Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
March 10, 2021 | 4:00 p.m.
Minutes (PDF)

NOTICE: Governor Walz has declared a peacetime emergency (Emergency Executive Order 20-01) in response to COVID-19 and the Metropolitan Council Chair has determined it is not practical or prudent to conduct an in-person meetings for reasons stated in the Governor’s Emergency Executive Order. Accordingly, advisory committee members will participate in this meeting via telephone or other electronic means and the meeting will be conducted under Minnesota Statutes section 13D.021 at the date and time stated above. We encourage you to monitor the meeting remotely. If you have comments, we encourage members of the public to email us at [email protected]. We will respond to your comments in a timely manner.


I.    CALL TO ORDER - Roll call



February 24, 2021 Metropolitan Council Meeting

IV.    CONSENT AGENDA - Roll call

Note: Items listed under the Consent Agenda will be enacted by one motion with no separate discussion. If discussion on an item is desired, the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda for separate consideration.            
  1. 2021-55: City of Rogers 2040 Land Use and Density Range Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 22296-2 (Freya Thamman 651-602-1750)
  2. 2021-60 SW: 2021-2024 TIP Amendment for St. Louis Park: CSAH 25 / Beltline Blvd Pedestrian Project (Joe Barbeau 651-602-1705)
  3. 2021-61 SW: 2021-2024 TIP Amendment for MnDOT: US 212 Lighting Improvement (Joe Barbeau 651-602-1705)
  4. 2021-62 SW: 2021-2024 TIP Amendment for Richfield: Railroad Gate Installation (Joe Barbeau 651-602-1705)


A. Community Development – Reports on consent agenda                 
B. Environment – No reports    
C. Management – No reports    
D. Transportation – Reports on consent agenda


  1. Information Item: Equity Advisory Committee 2020 Work and Draft 2021 Work Plan (Nelima Sitaiti Munene, Anita Urvina Davis, Sarah Rudolf) [presentation] [Draft EAC 2021 Priority Areas]
  2. Information Item: Electric Bus Update, Metro Transit (Wes Kooistra, 612-349-7510) [presentation]
  3. Information Item: Quarterly Southwest LRT Update (Jim Alexander, 612-373-3880) [presentation] [Disaggregated Data Handout]


A.    Chair                  
B.    Council Members          
C.    Regional Administrator     
D.    General Counsel 

JT    Joint business item; presented at two or more committees prior to being presented at Council
SW    Action taken by the Council and Committee the same week 
*     Additional materials included for items on published agenda 
**     Additional business items added following publication of agenda
***     Backup materials available at the meeting  

Committee information

Metropolitan Council

Committee contact:

Ryan O'Connor, Regional Administrator
[email protected]