|Minneapolis City Council|
|Committees||See Standing Committees|
|November 7, 2017|
|November 2, 2021|
|Minneapolis City Hall
350 S Fifth St.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
The Minneapolis City Council is the governing body of the City of Minneapolis. It consists of 13 members, elected from separate wards to four-year terms. The Council is dominated by members of the DFL, with a total of 12 members. The Green Party of Minnesota has one member, Cam Gordon.
The city has never had more than 13 wards, but at one time there were three representatives from each area, for a total of 39 members of the City Council. The City Council assumed its current size in the 1950s.
In July 2001, DFL Council Member Brian Herron pleaded guilty to one count of felony extortion. He admitted to accepting a $10,000 bribe from a business owner who faced numerous health and safety inspections violations. Herron served a one-year sentence in federal prison.
On November 21, 2002, ten-year DFL Council Member Joe Biernat was convicted of five federal felony charges, one count of embezzlement, three counts of mail fraud, and one count of making a false statement. Biernat was found not guilty on extortion and conspiracy to extort charges.
In September 2005, Green Party Council Member Dean Zimmermann was served with a federal search warrant to his home by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The affidavit attached to the warrant revealed that the FBI had Zimmermann on video and audiotape accepting bribes for a zoning change. Zimmermann subsequently lost his re-election campaign, and was convicted in federal court on three counts of accepting cash from a developer and found not guilty of soliciting property from people with business with the city. Zimmermann was released from prison in July 2008.
In 2009, Council President Barbara A. Johnson was accused of misusing campaign funds for personal spending. An administrative hearing was held January 26, 2010. The administrative judges at the hearing dismissed six of the eight charges; it upheld two charges--that AAA services were paid for both her and her husband's vehicle and that not all charges for hairstyling or dry cleaning were reasonably related to the campaign. Johnson paid a $200 fine for these violations, the lowest fine possible.
In 2006, Minneapolis voters approved the use of the single transferable vote for its municipal elections. The first use of ranked-choice voting was in the 2009 municipal election. However, since the City Council uses single-member districts, the single transferable vote functions the same way as instant-runoff voting. This system of voting is commonly known in the United States as "ranked choice voting."
Each member's term is four years, and there are no limits on the number of terms a member may serve.
As of 2018, all Council Members are paid a base salary of $98,696 annually.
The City Council elected November 7, 2017, and assumed office on January 2, 2018, is composed of:
|1||Kevin Reich||Audubon Park, Columbia Park, Como, Holland, Logan Park, Marshall Terrace, Northeast Park, Waite Park, Windom Park.||DFL|
|2||Cam Gordon||Cedar-Riverside, Como, Cooper, Longfellow, Prospect Park, Seward, University||Green|
|3||Steve Fletcher||Beltrami, Bottineau, Downtown East, Downtown West, Marcy Holmes, Nicollet Island/East Bank, North Loop, St. Anthony East, St. Anthony West, Sheridan||DFL|
|4||Phillipe Cunningham||Cleveland, Folwell, Jordan, Lind-Bohanon, Shingle Creek, Victory, Webber-Camden||DFL|
|5||Jeremiah Ellison||Harrison, Hawthorne, Jordan, Near North, North Loop, Sumner-Glenwood, Willard-Hay||DFL|
|6||Abdi Warsame||Cedar-Riverside, Elliot Park, Phillips West, Seward, Stevens Square, Ventura Village||DFL|
|7||Lisa Goodman||Bryn Mawr, Cedar-Isles-Dean, Downtown West, East Isles, Elliot Park, Kenwood, Loring Park, Lowry Hill, Stevens Square||DFL|
|8||Andrea Jenkins||Bancroft, Bryant, Central, Field, King Field, Lyndale, Northrop, Regina||DFL|
|9||Alondra Cano||Central, Corcoran, East Phillips, Longfellow, Midtown Phillips, Powderhorn Park||DFL|
|10||Lisa Bender||CARAG, East Calhoun, East Harriet, Lowry Hill East, Whittier||DFL|
|11||Jeremy Schroeder||Diamond Lake, Hale, Keewaydin, Northrop, Page, Tangletown, Wenonah, Windom||DFL|
|12||Andrew Johnson||Ericsson, Hiawatha, Howe, Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park, Standish||DFL|
|13||Linea Palmisano||Armatage, East Harriet, Fulton, Kenny, Linden Hills, Lynnhurst, West Calhoun||DFL|
|Budget||Linea Palmisano||Steve Fletcher|
|Committee of the Whole||Andrea Jenkins||Phillipe Cunningham|
|Subcommittee||Race Equity||Andrea Jenkins||Phillipe Cunningham|
|Economic Development and Regulatory Services||Lisa Goodman||Jeremiah Ellison|
|Elections and Rules||Jeremiah Ellison||Lisa Bender|
|Enterprise||Linea Palmisano||Alondra Cano|
|Housing Policy and Development||Cam Gordon||Jeremiah Ellison|
|Intergovernmental Relations||Andrew Johnson||Andrea Jenkins|
|Public Health, Environment, Civil Rights, and Engagement||Phillipe Cunningham||Cam Gordon|
|Public Safety and Emergency Management||Alondra Cano||Steve Fletcher|
|Transportation and Public Works||Kevin Reich||Lisa Bender|
|Ways and Means||Abdi Warsame||Steve Fletcher|
|Zoning and Planning||Jeremy Schroeder||Kevin Reich|