Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Minneapolis Council Members Cunningham and Jenkins Get Acclimated To Their New Job
There's also in the wake of the election, interviewing and hiring the staff for your council office. And yes, you also have training to go through as a councilperson like any other job.
There was a three day orientation in which Andrea and Phillipe spent several days learning the nuts and bolts basic rules in filing ordinances and bills, voting procedures and getting up to speed on local state and federal policies that impact the city
And at $98,695 a year, the salary is nice as well.
The big public one takes place on January 8 in Minneapolis when all the councilmembers gather in the City Hall rotunda to be sworn in starting at 9:30 AM CST.
Following that swearing in, the organizational meeting for city council will take place in which the Minneapolis City Council leadership will be elected. Remember Philllpe beat the incumbent council president Barb Johnson in his race who had been in that Ward 4 seat 20 years and spent the last eight of her term as the Minneapolis City Council president.
The new council president, once elected by majority vote of the council, then will assign members to various committees and appoint the committee chairs.
January 8 will not only be a historic day not only for Andrea and Phillipe, but the city of Minneapolis and the trans community as well.