Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
September 13, 2023 | 4:00 p.m.
Location: Robert Street Council Chambers - Directions
Minutes (PDF)


Call to Order

  1. Approval of the Agenda
  2. Approval of August 23, 2023, Metropolitan Council minutes

Public Invitation

Interested persons may address the Council on matters not on the agenda. Pre-register at [email protected]. Each speaker is limited to a three-minute presentation.


  1. 2023-211: Resolution Expressing the Metropolitan Council’s Commitment to a Framework for Funding the Remaining Capital Requirements to Complete Construction and Commence Revenue Service of the METRO Green Line Extension Project (Resolution No. 2023-18) (Nick Thompson, 612-349-7507)

Consent Business

  1. 2023-191: Regional Solicitation Evaluation Consulting Services, Contract 23P026 (Steve Peterson, 651-602-1819)
  2. 2023-192: 2024-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (Steve Peterson, 651-602-1819)  Transportation Improvement Program  Public Comment Report
  3. 2023-193: Smoothed Urban Area Boundary (Dave Burns, 651-602-1887)

Non-Consent Business – Reports of standing committees

Community Development

  1. 2023-188: Property Management Services Agreement 22P160 (Stephanie Paulson, 651-602-1584)
  2. 2023-206: Funding Recommendations for 2022 Livable Communities Act Pre-Development and Policy Development Grants (Hannah Gary, 651-602-1633)
  3. 2023-207: Funding Recommendation Awards for Livable Communities Act Policy Development Program (Hannah Gary, 651-602-1633)


  1. 2023-185: Engineering Design Services: Hastings Sewer Collection System Modifications, Contract 22P312 (Chad Davison, 651-602-4130)*


  1. Reports on business agenda


  1. 2023-190: Regional Solicitation and HSIP Application Release Concurrence (Steve Peterson, 651-602-1819)
  2. 2023-194: 2040 TPP Highway Projects Amendment (Dave Burns, 651-602-1887)

  3. 2023-197: Transit Service Intervention Project, Contract 23P116 (Celina Martina, 612-349-7582)
  4. 2023-202 SW: Blue Line Enhancements Phase IIB, Contract 23P039 (Ryan Heath, 612-349-7183)
  5. 2023-58: METRO Blue Line Extension 2023-2024 Capital Grant Agreement #22I038 with Hennepin County and Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority (Nick Thompson, 612-349-7507; Chris Beckwith, 651-602-1994)


  1. 2023-174 JT SW Amended: 2023 Budget Amendment – 3rd Quarter (Motion to Amend a Previously Approved Action) (Stewart McMullan, 651-602-1374) roll call
  2. 2023-179 JT SW: Special August Transportation Amendment (Stewart McMullan, 651-602-1374) roll call

Other Business

  1. 2023-184: Appointments to the Livable Communities Advisory Committee (Chair Zelle, 651-602-1453)


  1. Chair
  2. Council Members
  3. Regional Administrator
  4. General Counsel


Additional Notes:
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 could be removed from the Consent Agenda for separate consideration.
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
*           Agenda item changed following initial publication

Committee information

Metropolitan Council

Committee contact:

Ryan O'Connor, Regional Administrator
[email protected]