Minneapolis City Council members introduce charter amendments focused on rent stabilization

Friday, three Minneapolis City Council members introduced charter amendments focused on rent stabilization in the city.

The amendments were introduced by Jeremiah Ellison, Cam Gordon and Lisa Bender.

Minneapolis City Council members to start process for rent protections

According to a joint news release from the council members’ offices, rent stabilization is currently prohibited by state statute, unless a charter amendment is voted upon during an election.

The council unanimously voted to introduce the amendments, which will go before the council’s Policy and Government Oversight Committee.

The release says the council will have to take action by the end of February to give the Minneapolis Charter Commission 150 days to decide whether the amendments will be placed on the ballot in November.