24, Ward 12. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. On behalf of the Policy & Government Oversight Committee, Jenkins offered Resolution 2021R-044 establishing the 2021 Local Board of Appeal and Equalization. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0158 The Minneapolis City Council hereby approves the Net Debt Bond resource levels committed to in the 2022-2027 Capital Improvement Program, as further set forth in Legislative File No. 2021-00236 on file in the Office of the City Clerk. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0159 The Minneapolis City Council hereby approves the settlement of the officer conduct lawsuit in Habso Khalif v. City of Minneapolis, et al., PM No. 20-08464 and Civ. No. 20-1354 (D. Minn.), by payment of $30,000 to The Law Office of Zorislav R. Leyderman IOLTA Trust, and authorizes the City Attorney's Office to execute any documents necessary to effectuate the settlement. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0161 The Minneapolis City Council hereby: 1. Authorizes an agreement with the State of Minnesota to provide the City of Minneapolis public assistance for response and recovery expenses incurred due to fires during the period of May 27, 2020, through June 3, 2020. 2. Accepts public assistance from the State of Minnesota Department of Public Safety, to provide reimbursement for the damages resulting from fire during the period of May 27, 2020, through June 3, 2020. 3. Authorizes the Chief Finance Officer to make any necessary appropriation adjustments to allow departments to receive and spend funds. 4. Passage of Resolution 2021R-045 approving appropriation of funds to Fund No. 01600, Department No. 1260100, in the estimated amount of $14,658,865. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0162 The Minneapolis City Council hereby: 1. Accepts Emergency Rental Assistance funding of $12,859,957.60 from the U.S. Treasury to provide emergency rental assistance. 2. Passage of Resolution 2021R-046 approving appropriation of federal emergency rental assistance funds to the Community Planning & Economic Development Department. 3. Approves the allocation of $6,429,978.80 in federal Emergency Rental Assistance funds for the Emergency Rental Assistance Tenant Application Program. 4. Adopts the Program Guidelines for the Emergency Rental Assistance Tenant Application Program. 5. Authorizes a contract with NorthPoint or affiliated entities for up to $2,000,000 to administer the Emergency Rental Assistance Tenant Application Program. 6. Authorizes a contract with Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES) or affiliated entities for up to $1,000,000 to administer the Emergency Rental Assistance Tenant Application Program. 7. Authorizes a contract with Lutheran Social Service (LSS) or affiliated entities for up to $1,000,000 to administer the Emergency Rental Assistance Tenant Application Program. 8. Authorizes a contract with Minneapolis Public Housing Authority or affiliated entities for up to $750,000 to administer the Emergency Rental Assistance Tenant Application Program. 9. Adopts the Program Guidelines for the Multi-Jurisdictional Emergency Rental Assistance Landlord Application Program. 10. Approves the allocation of $6,429,978.80 in federal Emergency Rental Assistance funds for the Multi-Jurisdictional Emergency Rental Assistance Landlord Application Program. 11. Authorizes a Joint Powers Agreement with any or all of the following jurisdictions for execution of the Multi-Jurisdictional Emergency Rental Assistance Landlord Application Program, conditioned on said jurisdictions having adopted identical Program Guidelines and allocated funding to the Multi-Jurisdictional Emergency Rental Assistance Landlord Application Program: St. Paul, Dakota County, Hennepin County, and Ramsey County. 12. Authorizes a contract with all other parties to the Joint Powers Agreement and with Family Housing Fund or affiliated entities, to act as Program Administrator for the Multi-Jurisdictional Emergency Rental Assistance Landlord Application Program. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0163 The Minneapolis City Council hereby authorizes contracts with community organizations for up to $1,181,500 to engage service providers for public safety, communications and engagement services related to the upcoming trials in the killing of George Floyd. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. On behalf of the Policy & Government Oversight Committee, Jenkins offered Resolution 2021R-048 supporting the Oromo and Tigray communities in Minneapolis. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. The PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY Committee submitted the following report: COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0165 The Minneapolis City Council hereby approves the following relating to the Public Health Advisory Committee: 1. Council appointment for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2020, and ending Dec. 31, 2021: Anjoli Punjabi, Seat 19, Ward 13. 