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April 12, 2004 // UPDATED 1:15 pm - April 25, 2007
By: Scott Russell
Scott Russell

4/2/04 meeting

Target Center: Council voted 13-0 to authorize a Target management change from Clear Channel Entertainment to Midwest Entertainment Group LLC, a 50-50 partnership between the Taylor Partnership and James Nederlander Company owners.

GLBT rights: Council voted 13-0 for a resolution opposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting gay marriage and any other legislation that would restrict the rights of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered community.

DMNA: Council voted 13-0 to approve changes to the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association's Neighborhood Revitalization Program, reallocating $480,683.

Bobino: Council voted 11-0 to approve a liquor license request from Bobino Caf/, 222 E. Hennepin Ave. Scott Benson (11th Ward) abstained.

Seville: Council voted 11-0 to grant The Seville Club, 15 Glenwood Ave., a liquor license with Sunday sales, subject to adult entertainment conditions, including a new requirement that dancers be club employees, not independent contractors.

923 Club: Council voted 13-0 to revoke the liquor license of Brandon's 923 Club, 923 Washington Ave. N., and have it immediately discontinue business in the city until it gets a tax clearance certificate.

Bridge Place: Council voted 13-0 to approve the Environmental Assessment worksheet for the proposed Bridge Place Condominium, 220 S, 2nd St. and 225 N. 1st St.

LaSalle rebuild: Council voted 13-0 to approve the design and cost estimates and set a date for public hearing for the LaSalle Avenue reconstruction.

Critical parking: Council voted 13-0 to increase critical-parking permit fees and change the duration of visitor and service permit fees.

Recycling contract: Council vote 7-6 to negotiate the city's new recycling contract with BFI. Paul Ostrow (1st Ward), Paul Zerby (2nd Ward), Dean Zimmermann (6th Ward), Gary Schiff (9th Ward), Dan Niziolek (10th Ward) and Barret Lane (13th Ward) voted no.

Pensions: Council voted 13-0 to support legislation that would reduce the city's obligation to closed pension funds and improve the funds' management.

Arts: Council voted 13-0 to approve phase II of new public art policies.

Security barriers: Council voted 12-1 to approve a new ordinance to ban exterior security barriers on nonresidential building walls and windows facing public streets. Lane voted no.