Metro Transit Police Work Group Meeting

Regular Meeting
November 5, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.

NOTICE: The Metropolitan Council Chair has determined it is not practical or prudent to conduct in-person meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, 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.


The Metro Transit Police Work Group constitutes a quorum of the Community Development Committee and the Environment Committee, and therefore is publicly noticed as a special meeting of both committees.

Link to WebEx Event







  1. Overview of Employee Feedback
  1. Frontline employee engagement during Citizens League Process Community Partnerships (Michelle Fure)
  2. Overview of MTPD Employee Survey Results (Eric Lind, Lt. Salah Ahmed, Leah Palmer)
  2. Employee Panel
  • Transit Safety & Security Committee: Rich Miller, Bus Operator
  • ATU: Andrew Kimbell, Bus Operator (also representing Metro Transit’s Equity & Inclusion Team), and Leatha Falls, Public Facilities Worker
  • TMSA: David Barnhart, TCC Supervisor, and Heidi Wrenson, District Supervisor
  • LELS – Full Time Officers: Officer Tim Birkholz, FT Police Officer Union President, and Officer Frank Hintz
  • LELS – Supervisors: Lt. Mario Ruberto
  3. Discuss Next Steps including Plan for November 17 Committee of the Whole Update
Based on the discussion today:
  1. Do you need more information on any of the subjects discussed today?
  2. Did the group decide anything today that should be included in the draft recommendations?



Committee information

Metro Transit Police Work Group

Committee contact:
Bridget Toskey
[email protected]