City Council actions

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January 26, 2004 // UPDATED 2:43 pm - April 24, 2007
By: Scott Russell
Scott Russell

1/16/04

McManus: Council voted 9-4 to appoint William McManus to a three-year term as the city's next police chief. Lisa Goodman (7th Ward), Robert Lilligren (8th Ward), Dan Niziolek (10th Ward) and Sandy Colvin Roy (12th Ward) voted no.

Legislative agenda: Council voted 13-0 to approve the city's legislative agenda, with a $24 million borrowing request for the new planetarium among its top priorities.

LaSalle: Council voted 13-0 to approve the project layout for the $3 million rebuild of LaSalle Avenue from West Grant Street to Franklin Avenue.

Critical Parking: Council voted 13-0 to add part of the 1300 block of 5th Avenue South to an existing critical parking area.

Assessor: Council voted 13-0 to reappoint Scott Renne as city assessor for a two-year term.

Skyway Advisory: Council voted 13-0 to approve the Downtown Council's list of appointments to the Skyway Advisory Committee to two-year terms.

Preservation Fund: Council voted 13-0 to allow the Municipal Building Commission, which oversees City Hall operations, to establish a special revenue fund to receive money from a caf/deli, catering, space rental and memorabilia sales.

Planning Commission: Council voted 13-0 to confirm the mayor's reappointment of Judith Martin and Michael Krause to the Planning Commission.

Live Theater: Council voted 13-0 to deny an appeal of a Planning Commission decision that approved an off-street parking variance for the T.H.E. Theater & Wash & Brush Up Company, 509 Central Ave. NE.

Ballpark: Council President Paul Ostrow proposed allowing regional sports arenas in Downtown districts zoned I-2. It was referred to the Zoning and Planning Committee.

PRT: Dean Zimmermann (6th Ward) proposed studying the feasibility of a personal rapid transit (PRT) system. It was referred to multiple committees, including Transportation and Public Works.

Streetcars: Gary Schiff (9th Ward) proposed studying the feasibility of a streetcar system. It was referred to multiple committees, including Transportation and Public Works.

Malt liquor: Niziolek introduced a new ordinance regulating off-sale malt liquor. It was referred to Public Safety and Regulatory Services.