Carter says he doesn’t expect to see any of the officers involved in the killing of George Floyd spend time in prison.
On Tuesday, St. Paul voters favored the city’s coordinated trash system by nearly a 2-to-1 margin while also re-electing five City Council incumbents.
The speech added to a growing list of goals for St. Paul from Carter around criminal justice, many of which prioritize investments in schools, parks, libraries and housing over that of policing.
The mayor talks affordable housing, public safety, and learning to code.
A $15 hourly minimum wage for St. Paul is almost certain to pass, based on the Council and mayor’s position. But we don’t yet know the specifics or how fast it’s going to happen.
Carter has proposed a range of new initiatives — from a broad plan to increase affordable housing to legal services for immigrants to salary raises for cops.
Given the political pressure and the composition of its city council, it’s hard to see St. Paul passing a minimum wage that includes a tip credit.
It may be late February or March before some are named.
While praising what he termed the “greatest city in the world,” Carter also noted that it is “a place of deep inequity.”