Absent: Don Samuels (3rd Ward) and Sandy Colvin-Roy (12th Ward)
Bikes: Council voted 11-0 to allow bicycles on Nicollet Mall during a transit strike.
North Loop: Council voted 11-0 to approve the Neighborhood Revitalization Program action plan for the Warehouse District/North Loop neighborhood.
Smoke detectors: Council voted 11-0 to amend the housing maintenance code requiring smoke detectors near all sleeping rooms and on every level of a dwelling. Smoke detectors near a kitchen must have a silencing switch.
Critical parking: Council voted 11-0 to establish a new critical-parking area in the area of Laurel and Hawthorne avenues.
Stone Arch Bridge: Council voted 11-0 to accept donations to add accent lights to the Stone Arch Bridge and to direct staff to work out an installation and maintenance agreement with the state.
Security barriers: Council voted to refer back to the Zoning and Planning Committee a proposal to prohibit nonresidential buildings from using exterior security barriers on the street-facing side of the structure.
Flashing signs: Council vote 11-0 to approve a zoning code change that would allow large museums to apply for flashing sign variances. It will allow the new Walker Art Center to apply for a variance for a scrolling information sign for its new museum.
Harbor Lights: Council voted 11-0 to approve the Salvation Army's request to convert 26 single-room occupancy units at its 1010 Currie facility to supportive housing.