Cam Gordon pulls his city-owned utility resolutions

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August 15, 2013
By: Nick Halter
Nick Halter

City Council Member Cam Gordon has pulled his two contentious resolutions that would have started the process of forming city-owned energy utilities in Minneapolis.

A substitute motion asks city staff to begin negotiating with Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy on a new contract.  Gordon and fellow Council members Betsy Hodges, Gary Schiff and Robert Lilligren authored that resolution. 

Gordon said he was happy with the progress made since he introduced his resolutions and said he heard a “sincere commitment to engage in a partnership” from executives of both companies.

The substitute resolution was approved unanimously today by the Council. It will be officially voted on Friday.. It calls on the energy companies to work with Minneapolis on renewable energies and also asks for the city to continue to advocate for state law changes to give the city “greater ability to implement the city’s energy goals.”