City Council Actions

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May 23, 2005 // UPDATED 1:54 pm - April 26, 2007
By: Scott Russell
Scott Russell

5/13 meeting

Absent: Robert Lilligren (8th Ward)

Building moratorium: Council voted to approve a one-year moratorium on new construction and expansion in the Loring Hill area and to establish a waiver process. The Council voted to approve a waiver sought by Dunn Bros, 329 W. 15th St.

Police money: Council approved using $400,000 in re-appropriated money for patrol and investigative services, primarily for the Downtown SAFE Zone and the STOP patrol, which focuses on high-crime areas citywide.

Stadium: Green Party members Natalie Johnson Lee (5th Ward) and Dean Zimmerman (6th Ward) introduced a resolution opposing the use of public money for a baseball stadium. The Council referred the matter to the Intergovernmental Relations Committee.

Ivy Tower: Council voted to approve issuing up to $6.2 million in tax-increment revenue bonds for the Ivy Tower redevelopment project, 1115 2nd Ave. S.

Conga: Council approved a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) report for Conga Latin Bistro, 501 E. Hennepin Ave. The TAC imposes a $5,000 fine and five-day license suspension for problems, including overoccupancy, curfew nonenforcement, and noncompliance with police requests. It stays $2,000 of the fine and four days of the suspension if Conga has no similar problems for one year.

Anonymous donor: Council voted to accept $200 from an anonymous donor to offset the loss of state aid for police, fire and public works projects.

Homelessness: Council voted to appoint members to the Community Advisory Board on Homelessness: Anne Endesbe, Tammara McAndory, Josephine Pufpaff, David Jansen, Wendy Weigman and Sarah Schermer.

Hoofed animals: Council voted to eliminate the Special Council Permit process for people who regularly bring otherwise prohibited hoofed or small animals into the city. Council voted to allow the Animal Care and Control Program to issue permits and fees, and for Licenses and Consumer Services Division to issue licenses.