2. Council appointment for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2021, and ending Dec. 31, 2022: Babette Apland, Seat 18, Ward 7. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. The TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC WORKS Committee submitted the following report: On behalf of the Transportation & Public Works Committee, Reich offered Resolution 2021R-049 ordering the work to proceed and adopting the special assessments for the Phillips South, Powderhorn, and 35th St E Street Resurfacing Project No. 2337C as part of the 2021 Street Resurfacing Program. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. On behalf of the Transportation & Public Works Committee, Reich offered Resolution 2021R-050 requesting the Board of Estimate and Taxation authorize the City's issuance and sale of assessment bonds in the amount of $1,697,780.28 for the purpose of paying the assessed cost of street improvements in the Phillips South, Powderhorn, and 35th St E Street Resurfacing Project No. 2337C. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. On behalf of the Transportation & Public Works Committee, Reich offered Ordinance 2021-010 amending Title 17 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Streets and Sidewalks, amending advisory board compositions in the Dinkytown, Eat Street, Stadium Village, Linden Hills, Lowry Hill, 48th Street East and Chicago Avenue South, Bloomington-Lake, Chicago-Lake, and East Lake Street Special Service Districts, and changing the name of the 48th Street East and Chicago Avenue South Special Service District to the 48th & Chicago Special Service District. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0167 The Minneapolis City Council hereby approves the list of routes and dates for 2021 Minneapolis Open Streets, as further set forth in Legislative File No. 2021-00204 on file in the Office of the City Clerk. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0168 The Minneapolis City Council hereby: 1. Approves the following appointments to the METRO Blue Line Extension Light Rail Transit (BLRT) Project Community Advisory Committee (CAC) beginning March 1, 2021: Giuseppe Marrari, Ward 5; Cathy Spann, Ward 5; and PeggySue Imihy, Ward 4. 2. Approves the following appointments to the METRO Blue Line Extension Light Rail Transit (BLRT) Project Business Advisory Committee (BAC) beginning March 1, 2021: Kenya McKnight, Black Women's Wealth Alliance, Ward 5; Christopher Webley, New Rules, Ward 5; and Jimmy Loyd, Pillsbury United Communities, Ward 4. 3. Waives the residency requirement (Minneapolis Code of Ordinances 14.180) for Jimmy Loyd. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0169 The Minneapolis City Council hereby authorizes an agreement with Northern States Power (Xcel Energy) for the electrical supply component of the Twin Cities Electric Vehicle Mobility Network. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0171 The Minneapolis City Council hereby authorizes an agreement with the Metropolitan Council, in the amount of $34,000, for the replacement and modernization of Transit Signal Priority (TSP) along the Central Ave NE corridor between 2nd Ave S and St. Anthony Pkwy. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0172 The Minneapolis City Council hereby authorizes a contract with Bolton & Menk, Inc., in the amount of $959,794, for engineering and design services for the Bridge 9 Improvements Project (BR134). On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0173 The Minneapolis City Council hereby authorizes an increase to Contract No. COM0002676 with B and L Supply, Inc., in the amount of $272,880 for a total amount not to exceed $545,760, for the purchase of additional LED street light fixture equipment. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0174 The Minneapolis City Council hereby authorizes an increase to Contract No. COM0002508 with Minger Construction Companies, Inc., in the amount of $71,974.15 for a total amount not to exceed $2,207,209.15, for additional work required due to unforeseen conditions for the Hennepin Ave Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project Phase 2, all in accordance with City specifications. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. On behalf of the Transportation & Public Works Committee, Reich offered Resolution 2021R-051 designating the location and improvements proposed to be made in the 42nd St E (46th Ave S to W River Pkwy), Phase I of the Luella Anderson Street Reconstruction Project, Special Improvement of Existing Street No. 2330 (PV131). On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0176 The Minneapolis City Council hereby adopts a report receiving a cost estimate of $2,761,291 for street reconstruction improvements and a list of benefited properties for the 42nd St E (46th Ave S to W River Pkwy), Phase I of the Luella Anderson Street Reconstruction Project No. 2330 (PV131), as designated by Resolution 2021R-051, passed February 26, 2021, and directs that the City Engineer prepare a proposed Street Reconstruction Special Improvement Assessment against the list of benefited properties by applying the 2021 Uniform Assessment Rates. Further, a public hearing is scheduled for March 31, 2021, in accordance with Minneapolis City Charter, Article IX, Section 9.6(c), and Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, Section 24.110, to consider approving the reconstruction of the above-designated street location, the abandonment and removal of areaways in conflict with the project, and to consider the amount proposed to be assessed to each benefited property and the amount to be funded by the City. