Comments sought on new proposed change to the City Charter

The Minneapolis Charter Commission has proposed another possible change to the City Charter, our City’s constitution, and will seek public input on this proposal.

This new proposal removes minimum funding requirements for the Police Department without eliminating Police as a required department.

The public hearing for this proposed Charter amendment is set for:

  • Monday, July 27 at 5 p.m. online.

This is the second of two proposed amendments. City Council submitted the first proposal  described below. As with the City Council’s proposed amendment, this new amendment would also be sent to the voters in the November election if approved by Hennepin County’s Aug. 21 ballot question deadline.

If both proposals are approved by the deadline, they could both appear as ballot questions this November.

City Council’s proposed Charter amendment to create Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention

The Charter Commission’s new proposal is separate from the Minneapolis City Council’s existing proposal to eliminate Police as a required department in the City Charter and instead require the creation of a Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention, which may include a police division.

The public hearings for this first proposed Charter amendment were on July 15 and July 21, and public comments can still be submitted.

How to participate and submit comments

Background information