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.
A look at what’s at the upcoming ballot measure; what a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ would mean, and why garbage pickup is so controversial in the Capital City.
Six candidates have filed for the Ward 6 seat formerly occupied by longtime Council Member Dan Bostrom.
Ford currently owns the 122-acre site along the Mississippi River in the Highland Park neighborhood. For years, the company made it clear that it did not want single-family homes included in future development of the site. That has changed.
From development to dockless bikes.
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.
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.
The budget is the second since the state Supreme Court tossed out a key source of revenue for the city — and the first to deal with the full brunt of that ruling.
It isn’t nuclear physics, people. Here are the basics to consider before you cast your ballot in Minneapolis or St. Paul.
Call it the Goldilocks of tax levy hikes: lower than council originally proposed, and higher than what Mayor Chris Coleman wanted.
Council members want assurances — first promised a year ago — that once the stadium is approved, the redevelopment of the shopping center adjacent to the stadium site will move ahead.
St. Paul’s current curfew says kids 15 and younger are generally not to be out in public between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m., while 16- and 17-year-old face a 12:01 a.m. curfew.
A city that is getting younger, more racially diverse and more urban is grappling with what it will look like in coming years.
Mayor Chris Coleman says the stadium will be a “catalyst” for the area. So why does the city need to provide public dollars to spur further development?
The council also adopted the city’s 2016 budget, and altered an earlier resolution to ban Donald Trump from the city. Now he’s just condemned.
Among other things, the new laws would allow for an increase in the number of restaurants that could offer hard liquor.
Somewhere along the way, the races for St. Paul City Council became proxy battles over broader political themes at play in the capital city.
In his 10th State of the City speech, Coleman touted St. Paul’s accomplishments — while also lamenting the region’s failure to offer equal opportunities for all of its residents.
By a 6-1 vote, the council overrode a line-item veto by Mayor Chris Coleman. Back in the budget: $345,000 to for evening library hours that had been cut during the recession.