The city is looking to establish “straightforward and consistent” rules requiring developers to include affordable units as part of all new housing projects. Not everyone is on board.
Here are main takeaways from the council’s latest work on the plan, and how the massive document will guide future policies on development, infrastructure, transportation and more.
Perhaps it was typical first-day-of-school optimism. But after a contentious 2017 election, and after four years of a city council divided on key issues, getting along has become politically desirable.
The council also directed city staff to study creating a municipal ID Workgroup, while Minneapolis parks Superintendent Jayne Miller announced she would be leaving for a job in Pittsburgh.
The meeting was marked by highly emotional exchanges between council members, and between officials and protesters. Here’s how the council members explained their positions.
The seven newest members of Minneapolis City Council have now been in office for six months. How are they doing?
A much-changed city council votes to allow demolition of a 15-unit rooming house for a 45-unit apartment building, despite TV star’s urging.
The owner of a fire-scarred T.P. Healy-designed rooming house had tried for a year to make way for a four-story, 45-unit apartment building.