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. On behalf of the Transportation & Public Works Committee, Reich offered Resolution 2021R-052 establishing the 50th and France Special Service District Advisory Board to serve as an advisory board to the City Council in connection with the construction, maintenance, and operation of improvements, and the furnishing of special services in the 50th and France Special Service District. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. On behalf of the Transportation & Public Works Committee, Reich offered Resolution 2021R-053 establishing the 54th & Lyndale Special Service District Advisory Board to serve as an advisory board to the City Council in connection with the construction, maintenance, and operation of improvements, and the furnishing of special services in the 54th & Lyndale Special Service District. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. On behalf of the Transportation & Public Works Committee, Reich offered Resolution 2021R-054 establishing the West Broadway Improvement Special Service District Advisory Board to serve as an advisory board to the City Council in connection with the construction, maintenance, and operation of improvements, and the furnishing of special services in the West Broadway Improvement Special Service District. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0177 The Minneapolis City Council hereby accepts the low bid of Thomas and Sons Construction, Inc., submitted on Event No. 1222, in the amount of $1,317,301.54, to provide all materials, labor, equipment, and incidentals necessary for the Signals and Pedestrian Improvements Project, and authorizes a contract for the project, all in accordance with City specifications. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0178 The Minneapolis City Council hereby accepts the low bid of S.M. Hentges & Sons, Inc., submitted on Event No. 1297, in the amount of $3,479,129.35, to provide all materials, labor, equipment, and incidentals necessary for the Johnson St NE Street Reconstruction Project, from Lowry Ave to 18th Ave NE, and authorizes a contract for the project, all in accordance with City specifications. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. COUNCIL ACTION 2021A-0179 The Minneapolis City Council hereby accepts the low bid of Tiller Corporation, doing business as Commercial Asphalt Co., submitted on Event No. 1348, in the amount of $4,443,490, to provide all materials, labor, equipment, and incidentals necessary for providing bituminous mixtures to the Public Works Department, and authorizes a contract for the service, all in accordance with City specifications. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. NOTICE OF ORDINANCE INTRODUCTIONS Fletcher, Schroeder, Gordon, and Ellison gave notice of intent to introduce at the next regular meeting of the City Council the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 12 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Housing, creating a new Chapter 246 entitled "Tenant Protections" and adding thereto provisions creating a right of first refusal and/or opportunity to purchase for tenants and qualified developers to the sale of rental housing. INTRODUCTION & REFERRAL CALENDAR Pursuant to notice, Cunningham, Fletcher, and Schroeder moved to introduce the subject matter of an ordinance, to be submitted to the voters at the November 2, 2021, municipal election, proposing amendments to Article VIII of the Minneapolis City Charter relating to Officers and Other Employees, which was given its first reading and referred to the Public Health & Safety Committee, pertaining to the creation of a new Charter Department to provide public safety services, including law enforcement, and the removal of the Police Department as a standalone Charter Department. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman, Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. RESOLUTIONS Bender moved to adopt Resolution 2021R-055 honoring Women's History Month. On roll call, the result was: Ayes: Reich, Gordon, Fletcher, Cunningham, Ellison, Osman Goodman, Jenkins, Cano, Bender, Schroeder, Johnson, Palmisano (13) Noes: (0) Absent: (0) Adopted. ADJOURNMENT The meeting was adjourned at 10:45 a.m. Casey Joe Carl, City Clerk 11975711

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