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St. Paul City Attorney John Choi gets international award

St. Paul City Attorney John Choi will get a major award in October from the International Municipal Lawyers Association.

He’ll get the Joseph I. Mulligan Jr. Distinguished Public Service Award, the group says, for his work last year that included:

• developing local and national foreclosure strategies, including a ‘Multi-City Working Group on Foreclosures,’ a coalition of 20 cities nationwide to leverage municipal interest and explore joint legal strategies to hold lenders accountable;
• leading a community process to develop an implementation plan to improve opportunities for small and women- and minority-owned contractors; and
• working at the Legislature to develop and implement public safety tools including: 
     • civil gang injunctions to combat criminal gang activity, and 
     • a driver diversion program to decrease the revolving door issue and provide drivers a responsible path to pay their fees and get their licenses reinstated.

Choi will get the award at the group’s convention Oct. 18-21 in Miami.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Charley Underwood on 08/26/2009 - 12:54 am.

    A few weeks ago, Ramsey County prosecutor Susan Gaertner got an award in Chicago. Now St Paul city attorney Choi is getting his own award. Tragically, these “public servants” have done irreparable harm to to our democracy by pursuing frivolous charges against protesters during the Republican National Convention, by refusing to follow up on clear videotaped evidence of police crimes and misdemeanors, and by publicly praising the illegal and repressive actions of Bob Fletcher and his gang. And now these people somehow need to give themselves awards. Shame on them. They have sold our freedoms for silver and their phony awards. None of them deserve to hold public office.

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