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File #: RES 22-408    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 3/23/2022
Title: Resolution from Council to Rent Stabilization Stakeholder Group
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Resolution from Council to Rent Stabilization Stakeholder Group

WHEREAS, an initiative was placed on the ballot for the City General Election held November 2, 2021, creating a rent stabilization ordinance to be codified at Chapter 193A of the Legislative Code (“the ordinance”); and

WHEREAS, after the City General Election, the Council of the City of Saint Paul determined that a majority of those voting on the ballot question voted in its favor; and

WHEREAS, given the City General Election results, and pursuant to Section 8.04 of the City Charter, the rent stabilization ordinance became law; and

WHEREAS, a stated public purpose of the ordinance is to protect the welfare of all persons who live, work, or own property in the City of Saint Paul by ensuring that Saint Paul residents have access to affordable housing; and

WHEREAS, on February 18th, 2022, Mayor Melvin Carter announced the convening of a forty-one member Rent Stabilization Stakeholder Group (“RSSG”) by the University of Minnesota Center for Regional and Urban Affairs (“CURA”) to identify considerations on improving and enhancing rent stabilization in Saint Paul; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Saint Paul City Council seek feedback and policy recommendations from the RSSG to help inform and improve the ordinance; and

WHEREAS, CURA’s work with the RSSG will be done pursuant to City contract to provide facilitation services to the RSSG and produce a report to be delivered to the Mayor and City Council by July 1, 2022; and

WHEREAS, the Saint Paul City Council wishes to declare its intent to consider amendments and improvements to the ordinance as contained in the report delivered to the City Council; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Saint Paul City Council desires specifically that CURA include analysis and recommendations on the following topics from discussions with the RSSG in its report to the Council:

1. How to ensure stable rental rates in Saint Paul;

2. How to ensur...

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