Metropolitan Council Meeting

Regular Meeting
December 9, 2020 | 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 We will respond to your comments in a timely manner.


I.          CALL TO ORDER – Roll call




III.        APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Roll call

November 18, 2020 Special Metropolitan Council Meeting

 IV    BUSINESS - Roll call
Joint Report of the Management, Community Development, Environment, and Transportation Committees
  1. 2020-305 JT: 2020 December Operating Budget Amendment (Stewart McMullan, 651-602-1374) – Roll call

V.        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. 2020-261:  Approval of Metropolitan Area 5310 Grant Awards (Gerri Sutton 651-602-1672)
  2. 2020-284: Authorization of Public Hearing for Orange Line Connecting Bus Study Concept Plan (Cyndi Harper 612-349-7723)
  3. 2020-310: Amendment #4 to Intersection LLC, Contract #14R038 – Transit Advertising Sales (Bruce Howard 612-349-7694)
  4. 2020-311: Gold Line Real Estate Acquisition and Condemnation Authority, Resolution 2020-30 (Chris Beckwith 651-602-1994)
  5. 2020-315: List of 2021 Authorized Financial Institutions for 2021 (Mark Thompson, Senior Manager, Treasury, 651-602-1629)
  6. 2020-318: 2021 Payment Standards for Metro HRA Rent Assistance Programs  (Terri Smith 651-602-1187)
  7. 2020-323: 2020 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Administrative Amendment UPWP Administrative Amendment (Dave Burns 651-602-1887)
  8. 2020-324: Sole Source Procurement, Trapeze Transit Master Systems for MTS (Paul Colton 651-602-1668)


A.  Community Development – Reports on consent agenda


B.  Environment – No reports


C.  Management – Reports on consent agenda


D.  Transportation
  1. 2020-316: METRO Orange Line- Amended MnDOT Construction Authorization (Charles Carlson 612-349-7639, Jim Harwood 612-349-7339) – Roll call
E.  Joint Report of Environment and Community Development Committees
  1. 2020-307 JT: City of Andover 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22301-1 (Michael Larson 651-602-1407) – Roll call
  2. 2020-309 JT SW: City of Ramsey 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 21819-1 (Eric Wojchik 651-602-1330) – Roll call
  3. 2020-319 JT SW: City of Hastings 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Comprehensive Sewer Plan, Review File 22299-1 (Patrick Boylan 651-602-1438) – Roll call



  1. Information Item: Network Next Arterial BRT Evaluation Results (Katie Roth 612-349-7772; Kyle O’Donnell Burrows 612-349-7749) [presentation]
  2. Information Item: Southwest LRT Project Update (Jim Alexander, 612-373-3880) [presentation]
           6:00 p.m. Public Comment on Budget and Levies 
Members of the public who did not pre-register to comment may call-in at (855) 282-6330 to join the meeting and make comments. When it’s time for comments, press *6 on your phone to unmute.
  1. 2020-306: Adoption of Resolutions for the Metropolitan Council’s 2021 Unified Budget and the 2020, Payable 2021 Tax Levies - (Marie Henderson, 651-602-1359) [2021Unifed Budget] Roll call after 6:00pm


  1. Chair                                            
  2. Council Members               
  3. Regional Administrator    
  4. 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:
Liz Sund