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March 8, 2004 // UPDATED 9:28 am - April 25, 2007
By: Scott Russell
Scott Russell

Stadium: Council voted 13-0 to add to its 2004 legislative agenda support for "community ownership legislation" for the Minnesota Twins.

Senior Center: Council voted 13-0 authorizing city officials to receive funds from Friends of the Skyway Senior Center for the purpose of supporting the general operating expenses of the Skyway Senior Center.

Sentencing guidelines: Council postponed a vote on a policy statement opposing sentence reductions for drug offenders.

Meth: Council voted 13-0 to support a legislative proposal to toughen penalties for manufacturing methamphetamine, increasing the maximum first offense penalty from three to 10 years, and setting a two-year minimum

sentence.

Urban forest: Council voted 12-1 to adopt an urban forest policy. Barret Lane (13th Ward) voted no.

Snow Boss: Council voted 13-0 to create the position of director of winter operations in the Department of Public Works.

-- Scott Russell