City Council actions

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May 10, 2004 // UPDATED 1:33 pm - April 25, 2007
By: Scott Russell
Scott Russell

4/30/04 meeting

Absent: None.

Mill District: Council voted 12-0 to grant Brighton Development exclusive development rights for 12 months to St. Anthony Mill and Park Avenue Lofts on "Parcel D East,' land bounded by Washington, Park, and Chicago avenues south and 2nd Street South. The project includes a new parking ramp.

NRP: Council voted 12-0 to oppose the NRP Policy Board's proposed legislative changes to the NRP law.

Fire personnel: Council voted 12-0 to approve a Fire Department countywide mutual aid agreement with the Hennepin County Chiefs Association.

Settlement: Council voted 13-0 to pay Brandon's 923, Inc., 923 Washington Ave. N., and its attorney $16,500 in compensation for security video equipment inappropriately seized as part of a 2001 police search.

Ethics: The Council voted 13-0 to approve an expanded list of city employees required to file a statement of economic interest, part of the city's ethics code overhaul.

Park Board: Council voted 13-0 to approve an agreement to carry Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board meetings on the city's cable channel and Web cast.

Zoning enforcement: Gary Schiff (9th Ward) introduced a measure to transfer zoning enforcement from the director of inspections to the zoning administrator. It was referred to the Zoning and Planning Committee he chairs.

Loitering: Don Samuels (3rd Ward) introduced an ordinance to expressly prohibit loitering with the intent to solicit illegal narcotic sales, distribution, purchase or possession; to prohibit loitering in motor vehicles; and to acknowledge a prosecutor's authority to request geographic restrictions. It was referred to the Public Safety and Regulatory Services Committee.