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File #: RES 20-232    Version: 1 Name: Outlining the City's 2020 Legislative Agenda.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 2/12/2020
Title: Outlining the City's 2020 Legislative Agenda.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. 2020 Legislative Agenda_final Feb11 2020_submitted to Council Admin

Title

Outlining the City's 2020 Legislative Agenda.

 

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul is a major center of commerce and business activity; and

WHEREAS, cities provide important public services including police, fire, public works, code enforcement, libraries, parks and recreation, housing and economic development, and city administration; and

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul, as the capital city, must protect and enhance its community, cultural, educational, and entertainment assets of statewide importance which contribute to our regional economic competitiveness; and

WHEREAS the City of Saint Paul continues to act with purpose to ensure that people in our region can live and work in a diverse, vibrant community with quality educational opportunities, safe streets and modern infrastructure; and

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul is challenged to address the societal impacts related to the academic achievement gap, employment disparities and the concentration of poverty; and

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul welcomes a continued partnership with the Governor and Legislature to help stabilize property taxes, create economic development, improve public safety, and repair or replace our core infrastructure; and

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul encourages the Governor and Legislature to view all legislative action through an equity lens and that legislation proposed and passed avoid further marginalization and continuing disparities; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the attached items are the Legislative Agenda of the City of Saint Paul for the 2020 Minnesota legislative session.