Advocacy Update 9-21-2020 Tags: Government Affairs

The City of Minneapolis Business Regulations Committee will be discussing adding a new Chapter 353 entitled “Commercial Property Sale”. The proposed ordinance would require owners of commercial property to notify the city 60 days prior to the sale. Additionally, the new owner would also owe a notice to the city including whether the owner intends to increase rent, require existing tenants to be rescreened, or terminate or not renew lease agreements without cause. Read more.

St. Louis Park residents who live in Ward 2 are invited to apply for the Ward 2 council seat, which will be vacant effective Oct. 31, 2020, due to the resignation of the current Ward 2 council member. The city council is required to appoint a person to the seat for the remainder of the term – until Jan. 3, 2022. Applications must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. The city council will review the applications and select candidates to be interviewed, with a goal of appointing the new council member in early November. Early voting begins today. Star Tribune has all the details. Read more.

Governor Tim Walz lays out benchmarks for ending COVID-19 emergency in Minnesota: read more.

1M delinquent homeowners haven’t asked for forbearance: read more.

The Hennepin County administrator proposed a zero percent levy increase in 2021 budget. Read more.

Minnesota Realtors® has created this guide to Eviction Moratorium at the state versus federal levels.