Minneapolis Charter Commission Public hearings to be held July 15th and 21st.

The Minneapolis Charter Commission will host public hearings: Public Hearings to be held July 15 and 21 for proposed charter amendment creating new Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention.

The Minneapolis Charter Commission is seeking public comments on a proposed amendment to the City Charter related to the future of public safety. People can submit their comments online or provide them directly to members of the commission at a public hearing July 15th or July 21st.

The proposed amendment, submitted by the City Council, proposes removing the Police Department from the charter and adding a new Community Safety & Violence Prevention Department. Under State law, the Charter Commission is required to review and submit its recommendation(s) on the proposed amendment before a ballot question can be presented to voters.

The virtual public hearings will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, and at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 21. Participation instructions will be published on the City’s website. If you’re interested in speaking at either or both of the public hearings, you can pre-register using the online registration form.

Other ways to comment:

Use the online public comment form.

Email: councilcomment@minneapolismn.gov.

Mail comments to: Minneapolis Charter Commission / City Hall – Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

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