The moves come in response to shortages nationwide. Health care workers say they do not have enough respiratory masks to protect staff, while hospitals say there’s a critical need for more mechanical ventilators.
On Tuesday, city leaders appeared at the state Capitol to ask lawmakers to set aside $20 million in bonding money to help build a music venue that’s key to the city’s plans for the Upper Harbor Terminal redevelopment project.
Minneapolis City Council Member Phillipe Cunningham has faced push back from other council members over his idea to provide a stipend to the 17 members of the advisory committee working on the $200 million Upper Harbor Terminal project.
During a meeting to discuss Minneapolis’ $200 million Upper Harbor Terminal project last month, a confrontation between the meeting’s leaders and members of the media made clear: Not everyone knows about Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law.
The city currently prohibits commercial vehicles from parking on either side of streets in residential areas, but that leaves some commercial and industrial areas open for truck drivers to park overnight.
Wednesday’s committee meeting will be the first public meeting for council members to address the so-called Kahn rule, the state law that aims to give voters fairer representation on the Minneapolis City Council following a census.