Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
January 10, 2024 | 4:00 p.m.
Location: Robert Street Council Chambers - Directions
Minutes (PDF)


Call to order

  1. Approval of the agenda
  2. Approval of December 13, 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.

Consent business

  1. 2023-280: METRO Gold Line Bus Rapid Transit – Subordinate Funding Agreement (19I054E) with Washington County (Mike Ullmer, 651-602-1957)
  2. 2023-295: Battle Creek Regional Park, Park Acquisition Opportunity Fund Award (McGuiness) Ramsey County (Jessica Lee, 651-602-1621)
  3. 2023-296: Middle St. Croix Valley Regional Trail Long-Range Plan and St. Croix Valley Regional Trail Long-Range Plan Amendment, Washington County, (Tracey Kinney, 651-602-1029)
  4. 2023-306: Target Fund Policy (FM 2-3) Update (Marie Henderson, 651-602-1387)
  5. 2023-307: City of Plymouth Former Prudential Insurance Site Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Review File 21855-8 (Freya Thamman, 651-602-1750)
  6. 2023-309: Approval of Joint Powers Agreement for the Metropolitan Housing Opportunities Program (Terri Smith, 651-602-1187)
  7. 2023-311: Adoption of Livable Communities Act Affordable and Life-Cycle Housing Goals for 2021-2030, Resolution 2023-30 (Sarah Berke, 651-602-1198)
  8. 2024-10 SW: TIP Amendment Request – Five New Projects and Additional Funding to a Past Project (Joe Barbeau, 651-602-1705)

Non-consent business – Reports of standing committees

Community Development

  1. 2023-269: Funding Recommendations for 2023 Local Housing Incentives Account (LHIA) Homeownership Program (Ashleigh Johnson, 651-602-1106)
  2. 2023-308: Funding Recommendations for 2023 Round Two Tax Base Revitalization Account Grants (Marcus Martin, 651-602-1054)
  3. 2023-310: Funding Recommendations for 2023 Local Housing Incentives Account – Multifamily Grants (Ashleigh Johnson, 651-602-1106)


  1. 2023-299: Contract 19P187A Metropolitan WWTP Solids Renewal and Improvements – Increase of Contract Value (Craig Edlund, 651-602-8383; Dan Abelson, 651-602-1713)
  2. 2023-301: Metro and Seneca Ash Transport and Disposal, Contract 23P089 (Joe Ward, 651-602-8302)


  1. Reports on consent agenda.


  1. 2023-287: Authorization for the Regional Administrator to Execute First Amendment to Joint Powers Agreement with the City of Saint Paul and St. Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority for Redevelopment of the Central Station Block and Authorization for the Regional Administrator to Execute Non-Material Amendments to the Joint Powers Agreement (Michael Krantz, 612-349-7392)

Other Business

  1. 2024-4: Appointments to the Transportation Advisory Board (Chair Zelle)
  2. 2024-13: Appointment of MAWSAC Representative to the White Bear Lake Area Comprehensive Plan Work Group (Chair Zelle)*
  3. 2024-19: Appointments to the Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission (Motion to Amend a Previously Adopted Action) (Chair Zelle)


  1. 2040 Indicator Projects – Updates & Next Steps (Krysten Ryba-Tures, 651-602-1821; Sarah Henrickson, 651-602-1396)
  2. Documenting Change and Demonstrating Diversity: Lessons and resources from the 2020 Census (Matt Schroeder, 651-602-1513)


  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]