Archived News 

2022

January 7, 2022
Metropolitan Council Committee Reviews Proposed Changes for Livable Communities Program
Proposed Change to Corridors of Commerce Program
Minnesota Brownfields ReScape Call for Nominations 
Regional Solicitation Workshop 
Register for City Development Proforma Workshops 

January 14, 2022
Final Rule Issued for American Rescue Plan Act Funds
Water Efficiency Grant Program Update
DEED Announces Metro Contamination Cleanup Awards 

January 21, 2022
Metro Cities Board Sets 2022 Legislative Priorities  
State Agency Reviews Building Permit Fees, Construction Codes 
Provisions of Note in Governor's Capital Budget Recommendations 
House Environment Committee Hearings on Landfills
Metropolitan Council Committee Reviews 2040 Comp Plan Review Process 
Metropolitan Council Begins Planning Community Designations for 2050 Comp Plan Update Process 

January 28, 2022
Governor's Supplemental Budget Recommendations
Public Safety Proposals This Session 
Update on Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT)
Metropolitan Council Approves LCDA & LCDA-TOD Awards to Eight Cities 
RentHelpMN Closes Applications Today, Jan 28, at 9:00 pm
Federal Reserve Releases Housing Affordability Dashboard 
DEED Launches $41 Million Second Round of Main Street Economic Revitalization Funding
Bills of Note  

February 4, 2022
2022 Legislative Session Begins
House Committees Preview Housing Funding Requests
Public Safety Plan Receives Informational Hearings 
Senate Proposal to Address Law Enforcement Recruitment 
Model Resolution on Housing Development 
Transportation Hearing on IIJA 
MHFA Announces Consolidated RFP Selections 
Introduced Bills of Note 

February 11, 2022
Zoning Preemption Bill Introduced in House
State Revenues Update
Emergency Shelter Funding Passes Homelessness Division 
Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) Initiatives 
Peace Officer Recruitment Bill Sent to Senate Floor
Committee on Racial Justice Provides Update
Legislature Reviews End of RentHelpMN Applications 
Land Use Advisory Committee Announcement 
Metropolitan Council PlanIt Courses 
Bills of Note 

February 18, 2022
ACTION ALERT: Zoning Preemption Bill Hearing Scheduled Next Week
Public Safety Bills 
Housing Committee Reviews Housing Spectrum Act 
Revenue Presents 4d Report 
Legislators Call for SWLRT Audit 
Bills of Note 

February 25, 2022
Zoning Preemption Bill Heard in House Committee 
City-Related Tax Bills Heard in House 
Election Administration Bills Receive Hearings 
Transportation Funding Legislation Passes Senate Committee 
House Considers Additional $330 Million for Rental Assistance Funds 
Metropolitan Council Accepting Regional Solicitation Applications 
2022 Livable Communities Act Funding Takes Shape 
2022 Livable Communities (LCA) Webinar 
2021 Local Housing Incentives Account (LHIA) Awards 
Metro Cities Board of Directors Openings 
Bills of Note 

March 4, 2022
Board of Directors Openings and Annual Meeting
February State Budget Forecast 
Zoning Preemption Bill Update
Senate Property Tax Division Reviews 4d Low Income Rental Classification Report
Audit of Southwest Light Rail Passes House
Senate Hears Rent Control Testimony 
Metropolitan Council Police Work Group Update 
Contamination Cleanup and Investigation and RAP Development Call for Applications 
Bills of Note