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FOURTH MEETING - Housing Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

HOUSING FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Alice Hausman, Chair of the Housing Finance and Policy Division, called the fourth meeting to order at 8:00 A.M. on Wednesday, February 13th, in room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Hausman (Chair)
Howard (Vice Chair)
Theis (Republican Lead)
Bierman
Fischer
Gunther
Her
Hornstein
Johnson
Jurgens
Munson
Pierson
Poppe
Sauke

Members excused:
Hassan

A quorum was present at 8:00 A.M.

Representative Theis moved adoption of the February 6, 2019 minutes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Scott McLellan, Assistant Commissioner for Construction Codes & Licensing at the Department of Labor and Industry, gave testimony regarding residential development codes, fees, and considerations.

Irene Kao, Intergovernmental Relations Counsel with the League of Minnesota Cities, testified on the impact that development costs have across all of Minnesota’s cities.

Lynda Woulfe, City Administrator for Cambridge, and Bryan Bear, City Administrator for Hugo, testified on how their individual cities are impacted by developmental costs.

Eric West, President of the AIA Minnesota Board of Directors, provided testimony on how developmental fees and costs impact the work of architects across the state.

Steve Noble, President of Noble Custom Homes, and Mike Paradise, President of Bigelow Homes, testified how development fees and regulations impact the work they are able to do in their respective regions.

Nick Erickson, Regulatory Affairs Manager with Housing First Minnesota, provided testimony on behalf of the Housing First report “Priced Out” and spoke to how development costs affect home builders and developers.

Tim Thompson, President of the Housing Justice Center, provided testimony on the complexity of developmental codes, fees and regulations, and how much they impact the cost of affordable housing.



The meeting adjourned at 9:30 A.M.

REP. ALICE HAUSMAN, CHAIR




Blake Wilcox,
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

I. Call to Order II. Approval of Minutes for February 6, 2019 III. Testimony regarding residential development codes, fees, and considerations a. State of Minnesota Building Code • Scott McLellan, Assistant Commissioner for Construction Codes and Licensing, Department of Labor and Industry and Minnesota’s State Building Official b. Perspectives of cities in Minnesota • Irene Kao, Intergovernmental Relations Counsel, League of Minnesota Cities • Lynda Woulfe, City Administrator, City of Cambridge • Bryan Bear, City Administrator, City of Hugo c. Perspectives of architects • Eric West, President, AIA Minnesota Board of Directors d. Perspectives of home builders and developers • Steve Noble, Noble Custom Homes, Builders Association of Minnesota • Mike Paradise, Bigelow Homes, Builders Association of Minnesota • Nick Erickson, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Housing First Minnesota • John Duffy, Duffy Development Company e. Minnesota Housing Cost Challenge • Tim Thompson, President, Housing Justice Center IV. Adjournment

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