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                         Laws of Minnesota 1991 

                         CHAPTER 59-S.F.No. 286 
           An act relating to cities of the first class; 
          providing for the organization and powers of 
          neighborhood revitalization policy boards; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 469.1831, subdivision 
    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 469.1831, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
neighborhood revitalization program must be developed with the 
process outlined in this subdivision. 
     (b) The development of the program must include the 
preparation of neighborhood action plans.  The city must 
organize neighborhood planning workshops to prepare the 
neighborhood action plans.  The neighborhood workshops must 
include the participation of, whenever possible, all populations 
and interests in each neighborhood including renters, 
homeowners, people of color, business owners, representatives of 
neighborhood institutions, youth, and the elderly.  The 
neighborhood action plan must be submitted to the policy board 
established under paragraph (c).  The city must provide 
available resources, information, and technical assistance to 
prepare the neighborhood action plans. 
     (c) Each city that develops a program must establish a 
policy board whose membership includes members of the city 
council, county board, school board, and citywide library and 
park board where they exist appointed by the respective 
governing bodies; the mayor or designee of the mayor; and a 
representative from the city's house of representatives 
delegation and a representative from the city's state senate 
delegation appointed by the respective delegation.  The policy 
board may also include representatives of citywide community 
organizations, neighborhood organizations, business owners, 
labor, and neighborhood residents.  The elected officials and 
appointed members of the library board who are members of the 
policy board may appoint the other members of the board. 
    (d) The policy board shall review, modify where 
appropriate, and approve, in whole or in part, the neighborhood 
action plans and forward its recommendations for final action to 
the governing bodies represented on the policy board.  The 
governing bodies shall review, modify where appropriate, and 
give final approval, in whole or in part, to those actions over 
which they have programmatic jurisdiction.  
    (e) Except for the legislative appointees, each of the 
governmental units and groups named in paragraph (c) may, by 
resolution or agreement of its governing body, become a member 
of the policy board.  The nongovernmental organizations and 
persons named in paragraph (c) shall provide members of the 
policy board upon invitation by the governmental members of the 
policy board.  The member to represent a nongovernmental 
organization shall be a member of the policy board only upon 
resolution or agreement of the governing body of the member's 
organization.  Upon the resolution or agreement of two or more 
governmental bodies or governmental boards, the policy board 
shall be a joint powers board under section 471.59, except that 
no power may be exercised under section 471.59, subdivision 11.  
The policy board may: 
    (1) sue and be sued.  All defenses and limitations 
available to municipalities under chapter 466 and other laws, 
shall apply to the policy board, its members, director, and 
other staff members; 
    (2) hire, retain, discipline, and terminate a director to 
direct its activities and accomplish its program.  The director 
may hire necessary staff subject to authorization by the board; 
    (3) enter into contracts, leases, purchases, or other 
documents evidencing its undertakings.  No contract, lease, or 
purchase or other document may be entered into unless funds have 
been appropriated or otherwise made available to the policy 
    (4) adopt bylaws for its own governance; 
    (5) enter into agreements with governmental units and 
governing boards, and nongovernmental organizations represented 
on the policy board for services required to fulfill the policy 
boards' purposes; 
    (6) accept gifts, donations, and appropriations from 
governmental or nongovernmental sources and apply for grants 
from them; 
    (7) review activities to determine whether the expenditure 
of program money and other money is in compliance with the 
neighborhood plans adopted by the policy board and approved by 
the governing bodies having jurisdiction over the program, and 
report its findings prior to October 1 of each year to all of 
the governmental units, agencies, and nongovernmental 
organizations represented on the policy board; and 
    (8) prepare annually an administrative budget for the 
ensuing year, estimating its expenditures and estimated 
revenues, and forward its proposed budget to the governmental 
units and agencies and nongovernmental organizations for 
appropriate action. 
    Presented to the governor May 2, 1991 
    Signed by the governor May 6, 1991, 3:34 p.m.

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